Talking (about) images
March 17th – April 6th, 2017
Galerija Kortil, Rijeka (Croatia)
Curated by Francesca Lazzarini and Marta Rovetta
Opening: March 16th, 6.30 PM
Artists: The Cool Couple, Severin Hirsch, Kate Howlett-Jones, Neža Knez, Maryam Mohammadi, Nika Rukavina, Alessandro Sambini and Christoph Szalay.
Talking (about) Images is a collective reflection on the role and power of images in contemporary society, curated by Francesca Lazzarini and Marta Rovetta for Cultural Inventory, with the support of the Region of Styria.
Through four exhibitions and as many open laboratories, eight artists of various nationalities and different means of expression explore the relationship between images and the reality they represent, the mechanisms that regulate their production and diffusion, the ambiguities that they can generate, but also their potential as a universal and shared language.
The Cool Couple, Severin Hirsch, Kate Howlett-Jones, Neža Knez, Maryam Mohammadi, Nika Rukavina, Alessandro Sambini and Christoph Szalay address the images most strongly rooted in their personal conscience and at the same time react to the uninterrupted and viral flow of images intended for mass consumption. Along a path that winds through visual arts, literature and performance, they break the isolation of expressive forms, contaminate languages, establish relationships between the visual universe and other means of understanding and interpreting reality.
Knowing how images play a key role in the construction of consensus and in the distribution of power in society, Talking (about) Images also asks other artists and intellectuals from different fields to engage the public during the opening events: in Rijeka, on March 16th 2018, after Nika Rukavina’s performance, the Discipula collective will present The Images of our Dreams.
Talking (about) Images will be at Galerija Kortil from March 16th to April 6th 2018, thanks to the contribution of the City of Rijeka.
Talking (about) Images will continue its journey to Graz (from 29 May to 12 June 2018), Trieste (from 28 September to 18 November) and, finally, in Slovenia.
In collaboration with: Galerija Kortil, Kunsthalle Graz, MLZ Art Dep, Italian Cultural Institute in Slovenia, Austrian Cultural Forum Ljubljana, Poiuyt and Association of Art historian of Rijeka.