MIG 21 (Large scale exhibition)
ACE KIBLA / 7. 10. - 3. 12. 2016
MIG 21 – migratory interdisciplinary grid
(international art exhibition)
7. 10. – 3. 12. 2016
ACE KIBLA / KIBLA PORTAL, Valvasorjeva ulica 40, Maribor
In the abundance of various isms, we have totally disregarded the only one that truly pushes us forward as a civilization. Humanism as a political program, a surrogate and substitution to capitalism, never really got its chance in history. Indeed, we have successfully cellophaned the humanist note into various, including modern, forms of art, where we are, indeed, still holding on to it firmly for the time being, under the guise of preserving the idea of humaneness. Yet the consideration triggered by MIG 21 is interesting precisely because it proposes an entirely humanist response to a clearly political question.
MIG 21 interconnects artistic visions and humanist values with various visual, sonic, and interdisciplinary media, which is a novelty in Slovenia. The exhibition will showcase works from the fields of painting, sculpting, photography, video, fine arts, intermedia installations, bio art, and science & art research works. The artworks represent a selection of paradigms that have marked the realm of contemporary art for the last 30 years, with a special emphasis on thematic and interdisciplinary connections between the visual and the contemplative-technological-innovative.
Over 50 national and foreign artists are presenting their works on the topic of migrations between 7 October and 30 November 2016 at Kibla Portal, an old industrial factory hall, which was transformed into an exhibition venue:
AES+F (RU), antiAtlas of Borders (FR), Žarko Bašeski (MK), Mirsad Begić (SI), Bureau d’Etudes (FR), Julijana Božič (SI), Jakov Brdar (SI), Marko Brecelj (SI), Matej Čepin (SI), Ksenija Čerče (SI), Heather Dewey-Hagborg (US), Tina Dobrajc (SI), Adam Donovan (AU), Jure Fingušt (SI), Metod Frlic (SI), Jusuf Hadžifejzović (BA), Marko Jakše (SI), Jovan Joca Jovanović & Stanoje Čebić (RS), Adela Jušić, Andreja Dugandžić (BA), Stojan Kerbler (SI), Aleksij Kobal (SI), Herlinde Koelbl (DE), Oleg Kulik (RU), Matjaž Lenhart (SI), Zbigniew Libera (PL), Jan Macko (CZ), Ivan Marušić Klif (HR), Nika Oblak & Primož Novak (SI), Ana Pečar (SI), Špela Petrič (SI), Monika Pocrnjić & Petja Janžekovič (SI), Matjaž Požlep (SI), Ale de la Puente (MX), RIGUSRS (SI), So Kanno & Takahiro Yamaguchi (JP), Jože Slaček (SI), Zora Stančič (SI), Mladen Stilinović (HR), Robertina Šebjanič (SI), Jože Šubic (SI), Aphra Tesla (SI), Jane Tingley (CA) & Michal Seta (PL), Raša Todosijević (RS), Uroš Weinberger (SI), Ulrich Wüst (DE), Srdjan Živulović (SI) and others; from Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia Herzegovina, Serbia, Macedonia, France, Germany, Russia, Poland, the Czech Republic, Japan, USA, Mexico, Canada and Australia.
Artists works: http://2016.kiblix.org/en/exhibition-mig21/
Mega artist talk: http://www.riskchange.eu/2016/10/04/mega-artist-talk-mig21/
The accompanying program offers live performances, artist talks, thematic lectures, workshops, presentations, and round table discussions, adding up to over 50 events in under two months of continuous happening.
The event is held under the honorary patronage of the president of the Republic of Slovenia Borut Pahor.
The exhibition MIG 21 is the first in a series of large-scale international events of the four-year project Risk Change (2016–2020), co-financed by the Creative Europe program of the European Union. The project is also supported by the Municipality of Maribor and the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia.
Performance – Marko Brecelj:
Grill Scrounging During a Press Conference
Mega Artist Talk: MIG21
On Saturday, 8 October 2016 at 5 p. m. you are invited to attend a
presentation of the artists participating in the exhibition MIG 21 / MEGA
ARTIST TALK, at the MMC KIBLA, Ulica kneza Koclja 9, Maribor.
Join us for this unique opportunity to talk and hang out with many of the
participating artists, and the curators of the MIG 21 art show. Some of
the artists are here for the first time, some come to exhibit in Maribor
every few years, still others are regular guests among the local audience.
Exchanging views on art, the last fortress of open-minded thinking;
attitudes towards reality, reflections and responses to the present and
the past – all these, as well as many other individual topics and
questions will be the thread of this forthcoming event.
The participating artists, all in one place, will use this opportunity in
an informal setting and a relaxed atmosphere, to answer any questions from the audience.