Touring Residency Exhibition: Situation Map
KARTA SITUACIJE (Situation Map)
Risk Change residency artists
exhibition opening on Thursday, 25 April 2019, at 7 p. m.
KIBLA Portal, Valvasorjeva 40, Maribor, Slovenia
KARTA SITUACIJE / Situation Map is a group exhibition by artists participating in the artist residency program of the international project Tvegaj spremembo / Risk Change, who have travelled during two years to several European cities (Żejtun in Malta, Novi Sad in Serbia, Marseille in France, Budapest in Hungary, and Rijeka in Croatia).
From the perspective of seven artistic positions, the exhibition is an attempt at mapping and responding to the current, although historically continuous structural changes, with an emphasis on contemporary migrations and the complex, stratified forms of human mobility. Their causes and consequences, triggered and conditioned by the unstable geopolitical power relations, technological advancements, and environmental changes, have been the focus of participating artists, who respond to them by applying various audio, textual, performative and visual strategies at the level of personal, intimate, and collective experience.
The idea that binds the exhibited art works is related to understanding different forms of human mobility – from artists and unregistered workers, to the exiled refugee – as marginal postulates in contemporary society. The awareness and activation of the potential held by present-day migrations, as opportunities for exchanging knowledge and values that foster solidarity and generate new ways of decoding our contemporary world, coupled with creative mindsets, are vital for the creation of a new, modern-day social reality. Art is a means of disseminating that, which is social; the universal and the particular are paradigms, the synthesis of which is reflected right here – in the sphere of the artistic, the interdisciplinary – through and in breaks, shifts, interruptions and intertwinements.
The exhibition is the final event of the artist-in-residency program of the project Tvegaj spremembo / Risk Change (2016–2020). In collaboration with the project partners, the residencies took place in five European cities: Żejtun – FOPSIM, Foundation for the Promotion of Social Inclusion in Malta (MT), Novi Sad – MSUV :: МСУВ Muzej savremene umetnosti Vojvodine (RS), Marseille – ZINC , Arts et Cultures Numériques (FR), Budapest – ACAX Agency for Contemporary Art Exchange (HU), and Rijeka – MMSU Muzej moderne i suvremene umjetnosti (HR).
All artists blogs and produced artworks can be found at official Risk Change Touring Production webpage.
Project RISK CHANGE (2016–2020) is co-financed by the Creative Europe program of the European Union.
ACE KIBLA is co-financed by the Municipality of Maribor and the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia.