O2OOP: opening of the Oloop collective's retrospective exhibition

Announcements 12. 6. 2024
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The women's design collective Oloop is celebrating 20 years of activity! You are invited to the opening of a retrospective exhibition in the main exhibition hall of Center Rog on Thursday, June 20th, at 6:00 PM.

The Oloop Collective consist of artists and designers Tjaša Bavcon, Katja Burger Kovič, and Jasmina Ferček and has been active since 2003. They are engaged in various fields of visual creation, from product design and spatial installations to textile art. Oloop also conducts training sessions, lectures, and workshops, connecting design with socially engaged projects. Their products and projects are featured in the most important showcases of Slovenian design both at home and abroad.

The exhibition offers a journey through the group's twenty-year social design practice, showcasing numerous products, creative processes, and projects that Oloop has created in participatory and socially engaged projects, as well as projects that have promoted the empowerment of participants. The exhibition highlights themes the group has dealt with in the past that are still relevant today—the importance of manual work, collaboration and co-creation, building textile communities, and empowering women. These themes, or rather values, are revisited in theory and practice during the exhibition's accompanying events.

The exhibition will be on view until August 17th. It creates a collective space for meetings, exchanges, collaborative creation, reflection, and learning. You are invited to attend a diverse program with creative workshops for all generations, discussions, and lectures. You are kindly invited to visit the exhibition and join us at the events (see program below).

The exhibition has free entrance and is open weekdays from 8 AM to 10 PM and Saturdays from 8 AM to 6 PM. Closed on Sundays and holidays.

The O2OOP exhibition and accompanying events were created in co-production with the Rog Center and the Biennial of Textile Art BIEN (Zavod Carnica) and with financial support from the Municipality of Ljubljana (MOL) and the ACF Program (in Slovenia 2014-2021).

EVENTS IN JUNE

  • Saturday, 22nd June 2024, 10:30 AM, main hall

Together on the Carpet, a free event for everyone who wants to contribute to the growth of
the community carpet with the Oloop collective

  • Saturday, 22nd June 2024, 12:00 PM, main hall

Public tour of the exhibition with Zala Orel and the Oloop collective

  • Monday, 24th June 2024, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM, main hall

Crocheted Sculptures: Co-creating and Connecting through Art, a free participatory
spatial crocheting event with Icelandic textile artist Halla Armanns

  • Wednesday, 26th June 2024, 6:00 PM, main hall

BIEN Artist Talk: Halla Armanns, presentation of Icelandic textile design and the Icelandic
Textile Center, discussion led by Zala Orel

  • Thursday, 27th June 2024, 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM, main hall

Crocheted Sculptures: Co-creating and Connecting through Art, a free participatory
spatial crocheting event with Icelandic textile artist Halla Armanns

EVENTS IN JULY

  • Monday, 1st July 2024, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM , main hall

Oloop Experience: The Dance Thread, a free movement-tactile and experiential workshop for the whole family with choreographer and designer Ajda Tomazin.

  • Friday, 5th July, Thursday, 11th July, Friday, 12th July, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM, green lab, textile lab

The Colors of Center Rog, a 3-day workshop where first we'll dye wool using natural colors and later create a hand tufted carpet and other craftworks.

  • Monday, 8th July 2024, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM , main hall

Oloop Well-being: Embodied Emotions, we invite everyone to a free participatory event of self-exploration with textiles and the Oloop collective.

  • Tuesday, 9th July 2024, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM , main hall

Oloop Well-being: Presentation of the Community Embroidery Project

  • Tuesday, 10th July 2024, 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM , main hall

BIEN Artist Talk: Oloop Collective, a discussion with the members of the Oloop Collective.

  • Thursday, 18th July 2024, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM , main hall

Oloop Knowledge Transfer: Embroider Your Own Badge!, free creative workshop and presentation by the Breja Preja textile community from Škofja Loka.

  • Wednesday, 31st July 2024, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM , main hall

Oloop In Theory: What Does It Remember?, a participatory event for all those who have attended any of Oloop's workshops, actions, or projects in the past and wish to share their memories, stories, and insights with us.

EVENTS IN AUGUST

  • Thursday, 1st August 2024, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM , main hall

Oloop Well-being: Textile Communities as Spaces of Power, workshop on making textile dolls - an experience of a temporary textile community and a discussion about textile communities.

  • Thursday, 8th August 2024, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM , main hall

Oloop Experience: Slow Art Time, a free slow-art-looking experience where you will engage in slowed-down observation and creation, a practice that museums and galleries around the world have been offering for years but is still relatively unknown in our region.

The O2OOP exhibition and accompanying events were created in co-production with the Rog Center and the Biennial of Textile Art BIEN (Zavod Carnica) and with financial support from the Municipality of Ljubljana (MOL) and the ACF Program (in Slovenia 2014-2021).

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