Tactile dialog: Eileen MacDonagh and Bojana Križanec
Grad Negova / Negova Castle, 6. 7. – 20. 10. 2018
On Friday, 6 July 2018, at 6 p. m., the Negova Castle in Slovenske Gorice is hosting the opening of Tactile dialog, an exhibition by sculptors Bojana Križanec and Eileen MacDonagh.
First at the Špital chapel in Celje, and later in July at the Negova castle, Eileen MacDonagh and Bojana Križanec will reveal to us how their Tactile dialog unfolds. It is about the co-existence of their forms, created by processing natural materials, various types of limestone found in Europe, which the artists consider as "their own", and about the materialization of ideas, with which they have filled the stones. The two artists' dialog "in stone" can be interpreted through several dimensions: the first one is subtle and emotional, the second is experiential, creative, crafty, the third is material, basic, elementary, the fourth is symbolic, explorational, metaphysical.
In the same way that geometric rules govern the universe, the purity and versatility of shapes allude to reality in its multiplicities, which connect world cultures and constitute civilization in a concord of differences, physical and spiritual, material and philosophical, discerned and perceived. The relations between materials and forms open up a space of dialog, to which the artists introduce their own poetics and pose questions (both individually and jointly), the answers to which lie both in the uniqueness of their art works, as well as in the different ways of interpretation that arise from a great work of art.
Eileen MacDonagh was born in 1956 in Geevagh, Ireland, and has worked as a sculptor since the 1980's. She received a Diploma in Sculpture at the School of Art, Regional Technical College, Sligo, Ireland and an Art Teachers Certificate from the Limerick School of Art & Design. In 2004 she was elected to Aosdána, the Irish organization that recognizes artists that have contributed a unique body of work. Her works have been shown in numerous exhibitions in Ireland and abroad, they form part of many collections and appear in public spaces across Ireland and in other countries.
Bojana Križanec was born in 1973 in Celje, Slovenia, and graduated in sculpting from the Famul Stuart School of Applied Arts in Ljubljana (now Academy of Arts Nova Gorica). Her works – sculptures, installations and performances – have been presented in numerous solo and group exhibitions on locations across Slovenia and Europe, all the way to China, winning her numerous awards and recognitions.
The exhibition will be showing until 20 October 2018.
Open from Thursday to Sunday between 10 a. m. and 5 p. m.
Bojana Križanec, Povezani
marble, 13 x 26 x 13 cm
Eileen MacDonagh, From Sacred Geometry V
Icosahedron, limestone, 27 x 27 x 27 cm
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