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The international contemporary art exhibition SOFT CONTROL was being held as part of the Maribor – European Capital of Culture 2012 programme. The project was presented at two sites: at the KIBLA Multimedia Centre (Maribor) and the Koroška galerija likovnih umetnosti (Slovenj Gradec). SOFT CONTROL was curated by DMITRY BULATOV, artist, new media theoretician and curator of the National Centre for Contemporary Arts (Kaliningrad branch, Russia). The exhibition featured the work of thirty artists from eleven different countries.

Artists in exhibition:
Marina Abramović (RS/US) with Suzanne Dikker and Matthias Oostrik (NL) / Tuur Van Balen (BE) / Brandon Ballengee (US) / Guy Ben-Ary and Kirsten Hudson (AU) / Boredomresearch: Vicky Isley and Paul Smith (UK) / David Bowen (US) / Joe Davis (US) / Louis-Philippe Demers (SG) / Stefan Doepner and Lars Vaupel (SI/DE) / Arthur Elsenaar and Remko Scha (NL) / Neurotica (AU-US) / Maja Smrekar (SI) / Stelarc (AU) .

Link: http://kiblix.org/kiblix2012/softcontrol/?page_id=149


MFRU – Kiblix 2013, When worlds collide

Exhibition: November 6–28, 2013

The name for the joint festival platform MFRU-KIBLIX2013: When Worlds Collide was inspired by the 1951 science fiction classic. The symbolism of the movie highlights the split and the paradox of the gap between the developed and the underdeveloped third world. In this context, the MFRU-KIBLIX2013 festival symbolizes live nature, the reality which we live in, which is intertwined and dependent on the swift development of science, technology and consequently art and new forms of creativity.

Contemporary interdisciplinary forms of creative conceptions are intertwined inside complex junctions of different worlds and approaches, in the tension between the natural and the bio-technological, the virtual and the hybrid, the fake and the genuine principle, which – in an abundance of dialogs, contradictions and junctions – becomes visible in the form of artistic installations, digital records of process works, performances, lectures, presentations, workshops and audio-visual pleasures.

Exhibited artworks:
Kathy High (US), Maša Jazbec (SI), Karl Heinz Jeron (DE), Maja Smrekar (SI), Oscar Martin (ES), Tiago Martins (PT), R. O’nascimento, A. Zingerle; Yuri Klebanov, Roi Ronn, Yonatan Ben Ya’kov (IL), Tiago Martins (PT), Vesela Mihaylova; Ricardo O’nascimento (ES), Visualising Palestine (LB), Doron Segal, Jenny Bahar, Itay Kurgan, Shahar Yacoby (IL), Dragana Sapanjoš (HR), Theresa Schubert (DE), Saša Spačal, Mirjan Švagelj, Anil Podgornik (SI), Zoran Srdić Janežič (SI), Robertina Šebjanič, Aleš Hieng – Zergon (SI), Nitsan Hoorgin, Julian Ruiz, Inbal Cohen (IL), Eva Petrič (SI), Vojko Pogačar (SI), Ortotip (SI)


Memory of violence – dreams of the future

group exhibition, Kibla Portal, 3. 4 – 1.6. 2015

The French Institute in Serbia and the Goethe-Institute in Belgrade, in cooperation with the Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina (MSUV), initiated the project Memory of Violence and Dreams of the Future, dedicated to the commemorationof the centennial of the First World War, memories of turbulent and violent socio-political conditions, personal traumas, migration and dreams, within a contemporary and artistic context. Kibla is joining this exhibition with a selection of slovenian artists.
The project brings together artists from Europe who use, as a starting point, the last 100 years of European history, without returning to the “old debate” on nationalism, imperialism and the issue of blame. With their research they intertwine different dimensions, approaches and issues, the past and the present, relations between the center and the peripheries, aspects of movement/travel, migration and exile, as well as new standards of communication in contemporary local, regional and European dimensions, in times when the examinationof constellations and ideologies of the past is becoming necessary for establishingpositions in a multipolar world.

 Igor Antić (RS-FR), Boris Beja (SI), Nataša Berk (DE-SI | ausländer)), Igor Bošnjak (BA), diStruktura (RS) + Barbara Barbi Marković (RS-AT), DK (SI), Robert Jankuloski (MK), Jelena Jureša (RS-BE), Thomas Köner (DE-FR), Nebojša Lazić (RS-US), Marianne Marić (FR), Anuk Miladinović (CH-DE), Radenko Milak (BA), Vessna Perunovich (RS-CA), Magali Sanheira (FR), Selman Trtovac (RS) + BEAUTIFUL DAYS 1914/2014 – Luise Kloos (AT, BA, RS, HR, IT).

Link: Memorija nasilja katalog.pdf


Exhibition “Virtuoso” artists

Maribor, Slovenia, 22.05.2015, MMC Kibla
“VIRTUOSI – multi science art platform” was seen from Friday, 22 May 2015 from 9am, until Saturday, 23 May 2015 until 10pm.

Artists Paula Vitola and Rihards Vitols went to Maribor, Slovenia where in KIBLA gallery works dedicated to human and nature interaction and future sustainability will be exhibited. KIBLA gallery also exhibit “Talk to me” artwork exploring human and plant communication by Rasa Smite, Raitis Smits and Martins Ratniks. “aKa” by Rihards Vitols is experimenting with nature phenomena presenting utopian solutions for their usage in every day life, and work “Private atmosphere” by Paula Vitola offers each person to create his/her own Earth atmosphere.    

Exhibition marks also closing of international cooperation project “Soft Control”. As part of this project from May 14–16, Slovenian artists Maja Smrekar and Monika Pocrnjic lead creative workshops about biotechnologies in art and creation of musical instruments.

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