Wednesday 6 February 2019 at 7 pm, DobraVaga Gallery (Until 5/3/)
ARTIST PER MONTH│Veronika Hozjan: Happiness Living in Disaster
In her work, the young painter seeks sensible yet simple solutions that are still narrative enough that they can’t be encompassed in pure abstraction. The artwork is thus very connected to its title. It refers to itself, the shapes it contains play with each other and grow and stand completely alone; they do not address the viewer – the viewer is the one who must submit to their influence. Through her art, the author filters her everyday life, but does not want to be literal and point her finger at people, problems and events. Rather, she always tinkers with her own episodes, metaphors and daydreams.
Veronika Hozjan (1994) is a second-year M. A. student of Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design (ALUO). In the 2014/2015 study year, she attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk, Poland, as part of the Erasmus+ exchange programme, graduating in Painting at ALUO in September 2015. In her work, she is interested in topics such as the body, the borders between real and virtual spaces, and the cognitive perception of the observed. She explores them through painting, installation art and animation. She has participated in numerous group exhibitions: Illuminare at the Media Nox Gallery in Maribor (2016), UL ALUO Students’ Exhibition at the Faculty of Social Sciences in Ljubljana (2017), Community Kit at the Museum of Architecture and Design in Ljubljana (2017), Abstrakcija je na koncu tvoje cone udobja at ALUO and the Equrna Gallery in Ljubljana (2018), Fin-de-siècle #II, Layer House, Kranj (2018), AIR4 [100 artists] [100 artworks], Ravnikar Gallery Space, Ljubljana (2018). She also participated in the 14th Animateka International Animated Film Festival in Ljubljana (2017) and held two solo exhibitions: Medoba at the Tir Gallery in Nova Gorica (2016) and Duuuh at C.M.A.K. in Cerkno (2017).
Thursday 24 January 2019, DobraVaga, (Until 22/2/)
commercial exhibition of music art prints
The first month of the new year is bringing the no less than third edition of the appointMENT commercial exhibition of music art prints, which pairs up Slovenian and international musicians and visual artists within the framework of the MENT Ljubljana festival. This year’s edition is again introducing something new to the project. The prints are now square in shape, sized 31.43 x 31.43 cm, thus representing a reference to LP albums for the music poster as a medium, as well as challenging and questioning the poster format itself. The authors of the posters are young artists from various artistic backgrounds – from painting, drawing, illustration and photography to graphic design, 3D modelling and graffiti art. The selection of participants has also been expanded, with the majority of Slovenian artists joined by the young contemporary European artistic production, with 71 collaborators in total. At the same time, the diversity of the final music art print products indicates the variety of the musical lineup of this year’s MENT Ljubljana festival.
Wednesday 16 January 2019 at 7 pm, DobraVaga, (Until 11/2/)
ZINE VITRINE│Alin Kostiov: Se zgodi/Imagine there is something here
Visual artist Alin Kostiov explores the possibilities of a carefree, unburdened, intuitive drawing, often the result of internal monologues and diary entries. In her zines, she seeks the coincidences of new or unfortunate shadows, textures, smudges caused by a photocopier, thus rounding off her original drawings into a new visual and narrative whole through reproduction.
Alin Kostiov (1993) is a student at the Faculty of Architecture in Ljubljana, where she was born, lives and works. She is active in illustration, graphic art and design. She has held several solo exhibitions and participated in numerous group ones.