Aksioma - Institute for Contemporary Art, Ljubljana
"items of a room" (drawing09 and beyond)

13 - 30 May 2010
Vaska Emanouilova Gallery
15 Yanko Sakazov blvd.
Sofia 1527, Bulgaria

“Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex and more violent. It takes a touch of a genius and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.” (Albert Einstein)
photo: son:DA
There are two forces at work in the son:DA’s creations – one is a direct and sharp commentary on the damning effect that high-tech society has on the individual, whereas the other finds pleasure in the formal use of technology as a game. The first employs a traditional means (although by using the computer) of generating images, easily appropriated and commodified by the system of art. The second involves the concept of an open work, incompleteness, communication, and is therefore much more indefinable. This creates a schizophrenic oscillation between image and space, between object and process, between the static and the dynamic, between the final and the incomplete. In their system of representation, son:DA successfully balance between two opposites, with an obvious tendency towards an open structure, connections and interaction. But within a guarded atmosphere of ironic technological dystopia, which – in their case – acts as the final shield from the total and excessive connectedness of the modern world.
(Nevenka Sivavec)
About the author:
son:DA belogs to that area of art characterised by linking of various technologies and media, as well as a new approach to the group work. son:DA is active in the fields of space installations, computer drawings, audio-video performances and different gallery projects. Their solo exhibition were in UGM Maribor, Kibla Maribor, Galeriji Meduza Koper, Likovnem salonu Celje, Galerij Kapelica Ljubljana, ARCO Madrid, Turner contemporary Margate, Kunstverein-Porschehof Salzburg, Mario Mauroner Contemporary Vienna and Salzburg, C-O Care of Milano, LaVitrine Maribor, AP4-Art Lugano, Mala galerija of MOMA Ljubljana, Galerija Škuc Ljubljana and Bitforms gallery New York.

produced by
Aksioma - Institute for Contemporary Art, Ljubljana, 2010

in collaboration with
Vaska Emanouilova Gallery

Executive Producer: Marcela Okretič

Project supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia and the City of Ljubljana

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