KOMIKAZE @ INDIGO & CAFFEINEHOURS 2020

10. – 11.9. / 15—20h / trg francuske revolucije, ljubljana

sajam umjetničkih izdanja koji predstavlja međunarodne i domaće nezavisne i mikroizdavače, mjesto je susreta dizajnera, ilustratora, fotografa, umjetnika ... i mjesto za bivanje – također s određenom distancom – među prekrasnim knjigama. / Art book fair featuring local independent and micro-publishers, a meeting place of designers, illustrators, photographers, artists … and hanging out – although with some distance – around beautiful books.

LINX: FACEBOOK EVENT / INDIGO FESTIVAL

EXHIBITORS @ INDIGO & CAFFEINEHOURS 2020

𝗞𝗢𝗠𝗜𝗞𝗔𝗭𝗘/𝗜𝗩𝗔𝗡𝗔 𝗔𝗥𝗠𝗔𝗡𝗜𝗡𝗜
“komikaze su hrvatska izdavačka platforma koju je pokrenula ivana armanini. fokus je na stripu ali s posebnim smjerom. njihov fokus je na eksperimentalnom stripu i ilustraciji i izdaju više albuma godišnje ali im je glavna aktivnost na internet aktivnostima. imaju također posebnu seriju nazvanu femicomix kroz koju prezentiraju umjetnice i dotiću se feminističkih tema u formatu stripova i fanzina. 

“Komikaze is a Croatian publishing platform founded by Ivana Armanini. Focused on comics, but with a special zing. Their focus is on experimental comics and illustration and they publish a couple of book editions every year, while also actively maintaining their webcomics activities. They also have a special series called Femicomix through which they present female artists and tackle feminist themes in the format of comics and zines.


𝗟𝗢𝗢𝗞 𝗕𝗔𝗖𝗞 𝗔𝗡𝗗 𝗟𝗔𝗨𝗚𝗛
Look Back and Laugh is a small publishing house based in Ljubljana, Slovenia, run by two graphic designers Zoran Pungerčar and Jure Šajn. The primary focus of LBAL is to work with like minded artists through different mediums, from artist books to retail products. The first period mainly explored a zine format. In the last couple of years they try to go beyond those limitations trying new formats and mediums. All the production is usually made within a small family of collaborators, from screen printers to embroidery producers.

𝗥𝗜𝗦𝗢 𝗣𝗔𝗥𝗔𝗗𝗜𝗦𝗢
Riso Paradiso is a collective that consists of five different characters: Urška Alič, Mina Fina, Nejc Korenič, Jure Šajn and Zoran Pungerčar. Even though their backgrounds, namely illustration, graphic design, screen printing and even tattooing, are very different, they have found common ground in the holy practice that is riso printing. Riso machines allow them to produce their own work as well as collaborate on different projects. They occasionally also make prints for others and do workshops.

𝗨𝗥Š𝗞𝗔 𝗔𝗟𝗜Č
Urška Alič is a graphic designer, screen-printer and an active weekend hiker. When not in the mountains or behind her computer, she can be found in her garage screen-printing or behind a riso machine. In the last few years, she has been actively publishing her work in the form of fanzines, shirts and other functional objects.

𝗦𝗧𝗥𝗜𝗣𝗕𝗨𝗥𝗚𝗘𝗥
Stripburger are definitely one of the oldest comics institutions in Slovenia. They started walking the walk in distant 1992, the year Whitney Houston released her smash hit I Will Always Love You. While they publish two issues of their magazine annually, they also publish special editions each year.

𝗧𝗔𝗗𝗘𝗝 𝗩𝗔𝗨𝗞𝗠𝗔𝗡
Photographer Tadej Vaukman is an active zine publisher — zines and artist books play a big role in his art practice. His art is often described as raw take on reality, depicting rare and unseen moments of worlds that are all around us but often overlooked by most. In 2015 he published his first book Dick Skinners with Rostfrei Publishing, follow by Grand Heroes in 2018. In 2019 he won an OHO award.

𝗡𝗘𝗩𝗘𝗡𝗔 𝗔𝗟𝗘𝗞𝗦𝗢𝗩𝗦𝗞𝗜
Nevena Aleksovski is an academically trained painter who works in various fields, from zines and drawings to collages. Her minimalistic approach usually revolves around the line and some text, but she nevertheless manages to be extremely expressive in her work. Through her motifs, she usually tries to draw attention to topics like body positivity, feminism and being OK with everyday boredom.

𝗡𝗘𝗭 𝗣𝗘𝗭
Nez Pez or Neža Jurman as her mother and father call her, is an artist of many different practices. Educated as a sculptor, she mainly works with paper, either screen-printing on it or drawing a hundred tiny doodles on it. She is also known for her interactive installations and video projects.

𝗛𝗢𝗥𝗥𝗜𝗗 𝗛𝗔𝗕𝗜𝗧𝗦/𝗝𝗔𝗞𝗔 𝗩𝗔𝗧𝗢𝗩𝗘𝗖
Horrid Habits is the artist name of Jaka Vatovec. Jaka is an academically trained painter, but his work often finds its way into other printed matter. His visual style is defined by the grim gesture of his recognisable drawing style which he often merges with collaged paper scraps. He gets his inspiration in the weirdest parts of the internet you can imagine. In the last few years he has also been working as a graphic designer for different metal and punk bands.

𝗟𝗘𝗔𝗟𝗨𝗗𝗩𝗜𝗞
Lealudvik is a project by Lea Jelenko and Matjaž Komel. They actively work in the media of video, graphic design, illustration, animation and zines. In their joint project, they explore what intimacy and partnership can look like through the prism of art. Their work is a nod to sadomasochistic practices, rituals and other themes that lie in the shadows.

𝗕𝗘𝗟𝗜 𝗦𝗟𝗔𝗗𝗢𝗟𝗘𝗗
Beli Sladoled are an artist duo comprising Leon Zuodar and Miha Perne. Their adage is: being dead serious about not being serious. Primarily educated as painters, they look for any excuse to do weird, funny drawings on as many different surfaces as possible. These often end up in various zines, books and other printed ephmera. They also share a mutual love for wild facial hair.

𝗦𝗜𝗠𝗢𝗡 𝗞𝗢𝗖𝗝𝗔𝗡Č𝗜Č
Simon is a painter through and through. His life and career are connected to paint and brushes in one way or another, but when he gets tired of them, he often turns to paper. While his paintings are often characterised by obscure figurativism and large shapes, his drawings embrace the line much more prominently. Often using the copy machine as his way of expression, Simon is known for combining dark, weird toner creations with high-contrast paper in cute colors.

𝗟𝗨𝗖𝗜𝗝𝗔 𝗥𝗢𝗦𝗖
Lucija Rosc represents a younger generation of photographers in Slovenia. Her work is often expressed in form of photo series dealing with certain phenomena, from birthday sculptures that are part of slovenian village folklore to experimental representation of objects coming from her childhood. Her series usually find final form in shape of zines and artist books.

𝗠𝗔𝗥𝗞𝗢 Š𝗔𝗝𝗡
When not on bike or behind a computer, Marko Šajn usually spends time in his studio painting or printing. Starting as a colorful screenprinter who cut his teeth through as many screens as possible, he slowed down a little bit, trying new more sober shapes and figuralics that find peace on his canvas works. Part of his process is preparation for bigger work through drawings. Those serve him as a test for forms and figures which sometimes find new life in format of zines, often printed in riso technique.

𝗠𝗔𝗥𝗞𝗢 𝗞. 𝗚𝗔𝗩𝗘𝗭
A man of many talents and styles is an avid producer of images that take many different forms. It can be a mural, large scale painting, drawing in a sketchbook or short animation. He is always striving for a something new and exciting, trying and pushing the edge as much as possible. His style can go through many transitions, from very detailed architecture drawing, to simple abstract shapes, yet he always succeeds in catching attention of the bystander.

𝗛𝗜Š𝗔 𝗞𝗨𝗟𝗧𝗨𝗥𝗘 𝗣𝗜𝗩𝗞𝗔
Run by curator Mojca Grmek and artist Leon Zuodar, Hiša kulture Pivka is one of the melting pots of slovenian contemporary art, even though they are located far away from the usual focus points of slovenian art. That doesnt stop them to produce a new exhibition every month. Besides that they organise additional programme of workshops that are mixing graphic techniques with current ideas and concepts that connect local environment with art.

INDIGO & CAFFEINEHOURS 2019