THE STORY BEHIND



Yes it’s true, Slovenia is a small country and Lendava is a small town (with a big s); I am an “artist” myself, and have to say that here at D’CLINIC studios I relied heavily on my own  (egoistic) artistic experiences, or rather believes. Hustle and bustle of big cities, opportunities of arts centres cannot be trivialized. They are important, survivable important , but still…what should we do with all of it if we do not have time (and/or space) to create. If we do not have a piece of land to calm down and listen to our own desires, thoughts, to our very personal creativity.

D’CLINIC is a space where creative experiments should be made; to bridge artists from diverse races, national origins, religions, professional levels, as well as artistic disciplines.

Lendava as its location is certainly not a coincidence: yes, sure it is the town I grew up in, yet it has a strong tradition of Artists’ Colonies. For example Lendava International Fine Arts Colony is with remarkable 40 years of activity one of the oldest such initiatives in Europe.
 

WHY DOES THE WORLD NEED ONE MORE AiR PROGRAMME?

The world doesn’t need it. Artists doesn’t need it. What they need (I feel) is time, and the intimacy of their own thoughts. Not everybody can afford an assistant; here is where I see the function of this AiR programme. Providing optimal work conditions. To assist our residents as much as we can, so they can concentrate solely on their artistic creation.
 

WHY LENDAVA, WOULDN’T LJUBLJANA FOR EXAMPLE, AS A CAPITAL SIGNIFICANTLY CONTRIBUTE TO A BETTER VISIBILITY OF THE PROGRAMME?

Again, I don’t think it’s so much about the place itself, although Lendava does have a rich cultural heritage. Is a home town of several important intellectuals. Let me just mention Zala György the sculptor who created the Heroes’ Square in Budapest (HU).

I’ll say Lendava, its surrounding and especially its laid back “Dionysius” (life)style are suitable for all those “slightly crazy” individuals who are in search of something new, I mean different. Who are willing to take a risk, to creative re-search.

D’CLINIC strives to provide a meeting place where the participants are offered an opportunity to participate in an activity that is both geographically and conceptually removed from their usual studio practice.

 

PEOPLE:


Katja Pál : FOUNDER
Katja completed her PhD (Fine Arts) from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana in 2010 and has been a full-time artist since. She has been exhibiting widely in Europe and abroad. Besides her studio art, Katja is active in many other areas of culture. Being a creative director of Bili Camu T-shirt brand is one of them.

 

 

Shih Yun Yeo : INTERNATIONAL RESIDENCY ADVISOR
Shih Yun graduated from San Francisco Art Institute in 2001 and has been a full-time artist since. She founded INSTINC in 2004 and has been exhibiting widely in Singapore, Europe and USA. Lives and works in Singapore.

 

 

 

Andrea Carini : TECHNICAL ADVISOR
Andrea is a painter & printmaking artist with a MA degree in Fine Arts (2005 Brera Academy of Fine Art, Milan, IT) and Painting Restoration (1999- Istituto Centrale per il Restauro, Rome, IT).

 

 

 
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D’CLINIC studios is run by:
UMETNIŠKO USTVARJANJE KATJA PÁL, S.P.
Gornji Lakoš, Gozdna ul. 40, 9220 Lendava
Registration number: 6095925000
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