Galleria A plus A | School for Curatorial Studies Venice

Co-curatorial contribution with works live and on exhibit by IrwinMladen Miljanovic, OHO GroupMatej Stupica & Lenka Dorojevic.

A plus A Gallery has been the official venue for the Slovenian pavilion at the Venice Biennale from 1998 till 2014. During this period and under the direction of Aurora Fonda it has been a hub for Slovene, local and international artists functioning during the whole year as a public gallery and not only as a national pavilion. Since 2015, still under the direction of Aurora Fonda and Sandro Pignotti, A plus A has been transformed into a private enterprise, a gallery space dedicat­ed to experimenting with new exhibition formats, with the aim of becoming a centre for contempo­rary art in Venice capable of promoting and supporting local and international artists in the production of exhibi­tions and projects. Among our principal activities is the The School for Curatorial Studies Venice, which since 2004 has welcomed students in Venice to participate in the Course in Curatorial Practices and Contemporary Arts. The School for Curatorial Studies Venice is working with the gallery hand in hand. It was founded by Aurora Fonda in 2004 in Venice with the purpose of creating an open laboratory for the expression of creativity in the field of visual arts and the professions related to contem­porary art. The Course in Curatorial Practices and Contemporary Arts, now in its 24nd edition, is articulated on both a practical and theoretical level towards an experimental approach, culminating in a final event organized by the participating students. The course is an ambitious and challenging project that aims to offer a vision of the complex world of contemporary art and offers a constructive contribution through the works produced by the School and its students.

At the VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK 2016, Galleria A plus A presents a co-curatorial contribution with works live and on exhibit by IrwinMladen Miljanović, OHO GroupMatej Stupica & Lenka DorojevićFurther a supportive collaboration with the students of the School for Curatorial Studies.

Irwin. Exhibition view of EAM East Art Map at the III Venice International Performance Art Week. Photograph by VestAndPage.

Irwin. Exhibition view of EAM East Art Map at the III Venice International Performance Art Week. Photograph by VestAndPage.

 

Mladen Miljanovic, The Guard of Honour. Durational performance at the III Venice International Performance Art Week 2016. Image © Alexander Harbaugh.

Mladen Miljanović, The Guard of Honour. Durational performance at the III Venice International Performance Art Week 2016. Image © Alexander Harbaugh.

 

Nasko Kriznar, The Back Goes to Cinema (1968). © and courtesy Moderna Galerija Ljubljana

Nasko Kriznar, The Back Goes to Cinema (1968). © and courtesy Moderna Galerija Ljubljana

 

Matej Stupica & Lenka Đorojević, Free fall (2016). Video still frame. Courtesy the artists.

Matej Stupica & Lenka Đorojević, Free fall (2016). Video still frame. Courtesy the artists.