Dimitrije Basicevic Mangelos
Bozena Koncic Badurina
Art scene in Zagreb from 1950s to now. This exhibition connects the works of 15 artists and one group. It presents a brief personal history of the radical tendencies of modern and contemporary art in Croatia. In the Project room: installation and video by Anne Imhof.
Gorgona Group, Josip Vaništa, Julije Knifer, Dimitrije Bašičević Mangelos, Ivan Kožarić, Tomislav Gotovac, Goran Trbuljak, Sanja Iveković, Dalibor Martinis, Mladen Stilinović, Vlado Martek, Boris Cvjetanović, Igor Grubić, David Maljković, Andreja Kulunčić & Božena Končić Badurina
Curator: Branka Stipančić, art historian, exhibition curator (Zagreb)
This exhibition connects the works of 15 artists and one group. It presents a brief personal history of the radical tendencies of modern and contemporary art in Croatia.
The exhibition Personal Cuts'* focus is conceptual tendencies, in the broadest sense of the term, starting with the neo-avant-garde from the periods of 1950s and 1960s, the "New Art Practice" of the 1970s and expands to include some art of today that has a strong conceptual background. "Conceptual Art" in Zagreb is understood differently to the "western canon" and covers an enormous range and means of expression, a wide array of works and practices. The artists moved towards new materials, media, methods and behavior they shifted their interests from objects to the "conduct" of making art in search of a redefinition of the role of the artist towards social, political, and economical realities and within the places they were (and are) living.
The exhibition is on upper floor of the Museum covering over 1,000 square meters. It is the biggest presentation of Croatian artists outside Croatia.
*title of a work by Sanja Iveković
Catalogue of the exhibition: Bilingual French-English catalogue (edited by Branka Stipančić)
It includes the following contributors: Irena Bekić, Boris Cvjetanović, Ana Dević, Silvia Eiblmayr, Tomislav Gotovac, Boris Greiner, Sanja Iveković, Rada Iveković, Julije Knifer, Božena Končić Badurina, Ivan Kožarić, Andreja Kulunčić, Mangelos, Vlado Martek, Dalibor Martinis, Jean-Marc Prevost, Dejan Sretenović, Mladen Stilinović, Branka Stipančić, Josip Vaništa, Igor Zabel, and others.
Anne Imhof thinks the performance in a wider field and in particular in the perspective taking into account its documentation and procedures for its transmission in a reflection on the relationship between public, event and documentation.
It follows an approach conferring different forms of visibility in time and space as the design, installation and video. Its performance can be brought of as « re-enactment » in the sense that they are replayed several times in different contexts and with some variations.
Born in 1978 and living in Frankfurt and Paris, Anne Imhof recently exhibited to Portikus, Frankfurt, and is currently residing in Paris at the Cité des Arts.
PERFORMANCES RGE III & SOTSB, FOSTER-VARIATION
Thursday 16th October from 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm and Friday 17th October from 2 pm to 5 pm
Image: Sanja IVEKOVIĆ, Personal Cuts, 1982, video. Courtesy Kontakt. The Art Collection of Erste Group and ERSTE Foundation, Vienna. © S. Iveković
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