Boštjan Drinovec: Observation Station K23
Boštjan Drinovec: Observation Station K23
22 December 2023–20 January 2024

You are kindly invited to the opening of the solo exhibition by Boštjan Drinovec Monitoring Station K23, which will take place on Friday, 22 December 2023, at 7 p. m. at the KiBela space for art.


Observatories and observation stations can serve many different purposes and, of course, have different forms. Boštjan Drinovec sees them as kinetic sculptures whose (non-)function depends on their location; they are either outdoors or indoors. While they maintain their presence in both cases, outdoors they are conceived as a kind of weather stations in perpetual motion and indoors as subtle structures made of stainless steel, bearings and a mechanism, characterized by an ingenious construction based on mechanics, sometimes with a touch of electronics and light.

A thoughtful approach and intuitiveness, complexity and simplicity, the processual and static nature of art-making are all integral parts of Drinovec’s artistic universe. His recognizable esthetics and original forms not only deal with technical and technological composition, but with their “functionality” also indirectly examine our attitude towards nature and the environment, as well as towards energy and greening through one of the forces – wind – and electricity.

You are invited to use the Observatorij app ( and enter the exhibition as an observer or actor. The link is valid during the opening hours of MMC KIBLA until the end of the exhibition.

Collaborators and assistance:
Jurij Podgoršek, programming – Observatorij K23
Borut Savski, electronics – Observatorij K23
Andrej Kamnik, video montage – Observation devices / video documentation of tests and performance 2020–2023

Boštjan Drinovec (*1973, Ljubljana) is an academic sculptor and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree. He has been teaching sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana since 2008. He is involved in the Metelkova mesto Autonomous Cultural Zone project and is largely responsible for its visual identity. He is active in the fields of small sculpture (Small Rebels, Lego Thinker …), gallery set-ups (Tree Particle, Dance of Wind, Fortyeighttimesaroundtheworld, Endless World, Light Station …), kinetic (Moebius Strip, Cacophonic Generator) and sound installations (Kymatikon, Retrophony, Sonic Station – in collaboration with Primož Oberžan) and has created sculptures in public spaces.


Production: KID KIBLA
Co-organised by: Association X-OP and Association KODA MODRO
Thanks to: FORUM Ljubljana

< Boštjan Drinovec: Wind Strider V3x3; stainless steel, bearings, 2023; photo: Robert Ograjenšek / Archive MGNG

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