2005 – European Capital of Culture
Cork Vision Centre is open for public every Tuesday - Saturday:
10am - 5pm / Admission free!
||Eye Try exhibition is open!
Variety of different approaches, dynamic installation,
supported by contemporary VJ and DJ performance, marked
the opening ceremony in Cork Vision Centre. By the visitors
thinking, it is the best art presentation by now!
(Jelka Šutej Adamič, Delo, Culture,
||Art is all around
When I visited Ireland for the first time, I was on the
trip through the whole of Europe. I took a night train
from Maribor to Ljubljana and an hour later I was on the
Austrian border showing my passport. It was late April
2004 and Slovenia was not a member of the European Union
yet. I underwent the
| same procedure on the German border, when
also a control by criminal police happened, but everything
was fine; only my sleep was distracted. I must admit it
was a very busy night. The song Trans Europe Express
by Kraftwerk was echoing restlessly in my head.
||Intro (by Aleksandra Kostič)
The selection of works by Slovene artists at the exhibition
Eye Try reflects a variety of ideas and visions that co-exist
in contemporary art. Today, art is very heterogeneous.
The Eye Try unites and synthesizes various artistic approaches,
from classical (paintings, statues) to the latest
| highly sophisticated technologies. Creative
use of classical media is important for the enrichment
of new media with subtle and tactile contents, and, at
another extreme, with complex techno/logical contents.
Eye Try is actually a reservoir of different artistic
media which sometimes appear in interaction.
||Best wishes for a journey!
"Culture – this is what art is all about." A
few years ago that was the slogan of one of the central
Slovenian cultural institutions. Indeed: while speaking
of culture we do not necessarily consider art, on the
other hand we can not contemplate art without keeping
culture in mind. Like in all other European
| countries both are flurishing in Slovenia;
even though the abundancy does not grow abundantly, culture
and art have been until the independence in 1991 of the
utmost importance to Slovenians, almost a crucial point
of national identification.
||Ornamental motifs were
a source of inspiration for the graphic layout of the
international art exhibition of Slovene art and artists
in Cork, Ireland.
Ivan Razboršek - ornamental artist
(1924 – 1998)
Born of Slovenian parents in the year 1924
|in faraway Skopje. He and his brother knew
Slovenia only through books and the tales told by their
parents, deepening their love of the distant homeland
and rich ethnic heritage. He started to collect anything
he could find connected with Slovenia and its culture.