15. 01. 2017»Bogdaj mrličem spat« / Let the Dead Sleep premiered at Photon Gallery

Nataša Prosenc Stearns, Afterlife
Nataša Prosenc Stearns, Afterlife, 2010

January 18, 2017, 6pm
Photon Gallery, Ljubljana

The title of the programme (curated by Jasna Jernejšek) is taken from the Miha Vipotnik’s video, entitled Lenora in which he metaphorically addresses the possibilities of artists to question the incomprehensible paradox of death, or „enigma of death“ as Hans Belting designated it. The idea of death that exceeds biological finitude of human body is based on complex mixture of processes, socially accepted knowledges, expectations, beliefs, rituals and everyday practices which are integral part of the cultural definition of death.

The selected artists contemplate the idea of death in various ways. How is one touched upon the death of the (beloved) Other? Is death possible without life, and the opposite, is the life without death possible? How to deliberate one’s own death? How to see one’s own death given that it is impossible gaze which is a source of numerous fantasies? The artists of this programme do not offer unambiguous answers but rather reflect their personal experiences in their own expressive ways.

Selected works: Damijan Kracina, Ant, 1997, Miha Vipotnik, Lenora, 1983, Ema Kugler, Phantom, 2003, Marko Kovačič, Requiem M, 1990, Nataša Prosenc Stearns, Afterlife, 2010, Gorazd Krnc, Three Doors, 2007