2–30 June 2016, Tuesday–Sunday, 10.00–18.00, Lecture Room, free entrance
Opening, Thursday, 2 June, at 19 pm
The solo exhibition of Marina Paulenka, last-year's award-winner of Photonic Moments' portfolio review, showcases her recent documentary-based project entitled The Other Home reflecting the crude reality of a female penitentiary in Požega, Croatia. This is the only female prison in Croatia where more than 130 inmates serve their sentences of six months or more.
Exhibition is in the Programme of Photonic Moments – Month of Photography 2016.
Organisation and produciton: Photon – Centre for Contemporary Photography.
Marina Paulenka: The Other Home
The Villa Empain, Brussels, Belgium
13 May – 21 August 2016
Répétition is an exhibition curated by Asad Raza and Nicola Lees, Conceived as a circulatory system by which images,objects, and.bodies move through the Villa Empain, the exhibition-traces the global distribution of graphica rt across cultural boundaries, focusing on the productive power of accidents. The exhibition will bring together over thirty artists, drawn from Belgium, France, Germany, Iran, Lebanon, Mexico, Morocco, Pakistan, Russia, Slovenia, UK, USA, transforming the Villa into a site for producing and distributing images. Artists include the 31st Biennial of Graphic Arts Grand Prize winner Ištvan Išt Huzjan and works on loan from the MGLC Collection, including: Karel Appel, Jim Atlan, Getulio Alviani, Max Bill, Danilo Jejčič, Kosuke Kimura, Lojze Logar, Roberto Matta, Ivan Picelj, Robert Rauschenberg, Gino Severini, Tinca Stegovec, Edvard Zajec among others.
The renovated Villa Empain, which is a unique example of Art Deco architecture in Brussels, was opened by the Boghossian Foundation in 2010. It has become an important cultural centre of dialogue between the cultures of the East and West.
Installation view at Villa Empain. Archive MGLC.
A series of lectures on the influence of Antoni Tàpies on Slovenian artists who were touched by Art Informel.
Tuesday, 31 May, at 6 pm, The Tàpies Educational Lab
dr. Nadja Gnamuš: Matter, Object and Subject in Slovenian Painting. From the Reprise of Art Informel to the Recontextualisation of the Material after Modernism
Especially for the occasion of the lecture, artworks by Ivo Prančič, Alen Ožbolt and Rudolf Kotnik will be exhibited. They will be on view until 5 June, until the closing of the exhibition Antoni Tàpies, Prints 1959–1987.