Category: Events

Galerija Karas
4. 6. – 16. 6. 2019.

Exhibition Interview with Myself, by Zoran Kakša, will be opened on Tuesday, June 4th at 7 pm at the Karas Gallery (Zvonimirova 58).

“Ethereal dimension of Kakša’s series in which the artists engages in a dialogue with himself, i.e. with his memories and random observations, was born by light peeking through a hole. This tiny pupil made on some commodity boxes, which establishes order from the chaos of light and whose sharpness is – more accurately, sharpness on the retina of the reflected and created image –proportionate to the time of exposure to daylight hours and night lights, this is the essential and first component of the creative series characterized by intellectual and performance sensitivity.”

From the preface, written by Nikola Albaneže



Born on May 12th 1974 in Zagreb. In 1993 he graduated from the Department of Graphic Arts, School of Applied Arts and Design in Zagreb, with Prof. M. Poljan. Graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts, Department of Art Education (Graphics), in the class of Prof. I. Šiško in 2002. He worked as a Art teacher in Samobor and associate restorer at the Croatian Conservation Institute on the altars of the Monastery of St. Leonard in Kotari (Žumberak), on the polyptych from the Church of St. Francis in Pula and in the Croatian State Archives in Zagreb. Zoran also workes in the “Staklić Artistic Glasswork Atelier“ where he learned glass work and stained glass making and also as Art teacher in Matko Laginja Elementary School in Zagreb. He has had 12 solo and 112 group exhibitions in the country and abroad.  He is a member of the Croatian Association of Artists (HDLU). Lives and works in Zagreb.


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Working hours:

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

The exhibition will remain open until June 16, 2019

(All That We Have in Common)
Prsten Gallery
May 22 – June 30, 2019

Curator: Jovanka Popova


The exhibition THE THIRD SPACE (All That We Have in Common) opens on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 7pm at the PMrsten Gallery of the Home of the Croatian Association of Artists.

The exhibition “Third Space (Everything We Do)” is the second European exhibition within the second edition of the European CreArt project that will bring together 15 artists from 10 European cities and present them in Zagreb, Croatia (May-June 2019), Clermont -Ferrand, France (September 2019) and Lecce, Italy (December 2019).

Sara Alves (Aveiro), Zach Mitlas (Clermont-Ferrand), Niccolò Masini (Genoa); Rasma Noreikytė and Monika Zaltauskaite (Kaunas), Victoria Hyam (Liverpool), Renata Poljak and Vlasta Delimar (HDLU-Zagreb); Waldemar Tatarczuk (Lublin), Sophie Dubosc and Marie – Margaux Bonamy (Rouen), Maria Tinaut (Valladolid), Gjorgje Jovanovik and Oliver Musovik (Skopje), Samuel Mello (Lecce).

Macedonian curator Jovanka Popova selected works of 15 artists whose art practice refere to “self” in relation to the community and the collective, as a synonym for the space of solidarity, a collective experience, and the importance of participation within the community. Selected projects will critically re-examine the concept of community and communion starting with the idea that coexistence is a basic mean of existence and try to awake concepts as identity, nationalism, power politics in the context of “self” and “otherness” and multicultural concepts.

The concept of the curator’s exhibition is based on Jean-Luan Nancy’s proposal that “being” means “being-with” that Pop is interpreted to function just as collective power: power is not external to collective members or immanent to each of them, power derives from collectivity as such.

The aim of the exhibition is to examine the question if and how dispersed insecure subactivities actually can be linked?

The selected artworks raise the question in which way we understand the mechanisms and certain implications towards solidarity; allow us to think about how our personal vision can be socially shared; the possibilities and limitations that we are encountering; the question of what our own expectations are in relation to power and freedom; what levels of personal temptations or troubles are at the threshold of tolerance and endurance; a multitude of questions and dilemmas with regards to personal responsibility, an action and its consequences.



Wednesday to Friday: 11.00 AM – 7.00 PM
Saturday and Sunday: 10.00 AM – 18.00 PM
Monday – Tuesday and June 20, 22 – closed



Bačva Gallery, Home of HDLU

May 22 – June 9, 2019


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Shunga – Eroticism and Dreams of Edo Period
PM Gallery
May 22 – June 9, 2019
Curators: Zvonimir Dobrović i Bruno Isaković



The exhibition Shunga – Eroticism and Dreams of Edo Period opens on Wednesday, May 22, 2018 at 7pm at the PM Gallery of the Home of the Croatian Association of Artists.

Shunga paintings (1600 to 1900) were extremely popular in Japan, they were known as “spring paintings” and were made by great masters of woodcut such as Hokusiai, Utamara and Kunisada. At the beginning of the 21st century, Shunga was re-discovered and presented to the public by a large exhibition at the British Museum in London. Stuart Frost, one of the curators from the British Museum, will also participate in the Zagreb exhibition. Ironically, although Shunga paintings were removed from popular and scientific memory in Japan and became taboo, at the same time were discovered and enthusiastically collected by artists from the West. These explicit and beautifully detailed erotic images inspired Toulouse-Lautrec, Rodin and Picasso. The influence is also visible in today’s pop culture of Japan from tattoo artists to anime and manga.





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Karas Gallery
April 24 – May 12, 2019



Opening of the exhibition: Wednesday, April 24 at 7 pm at the Karas Gallery


The group exhibition Artists as Mentors, by Luise Kloos, will be opened on Wednesday, April 24 at 7 pm at the Karas Gallery (Zvonimirova 58).

“For four years already Styrian artists have been opening their studios to give the Croatian students the opportunity of a two-week practice, within the Erasmus + project in the field of contemporary art production in Styria. Within this period, 74 young people and 11 professors from Croatia have already taken this opportunity. At the invitation of the Croatian Association of Artists, these artists, who have good local and international reputation, are now displaying their works in Zagreb. (…)

“In art production, the existence of ‘the older’ is the basis that enables the new to gain the legacy of novelty, to connect the past and the future, to give material to the impatience of thought and to define the position in the present. Contemporary art history has no basis in ideologies that developed in the 20th century like on sea waves“(Paul Z. Rotterdam, Wild Vegetation, 2014).

From the preface, written by Luise Kloos



Erik Drevensek, Birgit Fedl-Dohr, Lotte Hubmann, Julian Karacsonyi, Luise Kloos, Erwin Lackner, Amalija Lalić-Stanić, Paul Lässer, Aurelia Meinhart, Christa Nickl-Wlodkowski, Keyvan Paydar, Igor F. Petković, Ingeborg Plepelits-Pass, Leon Podesser, Evé Prechtl, Maria Schneider, Gerhard Stiegler, Eero Teuschl i Belinda Winkler


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Working hours:

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

The exhibition will remain open until May 12, 2019

Karas Gallery
April 9 – April 21, 2019


Opening of the exhibition: Tuesday, April 9 at 7 pm at the Karas Gallery

Exhibition Distortion, by Nataša Vuković, will be opened on Tuesday, April 9 at 7 pm at the Karas Gallery (Zvonimirova 58).

”If the painting can still make us pause and if we still attribute to the painting power to stop us, to make us look, long enough to experience time through focus in observing what is painted, then maybe we still try to observe the painting in a way maybe we want to be observed. (…)

In the context of previous author’s paintings, in which, for example, with a similarly sophisticated detail oriented gesture, she dedicated herself to the depictions of wrinkled nylon, it is quite obvious that Nataša Vuković, in her artistic work, devoutly contemplates the apparent status quo of the present circumstances in which we find ourselves as a civilization.”

From the preface, written by Ana-Marija Koljanin




Nataša Vuković was born in 1986 in Osijek. In 2008 she got her Bachelor’s degree at The Academy of Arts in Osijek. She graduated Painting in 2012 at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb (Art Education department) when she obtained her Master’s degree in Art Education. She exhibited at several solo and group exhibitions, among which we highlight: the 32nd Youth Salon, the 18th International Miniature Exhibition, Erste fragments 10 in HDLU, the 24th Slavonian Biennial, Exporting Zagreb at the National Museum of Gdansk in Poland, residency in Kaunas, Lithuania (CreArt) and her stay in atelier at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris. She currently lives and works in Zagreb.


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Working hours:

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

The exhibition will remain open until April 21, 2019

We are announcing the film The Other from the Last Days

in the HDLU Club

on Saturday, April 6, 2019

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