Visual Arts

15. 05. 2018 - 12. 06. 2018

DobraVaga Gallery

zine vitrine

Horrid Habits: AUTOMARTYR

With the Automartyr exhibition, visual artist Horrid Habits presents his newly published zine of the same title, in which he continues to explore aesthetics and religious symbolism, as well as the related rituals that shift into abstract forms, this time through focusing on self-sacrifice.

In this context, he links self-sacrifice to the contemporary experience of obsessive compulsive disorders and anxiety, which lead to attempts to control events, as well as to self-sacrificing, forced, pointless rituals that function as prevention.

Jaka Vatovec (1989) graduated in 2016 from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana with a degree in painting. His work has been featured in the solo exhibitions Pobožična depresija (P74 Gallery, Ljubljana, 2017), Always Rotten, Never Ripe (Kino Šiška, Ljubljana, 2015) and Tetrodotoxin (Pivka House of Culture, 2014). He has participated in the following group exhibitions:  6th International Fine Arts Festival Kranj (2017), OFF THE HOOK (Neurotitan Gallery, Berlin, 2017; Maribor Art Gallery, Maribor, 2016), Neki piše (Vodnik Homestead, Ljubljana, 2017), Common Space (Kortil Gallery, Rijeka, 2015), V. INDEPENDENT BIENNIAL (Kino Šiška, Ljubljana, 2015), Altri motivi di famiglia / Other Family Reasons (P74 Gallery, Ljubljana, 2015; Villa di Toppo Florio, Udine, 2014), EXHIBITION Nr. 23 (CAC Landskrona, Postojna, 2014), NOVI VAL – Pazite na otroke (P74 Gallery, Ljubljana 2014), TRANSFORM 2012_Pandora’s box (Teloglion Foundation of Art of AUTH, Thessaloniki, 2012), Vstop / Enter (Alkatraz Gallery, Ljubljana, 2012). He is active in the field of art zines and artist’s books. So far, he has published Automartyr (self-published, 2018), The Joy Of Giving Up (self-published, 2016), …something nice, like a car or something (self-published, 2014) andAltruistic Nihilistic (Beli sladoled books & zines, 2013). He divides his time between Leipzig and Postojna. He works under the pseudonym Horrid Habits.

Organisation: Kino Šiška.

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