Some Girls Wander by Mistake

Nana Wolke, Say Cheeseeee!, 2021, Oil on linen, 20.3 x 30.5 cm

Fondazione Coppola presents its next exhibition activity: the show of the young emerging artist Nana Wolke (Ljubljana, 1994). The exhibition will open to the public from September 30, 2021 to January 4, 2022.

Articulated on the sixth floor of the Torrione, from where one of the most fascinating views of Vicenza can be seen, the exhibition reflects on the themes of distance, sex, friendship and illegibility. As Wolke turns 27, an important turning point in her life, the artist revisits brief scenes both personal and fictional, mostly glimpses that can no longer be identified as one or the other. In a stubborn attempt to acknowledge this fragmentary reality, the starting point of each work is the photographic re-enactment of these scenes focused on a cinematographic light and point of view, allowing a dance, or sometimes a stumble at best, between narratives. The premise of the exhibition is eloquently stated by this passage:

[...] Summers competed with geological eras in which landscapes shift and warp, rippling our skin, making our voices hoarser from cigarettes and bourbon. We sank into the olive green couch, the yellow light showing the dust kicking up around us as we flipped through a stack of soft porn books, amused and aroused by cheap incomplete words from some guys engaging in the same thing in front of us... [...]

This codependence of desire and shame is Nana Wolke's criterion for the conception of the scenes, each painting being a desire to prolong a moment in time.

 

Exhibition date:

30th September 2021 - 4th January 2022

 

Tickets:

Access: € 5,00
Reduced admission for seniors (over 65 years): € 4,00
Free admission for minors under 18 years and accredited journalists with a valid press card.

 

Information and bookings:

Mail: info@fondazionecoppola.org
Tel: 0444 043272

NANA WOLKE

Nana Wolke (b. 1994, Ljubljana) is an MFA student at Goldsmiths, University of London. She received her BFA with honors at the Academy of Visual Arts in Ljubljana and completed her last year of study at Academy for Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana through a study exchange at Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst in Leipzig (class of Prof. Michael Riedel).

Her work has been featured internationally, including AMU Gallery, Prague, CZ (2016); 31. Biennial of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana, SI (2016); G2 Kunsthalle, Leipzig, DE (2018); Kiribati National Museum and Cultural Centre, Tarawa, KI (2019); Winter Street Gallery, Edgartown, MA (2020); and Shrine Gallery, New York City, NY (2021) among others.

She has been nominated for OHO Young Visual Arts Award (2018), Ljubljana, SI; HIX Award (2019), London, UK; Bloomberg New Contemporaries (2021); London, UK; and is a recipient of the Ministry of Culture of Slovenia’s scholarship (2019); and Ad Futura scholarship (2020).

In 2021 her work will be featured in amongst others at Proposition Studios, Daniel Benjamin Gallery, and at Bangkok Biennial’s UK pavilion, all in London, UK; as well as Vin Vin Gallery in Vienna, AU.