Anja Jelovšek: Selected Drawings
7 February–24 March 2018
Exhibition opening: Wednesday, 7 February 2018, at 18.00
Breakfast with the Artist: Thursday, 8 February 2018, at 10.00
artKIT, Glavni trg 14
You are hereby cordially invited to attend the opening of an exhibition by Anja Jelovšek, MFA, on Wednesday, 7 February 2018, at 6 p. m. in artKIT Gallery in Maribor.
Selected Drawings will feature a presentation of the artist's works created during the course of the last five years. The common thread to the displayed art works is the concern with drawing as a process. The works re-question what a drawing is (or what it can be), focusing more on the process of drawing rather than the end product (the drawing) itself. Selected Drawings were created in different ways, either manually, or by using technology.
Works by Anja Jelovšek transcend their form and are manifested as documentations (records), objects, installations, even performances. They are often a record of the artist's time spent and expressed through the process of drawing, whether through technology-supported procedures, or by her own craftsmanship; they translate or transform a form of existence into a form of creation.
Many of the works were created through the artist's performative practice (in the widest sense of the word): they are often seen as "remains" of such a practice, addressing, among other, the question of what and where the artwork really is – is it all there (in the remains) on the paper, or did it truly exist only in the moment when it was being created? This re-questioning of the transformative power of the medium is frequently structured around broader, universal issues related to notions of existence, being, and time.
Marking the occasion of the Slovene cultural holiday, you are hereby also kindly invited to join us on Thursday, 8 February 2018, between 10 and 12 a. m., for a breakfast with the artist.
Anja Jelovšek (1990) lives and works in Ljubljana. She was trained at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana, graduating in painting, and later continuing her studies to obtain a MFA in sculpting. Her graduation work received a recognition award of the University of Ljubljana. So far, she has exhibited in several solo and group exhibitions home and abroad, in venues such as: Dobra vaga (2018), UGM Studio (2017), Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb (2016), Jakopič Gallery (2017), ŠKUC Gallery (2016), P74 Gallery (2013, 2015), etc. In 2017, Anja Jelovšek was nominated for the OHO Award – the main national award for visual arts for young artists under 40 years of age.
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