Slavs and Tatars Appointed Curators of the 33rd Biennial of Graphic Arts in Ljubljana
The 33rd edition of the Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts will be curated by Slavs and Tatars.
The 32nd edition entitled “Birth as Criterion” saw Slavs and Tatars among the participating artists and as such, “Birth as Criterion” influenced the concept of the subsequent Biennial.
The collective’s extensive editorial production, complex use of visual language and voracious research practice makes them a particularly resonant fit with the history of the Biennial and its contemporary role. The location of the Biennial, due to run from June to September 2019, has also been chosen in a similar way. It is installed into the factory architecture of the 19th century known as Cukrarna, a sugar factory with great importance in its time. This former industrial building, which was a generator of technological modernity in its heyday, now opens up to contemporary art. For their curatorial début, Slavs and Tatars intend to re-engage with the origins of the Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts.