Jasmina Nedanovski - It's not our fault?
In her project, Jasmina Nedanovski touches with brilliant sensitivity and minimalism another topic that has been burning for more than a decade: eternal wars and the resulting migrations, which are born and die every day, but still rage with a force that no one succeeds or even wants to to stop. CLOSING THE EYES when a single war zone stops being news on the main news after a day or two, yet dealing with waves of immigrants, migrants living a LIFE OUT OF A SUITCASE…Without DIGNITY, with constant REJECTIONS. The TEMPO of arrivals is relentless and there are no OPEN DOORS for all those who come only with the desire for a better, and above all, a more peaceful life. For those coming from yet another escape room, Europe is not an oasis of peace. Increasingly, this is a world where we turn a blind eye all too often. Jasmina places wire fences and nets in the gallery spaces, on which insects, animals and even people gradually fit, which she illustrates with the strong red color she uses to cover individual parts of the nets. He wonders about the meaning of everything, about the hostility towards helping those in need, about history, which never gives rise to clear views on how unpleasant events should never be repeated. And if our world is the promised land for someone, WHY THE HELL CAN’T WE LIVE TOGETHER? Isn’t this planet and all its pieces the property of each one of us? Jasmin’s graphics, on which the nets stretch, put us in the position of an individual who stopped at the last station, where he could enter a brighter tomorrow. Who all got caught in the nets that are supposed to protect our rooms of peace, we can only guess. It’s just a NUMBERS GAME. Next to the nets, the author has placed several comfortable deckchairs, on which beautiful parts of the nets, meaningful words and phrases, which, among other things, can be skimmed over in countless paper blocks – the artist’s books, in which the author wrote down meaningful spoken, heard, written and read parts on a daily basis events in different media. Deckchairs are actually a metaphor for our questioning of everything that is happening, but at the same time a metaphor and a criticism of society’s insufficiently responsive, even inactive action and eternal MISUNDERSTANDING in issues that may concern us today, tomorrow, one day. And WHAT WILL THE WORLD BE LIKE IF WE KEEP QUIET?
Jasmina Nedanovski (1981) graduated from the high school of graphics in Ljubljana and studied at the Faculty of Education in Maribor, where she graduated in graphics in 2006 with prof. To Samuel Grajfoner. She continued her studies at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana and in 2010 graduated with honors from prof. Branko Suhy and Jožef Muhovič. She is a member of the Association of Fine Artists of Dolenjska, participates in group exhibitions and art colonies, and runs workshops for children and adults. Her works are in the collections of the Božidar Jakac Kostanjevica Gallery on Krka, the Dolenj Museum in Novo Mesto, the Belokranj Museum in Metlika and in private collections. He teaches at a primary school in Metlika. He lives and creates in Graz in the Bela Krajina.