EXHIBITION: KARLA ČURČINSKI AND LAURA MARTINOVIĆ – THE EFFORT OF INFINITY. I’M AFRAID TO DREAM

KARLA ČURČINSKI AND LAURA MARTINOVIĆ
THE EFFORT OF INFINITY. I’M AFRAID TO DREAM
Karas Gallery, Kralja Zvonimira 58
June 23– July 5, 2020

Following all recommendations of the National Civil Protection Headquarters, exhibition THE EFFORT OF INFINITY. I’M AFRAID TO DREAM, by Karla Čurčinski and Laura Martinović, will be opened on Tuesday, June 23 at 7 pm at the Karas Gallery (Kralja Zvonimira 58).

 

ARTISTS´ STATEMENT

Through artworks on the topic of The effort of infinity, I fear to dream we question the current issues of culture in society, the form of cultural institutions and its society, and the limits of failure, success, and artist’s motivation. We present our own experiences and through the synonym of the bad in these situations, we create cultural symbols that are a reflection of the expected and known result.
We place great emphasis on a distorted illusion based on the relationships of the powerful and influential that are an indicator of success. Such a tool is an integral part of the society in which we live. If you work and have a little luck, is success a logical consequence? In the artworks, we show that little bit of luck. A little luck is found in a few drinks of coffee a day, too iodized wines, three hours of listening to gloomy monologues of philosophers, the company of smug or imaginary socialites, the despair of grovelers, God-given critics, and a promiscuous view from above.
The hard and dedicated work of the artist is put aside. He is not treated equally. Moreover, he is completely invisible. Maybe forever, and maybe just until a moment of little luck. How little luck is enough then?

 

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Karla Čurčinski was born in 1993 in Zagreb. She graduated in graphics in 2017 in the class of Professor Svjetlan Junaković at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb. She spent winter semester 2015/2016 in Belfast, Northern Ireland at Ulster University, majoring in illustration. She is the winner of two Rector’s awards. So far, she has had two solo exhibitions (Čekanje, Razvid Gallery, Zaprešić 2019 and San Stvarnosti, Živi Atelje DK, 2017, Zagreb) and has participated in numerous group exhibitions in the country and abroad, some of which are: 8th Croatian Biennial of Illustration , Klovićevi dvori (2020), Virtual exhibition “Illustrators Wall”, Bologna Children’s Book Fair, Bologna, Italy (2020), Bratoljub – the first illustrated dictionary of foreign words, Centar za kulturu Trešnjevka, Zagreb / ​​Belgrade, Street Gallery (2019. ), Ilustrofest, Kalemegdan Fortress, Belgrade, Serbia (2019), 54th Zagreb Salon of Visual Arts – “Without Anesthesia”, HDLU, Zagreb (2019), 2nd Samobor Salon, Prica Gallery, Samobor (2019), APPOINTMENT, Dobra Vaga Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia (2019), 36 Mountains, HDLU (2018), 7th Croatian Biennial of Illustration, Klovićevi dvori (2018), 8th Zagorje Art Salon, Krapina (2018), 4th Croatian International Self-Portrait Triennial, Prica Gallery, Samobor (2017), That’s a Mole, Turin, Italy (2017), Notte di fiaba, Riva del Garda, Italy (2017), Books to watch – books to read, Šira Gallery (2017), Together in Glass, Mimara Museum (2016), 3rd Croatian International self-portrait triennial, Prica Gallery, Samobor (2014). She is a member of HDLU and HULU. She lives and works in Zagreb as a graphic designer and illustrator.

 

Laura Martinović was born in Zagreb in 1993. She finished the School of Applied Arts and Design in Zagreb in 2012 and the same year she enrolled at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb, where she completed her undergraduate and graduate studies in the graphic department. She obtained a master’s degree in graphics at the Academy of Fine Arts in September 2017 in the class of Svjetlan Junaković. She participated in a student exchange studying one semester at Ulster University in Belfast, Northern Ireland in the field of illustration and photography in 2015., from December 2017 to August 2018, she lived and studied in Barcelona, ​​Spain where she did an internship at Metafora Art School as an illustrator and animator. She had her latest solo exhibitions at the SC Gallery in Zagreb, in March 2019 with the artwork Put haljine, and at the Pučko otvoreno učilište, Zagreb, CEKAO Gallery with the exhibition Rječnik katalonskih i španjolskih interpretacija. In June 2019, she participated in a group exhibition at the Arte Aurora Gallery in Barcelona, ​​Spain. She is actively involved in experimental and 2D animation, and since October 2019 she has been working and collaborating with the Adriatic Animation studio.

 

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Working hours:

Wednesday – Friday: 3 pm – 8 pm | Saturday: 10 am to 1 pm
Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays and holidays: closed.

 

The exhibition will remain open until June 7, 2020

 

*Remark*

At the entrance to the Gallery there is a bottle with a disinfectant for visitors, which are obliged to disinfect their hands when entering the Gallery.
The security guard at the entrance to the Gallery will have a protective mask and gloves and control the number of visitors. The Gallery can hold up to 5 people at a time.
Visitors are required to maintain a distance of 2 meters.
Touching the exhibits is not allowed.
Doorknobs and any other surfaces that are frequently touched by visitors will be regularly disinfected.

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