TESLA Award is a new competition in Slovenia focusing on new and progressive art forms, what we call transdisciplinary or intermedia art, in order to provide optimal conditions for selected artists to research, produce and present an entirely new artwork under the mentorship and assistance of MoTA – Museum of Transitory Art.

The 2017 TESLA Award winners are PLATEAURESIDUE, a Slovenian artistic duo of Aljaž Celarc and Eva Pavlič Seifert. PLATEAURESIDUE will present their new project Ex Topia at the City Museum of Ljubljana in November.

PLATEAURESIDUE is an artistic collaboration between geographer and artist Aljaž Celarc (1989) and art historian and visual media researcher Eva Pavlič Seifert (1989). Their work focuses on space, nature and ecology. Ex Topia is developed in association with the Anton Melik Institute for Geography and seeks to research and document the disappearance of the Triglav glacier. The project is based on expeditions, research and development of special lenses from ice.

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Museum of Transitory Art

MoTA –

Museum of Transitory Art

MoTA is a multidisciplinary platform dedicated to advancing the research, production and presentation of transitory, experimental, and live art forms.

MoTA is a museum without a permanent collection or a fixed space. Instead, its programs are realised in different locations and contexts in temporary physical and virtual spaces.

MoTA organizes and supports transitory art in the form of continuous events, exhibitions and educational programs both locally and internationally. As its name indicates, MoTA examines what a museum can be today and in the future.

MoTA is in constant search for the new, the uncertain, and the undefined.

MoTA works on several continuous programmes & projects. We run MoTA Point – a Space for Art & Ideas, we curate and produce the annual SONICA Festival, in addition to regular music programmes such as SONICA Series and SONICA Classics.

Within the years of running our residency programme, we’ve established T.R.I.B.E. – a network of residency spaces in the Balkans & Eastern Europe.

We’ve also initiated the research and archive platforms and Mediateque MoTA & Tomaž Brate. Our educational programmes serve a broader audience with ongoing workshops, talks, symposia, and internships.