29. 6. – 14. 8. 2018

Main exhibition opening: Thursday, July 5, 6 PM

Layer house, Škrlovec tower, Mergentaler gallery, Art district Kranj / Kranj, Slovenia

Layer house, the house of art, will be hosting the first festival of contemporary collage. From 29th of June to 14th of August a set of artistic events will change the Kranj old town into a multilayered conglomerate of colours, ideas and variety of expressions. The main exhibition of KAOS Festival hosting local and international artists, will open on Thursday, 5th of July at 18:00.

Exhibition of more than 100 contemporary collage artists displays the variety of understanding and use of collage technique on the international level.

  • free workshops for the adults, young adults and children
  • socialising with the residental artists 
  • fresh approaches to combining visual and musical art

This summer, artistic chaos of the art district of Kranj will be hard to avoid!


What if ... you joined the workshops that will be happening throughout the summer?

What if  ... Kranj became the town of contemporary collage?

What if?

Yes, yes. For more than a century, the exploration of collage has been entering the artistic practices, visual communications and different media environments. The characteristic of artistic technique and materiality on the one hand and the treatment of art space on the other are joined by the question of time and ability intention. Above all, the ability of effective content stimuli. Finding parallel media environments in current reality or utopian places from the already known formulations of the visible, the emerging of creative manifests or multi-layered concepts are constantly reflected on by the artists of contemporary collage. They merge the seemingly impossible. On the screen, paper, film tape, in music, and increasingly so in the digital sphere. Today, the collage can be understood as a kind of material form of re-contextualized ideas typical of modern art. Yes, Yes. Glueing is not just glueing, it is the creation of new, expression of self, getting to know the current. It is the re-search of possibilities in the network of the relationship between art and the phenomena of the modern world.

Maja Antončič, the curator of the exhibition



Maja Antončič, curator of exhibition

Maruša Štibelj, art director

Zala Vidali, executive producer