"The Emergency Exit exhibition revolves around the burning environmental issues of our time, looking for answers in postwar neo-avant-garde artistic practices and current ecological initiatives. Responding to apparently hopeless situations of social and ecological cataclysms, such initiatives seek ways to survive in a system affected by the collapsed structure of the ecosystem. The question this raises and that the artists try to answer is whether there is an emergency exit out of the situation we have all found ourselves in at the start of the third millennium.
The main emphasis of the first part of the exhibition is on the heritage of the holistic environmental activities of the OHO movement and the art collectives and artistic practices that were inspired by it."
The Same Sweat is Still Flowing Through the Same Pores, #3 (Texture)
3 canal voice essay (34’00”), 16mm film loop with lens, 2 x animation loop, light objects, kinetic object fill with water, lens, objects
curator Ana Mizerit, Bojana Piškur, Zdenka Badovinac, Igor Španjol
Production and exhibition:
City Ljubljana, MUSU (Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova)
Artists: Agnieszka Brzeżańska | Šempas Family | Vadim Fiškin | Mitsutoshi Hanaga & Jusatsu Kito Sodan (Group of Monks Bringing the Curse of Death) | Kim Beom | Neža Knez | Natalia LL | Polonca Lovšin | Karel Miler | Peter Nadin & Natsuko Uchino & Aimée Toledano | OHO (Marko Pogačnik, Milenko Matanovič, David Nez, Andraž Šalamun, Naško Križnar, Iztok Geister, Matjaž Hanžek) | Marko Peljhan | Špela Petrič | Plateauresidue | Marika & Marko Pogačnik | Porodica bistrih potoka / Family of Clear Streams | Marjetica Potrč | Franc Purg | Maja Smrekar | Robertina Šebjanič & Sofia Crespo & Feileacan McCormick | Miloš Šejn | Petr Štembera | Aleksandra Vajd & Anetta Mona Chişa | ZAKOLE | Brane Zorman
Jaka Babnik, Dejan Habicht, Matija Pavlovec
*Video will be available soon.
"Recent art production in Slovenia focuses on environmental issues and possible survival strategies in the face of the global destruction of ecosystems, anthropogenic climate change, and the perpetuation of social injustice. The selected art projects oppose the merely instrumental relationship between humans and nature in terms of wonder, domination, and vital dependence, advocating reciprocity that must include the non-human world also at the level of political struggle against a dead future and the loss of humanity."