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International group exhibition: Virtual Worlds Now

We invite you to the KIBLA PORTAL until 30 November 2021 to the exhibition KIBLIX 2020–2021: Virtual Worlds Now.

In the months of October and November, we are preparing Saturday guided tours. The co-curator of the festival, Živa Kleindienst will take you on a journey through the KIBLIX exhibition. Applications are accepted until the vacancies are filled at: kibla@kibla.org. Dates:  9 October at 11 a.m., 16 October at 4 p.m., 6 November at 11 a.m., 20 November at 4 p.m. and 27 November at 11 a.m.

Along with the already exhibited works, you will be able to see a computer-generated video Delusional Mandala by Lu Yang, an artificially intelligent robot Amygdala with the Calyx installation by Marco Donnarumma, a digital fashion collection DEEP by Amber Jae Slooten and The Fabricant, a mixed-reality installation HyperBody Portal: Stratholme.GoStop by Pete Jiadong Qiang, a virtual reality space men r My friended by Tony Oursler, a sensual experience of poetry and dance in virtual reality Nightsss by Weronika M. Lewandowska and Sandra Frydrysiak, an interactive intermedia installation Time of Flight by the Compiler group, a video game What Is Your Truth? by Dorijan Šiško and Sara Bezovšek, a world in VR for platform Sansar MetaGarden: Sphere5 by Tanja Vujinović, and the first-person point of view 3600 video Seeing I – The Other by Marko Farid.

The exhibition also includes projects that we have presented in recent months: a virtual reality and video installation RE-ANIMATED by Jakob Kudsk Steensen, a participatory project in augmented reality Skiljelinjer (Lines of Demarcation) by art-design studio Untold Garden and Sebastian Dahlqvist, short animated film How to Disappear by collective Total Refusal, video performance Default Setting by Daniel Hanzlík, intermedia installation Third Landscape by Nika Erjavec, generative audio-visual painting Self-portrait by Tadej Droljc, a spatial installation The World Was to Me a Secret Which I Desired to Divine by Emir Šehanović and web performance Nocturne in Black and Gold by the ATOM-r tandem in collaboration with the artist Abraham Avnisan.

After several months of online events, KIBLIX 2020–2021 has shifted to the physical space of the largest independent exhibition space of contemporary art in Slovenia, KIBLA PORTAL in Maribor in July. For this year’s festival edition, the curatorial team consisting of Živa Kleindienst, Tadej Vindiš, Peter Tomaž Dobrila, and Aleksandra Kostič, is asking what are the virtual worlds now?

The international group exhibition presents a critical overview of contemporary virtual spaces through a series of innovative art research projects in the field of the latest virtual, augmented, and mixed reality technologies.

The exhibition coincides with the anniversary of the founding of MMC KIBLA – in 25 years from multimedia to virtual reality.

Admission is free. You can view the exhibition in accordance with the RVC protocol and the NIPH recommendations.

KIBLA PORTAL, Valvasorjeva 40, 2nd floor, Maribor.
Opening hours: Monday–Friday, from 3 to 5 p.m. or by prior appointment (kibla@kibla.org).

Jakob Kudsk Steensen, RE-ANIMATED, 2018–19, VR and video installation. Installation view, KIBLA PORTAL. Photo: Damjan Švarc © KID KIBLA.

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