Dalea Kovačec: Reminiscences of Hiding II

Dalea Kovačec: Reminiscences of Hiding II
10–29 May 2021

We kindly invite you to visit Dalea Kovačec's solo exhibition entitled Reminiscences of Hiding II, which will be on view in the KiBela art space from Monday, 10 May 2021.


»By allowing the imagination to wander through the tombs of memories, we inadvertently recall the confused life of the smallest corners of the house, in the almost animal sanctuary of dreams.« (Gaston Bachelard, The Poetics of Space)

Dalea Kovačec, an artist of the younger generation, presents in the KiBela art space a spatial installation, the second iteration of the Reminiscences of Hiding series. Reminiscence is a process of mental reconstruction of events, trying to compose an image of the past with elements in the present. In this reconstruction process, the artist is interested in the relationship between the physical changes of a space or object concerning the physical and psychological changes in perception of it over time. The artist builds a hiding place from oversized chairs and sheets drawn with children's drawings and surrounds it with the otherwise incomprehensible threatening sound of adults' voices. By designing the installation in this way, she creates a conflict situation between safe and dangerous, known and unknown, and understandable and incomprehensible. For the viewer, she establishes a space for introspection of personal memories on an experiential level and reflection on memory and recollection processes.

Dalea Kovačec (1993) is completing her master's degree in painting at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana, where she graduated in 2016 with a thesis entitled Altered Memories. As part of a study exchange, she attended the Academy in Warsaw (2015/16). In 2018 she received the UL ALUO Award for special achievements (awarded by the University of Ljubljana), and this year she is nominated for the OHO Group Award. She has participated in several group exhibitions abroad and at home and has presented her works independently with the exhibitions Closed Atelier (DobraVaga Gallery, 2021), Reminiscences of Hiding (GalerijaGallery, 2019), Until the End of Memory (Kamera Gallery, Kino Šiška, 2019), Altered Diaries (DobraVaga Gallery, 2018). In her artistic practice, she explores the relationships between memory and medium in different social contexts through various media.


Participants in the exhibition: Jelka kindergarten, Palčki unit, Ljubljana (2019); Tezno kindergarten, Lupinica unit, Maribor (2021) and Ivan Glinšek kindergarten, Kosarjeva unit, Maline group, Maribor (2021).

Admission is free. Please, follow the recommendations of the NIJZ/NIPH while visiting the exhibition.

< Dalea Kovačec, Reminiscences of Hiding, setup in ŠKUC Gallery, exhibition Sočasje, dolgočasje in izvenčasje/A Time of Concurrence, A Time of Boredom, A Time Beyond Temporality (22. 10.–15. 11. 2019). Photo: Bojan Mijatović © ŠKUC

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Photo: Janez Klenovšek



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