vrijeme: 21.03.2002. - 26.04.2002.ut-ned: 12-20 h, pon. zatvoreno
organizator: Galerija Škuc

Galerija Škuc Vas srdačno poziva na otvorenje izložbe "TWINKLINGS" /Attila Csörgő(Budapest),Alen Floričić(Labin), Caroline May(Athens, London),Tobias Putrih(Ljubljana)/ u četvrtak, 21.03.2002. u 20:00 h.
Twinklings Attila Csörgő (Budapest), Alen Floričić (Labin), Caroline May (Athens, London), Tobias Putrih (Ljubljana) Information is travelling at enormous speed. There is less and less time and space for ourselves. We hardly ever take time to think about that who we are and where do we belong. Those moments when one stops and looses oneself in his/her own world are not escapes from reality but bases on which ones own space for personal satisfaction is created. These spaces dont necessarily have to be tactile and they also vary from one person to another. And as much as these spaces are different and personal they are just breaks out of the (mechanical) routine of everyday life that one might go through quite senselessly and in which he/she often doesnt find any pleasure. The exhibition presents artists who deal with these personal spaces in which the feeling of time and space cease to exist. Their works are based on (their) dreams or just ordinary fragments of (their) everyday lives. We can easily find parallels between these worlds and the worlds we are living in. Images show us how simple and obvious is the connection between fictitious and real world. Those people, situations or depicted moments are around us or they are part of our lives although we sometimes dont notice them and pass by carelessly. Usually we need someone or something to point our attention to notice them Attila Csörgő "Slanting Water applies to an ordinary phenomenon under extraordinary conditions. A glass filled with water standing on a table is a fairly ordinary sight. The level of the water (the horizontal) and the vertical, form the basis of our system of co-ordination - what the mathematicians describe as x and y. However, while mathematical co-ordinates can be rotated, our everyday system of co-ordination is less flexible. In Slanting Water, I present the possibility of an alternative system. I placed two glasses on a revolving table next to a camera. The camera has captured the hydraulics of the "closed system" - slanting water. Peeled Cube Peeling an object is one of the possible methods of representing space. Here the surface of a spatial body is transposed entirely and without distortion to the plane. The sides that we could not otherwise see in one glance - because they are below or above, before or behind - are made simultaneously in the image, yet the continuity of the surface remains, with a few limitations, intact. I say "a few limitations", because when the sides, and not just the edges of the solid, are cut open, adjacent parts may end up far apart from one another, but the drawing, the continuous stripe of the space is not interrupted: it contains the entire surface and forms a complete entity itself. " Alen Floričić "Almost all of my works, or at least those created since I started making art seriously, are untitled. I have always considered that those, several modest but usually pretentious words could damage the fragile balance and the multi-layered nature of the work. Only in a couple of cases the title of the work grew together with the work itself, so in those cases I thought it has the legitimate right to remain as a title even after the work was completed. For the same reasons I have always thought of writing about my works as a tremendous torture. I would have to be a poet in order to explain my pieces without getting them down to unsuitable abstract notions and syntaxes. But then again, I would probably have to explain my poems. So I hope you will understand why, this time at least, I dropped this hard assignment. " Caroline May "Most of my work relates to the time-honoured photographic genre of the snapshot, made contemporary through a disquieting psychological charge. My viewpoint is informed by feminist and psychoanalytic theories. In The Winckelmann series, looking at the opposite sex becomes a tropos to meditate on the cannon of beauty. One of the most important critics in the history of art, Joachim Winckelmann, has praised in his writings the ideals of Hellenistic sculpture. The works are a comment on the nature and mediation of desire as well as a gesture against its canonisation. Unfulfilled desire saturates the small photographs of a womans legs. The missing links in the omnipresent narrative accentuate the works voyeurism and implicate the viewer in a restless psychological game." Tobias Putrih "We are looking at the beginning of a neatly packed, simple, and at times even comforting story. What is comforting is the infinite flat surface of the cardboard desert, which surrounds a small cardboard hill. This is the scene where our principle characters have found themselves and they have indeed chosen a pleasant place. Next to the hill there grows a cardboard tree and not very far away sits a cardboard truck with a smooth, mirror surfaced silver capsule." The project is supported by: Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia, City of Ljubljana – Department of Culture, Embassy of the Republic of Hungary. For further information please contact Alenka Gregorič, the curator of the show, or Gregor Podnar, the artistic director of Škuc Gallery, or visit our web page www.galerija.skuc-drustvo.si.