Barbara Kapelj – Lastne sobe | Rooms of Their Own -> WOWPublished on June 25th, 2021
Exhibition is prolonged until Friday, July 2 at Cirkulaciji 2 | subway Ajdovščina Ljubljana.
An exhibition project / interactive object:
Barbara Kapelj – Rooms of Their Own
The exhibition is part of the WOW FESTIVAL (June 12-25, 2021 ~ Ljubljana) and will be open all workdays=weekdays between 12:00 and 19:00 -> until June 25, 2021 – and then until 2nd July similarly – but with ringing the bell! No admission.
Participants: Lea Aymard, Eva D. Bahovec, Ivana Djilas, Alenka Kreč Bricel, Ema Kugler, Tamara Lašič Jurković, Urša Menart, Suzana Tratnik and Metka Zupanič.
With the metaphor of A Room of One’s Own, Virginia Woolf depicted the time a woman devotes to herself, not to others. Rooms of Their Own project draws from the documentary, research and artistic process, which focuses on the spaces in which female artists of different generations and genres create on a daily basis. How do they imagine an ideal room of their own? How, under what conditions do they create during a pandemic and the closure of cultural venues?
Before the opening – at 7pm, a round table Rooms of Their Own – first 100 years will take place – also broadcast live online. The modern perception of their own rooms will be discussed by all the participants. Moderated by Tjaša Pureber.
Barbara Kapelj is a set designer and visual artist. She graduated from the Faculty of Architecture in Ljubljana. She has been creating sets for theater and dance performances and films for twenty-five years; in recent years she has collaborated with Marc Fabbre, Silvia Zeitlinger Vas, Miroslav Mandić, Snježana Premuš, Žiga Divjak, Simona Semenič, Ana Monroe Theater, Janez Janša, Sebastijan Horvat and others. She also creates spatial installations and performances (including Meje, Biographical Fempath 1, Ljubljančanke and Hodim za tebo in gledam te). With these she draws maps of women in struggle for justice and the emancipation of the oppressed. In 1993, she received the Sever Award for her work in the performing arts.
Author: Barbara Kapelj
Co-authors: Borut Savski and Stefan Doepner
Curator: Iva Kovač
Production: City of Women
Co-production: Cirkulacija 2 and Zavod Generator
Support: Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Public Administration and the City of Ljubljana
Sponsorship: Tosama d.o.o. and JP VOKA SNAGA