19.00 ︎︎︎ 21.00

Round table discussion: Running Time
@Atrij ZRC, Novi trg 2

A conversation with the emerging artists Artun Alaska Arasli, Jivan van der Ende, Bart Lunenburg, Julius Thissen and the curator Bas Hendrikx. They are all based in the Netherlands and are exhibiting in Ljubljana for the first time. We will discuss the current connections between their art practices and the inner specifics of their local space, which are lesser-known to the Slovenian public.

Moderated by Hana Ostan Ožbolt, director of ULAY Foundation

RAVNIKAR GALLERY SPACE and ULAY Foundation in collaboration with ZRC SAZU 

Hana Ostan Ožbolt
Moderator, director of ULAY Foundation

Hana Ostan Ožbolt (1991, Ljubljana) is a curator, writer and director of the ULAY Foundation. Based in Vienna, she is a PhD candidate at die Angewandte from October 2021. Recent curatorial projects include: BODY ECSTATIC BODY ECLECTIC BODY ECCENTRIC with Ana Mendieta, Annegret Soltau, Arvida Byström, Elena Tejada-Herrera, Iza Pavlina, Jeremy Shaw, Letícia Parente, Marina Abramović, Molly Soda, Sanja Iveković, Ulay, Ulrike Rosenbach (Ulay Foundation Project Space, Ljubljana, 2021); ULAY WAS HERE (Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, 2020–2021, co-curated with Hripsimé Visser and Rein Wolfs); Double Wall of Silence with Daniel García Andújar, Louis-Cyprien Rials, Driton Selmani, Ariel Schlesinger, Vangjush Vellahu (Škuc Gallery, Ljubljana and Hestia Belgrade, 2019–2020, co-curated with Anja Obradović); Driton Selmani: Places We Leave Behind(Slovenian Writers' Association, Ljubljana, 2019).

Bas Hendrikx

Bas Hendrikx is a curator and lives between Amsterdam and Brussels. He has curated exhibitions, events, and on- and offline programs for BOZAR, Kunsthalle Amsterdam, Garage Rotterdam, CIAP, Skulptur Bredelar, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Marres, Het Nieuwe Instituut, and museum de Domijnen. He is the former curator of P////AKT, Amsterdam, and he was the artistic director of Art on Paper in Brussels. Bas is an alumnus of the Curatorial Programme at De Appel arts centre. He is the editor of ‘Authenticity?’, published by Valiz. Currently, he is working on forthcoming exhibitions for Inter/Access in Toronto, Canada, and the Buk-Seoul Museum of Art in South Korea.

Julius Thissen

Julius Thissen lives and works in Arnhem. Their works investigate notions of community and representation, masculinity, sports and competition. With their photographic work, originating from their practice as a performance artist, Thissen aims to create narratives that investigate the fine line between performing and failing. These relations are strongly linked to contemporary performance driven culture and the influence of social expectations on our behaviour. The work also relates to personal experiences as a genderqueer person. Thissen strongly opposes the constraining and often binary narrative imposed on transgender and queer people. Thissen has been nominated for the Hendrik Valk Price, Arnhemse Nieuwe and the Warsteiner Blooom Awards. In 2017 Julius received the Mondriaan Fund Stipendium for Emerging Artists and in 2020 they received the Mondriaan Fund Artist Project Grant.

Jivan van der Ende

Jivan van der Ende studied fashion design at ArtEZ Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in Arnhem and moved in 2016 to Belgium, where she obtained her masters in installation art at KASK & Conservatoire in Ghent. In 2020 she initiated and curated the YouTube ArtSpace, an online exhibition platform, and showed her first solo exhibition in LLS Paleis, Antwerpen. In 2021 she was artist in residence at Frans Masereel Centrum, Kasterlee and Museum M Leuven and is currently resident at HISK in Ghent. Interdisciplinary collaborations play an important role in her practice, as well as self organised exhibitions and publishing. In her artistic practice, mostly consisting of performances and installations, she analyses and dissects symbols of power structures and social constructions. How are (and were) combinations of colour, material and texture associated with these structures? By questioning their power status, she decontextualises their imposed meanings, leaving space to imagine.

Artun Alaska Arasli
Artist & Writer

Artun Alaska Arasli is a Turkish artist and writer based in Amsterdam. Presentations of his work include Prose, Kantine, Brussels; Cardena: Warming Up, Rozenstraat, Amsterdam; Porcupine, Jan Van Eyck, Maastricht; The Beauty Commission, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. His texts have been published in Le Chauffage, nY, Interjection Calendar (Montez Press). Since 2017 he has co-authored theater plays for NTGent, Toneelgroep Oostpol, and Het Zuidelijke Toneel.

Bart Lunenburg 


Bart Lunenburg lives and works in Utrecht. He first graduated in photography at the HKU Utrecht University of the Arts and later in art history at the University of Amsterdam. He studied in Rotterdam at the Bcademie, an institute that helps recently graduated students navigate their way in the art world. He has participated in many group exhibitions, residencies, artist talks, has received numerous awards and scholarships, and in 2021 published a book This Creaking Floor and All the Ceilings Below. His multidisciplinary artistic practice (photography, video, drawing, sculpture, installation) deals with architecture, architectural memory, architectural history and heritage, combining these with his own observations and experiences.