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Rea Vogrinčič: “Placeholder”

07 November 2022 > 14 November 2022 Kindly invited to the opening of the exhibition "Placeholder" by Rea Vogrinčič, on Monday, 7 November at 7 p.m. at Alkatraz Gallery, ACC Metelkova mesto.

Event schedule:

10. 11. 2022, 17.30 - 19.00 Guided tour of the exhibition and zine workshop

In focus of Rea Vogrinčič’s new art project, titled Placeholder are different support networks within an art context. Various bases, stands and shelves that usually play the role of support structures become center pieces of the present exhibition. Elements that have been stripped of their primary function now carry the potential of something indefinable. They are a preliminary state that sets the framework for everything that will, or could, happen in this space in the following weeks. They implied that they might be reworked, reassembled and embedded in another context. Just as the Pita Projekt position itself on the line between an art project and software that artists are using in order to establish themselves within the system, the selected objects in the exhibition Placeholder, with their indeterminacy, are situated somewhere between a sculpture and an applied object.

Objects made of plaster and chipboard, placed in the exhibition space, are replicas of various pylons that supported works in previous exhibitions. The artist 'strips her own projects down to the bones' and keeps only what is of integral importance and always present when exhibiting an artwork, but rarely understood as a part of it. The absence of the content, however, does not only change the purpose of the exhibited objects, but also offers a space for a discussion about support networks that are often invisible, or rather unseen. Although various networks of support systems are omnipresent and accompany us at every step, we usually notice them only when their breakdown occurs, cutting into the established rhythm of the everyday. In that  situation, we are forced to dive into the guts of what enables us as individuals and as a community not to derail from the mechanisms of the established ways of life. In the context of the exhibition, we can understand support systems literally as physical carriers of artworks. At the same time, the set-up of selected objects can mark the space of invisible support networks, by means of which the artist returns to questioning the status of the in-betweenness of cultural workers, constantly switching between different positions, tasks and spaces.

Lara Reichmann


Rea Vogrinčič (1994) works in the field of visual and  intermedia art as an artist, curator, and producer. In 2018, she graduated at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design, University of Ljubljana, e under the mentorship of prof. MA Žiga Križaj and Sergej Kapus. She is currently completing her postgraduate studies of sculpture at the same academy. She was a participant of the 17th generation of the School for Curatorial Practices and Critical Writing — the World of Art at the Centre for Contemporary Arts – SCCA-Ljubljana. 

Since 2019, she and Nina Goropečnik have been co-creating the Pita Project platform, for which they received an award from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in the academic year 2019/20. Since May 2019, she has been part of the collective of the DobraVaga gallery, since 2021 she has been participating in the Platform for Contemporary Investigative Art konS and since 2022 she has been part of Project Atol Institute team. Vogrinčič is also part of the visual-musical collective MATERE.

 She has participated in several group exhibitions, among others in the galleries Kamera/ Centre for Urban Culture Kino Šiška (Ljubljana, 2022), Equrna (Ljubljana, 2021, 2018, 2017), Media Nox (Maribor, 2021), Knifer Gallery (Osijek, 2020), Lauba (Zagreb, 2019). Her solo exhibition was held in the Simulaker Gallery (Novo mesto, 2021). 


Support: Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia, City Council Ljubljana and Mladi zmaji (Mestni inkubator) for pre-exhibition workshops
Translation: Ana Makuc
Plaster casts made by: Tajda Novšak
Stands and bases made by: Maj Vogrinčič

Photographies by: Nada Žgank.