Exhibition

18. 09. 2017 - 13. 10. 2017

Kamera Gallery

Neža Jurman: GHETTOSAFARI

The GhettoSafari project is an installation piece composed of concrete multiples, created through playing with Legos, moulding and pouring them in concrete. The “3D puzzle” of deformed concrete blocks imitates residential buildings that might belong in a favela, socially degraded residential areas, construction pits, abandoned construction sites or architectures …

As when we are faced with building stubs in real life, the ghettosafari installation asks questions about the use and occupation of abandoned spaces, the aesthetisation and gentrification of original local squats. In this context, the sculpture addresses non-standardised space as an urban glitch that actually often offers cleared, harmonious city designs reason to develop (alternative) culture.

The artistic work of Nez Pez (Neža Jurman, 1985) is characterised by the procesuality, multiplication and creation of never fully completed series of artworks. Her opus is accompanied by recurring motifs, moving from one medium to another, with the foundation of her art being the sketch drawing, strolling through various media – prints, paintings, animation, and even sculpture –, adapting to them, yet remaining loyal to its own laws throughout.

She graduated in sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana, where she received the University of Ljubljana Prešeren Award and the Academy Award for Special Artistic Achievements. She is interested in various media and art genres, which is why the materials and approaches used in her work vary with each project. She works in the fields of sculpture, installations, AV art, drawing, graphic arts, zines, and street art. Her works have been displayed in several solo and group exhibitions in Slovenia, Italy, Germany, BiH, Bulgaria, and Czech Republic. She lives and works in Ljubljana.

Curated by: Anja Zver.

Organisation: Kino Šiška.

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