Newsletter RC # 3
June 2017

— exhibition MARIBOR, Slovenia


KIBLA PORTAL, Maribor, Slovenia
29 June – 14 October 2017

Exhibition Opening: Thursday, 29 June 2017, at 7 p. m.
Guided Tour: Friday, 30 June 2017, at 5 p. m.

Artist Talk with Patricia Piccinini:
Saturday, 1  July 2017, at 7 p.m.

A Link Between Fine Arts and Science

Patricia Piccinini is one of the rare visual artists to combine fine arts’ elements with science, connecting to current research in the field of biotechnology and genetic engineering, and blending them through a particular, specific, and recognizably original poetics into integral pieces of art.

The Maribor art show features a diverse and extensive selection of her works. This truly exceptional artist from Australia is preparing a unique state-of-the-art gallery set-up. An originally conceived retrospective will showcase works from all areas of her artistic endeavors, from drawings and paintings, sculptures and objects, to installations, video art, and digital prints.



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– – – Touring exhibition NOVI SAD, Serbia


International touring exhibition MIG 21: Migratory Interdisciplinary Grid 21
Museum of Contemporary Art Novi Sad, Serbia
from 25th of October 2017 until end of November 2017

Exhibition MIG 21 interconnects artistic visions and humanist values with various visual, sonic and interdisciplinary media. The exhibition showcases 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.

Exhibition was first held in KIBLA PORTAL in Maribor in October 2016. Touring exhibition was jointly coordinated and prepared in cooperation amongst Risk Change partners, with MSUV Novi Sad as hosts and touring curators.

The exhibition includes numerous artists, amongst them: Oleg Kulik, Zbigniew Libera, AES+F, Herlinde Koelbl, Heather Dewey-Hagborg, Mladen Stilinović, Raša Todosijević, Robertina Šebjanič, Bureau d’Etudes, Stanoje Čebić, Jan Macko, Jusuf Hadžifejzović, Stojan Kerbler, Srdjan Živulović, Marko Jakše and others from Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia Herzegovina, Serbia, France, Germany, Russia, Poland, the Czech Republic and USA.

Touring Exhibition MIG 21 is a part of the project RISK CHANGE.




– – – Past EVENTS


– – – Touring production residencies


1st residence in Malta

from April 1st until April 10th 2017

Group residencies are taking place on 4 EU locations in 2 years with emphasis on the importance of continuation of a process in order to finalise a group artwork, which is going to be presented at several EU exhibitions at the end of 2018, in 2019 and 2020 and after the project Risk Change.

Residency program started in 2017 and concludes in late summer or early autumn 2018.

Through open call 5 artists were selected for participation in RC Touring production residence organized by ACE KIBLA Slovenia.  Involved artists are: Udo Noll (GER), Petra Kapš (SLO), Simon Macuh (SLO), Ale de la Puente (MEX) and Vlado Repnik (SLO).

First residence happend in Zejtun, Malta in April 2017. Hosting institution was FOPSIM, Foundation for the Promotion of Social Inclusion in Malta, a Maltese partner of Risk Change project that provided facilities, links and places for work. Artists prepared draft materials and published them on RC touring residences blog.




– – – RC Research

As important part of project, Risk Change partners have engaged a quantitative and qualitative research on migration issues in 10 partner countries, involving 600 individuals (60 per partner). The research is based on interviews with individual migrants from partner’s local community so to get an overview and perspective on migration issues in particular EU country, based on individual experiences. Research scope is aimed at production of coherent production materials carefully tailored to migration context. An additional goal is to involve the target groups in the project, to gain support for it and to make the project more respondent to stakeholder needs.

Findings will be used for preparation of artistic, creative and educational actions involving local migrant communities, connecting them with artists, experts, scientists and cultural workers.

Research started in December 2016 and will continue until end of July 2017. After the initial evaluation, the partners will prepare national reports that will later be summarised in Overall research report, published in September 2017.



– – – webpage

In February 2017, RC partners launched new web platform and the dissemination activities went digital even more. Together with published digitalised artworks and materials for communication actions via online distribution, Risk Change platform will raise the awareness of diversity, importance of open communities and smoothen integration processes via innovative and creative solutions introduced in local areas of RC partners as well as boost the international recognition and strengthen the European dimension.

Contents is divided into several categories and archived for future accessibility and exploitation. The portal is a combination of artistic, educational and experimental production activities focusing on the problem of migration, implementing innovative solutions and non-formal educational modules currently in development in the project.

Since Risk Change project integrates open-code development system under Creative Commons license, the materials produced during the project lifetime will be and remain available for all interested public, artistic or lay, for future use.


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– – – Educational activities ACE KIBLA

RC Conferences / Lectures / Artist Talk / Workshops

RC Conference: Through the eyes of the precariat

KIBLA PORTAL, May 19, 2017, 6 p. m.

RC partners prepared the national Risk Change Conference on the theme of precariat work that is spreaded all over Europe. The discussion included comments, questions and contributions by precarious workers, while the central part focused on research in that area, as well as employment security and protection. Apart from precarious workers presenting their own experience and real-life situations. Speakers:

  • Karina Ditz, professional driver, secretary at the Professional Drivers’ Trade Union,
  • Barbara Polajnar, self-employed in the field of culture,
  • Marija Mojca Pungerčar, MA, founder and editor of the Newsletter for self-employed in culture,
  • Kristina Božič, journalist for the daily newspaper Večer, and
  • Goran Lukič from the workers’ counselling office (Delavska svetovalnica).

In the second part, experts from various fields pointed out the reasons behind the occurrence of precarious employments, as well as the consequences it implies for both the individual and the society, and present the solutions that have been used so far to deal with the issues associated with precarious work. Speakers:

  • Jože Mencinger, PhD, economist,
  • Igor Šoltes, PhD, Member of the European Parliament,
  • Metoda Dodič Fikfak, PhD, head of the Clinical Institute of Occupational, Traffic, and Sports Medicine,
  • Rudi Klanjšek, PhD, sociologist, and
  • Jakob Počivavšek, President of the Confederation of Trade Unions of Slovenia PERGAM.

Co-organizers: Association for culture and education KIBLA, Pekarna Magdalenske mreže, Institute for precariat studies (IŠP).Co-organizers: Association for culture and education KIBLA, Pekarna Magdalenske mreže, Institute for precariat studies (IŠP).

Support: Snaga d. o. o. Maribor. The event is held under the patronage of the Mayor of the Municipality of Maribor.

The participation of ACE KIBLA is carried out as part of the international project Risk Change, co-financed by the Creative Europe program.



– – – RC Lecture Maribor, Slovenia



Thursday 13th of April 2017 at 7pm

Three researchers from the United States from The Global Center for Advanced Studies posed the question: “Is Philosophy Bullshit?” In today’s “post-truth” world where someone from the 1% can say anything and because it can be “sold” on major corporate media outlets, it comes off as “truth” even if it’s a bald-face lie.  This discussion opened (and exposed) the logic behind the relationship between three points: (a) the 1% (Wall Street); (b) the corporate media; and (c) truth telling.



– – – RC Artist Talk Maribor, Slovenia

RC Artist Talk: Tadej Toš vs. Peter Tomaž Dobrila

ACE KIBLA, Ulica kneza Koclja 9, Maribor

Thursday, May 18th 2017

ACE KIBLA prepared new from series of artist talks with Peter Tomaž Dobrila as host and known Slovenian actor Tadej Toš, artist, migrant and stand up comedian.

Discussion was intense, interesting and above all humorous. As Dobrila is known for his incredible capabilities of art-consumption per day, and Toš is on the road continuously, living migratory life between Maribor, Zagreb and Ljubljana, the talk started from the point of migration as art movement, as artistic freedom and possibility of unlimited expression.

As all activities in Risk Change project the event was also recorded, edited and published online.



– –  – RC Workshop Maribor, Slovenia

RC Workshop: EduKIBLIX 2017


MMC KIBLA, Thursday, 9 March, 23 March 2017 at 4 p. m.

Arduino is an open-source development environment. The board consists of an Atmel microcontroller and a few other elements. Arduino circuits are suitable for research or prototypical use, and adapted to all operating systems. Arduino is a simple tool that can be used by both beginners and those with background knowledge. Arduino and various modules (such as a relay board, a LCD module, various sensors, and so on) are quite basic, and ready for instant programming.

At the workshop we discover Arduino Uno and different modules, and set up our programming environment. We explore the field of intermedia arts and learn about artworks that use technology and programming as part of their creative process.

Mentor: Irena Pamič



– – – Open calls – RC partners


DEADLINE: August 15, 2017

MMSU / Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rijeka announces an OPEN CALL for participation in a touring residency that will take place on 3 different locations from October 2017 until February 2019, within the scope of the RISK CHANGE project. The project covers the field of contemporary interdisciplinary culture, art and creativity connected to science aiming to build connectivity between new-coming migrants and settled inhabitants of multicultural EU communities. The project focus is twofold → terrible RISKs the migrants are taking and the CHANGE needed in Europe to receive the migrants in our countries.


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Open Call: RIXC Art Science Festival 2017 and Open Fields Conference / October 19–21, 2017, Riga

Application deadline: extended until June 7, 2017

The Open Fields is an annual gathering for international scholars and artists working at the intersection of arts, humanities and science.

The exhibition aims to present the most innovative approaches in artistic research, and to discuss the changing role of the arts, their transformative potential, and relation to the science.


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Project RISK CHANGE (2016–2020) is co-funded 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.