[artinfo] 7th International Triennial Ecology and Art: Places of Transition

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7th International Triennial Ecology and Art:
Places of Transition
4 Dec 2005 – 12 Mar 2006

opening: Sunday, 4 Dec 2005 at 11:00 am
full list of events: 

artistic director: Meta Gabrsek Prosenc
curator: Breda Kolar Sluga

Maribor Art Gallery / Umetnostna galerija Maribor
Strossmayerjeva 6, 2000 Maribor, Slovenia

artists: AABO (Teja Kovac & Matej Lozar), Ben 
Cain & Tina Gverovic, Marta Deskur, Aleksandra 
Gruden, kitch™, Mari Laanemets & Killu Sukmit, 
Marko Lulic, Polona Maher, Katja Majer, Iztok 
Maroh, Hajnal Nemeth, Marko Ornik, Neriman Polat, 
Massimo Premuda, Mileta Prodanovic, son:DA, 
Samuil Stoyanov, Simona Suc

selectors: Giuliana Carbi (IT), Anders Harm (EE), 
Petra Kaps (SI), Beral Madra (TR), Gerald Matt 
(AT), Aleksandra Estela Bjelica Mladenovic (CS), 
Anda Rottenberg (PL), Katalin Timar (HU), Maria 
Vassileva (BG), Janka Vukmir (HR)

With exhibition Places of Transition Maribor Art 
Gallery links its largest international project, 
the International Triennial Ecology and Art, 
together with the international network 
Continental Breakfast (CB).

The starting point of the exhibition Spaces of 
Transition, construed by Art Director Meta 
Gabrsek Prosenc, speaks about places: "These are 
places, where the artist's sensibility always 
discovers new sources of his creativity. To 
expose, reveal, intensify the existential crisis 
of the lonely, disoriented human in a globalised 
world, in which old ideologies, religions and 
values have lost their significance, it means 
that the artist himself must think about 
searching for the way out."

In the selection for its exhibition, Maribor Art 
Gallery followed two principles: on the one hand 
it focused on active collaboration with the 
international art happening and invited selectors 
of the CB network to participate and within the 
starting points of Places of Transition and 
identity topics propose artists from their 
geo-political environment. On the other hand 
curator Petra Kaps, driven by the wish to place 
the international art happening into the local 
environment, in the Slovenian selection derived 
from the research of the 'local context' in 
places of transition. Together with Maribor 
artists she exposed the individual's 
're-evaluation' and self-reflection about the 
here and now.

CB is an international network connecting about 
15 European institutions from theatre, 
performance, literature and visual art fields, 
which dedicated their events to the theme of 
identity. The headword is the phenomenon of 
continental breakfast that is served all over 
Europe and seems everywhere the same; and yet 
with local and cultural differences it acquires 
diverse tastes. The network's art and theory 
events have already taken and will take place in 
Warsaw, Belgrade, Trieste, Venice, Ljubljana, 
Tallinn, London, Zagreb, Budapest etc. With 
presentations and research activities Maribor Art 
Gallery actively participates in the 
above-mentioned happening; the exhibition Places 
of Transition is its biggest contribution to the 
entire CB project.

Continental Breakfast Maribor/ young slovene art from 46N34 15E38
SevenSeven Contemporary Art, 75/77 Broadway Market, London Fields E8 4PH, UK
1 – 18 Dec 2005
artists: AABO /Teja Kovac & Matej Lozar/, 
Aleksandra Gruden, Iztok Maroh, Katja Majer, 
kitch™, Marko Ornik, Polona Maher, son:DA, Simona 
curators: Petra Kaps, Simona Vidmar

Umetnostna galerija Maribor
Strossmayerjeva 6, 2000 Maribor, Slovenia
breda.kolar at umetnostnagalerija.si
T +386 (0)2 22 95 860, (0)2 25 10 494
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M +386 (0)41 396 694

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