El Futuro Es Nuestro

Jaša

01 - 07 December 2017
Maria Pinto, Chile

El Futuro Es Nuestro is the outcome of Jaša’s residency in Chile, which culminated in a two day participatory action and intervention in a rural school in Maria Pinto. It took the form of collaborative workshops and a collective mural creation that involved over 70 people.

The workshops invited the primary school children to imagine different extremes, memories of sadness and joy, fear and delight, violent acts and objects of desire… expressing the freedom in their emotions and creativity…

‘doing so, a monument, a reminder or misfortune will be turned into a monument of hope. Our responsibility is to enhance, the necessity of hope going over the present disaster, which the new generation can take over.’

Strolling on his way, a man decided to stop.
He wanted to whisper something,
And he did,
To a stone laying next to his feet:

“Did you fall,
Or decided to rest o this earth?”

He paused

“No. She’s resting on me,”
Said a little grey stone.

JAŠA (Mrevlje-Pollak) was born in Ljubljana in 1978. He studied at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Venice and has since been a unique presence in Europe’s artistic landscape. One of Slovenia’s most prolific and critically recognized contemporary artists, JAŠA is driven by his rhapsodic interpretations of situation, narrative, sculpture and performance. Through his alchemistic connection with material and content, JAŠA transforms spaces into experiences, driving them toward their poetic and aesthetic potentials. Pushing artistic boundaries through uncompromising vision for almost two decades, JAŠA has created a rich and remarkable body of work that includes multiple critically acclaimed solo shows and projects in Europe and the US. In his two active studios in New York and Ljubljana, Slovenia, JAŠA has created a unique environment, which allows him to cultivate contextual and visual eventuality integral to his work. His latest projects include Composition No. 1 (Khorasheh + Grunert, New York, 2017), Above All We Are Not Done (Whitebox, New York, 2017), ULAY & JAŠA /Cutting Through the Clouds of Myth (Kustera projects Red Hook, New York, 2016), UTTER / the violent necessity for the embodied presence of hope (Pavilion of Slovenia, Venice biennial, 2015), UNTITLED, 2015 (Krampf Gallery, Istanbul Contemporary, 2015), Crystal C (Pioneer Works, New York, 2014), among others.