Hana Ostan Ožbolt’s lecture seeks to give an insight into the complex and intriguing artistic practice of Slovenian artist Meta Grgurevič whose exhibition “Impossible Machines” is currently on display at Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst & Medien and at UGM Maribor Art Gallery. Grgurevič is one of the most compelling Slovenian artists of the younger generation. In her work she studies and constructs kinetic systems and assembles them into multidimensional settings. While focusing on some central works of the exhibition and from the last decade, discussing the formal and the content level of her work and outlining its central considerations, curator Hana Ostan Ožbolts tries to position Grgurevič’s work in relation to the local and the international art scene.
Hana Ostan Ožbolt MA (*1991 Ljubljana, lives in Ljubljana) is a freelance curator and directress of the ULAY Foundation based between Ljubljana and Amsterdam. She obtained her Master’s degree in Art History from the Faculty of Arts in Ljubljana and completed the School for Curators and Critics of Contemporary Art, “World of Art” (2014–16). In recent years, she has worked in the field of contemporary art (the private galleries and the NGO sector) in Ljubljana and Berlin, among others, for Aksioma – Institute for Contemporary Art and Galerija Gregor Podnar. She was also the initiator of HOoST, a framework aimed at supporting and promoting emerging artists while organizing their exhibitions outside the institutional frame. She has curated, co-curated and collaborated on numerous exhibitions of various artists in Škuc Gallery, Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova, DLUL Ljubljana, DUM Project Space and Goethe Institute.