The 30th edition of the Ljubljana Biennialof Graphic Arts, titled “Interruption,” will run from September 14 through November 24, 2013. Curated by Deborah Cullen, the installation considers how printerly processes touch many types of contemporary art.
A press release states: “Some traditional media have evolved and adapted to maintain their relevance, while digital processes, after a long fermentation, have finally taken legitimate hold as artistic tools in their own right.” The exhibition surveys the extension of traditional as well as new approaches to printmaking in response to 21st-century communications.
Participating artists are Allora & Calzadilla, Burak Arıkan, Dennis Ashbaugh & William Ford Gibson, Tammam Azzam, Xu Bing, Luis Camnitzer, caraballo-farman, Alex Cerveny, Mario Čaušić, Vuk Ćosić, Milos Djordjevic, Tomás Espina, Giorgi Gago Gagoshidze & Gianluigi Scarpa, Mihael Giba, Ana Golici, María Elena González, Meta Grgurevič and Urša Vidic, Dragan IIic, Sanela Jahić, Charles Juhász-Alvarado, Thomas Kilpper, André Komatsu, Gorazd Krnc, Volodymyr Kuznetsov, Nicola López, Ivan Marušić Klif, Yucef Merhi, Ottjörg A.C., Renata Papišta, Adam Pendleton, Agnieszka Polska, Zoran Poposki, Marjetica Potrč, Gerhard Richter, Venelin Shurelov, Dario Šolman, Nika Špan, Teo Spiller, Waltraut Tänzler, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Vargas-Suarez Universaland Tomas Vu-Daniel.
The biennial will take place at a number of different venues including the International Centre of Graphic Arts (MGLC), The Museum of Modern Art plus the Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova (MG+MSUM), The Cankarjev Dom Gallery and The Jakopič Gallery – The Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana (MGML)
The Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts is one of the oldest biennials in the world. Its emergence in 1955 pinpointed Ljubljana and the visual art of Slovenia on the world map.