Admir Ganić - Scenography for Sevdah and other stories

Gallery View
When: from 01.12.2023, 18:00 to 09.02.2024, 18:00

Admir Ganić (1987, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina) graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo, at the department of graphics, where he also completed postgraduate studies. So far, he has exhibited at eight solo exhibitions and numerous group exhibitions at home and around the world. He is the recipient of several awards and recognitions for graphics. He is a member of the Association of Slovenian Fine Artists (ZDSLU), the Association of Fine Artists of Bosnia and Herzegovina (ULUBIH) and the Association of Fine Artists Ljubljana (DLUL). From 2011 to 2015, he was employed as a drawing professor at the High School of Art in Sarajevo, and between 2018 and 2019 at the International Graphic Art Center in Ljubljana. He is currently employed at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana.

The curator of the exhibition, Saša Bučan, wrote about the exhibition: “…His graphics are a kind of look through the glass into his interior with the desire that “the lost world reawakens, calls to consciousness, to experience its reincarnation and projection in a new creative act through challenges that they are offered by graphics.”

As a master of graphic design, Admir writes down memories with a simple composition and in clear language, which connect reality and dreams, and dispel doubts that through these images one can hear the characteristic music, melancholic sounds of the rooms of his childhood, and that in fact his lines they can weave into a network of fairy tales and melodies that everyone can dream up for themselves. Admir’s more recent graphics on vertical surfaces, full of almost untraceable stories that intertwine or even overlap, continue the artist’s artistic story and at the same time touch on the Far East, where years ago the artist got to know Chinese culture, especially its art. In the latter, he did not see an obstacle in communication, in understanding, because it seemed to him that calligraphy (or letter writing) spontaneously fits into his own artistic expression, which is transformed in his own artistic vision in new works.