Maja Babič Košir – Love is Real (part of GRAZLJUBLJANA)

Veronika Hauer | Maja Babič Košir

Eine Kooperation zwischen Galerie Zimmermann Kratochwill und Ravnikar Gallery Space Ljubljana.

Die Ausstellung GRAZLJUBLJANA entspringt der Idee die beiden geografisch nahen Städte Graz und Ljubljana und deren Kunstszenen durch eine gemeinsame Ausstellung stärker zu vernetzen. Auf Initiative der Galerie Zimmermann Kratochwill wurde die Galerie Ravnikar mit der von ihr vertretenen Künstlerin Maja Babič Košir eingeladen eine Ausstellung mit der in Graz lebenden Künstlerin Veronika Hauer zu gestalten.
So bespielen beide Künstlerinnen jeweils einen Raum der Galerie mit ihren aktuellsten Arbeiten: Love is Real (Maja Babič Košir) und blue and melting (Veronika Hauer). Im mittleren Ausstellungsraum im Herzen der Galerie, treffen sich die Künstlerinnen in einem Zusammenspiel ihrer Arbeiten und zeigen so subtile Gemeinsamkeiten ihrer künstlerischen Auseinandersetzung, wie etwa die Schichtung von Material und Linie.

Maja Babič Košir zeigt ihre neueste Arbeit Love is Real im ersten Raum der Galerie und lädt in ihren Arbeiten zu einer intimen Erkundung von Verlust und Erinnerung ein. Durch eine zutiefst persönliche Linse navigiert sie durch die Komplexität der Trauer nach dem Tod ihres Vaters und verwandelt Gefundenes aus den Archiven ihrer Familie zu Monumenten der Konfrontation und uns so einlädt, uns mit unserer eigenen Sterblichkeit auseinanderzusetzen und letztendlich Trost in unserer Fähigkeit zu lieben zu finden.

A cooperation between Galerie Zimmermann Kratochwill and Ravnikar Gallery Space Ljubljana

The exhibition GRAZLJUBLJANA arises from the idea of ​​connecting the two geographically close cities of Graz and Ljubljana and their art scenes more closely through a joint exhibition. On the initiative of Galerie Zimmermann Kratochwill, Ravnikar Gallery Space and artist Maja Babič Košir were invited to create an exhibition together with Graz-based artist Veronika Hauer.
While each artist will show her most current work in an individual room of the gallery – Love is Real by Maja Babič Košir and blue and melting by Veronika Hauer, their practises will collide in the room situated at the heart of the gallery. Here, both artists meet in an interplay of their works and show subtle similarities in their artistic engagement, such as the layering of material and lines.

Maja Babič Košir shows her newest installation Love is Real and invites us to an intimate exploration of loss and memory. Through a deeply personal lens, she navigates the complexities of grief following the death of her father, transforming found objects from her family’s archives into vessels of confrontation and thus invites us to confront our own mortality and ultimately, to find solace in our capacity to love.

Maja Babič Košir
Born in 1978, Ljubljana (SI) Lives and works between Ljubljana (Sl) and Porto (PT) Maja Babič Košir holds both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in sculpture from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana. Following her academic journey, she pursued advanced studies in creative illustration and visual communication at EINA University School of Design and Art in Barcelona. Rooted in contemplative, introspective principles, her intuitive creative process draws from personal history and surroundings, translating inner experiences into a visually compelling narrative. The multidimensionality achieved through layering materials in installations challenges decorativeness, reflecting her background in contemporary sculpture. Her practice serves as a transformative archive, embracing imperfections, exploring the plasticity and sensory dimensions of recycled materials found in rich and well-preserved family archives. In her versatile artistic practice, Maja often collaborates with established international artists, such as Duba Sambolec, Nevena Aleksovski, and Diana Tamane. Bound by their common positions as women and artists, through their artistic dialogue and minimalist visual language, the artists explore various contemporary societal issues. She actively participates in international contemporary art fairs and shows, showcasing her work at established venues such as the Museum of Modern Art in Ljubljana, Slovenia; UGM Maribor Art Gallery; Cukrarna in Ljubljana; ARCO Lisboa; SPARK Vienna; NADA Warsaw, Berlin Art Week; Vienna Contemporary; SWAB Barcelona; and Zürich Art Weekend. She has won several awards and acknowledgments, and her works are housed in various private and public collections.

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