ANA SLUGA: Disonanca prostora (vstop)

ANA SLUGA: Disonanca prostora (vstop)

Galerija Kresija
19. 1.–23. 2. 2021

Odprto:
pon-pet: 10.00–18.00
sob: 10.00–14.00
ned:10.00–13.00


Razstava Disonanca prostora (vstop) slikarke Ane Sluga predstavlja serijo šestih slik, ki upodabljajo svojevrstno alegorijo sodobnega prostora in časa. Čeprav umetnica naslavlja očitna in vseprisotna družbena vprašanja, njena naloga ni lahka. Kako preliti razmišljanja o kolektivnem družbenem nasilju v učinkovito vizualno komunikacijo? Kako nasloviti večno temo človeške narave, ki na koncu iz človeka pregovorno vselej potegne tisto najslabše? Čeprav je množična kultura danes polna podob nasilja ali prav zaradi tega, je posameznik postal dokaj neobčutljiv na travme in nesreče, ki se dogajajo Drugemu, četudi je morda posredno (so)odgovoren zanje. Zato je danes v kakofoničnem svetu premnogih vizualnih in verbalnih sporočil težko pretresti in prisiliti človeka h globljemu razmisleku o individualni in kolektivni odgovornosti za vseprisotno nasilje.

V slikarski seriji se torej umetnica sprašuje o brezbrižnih političnih odločitvah, ki družbe privedejo v stanje konflikta, o nekaterih temeljnih eksistencialnih vprašanjih o sistemskem nasilju in o vlogi posameznika v družbi. Silhueta vojnega letala, ki iz svoje notranjosti spušča bombe v prosti pad, je lahko nedvoumen sinonim totalne vojne, ki ne izbira sredstev za dosego svojih ciljev. Podoba deluje kot protivojni plakat, ki v želji po prebujanju sočutja posega po jasnih in neposrednih sporočilih. Namiguje tudi na odgovornost (tudi) tistega, ki je potegnil ročico za odpiranje lopute, iz katere se vsujejo bombe, četudi morda to ni bila osebna odločitev, ampak zgolj izpolnjevanje ukaza.
Besedilo: Miha Colner


Ana Sluga se je rodila leta 1981 v Ljubljani. Po končanem študiju slikarstva na Akademiji za likovno umetnost in oblikovanje (ALUO) v Ljubljani je nadaljevala magistrski študij na ALUO in na Estonski akademiji umetnosti (Eesti Kunstiakadeemia) v Talinu ter leta 2009 magistrirala. Leta 2015 je dobila priznanje pomembnih umetniških del. Od leta 2007 sodeluje na samostojnih in selekcioniranih razstavah tako v slovenskem kot tudi tujem kulturnem prostoru. Prejela je več strokovnih nagrad.


Fotokolaž: Ana Sluga, Iz serije "Disonanca prostora (vstop) I–VI", akril in pršilo na platnu, 195 cm × 130 cm, 2020.


Spatial Dissonance (Choice), an exhibition of six paintings by Ana Sluga, stands as a unique allegory of here and now. The artist did not have an easy task, albeit dealing with conspicuous, omnipresent social issues. How does one translate reflections on collective social violence into effective visual communication? How does one tackle this age-old aspect of human nature, which invariably exposes humans at their worst? Although or precisely because today’s popular culture is seething with images of violence, the individual has become increasingly insensitive to the traumas and adversity experienced by the Other, even if they might be (partly) responsible for them. In this cacophonous world where one is bombarded with visual and verbal messages, it is difficult to elicit an emotional response and make fellow humans give their individual and collective responsibility for the ubiquitous violence a more serious thought.

In the series of paintings, Sluga explores the callous political decisions that drive societies into states of conflict, some fundamental existential questions about violence, and the role of the individual in society. A silhouette of a military aircraft dropping bombs into free fall can be seen as an unambiguous synonym for total war, warfare that will use any means to achieve its ends. The image works as an anti-war poster employing clear and straightforward messages in an attempt to arouse compassion. It also alludes to the responsibility of (among others) whoever pulled open the bomb bay door and let the bombs pour out of the belly of the aircraft, even if merely following orders rather than acting of their own accord.
Text: Miha Colner



Ana Sluga was born in Ljubljana in 1981. After graduating in painting from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design (ALUO) in Ljubljana, Sluga obtained a master’s degree from ALUO and the Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn, in 2009. In 2015, she received the Important Artwork Award, the highest recognition given by the University of Ljubljana for achievements in art. Since 2007, Sluga has exhibited her work in a number of solo and selection-based exhibitions both in Slovenia and internationally. Her work has brought her multiple awards.



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Vir: Galerija Kresija, Napovednik.com

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