Category: Exhibitions

PETRA FERIANCOVÁ
SHE WAS UNAWARE OF HER BORDERS. / EGO IN HABITAT.
Curator: Branka Benčić
Bačva Gallery, Home of HDLU
September 24– October 11, 2020

Following all recommendations of the National Civil Protection Headquarters, exhibition SHE WAS UNAWARE OF HER BORDERS. / EGO IN HABITAT., by Petra Feroancová, will be opened in front of the Home of HDLU, on Thursday, September 24 at 7 pm in front of  Home of HDLU.

She Was Unawareof Her Borders (Ego In Habitat), the first solo exhibition of the notedSlovak artist Petra Feriancová in Zagreb is revealed as the artist’s contactwith the space of the Bačva gallery. By placing the works in dialogue with theexhibition space, Petra Feriancová points to the tensions between the space,the observer, and the observed. Her gesture is aimed at questioning spatialrelationships and interactions between objects and subjects, staging theperformative character of the exhibition and moving through space. (…)

(…) Petra Feriancová gathers objects and paintings that she exhibits as a kind of archeology of memory. She deals with, Petra points out, “surviving” objects and the aspiration of objects to expose a part of their own history. Through formal and sensual installations, he deals with objects, in relation to human life, their history, existence, duration, survival, fragility, emphasizing the atmosphere and evoking similar feelings in the viewer. In this way, the artist uses specific visual language to create spaces, memories, catastrophe atmospheres, archeological remains, abandoned humanism, and an encyclopedia formed in the space of experimentation between scientific, historical, and private view, potentiality and imagination, connecting intimate and universal.”

from preface, written by Branka Benčić

Preface

 

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Petra Feriancová is a Slovak artist, writer and curator. She was born in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia in 1977. In 2013, she represented Slovakia and the Czech Republic at the 55th Biennial of Venice.  In 2011 she was a resident at ISCP, New York, US, and in 2010, she was awarded the Oskar Cepan Prize for young visual artists organised by the FCS Foundation for a Civil Society.

Selected solo exhibitions include:

Fabvlae, Villa D’Este,Tivoli, IT (2020); Lebenswelt, Significant Other, Vienna, AT (2019); Personale, Gilda Lavia, Rome, IT; Klaviatura, Viltin Gallery, Budapest, HU; I Am Losing My Beauty Together With My Interest in Beautiful Things, Baril, Cluj, RO; Becoming Animal, Tenderpixel, London, UK (all 2018); Systems, Individuals and Measuring Tools, Bòlit Centre d’Art Contemporani, Girona, SP; Survivals, Relicts, Souvenirs, Apoteka, Dignano, Croatia, HR; An Exhibition on Doubt, MAN_Museo d’Arte Provincia di Nuoro, IT; (all 2016); Vulnerable, Yet Everlasting, Viltin Gallery, OFF Biennale Budapest, HU (2015); Things that Happen, and Things that are Done. On Beginnings and Matter, Fondazione Morra Greco, Naples, IT (2014);  Still the Same Place, An Order of Things (with Zbynek Baladrán), Czech and Slovak Pavilion, Venice Biennale, IT (2013); A Study of the Secondary Plan, Dumb, The House Of Arts, Brno, CZ (2012);  Postsriptum to Childe Harold’s Pilgrimge, Slovak National Gallery, Bratislava, SK (2011) and Theory of a City or the Possibilities of an A4, ISCP, New York, US (2011).

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* Supported using public funding by Slovak Arts Council.

 

WORKING HOURS:

Wednesday – Friday: 11am – 7pm
Saturday and Sunday 10am – 6pm

Mondays, Tuesdays and holidays (May 30): closed.

 

The exhibition will remain open until October 11, 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.
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.

i.j.PINO
H.Ister.i.ja TouR mitt h*man preselitev 2000 – 2020
Karas Gallery, Kralja Zvonimira 58
September 15– September 27, 2020

Following all recommendations of the National Civil Protection Headquarters, exhibition H.Ister.i.ja TouR mitt h*man preselitev 2000 – 2020, by i.j. PINO, will be opened on Tuesday, September 15 at 7 pm at the Karas Gallery (Kralja Zvonimira 58).

 

(…) “Uljanik is a brother.

Once you get a job and experience all aspects of working in a collective – everyday, persistent and productive (within the limits of your abilities) you do not need much to realize that your best intentions and efforts do not differ in the slightest from those of your colleagues in any other collective.

In positive things we are all equal, and in negative things we turn into completely different monsters – depending on our imagination, the quality of stomach acid, and the level of moral numbness.

Uljanik is a brother who was killed by monsters.

Unfortunately, he is not the only one, and there are plenty of mortally wounded – unaware of their terminal condition, they walk through Pula like an army of zombies in an invisible apocalypse.

They are not dangerous, but if you look a little closer, they will break your heart.”

From the preface, written by Boris Vincek

Preface

 

ABOUT THE ARTIST

performer, visual artist, musician. He has been known to the alternative cultural scene since the beginning of the seventies when he entered the conceptual and performance circle. At that time he created ‘mental spirit music’ with friends, and under the influence of Beuys, he opened processes for creating so-called ‘social sculpture’, with which he begins to belong a small group of conceptual artists who engaged in questioning socialist value systems, primarily the meaning of work and the position of workers.

           i.j.PINO’s position outside the center and his experience as a worker at the Uljanik shipyard secured him the ‘right’ to further radicalization in the field of art. During the eighties, he realized his artistic interests by combining the media of music, performance, and fine arts (alter rock group GustapH y njegovi dobry duhovi, and since the nineties, the public knows him as one of the most provocative Croatian performers, but also as an alternative new media experimenter (telephone concert Netz/Mreža, for Radio ORF).

Proud record holder for attendance at one event/performance (approx. 40,000 visitors, ´Theater like a Life / Life like a Theater or Life is hot pepper…´ Pula / Cro a Ti

All other stupidities can be read in the daily, weekly, and periodical newspapers of this area….

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Exhibition closing event

PERFORMANCE

…GRAN kacata finale, un Gran fumakajo., smo ga pofumali…

26.9. 12PM

 

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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 September 27, 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.

Croatian Association of Fine Artists would like to thank all the participants for a large number of high-quality applications and participation in the competition for the exhibition program in 2021.

 

HDLU Artistic council consisting of Branka Benčić, Tomislav Buntak, Ivan Fijolić, Kristian Kožul, Marijana Stanić, Jelena Bando and Josip Zanki have selected the following exhibition to be included in the program proposal for 2021.:

 

BAČVA GALLERY

  • ISMAR CIRKINAGIC – THE HOUSE IN A FOREST ON A COAST
  • NIKOLA VRLJIĆ – OPSADA OZA

 

PM GALLERY

  • JOSIPA KROLO – POSTSEZONA
  • CREART DUAL EXHIBITION, CURATOR NIKOLA BOJIĆ

 

PRSTEN GALLERY

  • VISITA INTERIORA TERRAE – MIT I ALKEMIJA KAO UMJETNIČKA PRAKSA – MEXICO ((Uncompleted program from 2020)
  • MARIO MATOKOVIĆ – KONTINUITET TIŠINE / ANDREA RESNER – RHYMES OF THE WHITE CROW: THE EPILOGUE / JELENA BRAČUN, IDA LOHER, MAJA BOSNAR – ŽENSKE STVARI (simultaneously)

 

KARAS GALLERY

  • LUKA KEDŽO – TKO TU ŽIVI
  • MARIO ROMODA – POP NOSTALGIA
  • DARIJA JELINČIĆ – SOL
  • LINA KOVAČEVIĆ – RITUAL SHAVE IN A CLUB TENT
  • ZORANA UNKOVIĆ – MAPIRANJE (POD)SVJESNOG
  • HELENA SCHULTHEIS EDGELER – PUT IT IN THE CLOUD
  • TOMISLAV ŠILIPETAR – SLIKOPISI
  • TEUTA GATOLIN – PRIRUČNIK ZA RADIKALNU EMPATIJU

 

The HDLU Board of Directors has approved the following exhibitions for inclusion in the HDLU 2021 program proposal:

 

PRSTEN / PM / BAČVA GALLERY

  • MADE IN CROATIA
  • MURTIĆ 100
  • 6TH BIENNIAL OF PAINTING + DUBLIN, GUEST EXHIBITION in BAČVA GALLERY

 

PRSTEN GALLERY

  • HDLU ANNUAL EXHIBITION

 

BAČVA GALLERY

  • JURICA PUŠENJAK – HEROJI

 

KARAS GALLERY

  • ANDREJ TOMIĆ – PARTY (AWARD: IVA VRANEKOVIĆ, VLADIMIR DODIG TROKUT – UMJETNICI UMJETNIKU)
  • LEA POPINJAČ (AWARD: IVA VRANEKOVIĆ, VLADIMIR DODIG TROKUT – UMJETNICI UMJETNIKU)

 

The HDLU Arts Council has selected the following exhibition to be included in the program proposal for 2022.

 

BAČVA GALLERY

  • MARTINA GRLIĆ – MODALITETI SJEĆANJA
  • ANA MUŠĆET – POPRIŠTE (RADNI NAZIV)
  • DALIBOR MARTINIS – GRUPNI PORTRET – DATA RECOVERY: CROWDSOURCING

 

KARAS GALLERY

  • SKUJA BRADEN – SKUJA BRADEN’S POP-PORN

 

PM GALLERY

  • HRVOJE HIRŠL – LIMITI REPREZENTACIJE

 

 

Thank you for participating and congratulations to all selected applicants and artists!

 

*NOTICE:

Selected applicants will be contacted to provide more information within the next 2 weeks due to the purpose of preparing applications for funding.

Results of the competition are not binding for the HDLU. Project realization depends on secured funding for the project. HDLU submits applications for funding in September 2020. All the selected applicants are encouraged to apply for additional funding (production, accommodation, transport of the works, and daily allowances…) in their own countries. Selected applicants will receive the final confirmation for the exhibition once the public funding results are announced.

 

ŽELJKO BELJAN
MYTH, EMBROIDERY AND VUTEKS
Karas Gallery, Kralja Zvonimira 58
July 7– July 19, 2020

Following all recommendations of the National Civil Protection Headquarters, exhibition MYTH, EMBROIDERY AND VUTEKS, by Željko Beljan, will be opened on Tuesday, July 7 at 7 pm at the Karas Gallery (Kralja Zvonimira 58).

 

(…) “The embroidery motifs have been changed in Beljan’s alternate reality, they are no longer meant for idyllic kitchens or ethnographic collections in heritage museums, but for the artist’s personal ritual in which he, like a shaman, liberates his own past and changes its course. Just as Saša Božić and Petra Hrašćanec play with the choreographies of folk dance groups in the dance performance Kolo (The Circle Dance) (2019), creating an almost futuristic traditional performance, Željko Beljan also takes us to the psychedelic sky, the same one where we will share a messianic vision with pigs, dolphins, and ducks. In this sky, everything is truly possible in a simultaneous reality. ”

From the preface, written by Josip Zanki

Preface

 

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Željko Beljan was born on June 17, 1984, in Vukovar. Since 2016, he has been studying at the Department of Animated Film and New Media of the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb. He has been engaged in illustration, comics, and poster production since 2010. He had his first solo exhibition in 2016 in Osijek. He is the author of numerous posters for various Zagreb clubs and other artistic initiatives and bands of which he is a member or associate.

 

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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 July 19, 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.

BEHZAD KHOSRAVI NOORI
PROFESSOR BALTHAZAR AND A MONUMENT TO AN INVISIBLE CITIZEN
Curators: Ana Kovačić and Lea Vene
Bačva Gallery, Home of HDLU
July 2– September 6, 2020

The opening of the exhibition by Behzad Khosravi Noori, Professor Balthazar and a Monument to the Invisible Citizen will be in front of the main entrance to the Home of HDLU, on Thursday, July 2, 2020. at 7 p.m.

For the summer atmosphere and pleasant socializing at the opening, we have prepared the music for you, which will be played by Lina Kovačević.

Professor Balthazar is a smart scientist who wishes everyone well. He lives in the picturesque and somewhat crazy city of Balthazargrad. Professor Balthazar can use his magic machine to solve all the problems of citizens. The exhibition gives us the opportunity to meet this ingenious character or, for those who watched the animated television series as a child, to revive the memory of him. Also, we can experience the monument that gave the exhibition its name and be inspired by the ability of Professor Balthazar to solve problems in the workshop space of the exhibition. The exhibition also encourages us to see more of the children’s program and to take a closer look at the social and artistic conditions that influenced Professor Balthazar’s production. Behzad Khosravi Noori draws a new political and cultural map of the Cold War period, commonly described as a period in which the world was divided into East and West, and focuses on the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) that coexisted as a counterpoint to the Eastern and Western Cold Blocs. Among other things, the NAM was founded by the Yugoslav leader Tito, with the aim of putting an end to armaments and threats of war. The movement was also dedicated to fighting colonialism and racism and promoting peaceful coexistence. This influenced not only the global political situation but also the Zagreb School of Animation, where Professor Balthazar was born.

Preface

 

Behzad Khosravi Noori takes this transnational children’s program created in the Zagreb Film Studio in the period 1967-1978 as a starting point for a pink-yellow installation in the form of a climber made of a metal structure reminiscent of a scaffold with a slide and on the other hand extensive research on the creation of an animated series.

Thus, children will be able to enjoy a pink-yellow climber with a slide and watch the adventures of this famous inventor through selected episodes, while parents, through two documentaries, will be able to learn about the

history of the animated series and the political context of the time.

The project Professor Balthazar and the Monument to the Invisible Citizen has so far been shown in the form of a solo exhibition in several Swedish cities (Stockholm, Malmö, and Kalmar) and at the Art Encounters Biennale in Timisoara, Romania, and the final stop is a solo exhibition opening on July 2, 2020. in HDLU and lasts throughout the summer holidays.

At the end of the exhibition, the artist GIFTS the sculptural installation FOR PUBLIC USE, for which competition has been announced.

 

ABOUT THE ARTIST

BEHZAD KHOSRAVI-NOORI (1976, Tehran) studied Motion pictures at Tarbiat Modaress University in Tehran and Art in Public Realm at Konstfack Stockholm. In his research-based art practices, Khosravi-Noori emphasizes on micro history and narrative strategy within hyper-politicized socio-political milieus in films and time-based materials. His recent exhibition include: 2017: Accessing Utopia, Venice Bienale, Research Pavilion; A Short Story about A Cat, Tranzit Iash, Romania; Around About, Khalil Sakakini Cultural Center, Ramallah, 2016: Aran Gallery, Tehran, The life of an itinerant through a pinhole; Skånes konstförening, Lund, 2014: Incandescence, Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm; 2013: Vibration, Tensta Konsthall,and Konstfack, Stockholm, and 2012: The Black eyes of Bruce Lee, MKC, Stockholm.  Currently, he is holding a PhD position at Konstfack in collaboration with school of architecture at Royal Collage of Technology KTH in Stockholm. Khosravi-Noori lives and works in Stockholm.

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Project is produced by Marabouparken in collabration with Malmö konstmuseum and Konstfack.

 

Exhibition opening hours:

Wednesday: 11-19h; Thursday: 11 am-5pm; Friday: 12-19h; Saturday: 10 am-4pm; Sunday: 11-16h

The gallery is closed on Mondays, Tuesdays and public holidays.

 

The exhibition remains open until September 6, 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.
Visitors are required to maintain a distance of 2 meters.
Doorknobs and any other surfaces that are frequently touched by visitors will be regularly disinfected.

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.

MILAN BOŽIĆ
THE BIGGEST: ANTONIO GOTOVAC LAUER
Bačva Gallery, Home of HDLU
June 18– June 28, 2020

Exhibition THE BIGGEST: ANTONIO GOTOVAC LAUER, by MILAN BOŽIĆ, will be opened in front of the Home of HDLU, on Thursday, June 18 at 7 pm at the Bačva Gallery (Home of HDLU).

The exhibition opening will be accompanied by artist’s performance.

ARTIST STATEMENT

The Biggest

With this project I want to draw attention to the importance of culture valuation, the culture of remembrance as well as the culture of nurturing and protection, both tangible and intangible cultural heritage and valuation of those who have, with their opus, enriched domestic and world cultural heritage. I want to pay tribute to all those who have used disobedience, as a means of exposing the intellectual laziness and sluggishness of individuals and the masses, seduced by supposedly important and sublime ideas and ideologies, which serve to protect the ridiculous and deceitful current regimes. Gotovac created, as a member of the BLACK WAVE in former Yugoslav cinematography – an intellectual and critical artistic current, which was condemned by the communist authorities because it ridiculed the ugliness of the government and propagandistic, in most cases partisan, films. With their attitude and artistic work, the participants of the BLACK WAVE came to the disfavor of the government, experiencing censorship, persecution, the ban on activities, court and prison punishments. By their example, they showed how an individual, in this case an artist, should behave and how to deal with the image that the society in certain conditions forms about the disloyal individual, trying to silence him, without choosing the means. With this project, I want to draw attention to how everyone should, with their work and life, be themselves. How they must follow moral and ethical principles, regardless of possible threats of material or existential nature. I want to motivate artists and consumers of art to work honestly and seriously in culture and art on the path of building and developing a culture that is in line with world cultural trends and which, at certain times, precedes these same world trends.

With this project, I follow the path of BLACK WAVE members who, contrary to the prevailing ideology and propaganda activities of state artists and cultural workers, devised a critical artistic direction, which portrayed real life and the hidden dark face of life in the “socialist paradise”. As a volunteer, officer, and disabled war veteran, I fought against the same opponent as the members of BLACK WAVE.

With the end of the Croatian War of Independence and the defense of the Republic of Croatia, I replace war weapons with artistic means and thus prove that artists are warriors in one way and those true warriors can be artists.

To me as an individual, as a person, my body and my mind are a unique and inseparable whole and together they equally form a tool by which I realize myself while at the same time realizing space, time, history and social, economic, religious and all other circumstances, situations, and spiritual movements in which I currently exist. What is especially similar to LAUER and me is the realization… that the naked body in the public space of my city is blasphemy, insulting the petty bourgeoisie, so, exposing myself, I publicly take off the false conformist masks of hesitants who, by living their lives, actually lie, hide from their reality, who are afraid to publicly express opinions and views, and try to, in every single way, avoid any change done by their own actions.
My goal is not just to realize a project, or to create a work of art. What is important to me is the course and process of making a work of art, each phase through which a thought or idea passes. That is, the path – the thought – the idea – the process of work – a finished work of art.

Milan Božić, 2019

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Milan Božić was born in 1958 in Zagreb. From 1973 to 1978 he was a member of the Folklore Group – KUD Adria. He finished the School of Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering in 1978 and enrolled Faculty of electrical engineering and mechanical engineering. In 1982 he got a job at the Sintal factory (sinter metals-hard metals). From 1986 to 1991 he was a member of the Aero Club Zagreb (sport pilot/air sailing). 1991-1995 he was a volunteer in the Croatian War of Independence. In 1993 he passed the first officer’s course, and in 1994 the second officer’s course. From 1994-1996 he attended the HVU Petar Zrinski officer school. In 1995 he worked as a teacher and commander of teaching groups (company – battalion) at the HVU, (FPZ study). From 1999-2010 he was an active HV officer in the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Croatia. He is a disabled war veteran (first wounded in the Karlovac battlefield on November 21, 1991). Since 1999 he has been performing together with Vlasta Delimar and independently. He does videos, film, photography, and performance.

 

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WORKING HOURS:

Wednesday – Friday: 11am – 7pm
Saturday and Sunday 10am – 6pm

Mondays, Tuesdays and holidays: closed.

The exhibition will remain open until June 28, 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.
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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