Sistemi in ornamenti
28. 9.–18. 11. 2012

Razstava Sistemi in ornamenti predstavlja sodobno umetnost Bližnjega vzhoda v navezavi
na zgodovino ljubljanskega grafičnega bienala. Predstavlja umetnike, katerih delo zaznamuje
intrigantna napetost med sodobnim univerzalizmom in njihovim poreklom, ki ga opredeljujejo
politične, družbene in kulturne specifike Bližnjega vzhoda. Prinaša izbor umetnikov, ki pod
vprašaj postavljajo globalni umetniški univerzalizem, ki znotraj globalnega umetnostnega
sistema sicer upošteva, a hkrati tudi nevtralizira kulturne različnosti in nacionalne identitete.
Razstava preobrača naše podedovane in medijsko posredovane stereotipe o islamski družbi in
kulturi z vpogledom v sodobno, urbano, arabsko (in iransko) kulturo ter predstavlja umetnike,
ki politične vsebine posredujejo na zadržan, nespektakularen način.

Kustosinja razstave je Nevenka Šivavec.

Sodelujoče umetnice in umetniki so Nazgol Ansarinia, Taysir Batniji, Hala Elkoussy, Mounir
Fatmi, Abdulnasser Gharem, Mona Hatoum, Susan Hefuna, Rachid Koraichi, Moataz Nasr,
Walid Siti, Hassan Sharif, Slavs and Tatars

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Systems and Patterns
28. 9.–18. 11. 2012

The exhibition Systems and Patterns attempts to show, through a small sampling of works –
the crucial dilemmas involved in the representation of the Middle East, both on the part of the
creators of images and on the part of their users. The representation ranges from secularized
cosmopolitan images of the Middle East to a renewed consideration of, and even an insistence
on nurturing, local cultural traditions and religion. Preconceived and stereotypical ideas about
Middle Eastern contemporary art do exist, although in a much more sophisticated way, even
in the system of contemporary art. The exhibition intentionally avoided the topical art of the
Arab Spring and focused on questions relating to artistic universality.

The curator of the exhibition: Nevenka Šivavec.

Contributing artists are Nazgol Ansarinia, Taysir Batniji, Hala Elkoussy, Mounir Fatmi,
Abdulnasser Gharem, Mona Hatoum, Susan Hefuna, Rachid Koraïchi, Moataz Nasr, Walid
Siti, Hassan Sharif, Slavs and Tatars

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