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Moderna galerija Ljubljana


MARJETICA POTRC
Next Stop, Kiosk
Opening reception at 8.00 p.m., Wednesday, 29 October

29 October – 30 November 2003


MARJETICA POTRC
Next Stop, Kiosk

Moderna galerija/Museum of Modern Art Ljubljana
29 October – 30 November 2003

Opening view: Wednesday, 29 October 2003, at 8 p.m.

Marjetica Potrc is lately focusing on the phenomenon of growing cities (e.g.
cities in East Asia). In 2003 she was part of the Caracas Case Project team,
who spent six months exploring unregulated and rapidly growing urban
structures in Caracas, Venezuela. In museums and galleries Potrc often
presents case studies (buildings) which are based on specific examples taken
from contemporary cities (e.g. the activities of Rural Studio in Alabama,
USA, Barefoot College in India, and Leidsche Rijn in Utrecht, the
Netherlands). Most of her case studies underscore the role of individual
initiative and self-sustainability in solving the problems of energy,
communication and utility infrastructure in the global city.

The basic element of the exhibition in Moderna galerija is a kiosk,
originally designed by a Slovenian designer and architect Saša J. Mächtig in
the late 1960s. The installation combines these kiosks with a temporary
building structure modeled on the South American palafita, at the same time
making reference to building strategies from Rural Studio in Alabama, USA,
and the illegal rooftop houses of Belgrade. With this latest hybrid,
Marjetica Potrc offers us a kind of “breathing place,” as she calls it, a
place where we are invited not only to ponder a new approach to planning and
creativity but also to reconsider the transitory and mobile character of
today’s urban spaces, both in regard to questions of power, (self-)
perception, cultural representation, and the imagination, and also in terms
of the contemporary city’s relationship to the values and legacies of
modernism.

The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue, co-published by Moderna
galerija Ljubljana and Revolver – Archiv für aktuelle Kunst, which presents
an overview of the artist’s work over the past five years and includes
essays by the curator of the exhibition, Zdenka Badovinac, Goran Tomcic,
writings of Marjetica Potrc and her interview with Hans Ulrich Obrist and is
edited by Lívia Páldi..

OPENING HOURS: Tuesday – Sunday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
INFORMATION: http://www.mg-lj.si
PRESS CONTACT: Adela Zeleznik, phone (+386-1)2416808, fax (+386-1)2514120,
e-mail:

Moderna galerija Ljubljana
Tomšièeva 14, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Tel: (+386-1) 2416800
Fax: (+386-1) 2514120

http://www.mg-lj.si


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