The castle of crossed destinies, Porto Portugal
12.11.2021 – 31.12.2021
Adelisa Selimbašić [GER], Ana Mrovlje [SLO] Emily Mannion [IRL], Hyun Cho [SKO], Lorenzo Modica [ITA], Ludovico Orombelli [ITA], Pau Masclans [ESP] e Sérgio Leitão [POR]
Group show at Galeria Dinamo, curated by Giulio Verago
The exhibition concept took inspiration by the novel “The Castle of Crossed Destinies”, written in 1973 by Italian writer Italo Calvino. In the novel’s fictional plot the protagonists use Tarots imaginative power to create a common language able to overcome the sense of strangeness.
Likewise the artists gathered for this exhibition came from different cities and different countries to share the experience of an artist residency in Milano. Most part of the works shown here have been realized during the residency, nurtured by constant dialog and sharing of the time of life, work and love. In presenting to you this “cornucopia” of diverse outcomes I consider myself a partner in crime more than a curator, or better said a gardener, the facilitator of a process of growth. I hope you can enjoy the fruits and notice the subtle game of affinities unfolding freely, without a planned preparation.
Part Time Human, Ljubljana SIovenia
01.09.2021 – 30.09.2021
Galerija Kresija, Solo
…oosh, came down the floor. The gallery space loudly shifted downwards like an elevator in free fall before suddenly stopping. What had been reliably solid only a minute ago suddenly liquified in its upper crust, leaving Eli standing waist-deep in what seemed to her like a cement-type substance but could as well have been mud. The exact identity of the substance engulfing her limbs was the farthest thing from her mind, as the shift left her disoriented, confused, and for the most part, annoyed by the material betrayal of her surroundings. “What has just happened… how did it… and in an art gallery, of all places…?”
The works by Ana Mrovlje take shape as synthetic appendages, prosthetics, and at times counterfeits that imitate the human form: be it the “dramatism” of hair fibers (their intensive shine) or the bending and folding of limbs (their curvatures). In doing so, they point to the looming absence of the thing imitated and to an event already passed, of which only synthetic traces, those resistant to the passing of time, remain. The exhibition is static and singular yet filled with countless potentialities that imbue its space with overlapping fictions.
Text: Domen Ograjenšek
In our times, Milan Italy
09.7.2021 – 16.7. 2021
Ana Mrovlje, Ludovico Orombelli
Spazio Canonica, curated by Serena Correale and Metareale
Open studio VIR Viafarini, Milan Italy
13.4.2021 – 20.4.2021
Jonathan Colombo, Binta Diaw, Hyun Cho, Giuseppe Lo Schiavo, Nicolò Masiero Sgrinzatto, Ana Mrovlje, Ludovico Orombelli, Adelisa Selimbasic, Arjan Shehaj, Mattia Sugamiele, Vincenzo Zancana
Group show curated by Giulio Verago
ATLAS. Mappe e visioni dal Mediterraneo, Milan Italy
22.4.2021 – 25.4.2021
Gaia Coals, Jonathan Colombo, Sergio Leitao, Francesca Migone, Ana Mrovlje, Jacopo Natoli, Ludovico Orombelli, Vera Pravda, Adelisa Selimbasic, Zafos Xagoraris, Vincenzo Zancana
Group show at VIR Viafarini, curated by Claudia Zanfi
Open studio VIR Viafarini, Milan Italy
11.12.2021 – 18.12.2021
Binta Diaw, Clarissa Falco, Sergio Silva Leitao, Giuseppe Lo Schiavo, Emily Mannion, Nicolò Masiero Sgrinzatto, Pau Masclans Pazos, Francesca Migone, Lorenzo Modica, Ana Mrovlje, Ludovico Orombelli, Mattia Sugamiele, Vincenzo Zancana
Group show curated by Giulio Verago
Ti do la mia parola
Group show online Curated by Butik Collective
In the alienation from the means of production we live in the belief that what we make and what we are becomes an object or a thing rather than what it really is, something made by man in relation to others. What about the body, is it man made?
The noise I am referring to is linked to human relationship with the body that is essentially ours, yet it becomes objectified and displaced by others, by ourselves.
The finest object in the object system is the body and all bodily. Through capitalistic lenses, the body is the private property of its owner. Therefore it can be seen as a form of capital. As Baudrillard puts it, the body can be understood as a cultural fact and not a natural, biologic one. The body can also be seen as a private fetish, an objectified self- investment of particular powers into the body by their owner and others. Body parts start to possess the projections we put on them, which causes merging between subject desire’s and object’s power. Baudrillard wrote that the fetish arises precisely from this confusion, from the noise between the two.
As Above so Below, Helsinki Finland
28.03.2019 – 19.04.2019
Ana Mrovlje, Otto Urpelainen
Gallery Myymälä2, curated by Timo Tuhkanen and Egle Oddo
An occult theory purports that the physical rainwater actually contains the experience it evokes. “We have been walking in the rain. It is an extremely contemplative, all- encompassing experience. We wrote about it in a text called the Rain Diaries. Afterwards, we bottled some of the rain, consumed drops of it and wrote about that. But what we really want to do is to talk about rain in the language of rain. For that, we have built a water installation to replicate our experience without words, uttering only circles in water”.
Based on incognito performative acts, the artist duo examines the correspondence and subjectivity of experience. With a focus on nonmaterial and purely subjective perspectives of things, thoughts and emotions they locate causalities and contrasts hidden beyond the surface of mundane. An experience exists as an almost phantomic witness of materiality. The rain dialogues reveal understandings and misunderstandings of their performative actions that were done individually and eventually reported to the other. The exhibition positions the subject in the space between above and below in order for them to fill the distance .The exhibition is supported by Arts Promotion Centre Finland, National Council for Audiovisual Art.
Physis, Ancona Italy
04.04.2018 – 08.04.2018
Ana Mrovlje, Claud Hesse, Paola Tassetti, Polisonum Mole Vanvitelliana, curated by Butik Collective
Anechoic/ Brez odmeva, Ljubljana Slovenia
8.2017 – 31.08.2017
Ana Mrovlje & Dan Allon
Gallery glass atrium – Magistrat
The state of no echo captures the idea of absence, the unrecognized significance of the significant. It becomes clear that the existence of the anechoic state is based on the search for the echo. Like the position of dictators always reveals the trace of the fact they are caught being their own prisoners behind their absolutistic function, so are the personal battles hidden and repressed into the layers of the collective, social conflicts and then played out on the poligon of war territories.
The position of a prisoner and a dictator seems interconnected as action and inaction, silence and echo. The authors answer the question about the existence of human destructivity through their personal urgency and involvement which forces one to explore what would rather remain hidden and anechoic.
Embodied Memory, Passariano Codroipo Italy
Group show at Villa Manin
Memory as a Living Matter, Trieste Italy
04.02.2017 – 05.03.2017
Group show at La Sala Umberto Veruda
B#side War: Venice Stage, Venice Italy
14.10. – 22.10.2016
Dan Allon, Manca Bajec, Ana Mrovlje
Group show at Caos Art Gallery, curated by Alessandra Chiericato, Chiara Artico
Lose your Labels, Rome Italy
18.02.2016 – 21.02.2016
Sara Basta, Ana Mrovlje, Antonio Savoia and Giulia Barra, Claudia Fonti, Lorenzo Giansante
Carrozzerie N.o.t., curated by Anne Kathring Sterling, Anya Pustovaya, Joseph Volpe
Performing Art 3Days, Florence Italy
7.7. – 9.7. 2017
The Constant State of Emergency, performance at Gallery Fornace Pasquinucci