09 September 2010 > 10 September 2010 Maria Alicia Zamora Noguera shall perform a spatial intervention entitled Devolutionaria, to remain as a permanent installation on the wall of the Menza pri koritu in AKC Metelkova City. The artist will guide the audience along the art work under construction on Thursday, 9th September at 7.30pm, while the opening of the mural shall take place on Friday, 10th September at 9pm.
Maria Alicia Zamora Noguera, from Nicaragua, already exhibiting at the 28th Biennial of Graphic Arts organized by the MGLC (International Centre of Graphic Arts) in Ljubljana, now staying in Ljubljana for a 14-day art residence at the Atelje Azil (Studio Asylum) at Metelkova, shall prepare an intervention entitled Devolutionaria on the wall of the Menza pri koritu at the ACC Metelkova City. Applying the technique of engraving she will, in her art work – a mural – according to her personal style link political iconography of Nicaragua with the iconography remaining from the formal times of socialism on our territory. The female artist has come for art residence to research any common points of the two former socialist countries, Nicaragua and Slovenia. Her primary interest lies in urban street art with political contents. She wishes to acquaint herself with contemporary urban iconography produced on our territory, using paper and reproductive techniques as the inspiration for their design, and their meaning within the given context.
The roots of the project she is to carry out in Ljubljana stem back into the year 2005, when she prepared a project entitled Participatory Public Art Project Murals October. The primary idea of the project was co-operation and exchange of experience between Italian street artists and artists from Middle America. In Managua, the capital of Nicaragua, the participating artists faced new aesthetics of politically engaged street art designated around the lost trace of revolutions and related iconography. Joining their efforts they covered with drawings the wall wherefrom there had been – for political reasons - frescoes removed already twice before.
Beside her research, discussions and co-operation with the local artists and individuals from [A] Infoshop, a social space for research and development of the theory and practice of anarchistic movements, as well as other interested public at ACC Metelkova City, Alicia will prepare sketches and collect the materials. In her creation, she will primarily employ printed media (newspaper paper, posters, photographs, stickers), assemble them in collages, putting the messages in entirely new contexts assuming new aesthetic role, thus making a direct intervention into the area of Metelkova with her work.
The exhibition is part of the events celebrating the 17th Anniversary of Metelkova City.
Photos : Jasmina Klančar