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Trieste Contemporanea

Trieste Contemporanea

From 1995 Trieste Contemporanea is an Italian hub on contemporary art and curatorial projects. Activities, archive and the library (available through the Italian National Library Service) are mainly focused on Central and Eastern European visual art.


opening times: Tuesday to Saturday 5-8 pm
address: Italy, 34124 Trieste, via del Monte 2/1
email: info@triestecontemporanea.it
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3D exhibitions

  • Trieste Contemporanea

    ŽELJKO KIPKE / Dismantling Structures

    22 Feb 2020 – 20 May 2020

    A solo show by Željko Kipke Newest paintings by the croatian artist strike Zagreb icon-buildings which have been strongly characterized by political, economic and cultural history of the city (such as the parliament, former seat of the central committee of the communist party). The exhibition "Dismantling Structures" by Željko Kipke has been realised by Trieste Contemporanea in co-production with the Museum of Fine Arts in Split and Galerija Kranjčar in Zagreb, and under the patronage of the Consulate General of the Republic of Croatia in Trieste. The Trieste exhibition, curated by Branko Franceschi, is the first Italian venue for this new Kipke’s art project, that follows the exhibition curated in November 2019 by Vanja Babić at the Galerija Kranjčar in Zagreb. Kipke uses to paint on canvas typical monochrome backgrounds. This time he distorts on them famous images of Zagreb architecture and depicts buildings like waste papers, crumpled and rolled into a ball, so they are almost unrecognizable. The artist also puts into an experimental animated short film, which contains a Zagreb map pointing those buildings out, his critical questions about the functioning of the institutional system in Croatia, a country that is in transition. Željko Kipke (Čakovec 1953) is a painter and a video maker. He studied in the 1970s at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb and was at the beginning a leading artist in the analytic line of contemporary art and then also a leading director in experimental film. In the first half of the 1980s he made short films mainly documenting his art performances. During his intense artistic career, among other things, he represented Croatia at the 1993 Venice Biennale and at the 1995 Cairo Biennale. In 2007, again in Venice, he was commissioner of his country’s pavilion. Also important is his activity as an art critic and curator, a theoretician and a writer. Željko Kipke, Objekt K (Kockica)/ Structure C (The Cube), 2019, oil on canvas, 100 x 180 cm

  • Trieste Contemporanea

    TERESA MAYR / I don’t want to be an Onager

    26 May 2020 – 31 Jul 2020

    "I don’t want to be an Onager", is the solo-show conceived for the Studio Tommaseo in Trieste by German artist Teresa Mayr as the outcome of being awarded the Young European Artist Award Trieste Contemporanea 2019. The exhibition, organised by Trieste Contemporanea, curator Daniele Capra, displays Mayr’s works on paper which investigate urban spaces’ development and their memory traces, as well as modifications and micro-changes that occur in areas where the public sphere and the intimate one overlap and intersect. Teresa Mayr’s artistic practice is characterized by the use of drawings on paper. In particular, she uses to draw minimal and dry lines with pencil or coloured pen, and to limit chiaroscuro. This way Mayr focuses on primary visual details, on the different functions assigned to depicted places, on emotional ties that determine feelings of intimacy, alienation, respect, indifference or carelessness. She operates taking a stroll around town or using photos both found in social networks and via Google Street View (which are often obsolete). These sources are compared and then recombined, and presumable transitional states or possible development are traced in view of understanding how psychological, anthropological and socio-political variables act in the context. So, images and memories of reality, fiction and expectation of change coalesce. The title of the exhibition “I don`t want to be an onager” is taken from an exhibited series of works inspired by a surreal conversation between the artist and her sister at a zoo. Teresa Mayr (Friedberg, D, 1992) studied at the Dresden Academy of Fine Arts, at the Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle (Saale), at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich and graduated from the University of Berlin in 2019. She lives and works in Berlin. The Young European Artist Award Trieste Contemporanea is assigned every two years to an artist aged under 30 from a Central Eastern European country. The award gives to the winner the opportunity to conceive a new exhibition project and document it with a catalogue. (Teresa Mayr, Sp86316F1, 2018, pencil on paper, cm 82 x 146)

    exhibiting artists

    latest works

    • Željko Kipke

      Objekti u demontaži / Dismantling Structures, 2019
      80 x 45 cm (h x w)
      digital print
    • Željko Kipke

      Objekt S (Sabor) / Structure P (Parliament), 2019
      100 x 180 cm (h x w)
      oil on canvas
    • Željko Kipke

      Objekt U (USKOK) / Structure S (State Attorney's Office), 2019
      100 x 180 cm (h x w)
      oil on canvas
    • Željko Kipke

      Objekt N (Novinarski dom) / Structure J (Journalist' Home), 2019
      100 x 180 cm (h x w)
      oil on canvas
    • Željko Kipke

      Objekt A (Agrokor) / Structure A (Agrokor), 2019
      100 x 180 cm (h x w)
      oil on canvas
    • Željko Kipke

      Objekt V (Vjesnik) / Structure V (Vjesnik), 2019
      100 x 180 cm (h x w)
      oil on canvas
    • Željko Kipke

      Objekt K (Kockica) / Structure C (The Cube), 2019
      100 x 180 cm (h x w)
      oil on canvas
    • Željko Kipke

      Objekt M (MSU) / Structure M (Museum of Contemporary Art), 2019
      100 x 180 cm (h x w)
      oil on canvas
    • Teresa Mayr

      I'm not an onager III (pandemic), 2019
      80 x 100 cm (h x w)
      Colored pencil+felt pen on paper
    • Teresa Mayr

      Vorgarten Dasselstraße 71-73, 2019
      80 x 120 cm (h x w)
      Pencil on paper
    • Teresa Mayr

      I'm not an onager III (pandemic), 2019
      80 x 120 cm (h x w)
      Colored pencil+felt pen on paper
    • Teresa Mayr

      I'm not an onager III (pandemic), 2019
      80 x 120 cm (h x w)
      Colored pencil+felt pen on paper
    • Teresa Mayr

      Vorgarten Bierkenstraße 44/A , 2019
      80 x 120 cm (h x w)
      Pencil on paper
    • Teresa Mayr

      I don't want to be an onager, 2019
      77 x 58 cm (h x w)
      Colored pencil+felt pen on paper
    • Teresa Mayr

      I`m not an onager III, 2019
      77 x 58 cm (h x w)
      Colored pencil+felt pen on paper
    • Teresa Mayr

      Vorgarten Georg-Schumann-Platz 8, 2019
      80 x 100 cm (h x w)
      Pencil on paper
    • Teresa Mayr

      G, D, C, G-S, B, B (VI), 2019
      148 x 200 cm (h x w)
      Pencil on paper
    • Teresa Mayr

      G, D, C, G-S, B, B (I), 2019
      148 x 200 cm (h x w)
      Pencil on paper
    • Teresa Mayr

      Volksfest II (2), 2019
      29.7 x 21 cm (h x w)
      Colored pencil on paper
    • Teresa Mayr

      Volksfest II (1), 2019
      29.7 x 21 cm (h x w)
      Colored pencil on paper
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