Wednesday 7 November 2018 at 7 pm, DobraVaga, (Until 8/12/)
ZINE VITRINE│Matej Počervina: Comrade Beheaded
A skateboarder from Novo Mesto, Matej Počervina is presenting a zine of photographs and illustrations drawing on skateboarding culture. Adding collages of objects and figures to the photographs featuring headless skateboarders, he creates special tension and rhythm in the zine. In addition to the photograšhs, the zine includes non-skateboarding motifs and graphics by Croatian Vanja Đurić.
Matej Počervina (1987) developed a love of photography through skateboarding, later expanding his photographic motifs. His work has been featured in exhibitions at Rog in Ljubljana and at Sokolski dom and LokalPatriot in Novo Mesto. In addition to photography, he is active in music and video with both solo and collaborative projects.
Monday 3 December 2018, DobraVaga, (Until 21/1/)
CONTEMPORARY GRAPHIC ARTS│#printing
The commercial exhibition of contemporary graphic arts aims to present the work of graphic artists of the younger and middle generations, collectives and the production initiatives in which they work. In addition to a broad array of independent visual artists, whose artistic expression also utilizes graphic arts techniques, we are presenting three production initiatives within which we can observe contemporary graphic arts.
In addition to the exhibition programme, the Pivka House of Culture encompasses a multi-annual programme, within which a graphic arts workshop is organised once per year in cooperation with various authors. They enrich the exhibition programme through the production of graphics made by the exhibiting artists within the Pivka House of Culture space. Riso Paradiso is a collective focusing on self-publishing and producing Risograph prints. R / EDITION is a series of innovative commercial exhibitions by both young and established graphic artists who actively co-shape the contemporary art scene at Ravnikar Gallery Space.
Tuesday 4 December 2018 at 7 pm, DobraVaga, (Until 8/1/)
ARTIST PER MONTH│Maruša Uhan: Cyclone Cynthia
The final artist to esxhibit her work as Artist per month in 2018 is Maruša Uhan who devoted her time at DobraVaga’s Open studio to developing the project Cyclone Cynthia. The event will begin with a dialogue, which will be an integral part of the opening. It represents collective help with continued exploration of the topic. The Cyclone Cynthia project began as a commentary on helplessness and its connection to the forecasts of hypothetical cyclones that provide people with a feeling of a controlled future. The banality of everyday life and contemporary anxiety replace fear with fascination and a desire for disaster, and thereby the attention the latter brings.
Maruša Uhan (1994) concluded her studies at the Secondary School of Photography and Design, then completed two years of studies in Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design (ALUO) in Ljubljana before changing schools and graduating from the Minerva Art Academy in Groningen, The Netherlands. In 2018, she enrolled in the M.A. programme at the Department of Sculpture at ALUO. During her studies, her creative development took her from the flat medium to assemblage, performance and installation art, as well as virtual expression.