Photo and Animation: Vesna Bukovec (Taken from Shadowless B, Duba Sambolec’s video from 2000.)

Cheers to Women! Tour

ZEMIRA ALAJBEGOVIĆ PEČOVNIK & NEVEN KORDA   NIKA AUTOR   VESNA BUKOVEC   JASMINA CIBIC   ANA ČIGON  ANDREJA DŽAKUŠIČ   MARINA GRŽINIĆ & AINA ŠMID   ĐEJMI HADROVIĆ   MAJA HODOŠČEK  SANELA JAHIĆ   NEŽA KNEZ   POLONCA LOVŠIN   APRILIJA LUŽAR   NIKA OBLAK & PRIMOŽ NOVAK   ANA PEČAR & OLIVER RESSLER   NATAŠA PROSENC STEARNS   MARIJA MOJCA PUNGERČAR   PILA RUSJAN   DUBA SAMBOLEC  ZVONKA T SIMČIČ   NATAŠA SKUŠEK   METKA ZUPANIČ   VALERIE WOLF GANG

Guided Tour of the Group Exhibition Cheers to Women! 25 Years of Film and Video
// 26. 9. in Slovenian // 5. 10. in English //

Celebrating the 25th edition of the City of Women Festival, we are proud to look at the 25 years of creative endeavours by female video artists in Slovenian space. Due to space and production limits, we have decided to symbolically select twenty-five female authors, although there are, of course, infinitely more. The selected works are examples of diverse exhibition forms enabled by the video medium. Most of the works are presented in gallery space using various video formats and forms of display (single-channel, multi-channel, installation). Some of the works will be shown on the big screen as part of the marathon of Slovenian female film- and video artists at Kinoteka on 3 October between noon and midnight. By screening their films in the regular programme, also the national broadcaster RTV Slovenia is to pay tribute to Slovenian female directors. 

We were looking for feminist and/or socially critical works as we wanted to know how society, culture and politics directly influence the lives of women and people in general. In their works, the female authors tackle the topics of social, welfare and political situation of women, issues of gender and reproductive rights, women’s bodies, pain and violence against women. They debate the position of female and male workers in capitalism and the position of female and male artists in precarious working conditions. They point out the problematics of media representation of discriminated social groups and the reduced or twisted media image of the world. They introduce the themes of discriminated social groups, such as refugees and migrants or ethnic and gender minorities. They tackle memory and the forsaken pasts, ecological and war themes, digital identity and the catastrophic effects of neoliberalism on the poor, endebted and disenfranchised individuals, regardless of their gender. They approach those topics with utmost seriousness, although the works feature several humorous and absurd moments.   

We have prepared a subjective selection of works from the vast video production of numerous authors. We have started off by researching the video archive DIVA Station at SCCA-Ljubljana and the former editions of the City of Women Festival. We have exposed the works awakening and calling for debate, reflection and action. 

Cheers to Women!

Vesna Bukovec and Ana Čigon

 

You can find out more about the exhibition on the SCCA-Ljubljana website and/or in the exhibition catalogue.

 

Curated by: Vesna Bukovec, Ana Čigon

Co-produced by: SCCA-Ljubljana (DIVA Station), KUD Mreža, City of Womensupported by: Ministry of Culture, City of Ljubljana; thanks to: MG+MSUM (Tomaž Kučer), CONA.

Date and time of event: 
Sep 26th 19:30
Place of event: 
Alkatraz Gallery
In Slovenian.
Date and time of event: 
Oct 05th 19:30
Place of event: 
Alkatraz Gallery
In English.
Photo gallery: