In the second trimester, the DobraVaga Open Studio was inhabited by artists Andrea Knezović and Adrijan Praznik and architect Andreas Cesarini, who will present their artistic project Old News. The artists respond to the condition of contemporary society with humour and irony, turning old newspapers into conceptual useful objects that serve as protection against today’s
In the second trimester, the DobraVaga Open Studio was inhabited by artists Andrea Knezović and Adrijan Praznik and architect Andreas Cesarini, who will present their artistic project Old News. The artists respond to the condition of contemporary society with humour and irony, turning old newspapers into conceptual useful objects that serve as protection against today’s flood of (pointless) information.
Andreas Cesarini, Andrea Knezović and Adrijan Praznik are the second residents of DobraVaga’s Open Studio. During this time, they developed the Old News artistic project, which first began as a cooperation between artists Adrijan Praznik and Andrea Knezović. They were later joined by architect Andreas Cesarini.
Andreas Cesarini (1988, Uppsala) graduated in Architecture from London South Bank University in 2010. After completing his degree, he spent five years working in various architecture firms as a designer and 3d specialist. This time was especially rewarding in terms of exploring cross-media approaches to art and design. As well as physical models, he worked with hand drawing, videos and all sorts of digital tools. Since university his interests have lain in particular with exploring the connection between our own perception of the world and the digital represenations of it that we can create. With enough experience gathered, he recently decided to start his own practice, working on CGI visualisation and digital consultation for artists and architects.
Andrea Knezović (1990, Zagreb) graduated in Visual Arts from the Academy of Visual Arts in Ljubljana in 2014. She currently divides her time between Ljubljana and Zagreb, and is one of those artists whose work is closely connected to exploring limit states and ambiguities within a social context. She uses her artistic practice as a means of reconstructing social paradigms via an imaginative visual vocabulary and a conceptual framework. Her interests lie in performance art, mixed media, video and photography. She has participated in numerous local and international exhibitions, and was also nominated for the Essl Art Award in 2013 and 2015.
Adrijan Praznik (1988, Ljubljana) graduated in Painting from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design (ALUO), mentored by Žiga Kariž, MA, and co-mentored by Tomislav Vignjević, PhD. He was the recipient of the City of Ljubljana scholarship for talented students and the ALUO Award for Special Artistic Achievements in the 2011/2012 academic year. He has participated in numerous group and solo exhibitions at home and abroad (the Czech Republic, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Greece, Italy, Germany), and held residencies in Riga and Berlin. In 2015, the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia awarded him the working stipend for promising artists. His work is featured in the International Centre of Graphic Arts. He lives and works in Ljubljana.
Organised by DobraVaga and Kino Šiška.