Opens Doors to Young Artists
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
Plaza Protocol operates as a fictitious entity that is plotting new scenarios for and from an unfinished construction site of an underground shopping mall on the outskirts of Ljubljana. The site, that is gradually taken over by the surrounding nature is a case of »contemporary ruin« caught between development and decay, the »not yet« and »have been«. However, its uncertain present points toward an open horizon, beyond the shopping mall model and the economic paradigm which informs it. As an agent of the future, Plaza excavates the traces and deposits the seeds of this emerging postconsumerist and posthumanist landscape.
Since 2020, it allies with artists, designers, architects, writers, and other agents, to reflect on the accelerating economic and ecological processes which shape our planetary scale “shopping ruin”, and “imagineer” (imagine + engineer) new protocols for a world that comes after it.
Plaza grows through opening new portals-areas. This one is a result of collaboration with Studio of Fine Arts IV (UMPRUM) and the Studio of New Aesthetics (FAMU) from Prague, as well as a few agents from the Academy of Fine Arts of the University of Ljubljana.
Curator of Plaza Protocol: Tjaša Pogačar
Design of the gravel: Tisa Troha
Design and development of the webpage: Marko Damiš
Mentors and coordination of production of the works from Prague: Anetta Mona Chişa, Martin Kohout, Jen Kratochvil, Aleksandra Vajd
Curator of Mala galerija Banke Slovenije: Vladimir Vidmar
Production: Project Atol Institute (supported by the Ministry of culture of Slovenia), Academy of Fine Arts and Design of the University of Ljubljana, Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague (UMPRUM), Film and TV School of Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (FAMU)
The gallery is open. We kindly request visitors to follow all preventive epidemiological measures.