MLADEN STROPNIK AND SMALL BUT DANGERS: DOBROJUTRO AND COLOR WHITE GRAPHICS: F, R, E, Š.

19. 06. 2021 - 15. 08. 2021
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Mladen Stropnik, Apples, silkscreen on card, 2021, from print portfolio DOBROJUTRO, 2021. Photo: Jaka Babnik. MGLC Archive.

At the beginning of 2021, two print portfolios were created in the MGLC print studio. The first, entitled DOBROJUTRO, was conceived by Mladen Stropnik and contains eight screenprints. Stropnik's print portfolio is a collection of visual reflections that must be physically handled to be understood, which contradicts the established practice of presenting such works on paper. The second portfolio, entitled Color white graphics: F, R, E, Š. was conceived by the artist duo Small but dangers and contains four screenprints. The common aspect of these prints is the use of different and random shapes of coloured surface planes to form a playful contrast with the whiteness of the paper through the stencil printing technique. Both portfolios are characterised by a thoughtful use of the graphic technique of screenprinting and the witty creation of fresh mental and visual paradoxes.
The exhibition was curated by Božidar Zrinski.

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ABOUT AUTHORS

Mladen Stropnik

Mladen Stropnik (1977) lives and works in Ljubljana. He collaborates in various solo and group exhibitions at home and abroad. Among others, at the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum (California, 2018); DUM Project Space (Ljubljana, 2018); ŠKUC Gallery (Ljubljana, 2014; 2013), Gregor Podnar Gallery (Ljubljana, 2013; 2009/Berlin, 2020) and the International Centre of Graphic Arts (Ljubljana, 2012, 2014, 2016).

Small but dangers (SBD)
(Mateja Rojc & Simon Hudolin)

Mateja Rojc and Simon Hudolin (both 1977) have been working as the Small but dangers duo since the beginning of their art career (2004). The works of Small but dangers represent a poetic gesture that prevents the viewer from resolving the conflict between thought and object. This manifests itself as the emancipatory potential of language. It reveals the possibility that a small person can manipulate ideologically determined meanings within the framework of language. Since 2010, they have been represented by the P74 Centre and Gallery. They regularly show their work in solo and group exhibitions at home and abroad.