Maja Bojanić appropriates the exhibition space by duplicating it with papier-mâché castings. During the casting process, the negatives of parts of the space or the empty space between objects become separate objects, subsequently added to the exhibition space and representing the material surplus of the space, despite formally being in line with it. In places, the imprints of the fragile material, which result from physical contact, are not separated from their place of creation, while elsewhere they start creating a difference and producing new forms. The objects again become the material, allowing the artist to recreate something that does not exist (anymore), a document of some other space, house. But due to the fragility of the material, the latter does not retain its shape, thereby remaining at an intermediary stage between raw material and something that could have symbolic value. The artificial ruins that transform the space act as a fragment of time, marking that which is not there (anymore).
Maja Bojanić (1997) is a graduate student of Sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design (ALUO) in Ljubljana. In her work, she explores the connection between what is forgotten in a space and its domestication. She has held solo exhibitions at the Layer House (Kranj, 2018) and Mergentaler Street Gallery (Kranj, 2017). She has also participated in numerous group exhibitions, including at deSlegteTV (Groningen, 2020), Alkatraz Gallery (Ljubljana, 2019), Simulaker Gallery (Novo Mesto, 2019) and Equrna Gallery (Ljubljana, 2018). She has also participated in the Lighting Guerrilla festival and attended several workshops. She received UL ALUO awards for the 2016/2017 and 2018/2019 study years. In the 2019/2020 study year, she went on exchange to Academie Minerva in Groningen. She lives and works in Ljubljana.
Organisation: Kino Šiška/DobraVaga