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P74 Gallery

The Second Explosion – the ’90s

15 December 2016 – 15 January 2017
P74 Gallery, Trg Prekomorskih brigad 1, Ljubljana

Curated by Tadej Pogačar

You are cordially invited to the opening of the exhibitionThe Second Explosion – the ’90s” on Thursday, 15 December 2016 at 19.00 at the P74 Gallery in Ljubljana.

After the opening at the National Museum of Slovenia – Metelkova, we are now opening the exhibitions at the P74 Gallery and the Škuc Gallery. All three set-ups are part of the joint final exhibition of a research and training project, which took place in Ljubljana over several years. The project Second Explosion – the 1990s (2014–2017) takes place simultaneously in Ljubljana and Slovenj Gradec, thus the second part of research on the 1990s will be on display at the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Koroška (KGLU) and the Carinthian Regional Museum in Slovenj Gradec (9 Dec 2016 – 23 Feb 2017).

Apolonija Šušteršič, Bonnevoie? Juice Bar, 1998
Apolonija Šušteršič, Bonnevoie? Juice Bar, 1998; Installation, C. P. C. A., Bonnevoie, Luxembourg; Photo: Roman Mensing, Apolonija Šušteršič; Courtesy of the artist

The current exhibition at the P74 Gallery features works by Apolonija Šušteršič, Vuk Čosić and Marko Peljhan.

After the explosion of the Neo-avant-garde in the ’60s, primarily heralded in Slovenia by the OHO group, the ’90s brought a second explosion of artistic production, which was, in its own way, a continuation of the radical art practices from the ’60s and ’70s. The exhibitions in Ljubljana showcase a segment of artistic production that we might label as ‘art after post-modernism’.

The exhibition The Second Explosion – the ’90s feature a first look at the radical practices in Slovenian visual art in the 1990s. It will present works and projects at the National Museum of Slovenia – Metelkova, the P74 Gallery, and the Škuc Gallery by Jože Barši, Vuk Ćosić, Maja Licul, Marko Peljhan, Alenka Pirman, Tadej Pogačar, Marjetica Potrč, Marija Mojca Pungerčar, Franc Purg, Anja Šmajdek, Nika Špan, Apolonija Šušteršič and Janja Žvegelj.

To accompany the exhibition, a rich catalogue has been published featuring texts by Božo Repe, Tadej Pogačar, Nina Popič and Polona Poberžnik, Dejan Habicht, Barbara Sterle Vurnik, Vladimir Vidmar in Tjaša Pogačar Podgornik. The catalogue was designed by Ajdin Bašić.

The project was supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia, the Municipality of Ljubljana and the Erste Foundation.