AT ŠKUC GALLERY, LJUBJANA, SLOVENIA
CURATED BY URŠKA JURMAN
Exhibition Dates: 27 January – 24 February 2012
Opening Reception: Thursday 26 January, 19:00
With an Artist Talk on Wednesday 8 February, 18:00
A Panel discussion with Dubravka Duba Sambolec,
curator Urška Jurman, and Škuc Gallery Artistic Director
Tevž Logar on Thursday 23 February, 18:00
Curator Urška Jurman has invited Dubravka Duba Sambolec to present a solo exhibition at the Škuc Gallery from 27 January to 24 February 2012. The exhibition will consist of a selection of sculptures and drawings created in 2010 and 2011, which according to the curator, ʻresponds to the current political, economic and social situation, deconstructs gender identities, surveys natural phenomena and disasters, and questions the status quo and social passivity, while confronting the viewer with philosophical questions about human existence and the role of artʼ. Jurman states that ʻwhile the artistʼs drawings confront the spectator with the social reality of living here and now, the sculptures raise issues connected with the artistʼs own identity that is never uniform or stable, but ﬂows between different anchor points: gender identity, family genealogy, (cultural) place, and artʼ. 'Situation Report' will also be presented at the Gallery of Contemporary Art and the Likovni Salon Gallery in Celje, Slovenia, from 9 March to 24 April 2012, where the exhibition will be extended to include works in other media. A bilingual catalogue following the exhibitions, including photographic documentation of the artist's work and texts by the artist, curator and the artistic director of Škuc Gallery, Tevz Logar, is scheduled for publication in autumn 2012.
For press inquiries and more information on this announcement, please contact Tevz Logar, artistic director, Škuc Gallery.
About the artist
Dubravka Duba Sambolec (b.1949 in Ljubljana, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) works with sculpture, installation, video, performance, drawing and photography. She has been exhibiting extensively in a number of Norwegian and international venues such as 'Aperto 88', La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy and the São Paulo Biennial, Brazil. Parallel to her artist activities she has been teaching at Art Academies such as the Trondheim Academy of Fine Art (KIT), Trondheim, Norway and The National Academy of Fine Art, Oslo. She has been a guest artist and teacher in several international institutions such as The Academy of Fine Arts, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, and the The College of Art, Xian University of Architecture and Technology, Xian, China. Sambolec is a recipient of The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation Individual Support Grant and The Pollock-Krasner Grant, New York, NY, USA.
Dubravka Duba Sambolec's solo exhibitions at Škuc Gallery, Gallery of Contemporary Art and the Likovni Salon Gallery have been supported by OCA's International Support Programme.