Loreta Visic

04 Nov 08 19:00 > 23 Nov 08 22:00 Hiša strahov

Loreta Visic v svojih delih problematizira tematiko domačnosti oziroma tesno povezanost med poznanim in nepoznanim. Na videz ljubki ambienti "domačnosti" gledalca prepričujejo o mentalnih prostorih osebne ranljivosti, varnosti in zavetja. Nedolžne osebne izpovedi o varnem zavetju družine in vere pa vsebujejo dramatični suspenz, ko njihova tišina nenadoma postane nevzdržni hrup in navidezna spokojnost sproži pretresljivo spoznanje.

Umetničine relativno očitne instalacije mojstrsko prepletajo svojo vsebino in razkrivajo dvoumnosti. Ljudje običajno verjamemo, da je tisto, kar vidimo, edina resničnost. To je razumljivo, toda hkrati tudi vzrok za mnoge neprepoznavne kontroverznosti, ki se dogajajo okoli nas (ali nam). Z nenadoma izzvano množico asociacij umetnica namiguje na tisto, kar se v resnici dogaja.
Loreta Visic (Trogir, 1976) se je rodila na Hrvaškem in se kot otrok s starši preselila na Nizozemsko. Po zaključenem študiju na akademiji v Maastrichtu je nadaljevala podiplomski študij na umetniški šoli HISK v Antwerpnu v Belgiji. Tekom študija je sodelovala na mnogih mednarodnih artist in residence programih, od Evrope in USA vse do daljne Japonske.

Za umetnico močne senzibilitete in osebne refleksije predstavlja menjava okolja začetek njenega umetniškega snovanja, znotraj katerega razvija celo vrsto razmišljanj o domu, domačnosti in pripadnosti, ki jih navezuje na širše teme kot so osebni prostor, intima, varnost, vera in kultura. Umetnica raziskuje te pojme v njihovih navzven prepoznavnih znakih. Premišljeno in precizno kombinira tehnike in materiale z namenom, da bi ustvarila brutalno prepričljive zgodbe. Njena umetnost je poudarjeno figurativna, plastična, celo scenografska, saj je zamišljena kot konkretno narativna. Umetnica nam resne in težke teme ponuja v premislek z namerno uporabo arhetipov in klišejev.

Umetnica se snovi loteva subtilno in se nikoli ne izgubi v senzacionalnosti; raje kot na kritiziranju, temelji njena avtorska poetika na razumevanju, da so primarne socialne vrednote (dom, vera, varnost) nepogrešljive pri oblikovanju osebne razumske in emocionalne percepcije. Kljub vsemu pa se v vsakem umetniškem delu zrcali kritičen odnos do obravnavane potrebe, tako resnične, fizične kot psihološke ali metaforične, skozi katerega umetnica pripoveduje o dvoumnosti.

Loreta Visic živi v Roermond, na Nizozemskem ter dela v Roermondu in Antwerpnu v Belgiji.
www.loretavisic.com

Razstavo je kurirala Maja Lozić.

Razstavo so podprli:
Mesto Ljubljana, Ministrstvo za kulturo, Veleposlaništvo kraljevine Nizozemske in Flemish Authorities.

Prisrčna zahvala vsem, ki so omogočili razstavo: H.E. Mr John Groffen, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands; Mrs Nelleke Linssen (Deputy head of mission), Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands; and to Mrs. Sandra Peršak, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands; Mr. André Hebbelinck, Representative of Flanders, Bart De Baere (MuHKA), Florent Bex, Flemish authorities, Robertina Šebjanič, Jan Vertommen, Milan Vračar, Paul Vanham, Gyula Kazari, Jan De Cock, Rade Visic in Tomage.

LORETA VISIC
(1976, Trogir, Croatia)

HIGHER EDUCATION

2007/  …. Royal Academy for Fine Arts, drawing art, Antwerp, Belgium
1998/2001 Higher Institute for Fine Arts – Flanders (HISK),(laureate), Antwerp, Belgium
1994/1998 Academy of Visual Arts Maastricht – ABK, Teacher in drawing-painting and art history (bachelor), Maastricht, The Netherlands
1996/1998 Orthopedagogische Beeldende Vormgeving (OBV) at Sociaal Pedagogische Hulpverlening Maastricht (SPH), Certified teacher of art to people with disabilities, Maastricht, The Netherlands


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2008 Galerija Alkatraz, Ljubljana, Slovenia (planned)
2007 Loreta Visic, Fashion house Louis, Antwerp, Belgium
The Kick Inside – open studio, Studio Jacob Jordaensstraat, Antwerp, Belgium
2006 Home Sweet Home, Indian Caps, Antwerp, Belgium
Art Akebono 2005 Winter Program, Akebono building, Sapporo, Japan
2005 Library Lier, Lier, Belgium
2004 Loreta Visic ?, Gallery Der Spiegel, Cologne, Germany
2003 Carga, Sala Josep Renau, Faculty of Fine Arts -Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Valencia, Spain
2001 Washuis,Hal & AIR Antwerpen, Antwerp, Belgium
1998 ABN AMRO bank, Roermond, The Netherlands


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2008
Corpus Delicti
, Palace of Justice, Brussels (B) (in opbouw)
Feminiene, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, GalerY’, Brussel (B)
2007
39e Grote Prijs Tekenkunst van de Stad Ronse,  Ronse (B)
VITRINE 2007 Surfaces, Fashion house Louis, Flanders Fashion Institute (FFI), Antwerp (B)
Amity, Martin Van Blerck Gallery, Antwerp (B)
Storm op Komst - Kinderkunstenfestival, De Warande, Turnhout (B)
2006
Spotlights
, Cultuurcentrum Hasselt, Hasselt (B)
Wild vlees, Cultuurcentrum Hasselt, Hasselt (B)
Déjeuner sur l’herbe – Hedendaagse kunst in de Vlaamse Ardennen, Steenbakkerij Roborst, Provincial Archeological Museum in Velzeke (B)
Land Art tussen Polder en Schelde, Rupelmonde (B)
Wauw, GestichtOud Rekem (B)
2005
Out of place, Centre for art and visual culture FLACC Genk (B)
Mé-tissages - Biënnale rond kunst en textiel, MIAT Museum for Industrial Archeology and Textile, Gent (B)
KIS Kunst in Schilde – Creaties van jonge Vlaamse en Nederlandse kunstenaars in dialoog met natuur en context, Schildehof, Schilde (B)
2004
Park in progress
– Nuit européenne de la jeune création, Val-Flory Park, Marly le Roi (F)
2003
De Utopie van de Periferie, City Museum Aalst, Aalst (B)
Vernacular Spirit – The Exhibition of Artists-in-Residence Program 2003 Autumn, Aomori Contemporary Art Centre (ACAC), Aomori (JPN)
De draad van Ariadne - textiliennes in beeld, Old textile factory Delbar, Ronse (B)
Lampaan Luonto Sous La Peau Du Loup-Sheep in Wolves Clothing, Stentorp, Kirjala (FIN)
Syntax Error, a performance with 8 artists under construction of Bastiaan Arler (artist), duringMap in Graz -TheEuropean Forum for Emerging Creation, Graz (AUT)
The Ambiguity of the Image-Belgian Art Now, Art Athina 10’03 Contemporary Art Fair at Helexpo Exhibition Centre, Athens (GRC)
Programa de residencias map, Sala Amadís Instituto de la Juventud, Madrid (ESP)
Individuo Poder, Gallery La Sala Naranja, Valencia (ESP)
2002
Het Betoverd Bos
, Kasteel Schuurlo, Sint Maria Aalter (B)
Ename Actueel-Vreemde eenden in de bijt, Provincial Archeological Museum,Ename (B)
Zinnebeeldig -7 symbolen in cultureel erfgoed en hedendaagse kunst: een confrontatie?, Caermersklooster - Provincial Center for Art and Culture Gent, Gent (B)
Human-ism(e)II, Orion Art Gallery, Ostend (B)
Provinciale Prijs Beeldhouwkunst 2001, Koningin FabiolaZaal, Antwerp (B)
2001
Prix de la Jeune Peinture Belge 2001, (sous le haut patronage de S.M. Le Roi), Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels (B)
Rudolfstraat 30, Old factory Rombouts, Antwerp (B)
Watou Poetry Summer 2001- An empty Spot to Stay, Watou (B)
XIX in MMI in HISK - XIX at HISK in MMI, Higher Institute for Fine Arts – Flanders (HISK), Antwerp (B)
Secret Gardens - Een eigenzinnige plek voor het ongewone, Oud Rekem (B)
VIIIe Triënnale van de Beeldhouwkunst, Gallery Campo & Campo, Berchem (B)
Open Studios, Higher Institute for Fine Arts – Flanders (HISK), Antwerp (B)
2000
Actuele Beeldende Kunst in Brugge
, Arents House Lace- and Brangwynmuseum, Brugge (B)
LOOK 2OOO, Antwerp World Diamond Center, Antwerp (B)
Le fil rouge3 - Biënnale d’Art Contemporain, Louvain-La-Neuve (B)
Open Studios, Higher Institute for Fine Arts – Flanders (HISK), Antwerp (B)
1999
De Estaffete
, Sittard Het Domein City Museum; De Tiendschuur Weert, Maastricht Bonnefantenmuseum; Spanish Gouvernement Museum Maastricht; Bommel van Dam Museum Venlo; Roermond City Museum; Heerlen City Gallery, (NL)
SPRING 99 - Jong Talent in Antwerpen, Koningin FabiolaZaal, Antwerp (B)
Open Studios, Higher Institute for Fine Arts – Flanders (HISK), Antwerp (B)
Synaesthetics/ Synesthetica, Gallery Lokaal 01, Antwerp (B)
1998
Academy for Visual Arts Maastricht (ABK), Maastricht (NL)
1994
M.D.G.O. school building, Roermond (NL)

RESIDENCIES

2006 Artist in Residence Program - Art Akebono Program, S-AIR, 01 february – 15 march 2006, Sapporo, Japan
2006 FLACC, Artist-in-Residence Program 2006, Genk, Belgium
2003 Artist in Residence Program 2003 Autumn, Aomori Contemporary Art Centre (ACAC), 16 september – 30 november 2003, Aomori City, Japan
2002 Pépinières Européennes pour Jeunes Artistes, Artists-in-Residence Program, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia,  october 2002 – january 2003, Valencia, Spain


PRIZES / SELECTIONS

2007 Grote Prijs Tekenkunst 2007, Ronse, Belgium (honourable mention)
2007 Ontwikkelingsgerichte beurs (grant), Flamisch Ministry of Culture, Belgium
2004 Mechelen 2005 - City in female hands, Competition for an art project at the river Dijle in the town Mechelen, Belgium (selected)
2002 Basisstipendium (grant) Fonds voor Beeldende Kunsten Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2001 Prize Jonge Belgische Schilderkunst - Langui, Brussels, Belgium
2001 Provinciale Prijs Beeldende Kunst 2001, Antwerp, Belgium (selected)
2001 Prize Mark Macken Prijs 2001, Antwerp, Belgium
2001 Study trip New York, Higher Institute for Fine Arts (HISK), New York, USA
2000 VDAB Tongeren, Competition for an artistic project for an Flamish  Employment Office in Tongeren, Belgium (selected)
         Academy Prize, Academy for Visual Arts - ABK, Maastricht, The Netherlands
1998 Henriette Hustinx Prize 1998, Maastricht, The Netherlands (selected)
1998 Prize Siemens Kunstkalender 1998, Maastricht, The Netherlands

CATALOGUES (selection)

2007
Alles in Wonderland-Stormachtige beelden
, De Warande, Turnhout (B)
2006
Spotlights
- een tentoonstelling over licht en duisternis, Cultuurcentrum Hasselt, Hasselt (B)
Collectie Vlaamse Gemeenschap Aanwinsten 1999-2001, Vlaamse Ministerie van Cultuur, Brussel (B)
Wild vlees, CIAP VZW Hasselt, (B)
2005
Onder kunstenaars en organisaties
, Platform Limburg Beeldende Kunsten, Hasselt, (B)
KIS Kunst in Schilde – Creaties van jonge Vlaamse en Nederlandse kunstenaars in dialoog met natuur en context, Schilde, (B)
Mé-tissages, VIAT vzw, Gent (B)
2004 Trans Artist – Pépinières VI, Ministry of Education Culture and Science,(NL)
2003 Vernacular Spirit – Artists-in-Residence Program 2003 Autumn, Aomori Contemporary Art Centre, Aomori (JPN)
De Utopie van de Periferie - Kwetsbaar?, Aalst (B)
De draad van Ariadne – textiliennes in beeld, vzw Ronse Leeft, Ronse (B)
Parcours d'artistes- artists' experiences – Le Programme de Mobilité, Action II, Pépinières Européennes pour Jeunes Artistes, Marly Le Roi (F)
Loreta Visic, Instituto de la Juventud, Madrid (ESP)
The Ambiguity of the Image. Belgian Art Now, Athens (GRC)
2002
Ename actueel – Vreemde eenden in de bijt
, Province East Flanders (B).
Zinnebeeldig – 7 symbolen in cultureel erfgoed en hedendaagse kunst: een confrontatie?, Province East Flanders (B)
Human-ism(e)II, Orion Art Gallery, Ostend (B)
Provinciale Prijs voor Beeldhouwkunst 2001- Loreta Visic, Province Antwerp, Antwerp (B)
2001
Prix de la Jeune Peinture Belge 2001
, Brussels (B)
Watou Poetry Summer 2001 – An empty Spot to Stay (part 1 +2), Poëziezomers-Kunstzomers Watou v.z.w., Gent (B)
XIX in MMI in HISK - XIX at HISK in MMI, Higher Institute for Fine Arts – Flanders (HISK), Antwerp (B)
Secret Gardens - Een eigenzinnige plek voor het ongewone, Province Belgian Limburg (B), Province Dutch Limburg (NL) en Cultural Center Lanaken (B)
Rudolfstraat 30, Het noodzakelijke zwijgen (kunstenaarsinitiatief), Antwerp (B)
VIIIe Triënnale van de Beeldhouwkunst, Gallery Campo & Campo, Berchem (B)
2000
LOOK 2000, Diamond High Council, Antwerp (B)
Le fil rouge3 - Biënnale d'Art Contemporain, Centre Culturel d'Ottignies Louvain-la-Neuve, Louvain-La-Neuve (B)
1999 Spring 99 - Jong Talent in Atwerpen, Province Antwerp, Antwerp (B)
1998 Ex Animo, Academy for Visual Arts Maastricht (ABK), Maastricht (NL)

PUBLICATIONS / ARTICLES (selection)

2008
"Visic-section, The gut-wrenching artwork of Loreta Visic"
by Diane Pernet in  ZOO-Magazine 2008 nr 18 (DEU)
"De huisjes van Loreta” by Jos Thijs in Gazet van Sint-Andries (newspaper), 15e jg. nr januari 2008
2007
"Belief and disbelief in new media",
by Arjen Mulder in JongHolland nr4 (art magazine)
"Loreta Visic", by Diane Pernet on www.ashadedviewonfashion.com (weblog), 11 september 2007
"Loreta Visic & Diane Pernet",  by Marjolijn Vanslembrouck on www.knack.be/weekend (weblog of magazine), 11 september 2007
"Vitrines vol verrassingen", photo by rr.,De Standaard (newspaper), 7 september 2007
2006
"Home Sweet Home”
,  by Florent Bex in <H>ART (international and national contemporary art newspaper) nr 13, 9 november 2006
2004
"Loreta Visic"
, by Kerstin Stremmel, Stadt Revue Kölnmagazin dezember 04
2003
"Good Luck 10 Program"
(interview), Rakuten Studio, 7 ATV, Aomori Television, Aomori (JPN)
"The Ambiguity of the Image. Belgian Art Now", by Katerina Gregos, in Contemporary (art magazine)
2002
"Ich bin nur stehn geblieben" (song), participation of my artwork "Washuis" in the videoclip for the German Music Band "ECHT", MTV Germany
"Top van Belgische kunstenaars in Oostende", by Luc lambrecht in De Morgen (newspaper), 16 july 2002
2001
"Kunst in België 1945-2000, Kunst in België na 1975" (part 2)
, by Florent Bex
"An empty spot to stay", by Luk Lambrecht in Flash Art (art magazine)
A+ (magazine for architecture), november-december 2001
"Air Antwerpen", De Witte Raaf (art paper), november-december nr5 2001
"Les six de la jeune Peinture", by Claude Laurent in Le Palais des Beaux-Arts Brussels (program magazine) , november 2001
"Als zes jonge honden vechten om één been",  by Luk Lambrecht in De Morgen (newspaper), 15 november 2001
"Wasdraad  is startschot van residentie voor kunstenaars", Gazet van Antwerpen (newspaper), 20 september 2001
"Hal & Air Antwerpen", by Els Roelandt in Financieel EconomischeTijd (newspaper), 2001
"Kroatisch huisje bij Royerssluis", Gazet van Antwerpen (newspaper), 10 oktober 2001
"Washuis", Zone 03 (city magazine), 17-23 oktober 2001
2000
"Meer bepaald in de Far West", by Jan Braet in Knack (magazine) , 31-6 june 2000
"Un fil rouge…deroutant", La nouvelle Gazette (newspaper), 25 may 2000
"Le ligne pend au lac", by Jean-Philippe de Vogelaere in La derniere Heure (newspaper), 13-14 may 2000

GIVEN LECTURES

2006 Akebono building, Sapporo, Japan
2004 Aomori Public College, Aomori, Japan
Aomori Contemporary Art Centre (ACAC), Aomori, Japan
2003 Map in Graz - TheEuropean Forum for Emerging Creation, Forum Stadtpark, Graz, Austria
2002 Academy of Visual Arts Maastricht – ABK, Maastricht (NL)

EXPERIENCE IN TEACHING

2007 Workshop "Galaxy World” for Kinder Kunsten Fabriek, Cultuurcentrum Genk and FLACC, Genk, Belgium
Workshop "Ugly duckly greetings from Roermond” at the Stedelijk Lyceum Roermond (Highschool), C.A.P.T.U.R.E. the City, Limburg, The Netherlands
1998/1999 Teacher Visual Arts, Art School Linne (NL)
1997/1998 Teacher Visual Arts, Foundation Traject Maastricht (NL)
1997/1998 Teacher Visual Arts, Special Education MLK VSO St. Servatius Maastricht
1996/1997 Teacher Visual Arts, Social Pedagogical Assistance Higher Education Maastricht
1995/1996 Teacher Visual Arts, Primary School OBS "De Perroen" in Maastricht.

WORKSHOPS ATTENDED

2007 Basisopleiding in de Moossmethodiek, Mooss Kunsteducatie vzw, Leuven, Belgium
2005 Nodate, workshop with Japanese artist Kimura Toshiro Jinjin, Aomori, Japan
2005 Workshop with Japanese artist Noriko Yoshida, Kamakura, Japan
2005 Workshop with Patricia Steur (Dutch photographer), X-Gallery, McArthurGlen Designer Outlet, Roermond, The Netherlands
2005 Hanga, privat workshop with Tadashiro Fukui (Japanese woodblock printer), Gero, Gifu, Japan
1998 Let‘s be you, workshop with Nedko Solakov (Bulgarian artist), Higher Institute of Fine Arts – Flanders (HISK), Antwerp, Belgium
1998 Proffesional orientation at Academy of Visual Arts in Maastricht by Krien Clevis and Ton van Kempen
1997 Graphic Project ABK, Academy for Visual Arts Maastricht (ABK), Maastricht, The Netherlands
1996 Performance Project with Lydia Schouten (Dutch artist), Academy of Visual Arts Maastricht (ABK), The Netherlands
1996 Das neutrale Gebiet von Moresnet, Project with Jan Zeven (Dutch artist), Moresnet, Belgium
1994 Orientation course for entering the Academy of Visual Arts in Maastricht
by Krien Clevis (Dutch artist)

COLLECTIONS

"Huisje met glazen ballon” 2006, privat collection Oudenaarde, (B), 2008
"Washuis” (met wind), (conté on paper), X-Cago b.v. Roermond (NL), 2007
‘Nestje nr 41/55’ 2000, (polyester and mirror), privat collection, Antwerp (B), 2007
"Washuis” 2000, (water color on paper), privat collection, Zurich (CHE), 2007
‘Nestje nr 42/55’ 2000, (polyester and mirror), privat collection, Antwerp (B), 2007
‘Nestje nr 7/55’ 2000, (polyester and mirror), privat collection, Antwerp (B), 2007
‘Nestje nr 8/55’ 2000, (polyester and mirror), privat collection, Antwerp (B), 2007
‘Nestje nr 9/55’ 2000, (polyester and mirror), privat collection, Antwerp (B), 2007
‘Nestje nr 5/55’ 2000, (polyester and mirror), privat collection, La Bruyere (FRA), 2006
"Washuis” (met wind) 2000, (conté on paper), collection Gallery Der Spiegel, Cologne (D),2005
"Kind” 2001, privat collection, Cologne, (D), 2004
"Washuis” (zonder wind) 2000, (conté on paper), privat collection, Cologne (D), 2004
"Washuis” 2000, collection MUHKA (Museum for Contemporary Art Antwerp), Antwerp (B), 2002
"Beer” 1999, privat collection, Antwerp (B), 2001
"Untitled” 1999, privat collection, Antwerp (B), 2001
"Washuis” 2001, (DVD), privat collection, Brussels (B), 2001
"Washuis” 2000, (water color on paper), privat collection, Antwerp (B), 2001
"Washuis” 2000, (water color on paper), privat collection, Antwerp (B), 2000
"Nestje nr 1/55” 2000, (polyester and mirror), privat collection, ‘s Gravenwezel (B), 2000
"Untitled" 1999, (lithography), collection Province Limburg (NL), 1999
"Untitled" 1997, (mixed media on paper), privat collection, Limburg (NL), 1998