November 30, 2005 - UGM | Maribor Art Gallery - 7th International Triennial Ecology and Art: Places of Transition
November 30, 2005

7th International Triennial Ecology and Art: Places of Transition

7th International Triennial Ecology and Art: Places of Transition
 4 December 2005 - 12 March 2006

Strossmayerjeva 6, 2000 Maribor, Slovenia

opening: Sunday, 4 Dec 2005 at 11:00 am

artistic director: Meta Gabrsek Prosenc
curator: Breda Kolar Sluga

artists: AABO (Teja Kovac & Matej Lozar), Ben Cain & Tina Gverovic, Marta Deskur, Aleksandra Gruden, kitch, Mari Laanemets & Killu Sukmit, Marko Lulic, Polona Maher, Katja Majer, Iztok Maroh, Hajnal Nemeth, Marko Ornik, Neriman Polat, Massimo Premuda, Mileta Prodanovic, son:DA, Samuil Stoyanov, Simona Suc
selectors: Giuliana Carbi (IT), Anders Harm (EE), Petra Kaps (SI), Beral Madra (TR), Gerald Matt (AT), Aleksandra Estela Bjelica Mladenovic (CS), Anda Rottenberg (PL), Katalin Timar (HU), Maria Vassileva (BG), Janka Vukmir (HR)

With exhibition Places of Transition Maribor Art Gallery links its largest international project, the International Triennial Ecology and Art, together with the international network Continental Breakfast (CB).

The starting point of the exhibition Spaces of Transition, construed by Art Director Meta Gabrsek Prosenc, speaks about places: “These are places, where the artist’s sensibility always discovers new sources of his creativity. To expose, reveal, intensify the existential crisis of the lonely, disoriented human in a globalised world, in which old ideologies, religions and values have lost their significance, it means that the artist himself must think about searching for the way out.”

In the selection for its exhibition, Maribor Art Gallery followed two principles: on the one hand it focused on active collaboration with the international art happening and invited selectors of the CB network to participate and within the starting points of Places of Transition and identity topics propose artists from their geo-political environment. On the other hand curator Petra Kaps, driven by the wish to place the international art happening into the local environment, in the Slovenian selection derived from the research of the ‘local context’ in places of transition. Together with Maribor artists she exposed the individual’s ‘re-evaluation’ and self-reflection about the here and now.

CB is an international network connecting about 15 European institutions from theatre, performance, literature and visual art fields, which dedicated their events to the theme of identity. The headword is the phenomenon of continental breakfast that is served all over Europe and seems everywhere the same; and yet with local and cultural differences it acquires diverse tastes. The network’s art and theory events have already taken and will take place in Warsaw, Belgrade, Trieste, Venice, Ljubljana, Tallinn, London, Zagreb, Budapest etc. With presentations and research activities Maribor Art Gallery actively participates in the above-mentioned happening; the exhibition Places of Transition is its biggest contribution to the entire CB project.

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST MARIBOR in London: Continental Breakfast Maribor/ young slovene art from 46N34 15E38
SevenSeven Contemporary Art, 75/77 Broadway Market, London Fields E8 4PH, UK
1 18 Dec 2005 artists: AABO /Teja Kovac & Matej Lozar/, Aleksandra Gruden, Iztok Maroh, Katja Majer, kitch, Marko Ornik, Polona Maher, son:DA, Simona Suc curators: Petra Kaps, Simona Vidmar
Umetnostna galerija Maribor
Strossmayerjeva 6, 2000 Maribor, Slovenia
T 386 (0)2 22 95 860, (0)2 25 10 494
F 386 (0)2 25 27 784
M 386 (0)41 396 694

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