Zamenjaj Barve! /Change the Color! is a retrospective exhibition which opened in MGLC (International center for graphic arts) in Ljubljana, Slovenia on the 22nd of April 2011 and runs until the 12th of June. BridA formed in 1996 at the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice, where its members Tom Kerševan, Sendi Mango and Jurij Pavlica also graduated. Their work is based on the consideration of processes and applications within the context of contemporary art, on the principle of artistic integration and teamwork, as well as research and projects involving collaboration with various other artists, experts and creators. What makes them special is their engagement in their own locality, numerous connections with research institutes and universities, successful appearances abroad, their own artist in residence programme and so on. Their latest project is a collaboration in the Time For Nano project, which is being carried out under the auspices of the EU, and focuses on communication and bringing nanotechnology and awareness of it closer to the youngest audience. BridA lives and works in Šempas.
BridA’s projects display a uniform system of thought and preparation of artworks that is best understood if we just step into it and experience it ourselves. The works are based on discussion, careful planning and professional execution. They are characterized by their constant passing from the two-dimensional visual surface into the three-dimensional space. BridA treats the artwork as an open space, in which various types of information circulate, with spectators’ interventions continuously adding to and affecting the final result. Despite their use of new media, high technology and science, they have never abandoned drawing and painting. And as they maintain themselves, a new medium or new technology has also never been an impulse, but rather a path, in the realization of a new project. Important for getting to know BridA’s work is their DIY — Do It Yourself project initiated in 2005, a CD with instructions on how to create a painting (the idea for the title of this exhibition also originates from this project). Researching how to present information and its effects is also repeated in later projects.