Art Gallery, Knez Mihailova 6
Opening: Thursday, 16 March at 7 p.m.
16. 3 – 22. 4. 2023
Artists: IVANA IVKOVIĆ, IVANA POPOV i SNEŽANA NENA SKOKO
Isolation as a state and as a process. As a space that opens inwards, a path of plunging into introspection and self-examination. Isolation as an open space of the interior, a space that needs to be filled. It is time spent working and thinking. It is a common premise of the shared experience during the period of closure following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, of the entry into force of regulations and provisions on the suspension of movement, the cessation of public activities. Of closing borders and institutions, workplaces. Isolation understood in this way is undeniably a concrete circumstance. It is not an arbitrary, contemplative practice, but an everyday and existential inevitability. In the physical space here, there are frameworks we are faced with. Directed to the space of home, of living, where we are alone or which we share. Sometimes, the space we are alienated from, that is or is not in accordance with our inner, metaphorical self.
Isolation is also a topic. The result of artistic work and the articulation of a response to the presented reality and circumstances. The exhibition brings together Ivana Ivković, Ivana Popov and Snežana Skoko whose works are thematically linked; they all react to isolation in an artistic process of sublimation of life’s circumstances through the visual shaping of what has been experienced.