3 – 19 February 2023
BABEL visningsrom for kunst welcomes you to the solo exhibition B-SÅPE by Ana Dunjić.
Opening reception Friday, February 3rd from 18.00–20.00
Artist talk between Ana Dunjić and Anne-Karin Furunes: Sunday, February 19th at 14.00
Referring back to her own memories of growing up during the Yugoslav Wars, internally tuned to topics of food rationing, hoarding, generational memory and survivor’s guilt, the exhibition B-SÅPE deals with the question of how a consumable object such as B-såpe can survive what appears to be 80 years. Is it because at its core it was always more cultural than consumable? Many of us encounter our own B-såpe; through our own personal perspectives we intuitively read into these artefacts, as we imagine the events and values of our elders from the content of their everyday remains. These objects are banal and mute and reveal little about those who made and used them. And so it follows that every reading of B-såpe is a misreading, a free-flow translation, just reading-in.
Ana Dunjic (b.1983) is an artist and filmmaker from Belgrade, Serbia, currently based in Trondheim. She earned her MFA at Trondheim Academy of Art in 2019 and her BA at Academy of Arts, Belgrade, in 2006. During the past two decades her work evolved from editing prime-time news, documentary series and films, and live visuals for music events, to making experimental movies, art videos, installations and sculptures, as well as teaching at university and elementary school levels.
Her works were presented to large audiences on national and international TVs, film festivals and venues, as well as Galleri KiT, Trondheim kunstmuseum Gramølna, Dokkhuset, Cinemateket, Trondheim Torg and Marinen in Trondheim. B-såpe is Dunjić’s first solo show, the final product of her 2 month studio residency at Atelier BABEL.
Atelier BABEL is a pilot project over three years that highlights the production conditions of artists. It offers one Trondheim-based artist the unique opportunity to use BABEL as their studio over December and January supported by a fee of NOK 50 000 for each month. Atelier BABEL is supported by the Trondheim municipality cultural fund. The exhibition is supported by Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond and Trondheim kommune.