December 1. 2016 - February 8. 2017
Active on the international art scene since the late 1960s, Frank Uwe Laysiepen, better known as Ulay, has been featured in numerous group shows and a number of solo exhibitions, yet his I Other exhibition at the City Art Gallery Ljubljana is his first major solo presentation in the region. The exhibition starts with some of the key works in Ulay’s oeuvre, in which the artist focuses on his own body and its social alienation, and then goes on to engage us in a fascinating dialogue with presentations of his relations to his fellow humans, be it close friends or complete strangers.
Opening of the exhibition and performance will be on Thursday, 1 December at 7 p.m. at Mestna galerija Ljubljana.
December 7. 2016 I Other addresses its audience with something that is, due to its visual "unattractiveness", all too often discarded or hidden behind the "infamous" and well-known images of Ulay's artistic language. Yet it is also a direct expression of his uncompromising relationship towards life itself. Curators Alenka Gregorič and Tevž Logar will guide visitors through the exhibition on Wednesday 7 December, at 5.00 p.m.
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December 1. 2016
Ulay's exhibition I Other opened at the City Gallery of Ljubljana. The exhibition will be his major presentation in the region. "Ulay has been 'collecting' his works for half a century, he's like a hamster. His archive is enormous, yet he only rarely shows anything from it to the public, which is actually a paradox, as art is created for communicating with the audience. Eighteen months ago he decided to open his Pandora's box. He chose Ljubljana to be his home and after seven years of living in the city, he believes that it is time to give something back to the city.", wrote the Slovenian Press Agency.more