Alkatraz Gallery in the cooperation with International Centre of Graphic Arts (MGLC) invites you to the opening of the exhibition of the Grand Prize Winner of the 28th Biennial of Graphic Arts, on Thursday 22th September 2011, at 9. pm. Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative will present themselves with the work Refuge as the part of The 29th Biennial of Graphic Arts in Ljubljana. The curator of the exhibition is Božidar Zrinski.
Opening hours at the time of the exhibition: Tuesday - Sunday: 10am – 6pm.
Alkatraz Gallery in the cooperation with International Centre of Graphic Arts (MGLC) invites you to the opening of the exhibition of the Grand Prize Winner of the 28th Biennial of Graphic Arts - Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative : Refuge. The exhibition is part of The 29th Biennial of Graphic Arts in Ljubljana.
The heart of the work will be migrations resulting from war or economic necessity, and displacements resulting from exploitation and environmental despoliation: it dissects a global system built on cheap resources and cheap labour, and illustrates attempts by individuals, societies, ideas, and ecological unions to break out of that system’s constraints. The work will include kiosks distributing maps of the landscapes involved, and hidden within the narratives will be nests, places of refuge, where those in flux, whether humans, animals, or ideas, have taken rest.
Founded in 1998, Chicago, Illinois, as the graphics distribution project of Josh MacPhee, Justseeds became an artists’ cooperative based in Portland, Oregon, in 2007. The organization is currently headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, with members from cities in the United States (Oakland, California; Portland, Oregon; New York City, New York; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Providence, Rhode Island; East Lansing, Michigan; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and Chicago, Illinois), Mexico (San Cristóbal de las Casas), and Canada (Montreal).
Justseeds members: Roger Peet, Meredith Stern, Mary Tremonte, Shaun Slifer, Josh MacPhee, Colin Matthes, Dylan Miner, Santiago Armengod, Thea Gahr, Erik Ruin, Bec Young, Pete Yahnke, Kevin Caplicki, Molly Fair, Jesse Purcell.
International Centre of Graphic Arts (MGLC)
Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative