Friday 7 June 2019 at 12 pm, DobraVaga (Until 29/9/)
The 33rd Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts: Crack Up – Crack Down
This year’s, already the 33rd, edition of the Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts, Crack Up – Crack Down, is curated by the internationally acclaimed art collective Slavs and Tatars, with the central theme of satire and humour. The Biennial explores the ways in which graphic language stimulates the emergence of satire as an extremely resilient and topical form of criticism through the use of irony and ridicule. The exhibition takes place at nine venues across Ljubljana, including the DobraVaga Gallery, and presents 35 artists.
Wednesday 5 June 2019 at 7 pm, DobraVaga (Until 13/7/)
ZINE VITRINE│ Simon Kocjančič: What I Do Is a Secret
Painter and visual artist Simon Kocjančič will be presenting his newly-published black-and-white photozine. The zine is a collection of analogue photos taken over the past ten years during his work as a house painter. The snapshots feature various objects or interiors of the homes and spaces where he worked.
Simon Kocjančič (1979) graduated in 2007 at the College of Visual Art in Ljubljana. His work was first exhibited in 2006. He is active in the fields of painting, drawing, graphic art, photography and art zines. In 2017, he participated in the OFF THE HOOK group exhibition at the Neurotitan Gallery in Berlin in collaboration with the DobraVaga Gallery. The same year, he participated in the Zines! Contemporary Zine Production group exhibition at the International Center of Graphic Arts in Ljubljana.
5 June 2019 at 7 pm, DobraVaga (Until 13/7/)
ARTISTS PER MONTH │Freštreš: 10
Ten. The number of perfection. For its 10th print issue, the freštreš collective is preparing a Book. This Book is precious; an unheard of prize for unheard of happiness. That’s why we’re inviting all freštreš fans to visit the DobraVaga Gallery, receive a lottery ticket and hope to win the main and only prize: the only copy of the freštreš 10 Book, which is worth 10,000 € and solves all of mankind’s problems.
Freštreš is an independent Slovenian art collective that brings together promising young artists in the fields of graphic design, illustration, photography, literature, installation and performance art, as well as other artistic fields. Since 2013, the collective has been publishing a self-titled art magazine and organizing exhibitions that usually accompany the publication of new magazine issues, but also act as independent art events. Up to 2019, the collective has published nine individual magazine issues and held six independent exhibitions, including at GT22 in Maribor and Kino Šiška in Ljubljana. In 2014, the collective was presented at the DanD festival in Zagreb, and in 2017 it was featured during in the group retrospective Zines! at the International Centre of Graphic Arts (MGLC) in Ljubljana. The second issue of freštreš magazine (titled Ego) was included in the selection of the 2013 Brumen Biennial of Slovenian Design.