Beyond the Truth [City Art Gallery of Ljubljana, Ljubljana]

What is the correlation between the truth, storytelling and the narratives of history? Can the truth take on visual form? Does truth appear in a different form from untruth? Who is telling the truth? And how do we shape fictions to suit our personal truths?

Artists: Amir Yatziv, Rabih Mroue, Michael Blum, Etcetera, Mladen Miljanović, Katarina Zdjelar, Ibro Hasanovi

Dates: 13.07 – 30.09.2016

In this modest exhibition we would like to ask questions about the aesthetics of storytelling in contemporary art and how it is given form by artists and others. The invited artists deal with oral storytelling, the construction of the truth and its visual appearance. The works are connected through the way the truth is open to being constructed, deconstructed or manipulated in our contemporary visual culture. The fact that they come from different contexts, geographies and cultures shows how widespread this phenomenon is in the world.

Co-curated by Galit Eilat and Alenka Gregoric.