Curator of the exhibition: Petra Housková
Opening of the exhibition: 15. 4. 2021 at 6 pm/ FB Šopa Gallery
The exhibition duration: April 16 – May 16, 2021
Opening hours: MON – FRI, 4 – 6 pm
The solo exhibition project Eden Immortal Place is a logical continuation of the previous research on issues related to identity, solidarity or, in a sense, stability. The project is based on the phenomenon of “Biophilia”, a term first used by psychologist Erich Fromm and further developed by the American biologist Edward O. Wilson, who pointed out the consequences of separation from nature. The author seeks to reconstruct the ideal place, the Garden of Eden, representing immortality, a utopia based on mythology, but at the same time it is an attempt to reconstruct society – it is a reflection of the decaying systems we have witnessed in the past, present and necessary future.
Tijana Radenković completed her master’s degree at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade, where she has recently obtained a doctoral degree. During her doctoral studies in 2017, thanks to the ERASMUS program, she participated in a stay at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava, where she still works today. She has exhibited independently and on group exhibitions in Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, France, Italy and Germany. The exhibition at the Šopa Gallery is the author’s first solo exhibition in Slovakia and is the result of her two-month residency as part of the KAIR project.
The exhibitions of this gallery and the residency program are supported using public funding by Slovak Arts Council. Slovak Arts Council is the main partner of the project. The residency of Tijana Radenković is also supported by the Minority Culture Fund. We thank Jozef Vančo / GUTENART and Michal Mitro for cooperation in the production of the exhibition.