An exhibition of work by Franc Purg
The Golden Thread Gallery in collaboration with Beyond presents renowned Slovenian artist Franc Purg.
BE+FAST will consist of a performance event at St George’s Market on the 6th December and an exhibition of video works at the Golden Thread Gallery. During the performance the artist will be giving away a hundred items of winter clothing. All of the clothes will have the BE+FAST logo designed by the artist printed on them. The action itself is conceived as a simple act of giving and receiving.
The exhibition of video works at the Golden Thread Gallery will feature the artist’s latest work Leon which presents the story of a twenty year old, Macedonian born in Slovenia whose life was forever marked when he killed his father at the age of 12.
About the artist:
Franc Purg (born 1955) studied sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana, Slovenia. His work employs a variety of different media, though in recent projects he has mostly worked with video and performance. From the mid-nineties his work has become more and more socially engaged. In 2001 he was an artist residence at Flax Art Studios in Belfast.
He has exhibited extensively including major solo exhibitions at Skuc Gallery, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowki Warsaw, Triskel Art Centre Cork and group exhibitions, Body an the East, Museum of Modern Art, Ljubljana, Exit Art, New York, After the Wall, Moderna Museet Stockholm.
Supported by The Flax Trust, Flax Art Studios, St George’s Market, Laganside and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland