Needle in a Haystack

Saša Bezjak
In cooperation with UGM as part of ECO 9
Judgement Tower

Judgement Tower opening hours:
Friday, 10:00-18:00
Saturday, 10:00-13:00 + 18:00-21:00
Sunday, 10:00-13:00

Curator: Jure Kirbiš

In the framework of the EMPACT project, the artist Saša Bezjak developed a series of 21 original drawings on textiles. The drawings were inspired by photographs by Terezija Mostler (1881–1961), a pioneering Slovene photographer, who spent part of her life in Trate, Slovenia. The photographs on which the embroidered drawings are based are from the collection of the Museum of Madness and depict a now distant way of life in the Slovenian countryside of the past. During a workshop on the topic of empathy for nature at the Museum of Madness Trate in September 2023, participants embroidered the drawings onto the fabric. The series of drawings and embroideries Needle in a Haystack (2024) will be presented in an exhibition at the Judgement Tower of the Maribor Minoriti in July and August as a Collateral Environment of EKO 9.

Photo: EMPACT workshop / Compassion for nature, Embroidery workshop with artist Saša Bezjak, 18 and 19 September 2023, Castle Cmurek / Museum of madness in Trate, photo: Jakob Vogrinec and Urška Dokl

Opening hours
The LGM Box Office is open every Tuesday to Friday between 9 am and 1 pm, each Friday between 4 pm and 6 pm, each Saturday between 9 am and 1 pm and one hour before each event.
Where are we
Vojašniški trg 2, 2000 Maribor