Honza Zamojski: Middleman10. 03. 2023 - 28. 05. 2023
10. 3.–28. 5. 2023
MGLC Tivoli Mansion
Opening: Friday, 10 March 2023, at 1 pm, at the International Centre of Graphic Arts in Ljubljana.
In Honza Zamojski's latest exhibition, the eponymous Middleman plays various roles. He is a viewer who, upon entering the exhibition space, stands in the middle of the symmetrical architecture. He is also an author who mediates between the world of ideas and the material world by creating drawings, sculptures and texts. Middleman is also visualised as a simplified and symbolic puppet that can be moved by various forces.
Essentially a site-specific installation, the exhibition takes place not only within the symmetry of architecture, but often in relation to the symmetry (or asymmetry) of a sheet of paper, a word and a human figure. An attentive viewer will notice that the further one moves away from the centre of the exhibition, the brighter it is and the more there is to see. You could even say that the narrative explodes, and what tries to put it back together again is Middleman holding the collapsing world with all his might.
The work of visual artist, designer, publisher and curator Honza Zamojski spans a wide range of media and art practices, from illustration and illustrative sculpture to infographics inspired by corporate messages and poetic wordplay. Honza Zamojski is the author of more than twelve books (including Love Letter, onestar press, 2017; Four Eggs Theory, self-published, 2015; Fishing with John, NERO, 2013). His work attracted a lot of attention at the 33rd Biennial of Graphic Arts and received the special Audience Award.
Exhibition curators: Nevenka Šivavec and Yasmín Martín Vodopivec
To accompany the exhibition, NERO's publishing experimentation entitled Can it be tried somewhere? will also be shown.
Middleman, the latest book by Honza Zamojski, which is an illustrative and poetic attempt to describe the Middleman, his everyday life and the reality that surrounds him, will be published by Nero Editions in May.