Sketchbook, a group show curated by Zeljka Himbele on Curiator.com
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Avec les oeuvres de/Featuring the work of Alison Owen, Amelie Chabannes, Brian Dailey, Cliff Evans, Eve K. Tremblay, Heide Fasnacht, Karina Aguilera Skvirsky, Lisi Raskin, Marko Tadic, Michele Beck And Jorge Calvo, Olja Stipanovic, Summer Wheat, Vince Contarino.
The title of this fluid exhibition-in-progress stems from the nature of the Curiator platform, as well as my personal approach to curating, which revolves around the constant research of various exhibition contexts and artistic practices, as much as it does around studio visits and conversations with artists.
Sketchbook brings together my visual notes in a diaristic form. It is a collection of works I have seen or included in my curatorial projects over the last few years that have influenced my thinking about the ways in which art works can initiate dialogue with its diverse public by tackling historical, social, cultural or political matters.
The exhibition is not focused on one particular medium or topic. Instead, the artists represented in Sketchbook use of distinctive aesthetics and mediums, which range from collage, abstract painting, and photography, to public workshops, room-sized installations, and a public video screening. By playfully and cleverly occupying and transforming outdoor spaces and the traditional white cube, these artists consider compelling subjects and create a range of experiences for viewers.
Zeljka Himbele is also curating my upcoming solo at Gallery MK (galerija miroslav kraljevic) Zagreb, Croatia opening Dec 4th (until Dec 24th)
Zeljka Himbele is a Co- Director of Stephan Stoyanov Gallery, New York, since 2013. She is a 2006 graduate of the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, US. In her native Croatia, she worked for several years at the Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb. She also curated exhibitions for non-profit spaces in Zagreb and served on the editorial board of Kontura, a Croatian art magazine. From 2008–2010 she worked at the Contemporary Art Department of the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, where she curated a series of solo and group exhibitions for New Media Gallery, such as solo exhibitions by Mika Tajima, Avish Khebrehzadeh, and Shih Chieh Huang, as well as the group exhibition Alternating Beats. She was a guest critic, lecturer, panelist or exhibition juror for the institutions: The New School, NY; Dumbo Arts Center, NY; Residency Unlimited, NY; Flux Factory, NY; Chester College, NH; Cambridge Art Association, MA; Parsons The New School for Design, NY; Pratt Institute, NY; and Brown University, RI; and Rhode Island School of Design, RI, among others. Additionally, Mrs. Himbele was a Curatorial Fellow at Art in General, curating the exhibition at Bloomberg LP headquarters, and also curated exhibitions at NURTUREart in Brooklyn, NY; Big Medium Gallery in Austin, TX; Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Program, Long Island City, NY; Stephan Stoyanov Gallery, NY; Cuchifritos, NY; Illuminated Metropolis, NY; and Futura Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic.