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28th Biennial of Graphic Arts

August 17, 2009

Justseeds is really excited to be included in the 28th Biennial of Graphic Arts in Ljubljana, Slovenia!!!
28th Biennial of Graphic Arts
September 4-October 24,
International Centre of Graphic Arts (MGLC)
Grad Tivoli, Pod turnom 3
1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
telephone: (+386) (0)1 241 38 00
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image: Moises Yagües, Enter if You Can & Go Out if You Can, 2007, woodcut

The 28th Biennial of Graphic Arts is a multifaceted event with a long tradition; it consists of a number of exhibitions as well as other happenings. Once again, the Biennial’s central exhibition, The Matrix: An Unstable Reality, on view for two months in Ljubljana galleries, will focus on contemporary graphic art in the broadest sense of the term.
At the invitation of the International Centre of Graphic Arts, which proposed the theme of the main show, this idea was further developed and shaped by Galerija Alkatraz, Galerija Ganes Pratt, Galerija Jakopič, Galerija Kapsula, and Galerija Škuc, which are also serving as venues for the Biennial. Alongside the central exhibition, the 28th Biennial of Graphic Arts includes as well the Artist’s Book Salon, the traditional exhibition for the winner of the Grand Prize from the previous Biennial, and a number of accompanying exhibitions.

The Matrix: An Unstable Reality

The exhibition responds to certain vital questions for society and art raised by the cult movie trilogy The Matrix. Does a medium stay the same once it incorporates new technologies in its discourse? Does this increase the audience for art? What is the social power of those who possess the matrix? Is the possession of the matrix enough to also justify exclusive reproduction rights? Can we create a perfect world, whether real or virtual? The exhibition offers a selection of more than eighty internationally established and emerging artists. Their work extends from traditional and contemporary printmaking to artist’s books and interventions in the public space, in the mass media, and on computers.

England: Patrick Ward, Armenia: Vahram Aghasyan, David Kareyan, Austria: Sabine Bitter & Helmut Weber, Klaus Schafler, Australia: Tracey Moffatt, Bulgaria: Ivan Moudov, Checz Republic: Ján Mančuška, Denmark: Jesper Fabricius, Finland: Therese Sunngren, France: Société Réaliste, Space Invader, Croatia: Igor Eškinja, Ivan Fijolić, Iva Kovač, Jelena Kovačević, Ana Lozica, Ines Matijević Cakić, Marko Tadić, Iran: Afsoon, Italy: Eva & Franco Mattes, Cesare Pietroiusti, Japan: Taiyo Kimura, Nana Shiomi, South Korea: Lee Chul Soo, P. R. China: Bu Hua, Ye Funa, Zhang Minjie, Columbia: Carlos Motta, Kosovo: Jakup Ferri, Alban Muja, Hungary: Hungarian Double-tailed Dog, Macedonia: Nada Prlja, Mexico: Julieta Aranda, Betsabee Romero, Germany: Adrian Sauer, Nasan Tur, Nicaragua: Maria Alicia Zamora Noguera, Norway / Sweden: Jorgen Craig Lello & Tobias Arnell, Pakistan: Sameera Khan, Poland: M-City, Małgorzata Etber Warlikowska, Russia:, Slovenia: Nika Autor, Viktor Bernik, BridA, Ksenija Čerče, Vuk Ćosić, Vesna Drnovšek, Samuel Grajfoner, Dejan Habicht, Ištvan Išt Huzjan, Matej Košir, Borut Krajnc, Tanja Lažetić, Nika Oblak & Primož Novak, radioCona, Katja Sudec, Miha Štrukelj, Tomaž Tomažin, Huiqin Wang, Serbia: Ivan Grubanov, Dejan Kaludjerović, Jelena Sredanović, Katarina Zdjelar, Spain: Juan Perez Agirregoikoa, Fernando García, La Más Bella, Francesc Ruiz, Ignacio Uriarte, Moises Yagües Fernandez Turkey: BAS / Bent, Ahmet Ögüt, USA: Anita di Bianco, JustSeeds, Nicola López, Swoon
art director: Božidar Zrinski
curators: Gülsen Bal & Alenka Gregorič, Petja Grafenauer, Jadranka Ljubičič and Tadej Pogačar
venues: International Centre of Graphic Arts, Gallery Alkatraz, Gallery Ganes Pratt, Gallery Jakopič, Gallery Kapsula, Gallery Škuc

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