18 May 2016 > 10 June 2016 Kindly invited to the opening of the exhibition "Nina Slejko Blom and Conny Blom present: Klara Sax – It's Happening Again", on Wednesday, 18th May, at 8pm, at the Alkatraz Gallery. The exhibition is curated by Mojca Grmek.
In their artistic practices Nina Slejko Blom and Conny Blom tackle various issues, utilizing various media. In her work Slejko Blom, who is primarily a painter, connects the personal and intimate with a critical attitude towards the art world, while Blom explores hierarchies and uses various media and contemporary technologies.
This time, the artists are presenting the work of Klara Sax, who is exhibiting in Slovenia for the very first time. In her projects – which in their final phase – usually take up the form of a multi-media spatial installation – Klara researches aesthetic capabilities of simple materials and their response to other elements and the space they occupy. She is intuitive and direct, utilizing humour and the element of surprise as her basic tool.
The work represented at the Alkatraz Gallery is created site-specifically. Essentially it’s an audio-spatial installation, alluding to a nearing end of the world, as we know it. By the installation it is quite possible to think about things that have been and will be; the things that are coming back and going away in circles, and how the realization about a different-from-the-expected author influences our experience of the artwork.
Exhibition is curated by Mojca Grmek.
Nina Slejko Blom (1982) graduated in painting at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana and attained her M.A. at the Valand School of Fine Art in Gothenburg, Sweden. Her works have been presented at numerous solo and group exhibitions around the world, among them at the Moscow Biennial of Young Art, at MMoMA (Moscow Museum of Modern Art) in Moscow, and at the Kalmar city gallery in Sweden; in Slovenia at the 7th Triennial U3, at MGLC in Ljubljana and UGM in Maribor. She has been bestowed on with several awards and prizes. Beside her artistic career she, together with her husband, a Swedish artist Conny Blom, maintains a centre for contemporary art CAC Bukovje Landskrona. She lives and works in Landskrona, Sweden.
Conny Blom (1974) attained his M.A. at the Valand School of Fine Art in Gothenburg, Sweden. He works as an external researcher at the university in Lund. He has presented his work at numerous solo and group exhibitions worldwide, amongst them at the at the Moscow Biennial of Young Art, at the MuseumsQuartier in Vienna, MMoMA in Moscow, DOX Centre for Contemporary Art in Prague, Casino Luxembourg – Forum d'art Contemporain in Luxembourg, at UGM in Maribor and the 29th Biennial of Graphic Arts in Ljubljana. He is the head of the centre for conceptual art, CAC Bukovje Landskrona that he has set up together with his wife, a Slovene artist Nina Slejko Blom. He lives and works in Landskrona, Sweden.