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Group exhibition of members of the Ljubljana Fine Artists Society on the occasion of its 40th anniversary

TENDENCIES IN ABSTRACTION: Systems, Techno-Organisms, Information

from 14. Apr to 05. Jun 2022, from 9:00 to 20:00, "S" Gallery, Ljubljana Castle

Exhibited Artists: Uršula Berlot Pompe, Suzana Brborović, Boštjan Drinovec, Duša Jesih, Roman Makše, Tobias Putrih, Mojca Zlokarnik

In the contemporary world, the concept of abstraction adopts a significantly different attitude towards reality from the conceptual currents represented by the art of classical and post-war modernism. Whereas the latter established a subjective attitude towards externality through its symbolic, aesthetic, utopian reinterpretation and artistic reduction, today abstraction is an inherent part of everyday life and its abstracted routine operations. Instead of formal innovation, abstract form acquires its meaning from thematic evolution, which in art responds to the invisible abstract structure of operating systems, technological devices, algorithms and cyber infrastructure, as well as to the geometry of the urban environment, hypothetical objects of science, and dynamic economic and biological systems. Nature, the unconscious and bodily expression, which defined the aesthetics of abstract form, are replaced by computer simulations and visualisations, artificial intelligence and technological devices, which establish new relationships between the body, the subject and technology, between artificial and organic worlds. Through various thematic starting points and media, the artists in the exhibition respond to these challenges of the contemporary world, whereby abstraction is again relevant as a territory for new points of entry to the perception and discovery of the processes and mechanisms that determine reality; abstraction still creates allegorical images of the world, it is just that the world has essentially changed.

Exhibition curator: dr. Nadja Gnamuš

The exhibition was prepared in cooperation with the Ljubljana Fine Artists Society

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