The Amsterdam-based artist Nora Turato presented herself in Slovenia in 2017 as part of the 32nd Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts and her solo show eto ti na took place between 11 September and 8 November 2020 at the International Centre of Graphic Arts.
The title of the exhibition is a Croatian buzzword – a frequently used standard phrase with no particular meaning – that summarises Turato’s specific attitude towards language. Her performances, books, murals, posters and videos ruminate on the sentences torn from different contexts, fusing them into eclectic pastiches. The linguistic fragments taken from popular and high culture, advertising and science, have more sound to them than meaning, they vibrate in Nora’s loud performative executions, colourful murals and the energetic typographies of her spatial layouts without any nostalgia over their lost context. The experience of the exhibition and performance of Nora Turato therefore comes close to the consumption of language in the digital age: the immersion in a multitude of stimuli that concern us more than they address us.
The curator of the exhibition Vladimir Vidmar highlights that “her works function as notations of the collective unconscious of the digital age, of our traumas and desires”. The opening in front of Tivoli Mansion was accompanied by the performance wow this huge wooden horse is great.