Foreign Bodies in Maribor’s Galerjia K18

Posted: 04/07/2014 by Miquel Guijalba in KULT-art
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Foreign Bodies, the exhibition organized by Pekarna magdalenske mreže’s French volunteers (EVS) Clémentine Clénet and Jade Clisson in Maribor’s art gallery K18, opened its doors on the 30th of June. In total, four artists, Jade Clisson (France); Ana Beltrán (Spain); Matej Jarc (Slovenia) and Sara Žičkar (Slovenia) joined their effort and works to show their reflections and thoughts about human bodies from different perspectives.

Foreign bodies do not pretend to show traditional or stream pictures of bodies as are usually displayed on magazines or classical painting but oppressed, transsexual and disintegrated bodies”, stated Clénet, coordinator of the exhibition. “The event -which will last until the 25th of July – wants to make the spectator feel uncomfortable”.

Ana Beltrán, Clémentine Clénet and Jade Clisson, in front of Galerjia K18, in Maribor, during the Foreign Bodies opening celebrated yesterday. (Miquel Guijalba)

Ana Beltrán, Clémentine Clénet and Jade Clisson, in front of Galerjia K18, in Maribor, during the Foreign Bodies opening celebrated yesterday. (Miquel Guijalba)

Anxiety, passion, sorrows, happiness, loneliness, hate, rejection… all of them are human feelings showed through the non-verbal communication, through our aspect and our attitude, as Clisson shows in her drawings. “I want to make people think about them, their bodies and sexuality from a sarcastic and humoristic point of view”, expressed the artist.

Ana Beltrán defines her work as a result of a mix of feelings between the portrayed person and the artist. “My work talks about people thoughts in different moments’ life”, explained Beltrán. “Using body’s aesthetics you can observe and show how feelings change”.

A visitor, observing one of the pieces of the exhibition. (Miquel Guijalba)

A visitor, observing one of the pieces of the exhibition (foto: Miquel Guijalba)

The works

A six-minute video called Displayed from Matej Jarc; eleven ink-on-paper paintings under the title Oma made by Sara Žičkar; two Ana Beltran’s canvas titled Despertar (Waking up) and Pezzi di Uomo (Human being piece), and four ink-on-paper Jade Clisson’s collection titled J’aime Faire ça avec passion (I like do it with passion), My Slovenian daily and Mere-fils (Mother-sons) complete this exhibition about human feelings and body’s aesthetic.

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