Melancholy - Maruša Štibelj and Eva Mlinar
An exhibition of young artists, Maruša Štibelj and Eva Mlinar, entitled Melancholy, is on view in the Gallery View.
“… Without melancholy, the world would be deprived of many artistic creations, because it is precisely this feeling or, last but not least, the type of temperament that gives reflections on what is happening in and around us. Eva and Maruša take us to new dimensions, they create new, fantastic ones from real worlds, which, however, carry meaningful content, multiple meanings, and thus each story is revealed differently to everyone. They reveal their intimate questions, doubts, thoughts that touch on their views on the chaos unfolding in the seemingly pleasant world around us, on a society that is losing its basic values. They play with what they have seen and recreate with pieces from reality and reveal their findings, which they season with cheerfulness and humor, but at the same time with sharpness and criticism. The latter in this current project is based on a socially critical eye, especially towards frequent content on social networks and, of course, society as a whole, in which /too often contrary to reality/ the glorification of comfort and happiness prevails, which are expressed through banal sayings, proverbs, sentence conjunctions and images of “Happiness”, which continues to remain an intangible, undefined and, above all, highly dubious “good”…” (from a note at the Melancholia exhibition by exhibition curator Saša Bučan).