December 07 – 21
curated by Peter Tomaž Dobrila
MMC Kibla, Maribor, Slovenia
Through the exhibition PRIKRITO, gibanje / STEALTH, movement, one can observe creative transitions, from the initial ones dealing with intense personal memories, to the later ones covering a more universal understanding of the complex real life experiences of the war conflict, as well as the consequences that it caused. The most recent works are fueled by the experience of war, which happened twenty years ago, and use this topic to express a critique of the imperfections and hypocrisy of the Bosnian-Herzegovinian society in the present time.
The work Shooter Ready will be presented for the first time, alongside the works The Sniper, Who needs DRNČ? and Ride the Recoil.
The four main aspects of the artistic conceptions of Adela Jušić are her personal biography, conflict and the politics of conflict, a strong commitment to feminism and institutional critique, and a practice based on collectivism and solidarity. If we consider the works of Jušić as a whole, we can observe the personal development of the artist in a time of war, which is presented to us without a sense of pity or sentimentality.
The best art from BiH has made a giant step from reflecting the war to reflecting the current post-conflict society of BiH, which had been damaged and profligated due to the post-war development. Seeing the art of adela Jušić in this light, there is a lot of evidence to support the fact that her works presented in this art show belong to the most interesting and persuasive works from the area of the former Yugoslavia.
Peter Tomaž Dobrila
Kindly welcome to the opening ceremony at the Multimedia center KIBLA in Maribor, starting on Wednesday, 7 December 2016, at 7 p. m. with a discussion with the artist. More: http://www.kibla.org/
Produced by: Association for Contemporary Art X-OP.
Co-produced by: Association for Culture and Education KIBLA, Association for Art and Audio-Video Production KODA MODRO (CODE BLUE), Pekarna Magdelenske mreže – Soba za goste / Guest Room.