Lea Culetto & Tajda Novšak: Everyday Restraints

27. 08. 2021 – 02. 01. 2022

The exhibition Everyday Restraints is a dialogue between the works of two young female artists, Lea Culetto and Tajda Novšak, both of whom have created a name for themselves on the Slovene art scene with their insightful and creative practices. Their works are connected through their thematic questioning of the integration of the individual and his feeling of being trapped by social restraints, norms, rules and expectations that can lead to long-term consequences.

The works created by Culetto and Novšak are presented parallelly, simultaneously and in a constructive dialogue, as their site-specific and unique works intertwine and communicate in the diverse exhibition rooms of the Lapidarium. Even though their artistic practices are explicitly individualistic and unmistakably recognisable in the formal and technical sense, they often address similar issues. Both artists address the ever-present integration into the various norms and restraints that are thrust upon us by society, regardless of whether this is linked to our appearance or the imperative of success. Lea Culetto presents colourful, almost saturated images and spatial installations created from everyday materials, predominantly textile, with which she addresses the omnipresent social anomalies rooted in social gender and status. The works of Tajda Novšak, in the form of spatial, robust and dark sculptures, reflect the feeling of entrapment into the various social ties and conventions that are thrust upon us.

Curator: Miha Colner

Photo: Jaka Babnik

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