Reading Group: In Plant Growth

As part of our informal education program, we are delighted to announce our reading groups. The series of ten meetings will be moderated by curator Nina Šardi and literary critic Tonja Jelen. We will meet once or twice a month until the end of 2024 at MMC KIBLA or at the artKIT exhibition space. The Reading Group is conceived as an open space for meeting, dialogue, discussion, and collaborative learning about ecological, socio-political and activist topics, which will be drawn from KIBLA's intermedia productions and visual exhibition program. The aim of the shared reading of selected texts and collective reflection is to learn about a wide range of artworks and to exchange knowledge on current theories of modernity, the development of technology and social, political and economic concepts that dictate global shifts, thus conditioning our everyday lives.

The Reading Group is aimed at the general audience; no professional background is expected, except a sense of curiosity and a desire for collaborative learning and sharing knowledge. However, it is strongly recommended that you read the selected texts in advance. To register your participation and to receive specific texts, which will be sent to you in PDF-format, please send an e-mail to or Registration is for information only and is not binding.

You are cordially invited!

1. In Plant Growth
Thursday, 18 April 2024, 17:00

At our first meeting, we will be looking at Mori Sikora's exhibition The Perennial Emergence, and we will be focusing on a collection of fairy tales about flowers from all over the world, titled How the Flowers Came into the World, adapted by Breda Podbrežnik Vukmir and Klarisa Jovanović (Malinc Publishing House, 2022). Based on the selected stories How Flowers Came into the World, The Nightingale and the Rose, The Fern Blossom, The Lavender Butterfly Flower and Why Roses Have Thorns, we will talk about the very meaning of plants in art, both pictorial and verbal. The book is available in all libraries.
How to think of nature as the source of everything that can inspire us and at the same time as a source of richness for material creation will be a key thread for the discussion.

More about the exhibition:

The Reading Group is part of the informal education program supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia and the Municipality of Maribor.

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