22/06/18 – 26/08/18

Petra Varl: Near Light

Petra Varl: Blizu svetlobi / Near Light

Former monastery church, Božidar Jakac Art Museum
22. 6.-26. 8. 2018

Exhibition opening: 21. 6. 2018, 7 p.m.

The exhibition Near Light emerges from the small, intimate, sensory and rational impulses of the artist and her desire to establish a dialogue with an exceptionally seductive, but demanding exhibition space. Petra Varl creates a choreography between four basic elements, which “toy” with the experience of the material reality in the worlds of the artist and visitors, and subtly connects them with the possibilities of the fleeting and momentarily. Suspense between the material and something that is on the edge of the material presence, between the visual and non-visual, is created within the space. The combination of elements that do not have a mighty formal presence culminate in some sort of “liberation” within the exhibition. Rather than through the physical inertia of mass and volume, which would fill the demanding exhibition space, the artist’s individually introduced elements are dynamic and open, and try to break the impression of weight and volume and in this way show the simple beauty of the empty architectural space. As a sincere derivative of the artist’s rational thoughts on the exhibition space, the exhibition Near Light and the short story of intimate confessions reveal the thoughts that are always stretched between experience and inexperience. The artist’s as well as the visitor’s. 

Curator: Tevž Logar
Music: Ólafur Arnalds - Near Light
Clothes designed by: Uroš Belantič