THE TREMENDOUS WORLD I HAVE INSIDE MY HEAD (METAMODERNISM AND METAROMANTICISM IN SLOVENIAN PAINTING)
>> On display from July 3 until August 23 2020 at the Monfort Gallery Portorož
>> Opening: Friday July 3 2020 at 20:00
>> Curator: Marko Košan
In collaboration with KGLU, the Obalne galerije Piran are opening the exhibition The tremendous world I have inside my head (metamodernism and metamodernism in Slovenian painting).
Artists: Igor Banfi, Bojan Bensa, Matej Čepin, Ksenija Čerče, Mitja Ficko, Jernej Forbici, Boštjan Jurečič, Simon Kajtna, Narcis Kantardžić, Barbara Kastelec, Aleksij Kobal, Gani Llalloshi, Robert Lozar, Silvester Plotajs Sicoe, Nataša Prosenc Stearns, Nataša Ribič Štefanec, Apolonija Simon, Natalija Šeruga Golob, Marko Šuštaršič
As a reaction to the exhausted modernism and postmodernism, so-called metamodernism brought some new orientations and artistic practices that found their echo especially on Slovenia’s literary scene, while this phenomenon was less noticeable in the visual arts although this field, in the last twenty years, has also developed clear outlines of the new figuration gravitating, along with other contemporaneous expressions, towards the so-called metaromanticism whose typical characteristic is that it puts sensuality before the social and political context of contemporary art and sublimely explores the paths to new utopias of the (unreachable) future … turning the definite into the indefinite. The aim of this exhibition was to find the works and representatives of this movement in Slovenian painting and place them in the context of the current developments in Europe and worldwide. The available space allowed for the presentation of selected large-format works by eighteen authors, although the initial selection included several more names that could not be included in the exhibition because of different circumstances. The exhibition thus features works by Igor Banfi, Bojan Bensa, Matej Čepin, Mitja Ficko, Jernej Forbici, Boštjan Jurečič, Simon Kajtna, Narcis Kantardžić, Barbara Kastelec, Aleksij Kobal, Gani Llaloshi, Robert Lozar, Silvester Plotajs Sicoe, Nataša Ribič Štefanec, Apolonija Simon, Natalija Šeruga Golob, and video works by Nataša Prosenc Stearns and Ksenija Čerče.