We are pleased to present “VOYAGE”, a Slovenian collection curated by Anja Radović and Urška Krivograd. The collection is based on Xavier de Maistre’s 1790 novel, “A Journey Around My Room”, in which the author made the best of a 42 day confinement by exploring and documenting his room as a travel journal.
Piled high and set askew in a reflection of our contemporary experience of self-isolation, the collection explores the adjustments we have made to our living spaces to function for a variety of needs: working, learning, living, relaxing, exercising, socialising, among many others. Through the work of eleven established and emerging makers, Radović and Krivograd draw attention to how our relationships to home and the objects we surround ourselves with have changed over the last year. Whether playful, spiritual, contemplative, or purely functional, the selected pieces tell a range of stories about the investigation of processes, materials, forms, functions, and aesthetics.
“Although words such as ‘lockdown’, ‘quarantine’ and ‘self-isolation’ have a negative connotation, we wanted to focus more on the bright side of the experience we went through: to embrace what we already have, [celebrating] and [finding] inspiration in objects that decorate our homes and are making it easier for our minds to relax, wonder, and travel.”
- BRAJAK VITBERG
- DAVID TAVČAR
- GAŠPER KUNŠIČ
- KOLEKTIV DVA
- KOBEIAGI KILIMS (NINA MRŠNIK & IVANA BLAŽ)
- NANA WOLKE
- NATURA MORTA (ANAMARIJA DIMOVSKA)
- NEJC PRAH
- NUŠA JELENEC & NINA MRŠNIK
- SALTO DIONYS (ROK OBLAK)
Urška Krivograd (Maribor, 1988) graduated with a BA in Criticism, Communication and Curation of Arts and Design at Central Saint Martins College of Arts & Design. Later, she finished an MA in Documentary Film at London College of Communication. Currently, she is working as a project manager at the Centre for Creativity, the first national platform promoting the development of the cultural and creative sector in Slovenia, run by the Museum of Architecture and Design in Ljubljana, and is also a contributor to a Slovenian bi-monthly magazine, HIŠE, that focuses on architecture and culture of living.
Anja Radović (b. 1986) graduated from the department of Industrial Design and Applied Arts, Glass and Ceramic, and continued with a Master's studies in the department of Sculpture at the Academy for Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana. Currently, she is working as an exhibition curator and head of the Biennial of Design (BIO) at the Museum of Architecture and Design (MAO), and has previously worked as an assistant curator at the Museum of Modern Art and Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova (MG+MSUM) in Ljubljana, Slovenia. She also works as a freelance ceramic designer, with experience in small-scale production and has participated in various exhibitions.