WITHIN A DIALOGUE, 2012
Within a dialogue
Exhibition of KOLEKTIVA (Vesna Bukovec, Lada Cerar, Metka Zupanič)
May 10 – June 17, 2012
Gallery Mihelič, Ptuj, Slovenia
Opening view: Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 7 pm
Curators: Stanka Gačnik (Mihelič gallery) and Petja Grafenauer (independent curator)
After ten years of working together in an art group KOLEKTIVA, artists Vesna Bukovec, Metka Zupanič and Lada Cerar present their first mid-career retrospective.
In their collective work they research various aspects of communication, inter-personal relationships, and everyday life. In their projects they search for all kinds of personal stories and are interested in both storytelling and voyeurism at the same time. As a group they create projects in response to given situations.
They frequently collaborate with the public. They invite different individuals, passersby or specially targeted groups to collaborate and they include them in their projects as a source or co-authors of the work. The artists understand the process of art making as a mixture of imagination, negotiation, exchange and cooperation.
In ten years of collaboration KOLEKTIVA have presented their works in several solo exhibitions and participated in significant international group shows in Slovenia and Europe. KOLEKTIVA is mostly known for different projects within their platform Special Place in the City for which they gain international recognition.
Besides working in KOLEKTIVA all three authors work as successful solo artists. Metka Zupanič and Vesna Bukovec also curate video screenings and exhibitions of international contemporary video art in collaboration with the Photon Gallery.