August 26 2017 at 10.00 am (in Slovene), at 1.00 and 5.00 pm (in English)
August 27 2017 at 10.00 am, 1.00 and 3.00 pm (in Slovene)
Sports society Tabor, Ljubljana, Slovenia
In the frame of festival Mladi levi.
Neja Tomšič is a visual artist of the younger generation. With her projects and academic research (documentary film in the gallery space), she is also active in the field of film, literature and theater.
Tea for Five: Opium Ships is a “visual essay”; the author combined visual art (painted ceramics) and tea ceremony, creating a micro‑performance in which she takes us for a journey with Opium ships, to the time when only Chinese knew how to grow tea, and only the British knew how to trade it. And since we are sitting, having tea in the present time, a new understanding of today’s post‑colonial world is revealed with every new Opium ship.
Conceptualized, devised and painted by: Neja Tomšič
Ceramics: Anja Slapničar
Produced by: MoTA – Muzeja tranzitornih umetnosti
Thanks to: Zisha – čajna hiša
More about the project: http://www.bunker.si/slo/archives/17708
Photo: Nada Žgank