On Tuesday, 5 June two exhibitions are opening in Ljubljana in frames of Photonic Moments festival:
Grupa Junij – Junij in June at 7 pm in Museum of Architecture and Design
Gregor Radonjič – Arrows at 8 pm in KUD France Prešeren
JUNIJ IN JUNE
Overview exhibition from international June collection
5 June – 8 July 2012
Museum of Architecture and Design
Globally speaking, “Grupa Junij” proposed very topical solutions within inter-media art practices, which also resulted in a pioneering role of the group, and cannot be ignored. Their role is regarded as one of the first attempts of introducing curatorial principles in that period’s Slovenian and Yugoslav art scene. Proto-curatorial self-initiatives are predecessors of the present universal artist who expresses part of his or her artistic tendencies through curatorial practices and theoretical discourses, while at the same time, due to the lack of institutional support, affirms what he or she maintains are neglected practices. In 1996 Junij Association donated the extensive collection to the Museum of Architecture and Design in Ljubljana. There are over 140 international with around 1300 works in the collection while exhibition presents the selection of 59 artists and around 100 works.
GREGOR RADONJIČ: Arrows
5 June – 25 June 2012
KUD France Prešeren Ljubljana
Arrows by Gregor Radonjič is an exhibition in which arrows are presented as a motif in different situations and contexts. An arrow in modern urban or natural landscapes is an archaic symbol. Placing the arrow motif in such a context brings new connotations, with multi-layered meanings that go way beyond a purely documentary vision. With a few exceptions, the locations of the arrows are not clear. They challenge the spectator with their hidden meanings.