September 09, 2013

Interruption: 30th Biennial of Graphic Arts Ljubljana

Interruption is the 30th edition of the Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts, structured as a complex mix of representation and discourse, which is the outcome and sum of the concepts, content and social networks created by the Biennial's almost 60-year-old tradition. Today The Biennial of Graphic Arts Ljubljana is seen as one of the print biennials that has most radically expanded the borders of the medium and redefined the concept of the fine art print and printmaking. It has gradually shifted its understanding of the autonomous nature of the print from a strictly technical definition to, primarily, the communicative potential of the graphic medium. The curator of the Biennial main exhibition, Deborah Cullen, has selected 42 artists among which some return to basic, even primal, forms of image reproduction, while others embrace the random, fractured and endless virtual world.
Interruption explores the graphic as both form and content, in an invigorated terrain that, looking both backward and forward, links the work of diverse contemporary artists from around the world. Printerly processes touch many types of present-day art. Select, 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. Interruption surveys the extension of traditional as well as new approaches to printmaking in response to our 21st-century communications.

Curator: Deborah Cullen

Participating artists:
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 Universal and Tomas Vu-Daniel.