Nika Oblak & Primož Novak
August 29th – September 6th, 2008 > opening at 19h
Nika Oblak’s & Primož Novak’s solo exhibition Teamwork 6 presents a series of photos “We Did This and That” and video installation “The Box”. In a series of photos “We Did This and That” Nika Oblak & Primož Novak are restaging absurd Guinness World Records, which are based on uncommon ideas. It is a strategy of gaining attention with spectacular and entertaining stunts, which can serve as an analog to the obsession with success and fame in contemporary media-driven society. Video installation “The Box” refers to detachment, the possibility to exist outside prevailing systems. It is influenced by the constant exposure to mass communication media messages and the inability to avoid its effects. Nika Oblak & Primož Novak’s attempt to escape from the box is a reference to an escape from an all-encompassing media world as well as an escape from the white cube.
The exhibition has been organized in collaboration with Gallery Alkatraz and sponsored by The Municipality of Ljubljana and the Ministry of Culture of Republic Slovenia.
Exhibition: Teamwork 6
Authors: Nika Oblak & Primož Novak
29th August – 6th September 2008
Opening: Friday / August 29th / 19h / O3one