Category: Exhibitions

FEDOR FISCHER
Collapse
Bačva Gallery, Home of Croatian Fine Artists
August, 24 – September, 3, 2017


Opening of the exhibition: Thursday, August 24 at 8pm at the Bačva Gallery

Exhibition Collapse, by academic painter Fedor Fischer will open on Thursday, August 24 at 8pm at the Bačva Gallery in the Home of Croatian Fine Artists.

At the 3rd Biennial of Painting in 2015, artwork of Fedor Fischer, with which he anticipated a great creative turn, now for the first time represented as a whole in this exhibition, got Special HPB Acknowledgement by the Award jury. That is why his solo exhibition Collapse is considered an announcement for the 4th Biennial, which is opening on September, 20 in Home of Croatian Fine Artists in Zagreb.

As noted by Josip Zanki, the President of HDLU, in the last few years, academic painter Fedor Fischer has made a big turn in his art poetics. From figurative and narrative painting built on the traditions of the German middle generation (such as works of Jörg Immendorff) and the legacy of the Leipzig school (especially Neo Rauch’s), Fischer has transformed himself into a painter who builds a painting as an object. (…) New works, which he represents in the Bačva Gallery (…) start from the materiality of the painting-object. Fischer uses the material of the canvas as something completely realistic and physical, and for the first time in Croatian contemporary art he moves boundaries and methods of painting procedures. (…) By following the footsteps of his art role models, Fischer on his Collapse exhibition, opens up new questions on how to treat paintings-objects, an idea of painting as soil, and in the end “the infinity of surface”, in which he believes as much as he believes in the painting. It is this infinity that opens up to us in the continuous circle of the Bačva Gallery.

 

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Working hours:

Wednesday – Friday 11 to 7pm, Saturday and Sunday 10 to 6pm.
Mondays, Tuesdays and holidays (August, 5) closed.

The exhibition will remain open until September, 3, 2017

 

Croatian Association of Fine Artists cordially invites You to the Summer Exhibition Thursday on Thursday, August 3 at 8pm with 3 exhibition openings.

Exhibition openings will be accompanied by concert performance at 9pm with Reinhard Süss (composer and E-Piano), Tanja Süss (cello) and Theresa Hajni (clarinet) and reading from Wolfgang Bleier (with Sead Muhamedagić’s translation) at Club HDLU

The Annual Member’s Exhibition is a revue exhibition which, in line with its long tradition, gives the public an insight into current production, achieved in all disciplines: from classical to new media.

The site-specific installation Spaces between Land, Water and Sky (2017) has been created by Silvia Maria Grossmann, guided and inspired by the Bačva Gallery. The gallery’s circular space (a rotunda designed by Ivan Meštrović) influenced how the installation was set up, and also provided a perfect response to the artist’s poetry. In her installation, Grossmann examines the symbolism of fabled rivers, but also to the relationship between the wind, sea and light.

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This project is the result of several years of international cooperation between Croatian Association of the Fine Artists (HDLU) and the Westdeutscher Kunstlerbund (WKB), the last of which was exhibition  “(re) thinking Space & Place”, a presentation of Croatian artists ona a group exhibition in Flottmann-Hallen in 2015, in Herne, Germany. Before that, in 2014, WKB members presented themselves at the PM Gallery in the Home of Croatian Fine Artists. Collaboration continues with the project “Expanding photography”, which discusses photography as an expanded medium.

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Westdeutscher Kunstlerbund (WKB)
Expanding photography
Curators: Claudia Rinke i Elly Valk-Verheijen
PM Gallery, Home of Croatian Fine Artists / Meštrović Pavilion
Trg žrtava fašizma 16, Zagreb
August, 3 – September, 3, 2017

Opening of the exhibition: Thursday, August 3 at 8pm at the PM Gallery.

Group exhibition Expanding photography, by Westdeutscher Kunstlerbund (WKB) will open on Thursday, August 3 at 8pm at the PM Gallery in the Home of Croatian Fine Artists / Meštrović Pavilion.

This project is the result of several years of international cooperation between Croatian Association of the Fine Artists (HDLU) and the Westdeutscher Kunstlerbund (WKB), the last of which was exhibition  “(re) thinking Space & Place”, a presentation of Croatian artists on a a group exhibition in Flottmann-Hallen in 2015, in Herne, Germany. Before that, in 2014, WKB members presented themselves at the PM Gallery in the Home of Croatian Fine Artists. Collaboration continues with the project “Expanding photography”, which discusses photography as an expanded medium.

“The exhibition is not composed of pure photographs for the most part, but 16 artistic positions which reinterpret and alienate these images, as well as using photographic material and techniques and including these in other art forms. Here, a wide range of different approaches and ways of dealing with photography is shown, from purely photographic techniques, such as the photogramme, up to the study of the reproduction mechanisms of the Internet. The visitor is invited to deal with his habits of perception and his own approach to photography, and possibly to question these.”

(From catalogue preface, written by Claudia Rinke)

Artists: Nora Schattauer, Klaus Küster, Nina Brauhauser, Alwin Lay, Ulrich Haarlammert, Katja Butt, Frauke Dannert, Christiane Erhard, Oster / Közle, Kyoung Jae Cho, Denise Winter, Christoph Wester Meier, Peter Buchwald, Evangelos Koukouwitakis, Walter Schernstein i Jens Sundheim.

Curators: Claudia Rinke i Elly Valk-Verheijen

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Working hours:

Wednesday – Friday 11 to 7pm, Saturday and Sunday 10 to 6pm.
Mondays, Tuesdays and holidays (August, 5) closed.

The exhibition will remain open until September, 3, 2017

Silvia Maria Grossmann
Spaces between land, water and sky
Bačva Gallery, Home of Croatian Fine Artists / Meštrović Pavilion
Trg žrtava fašizma 16, Zagreb
August, 3 – August, 20, 2017

Opening of the exhibition: Thursday, August 3 at 8pm at the Bačva Gallery. Exhibition opening will be accompanied by concert performance at 9pm with Reinhard Süss (composer and E-Piano), Tanja Süss (cello) and Theresa Hajni (clarinet) and reading from Wolfgang Bleier.

Exhibition Spaces between land, water and sky, by Silvia Maria Grossmann will open on Thursday, August 3 at 8pm at the Bačva Gallery in the Home of Croatian Fine Artists / Meštrović Pavilion. Exhibition opening will be accompanied by concert performance at 9pm with Reinhard Süss (composer and E-Piano), Tanja Süss (cello) and Theresa Hajni (clarinet) and reading from Wolfgang Bleier in Club HDLU.

(…) In her work, Silvia Maria Grossmann describes real landscapes in which land and sea meet, where rivers flow into seas and oceans. But she also deals with the cultural spaces where the Alpine and the Mediterranean meet. All these landscapes represent borderline worlds. The living beings found in such places represent not only the connection between different elements, but also between symbolic forms. In these borderline spaces the transformation from the non-manifested to the manifested takes place, from chaos to cosmos. It is here where the ray of creation travels from minerals through plants and animals to man, elementary beings and angels. (…)

(…) The site-specific installation Spaces between Land, Water and Sky (2017) has been created by Silvia Maria Grossmann, guided and inspired by the Bačva Gallery. The gallery’s circular space (a rotunda designed by Ivan Meštrović) influenced how the installation was set up, and also provided a perfect response to the artist’s poetry. In her installation, Grossmann examines the symbolism of fabled rivers, but also to the relationship between the wind, sea and light. (…)

(From catalogue preface, written by Josip Zanki)

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The exhibition will also accompany the artist talk with Silvia Maria Grossmann and simultaneous translation of Sead Muhamedagić on August 20th at 11 am.

 

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Working hours:

Wednesday – Friday 11 to 7pm, Saturday and Sunday 10 to 6pm.
Mondays, Tuesdays and holidays (August, 5) closed.

The exhibition will remain open until August 20, 2017

 

Results of the competition for exhibition program in 2018

 

Croatian Association of Fine Artists would like to thank all the participants for a large number (85) of high quality applications and participation on the competition for exhibition program in 2018.

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Petra Mrša
CHANGING CONDITIONS, CHANGING MINDS
PM Gallery
July 11-23, 2017

Metra Mrša’s solo exhibition CHANGING CONDITIONS, CHANGING MINDS will be open on Tuesday, July 11 at 8pm  in the PM Gallery of the Home of the Croatian Association of Artists.

Petra Mrša visited China in 2014, where she recorded a traveller from Europe visiting tourist and some less known locations in Beijing. By following this traveller, resigned, tired, astonished, from behind, in detail, she opened the path to the segments of Chinese culture, which she subsequently elaborated through directed still life photography, video works, texts, maps, artefacts. By virtue of circumstances in the given opportunity, and during a completely informal visit to the Asian continent, Petra found yet another chance to present and express the openness towards the different.

This documentary-fiction multimedia narrative is the result of Petra’s interest in the circumstances experienced, social conditions, inhabitants, and their interrelationship. The research she began after the journey included various methods and sources, from Google and Baidu, through an interview with Mitja Saje, a Professor of Chinese History and Writing at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, interview with Lynn Ni, a Professor of Chinese Language at the Confucius Institute, interview and collaboration with Yang Bo, a Tai Chi instructor, to a workshop with students from the International School of Paris and collaboration with the Chinese artists: Xiaojie Fu, Xu Guoxiong and De Hao at the Cité Internationale des Arts Residency in Paris.

After collecting a lot of material, Petra decided to focus her exhibition in the PM Gallery on the three main topics: traditional Chinese architecture, spiritual practice and contemporary economy, the qualities of which have become the principles of the exhibition itself: dedication, softness and experiment.

With such approach, she creates a hybrid space of understanding and experiencing that loudly alternates with the adopted simplified images of the presentation of the Other.

Taking as a starting point the theory of expanded and extraterritorial identity, through the work creation process, Petra also questions her own identity. By taking a step away from the learned stereotypical view, according to which the inhabitants of China are most often seen as the victims of the political regime or exoticism, and by learning about the affirmative constructs of another culture, she expands the space of freedom and skilfully transposes it into the process of creating the exhibition and expands her previous artistic expression. With this exhibition, Petra offers an innovative view of the medium of photography, which, mediated by the hybrid research, ceases to be the representational means of a place in front of the camera, and becomes a network of associations through which the viewer takes an independent journey and finds answers to the questions of otherness, diversity, exclusion and universality.

Martina Miholić

About Author:
Petra Mrša was born in Rijeka in 1985. She graduated in Photography from the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb, in Sociology from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb and in Psychology from the Centre for Croatian Studies in Zagreb. She has exhibited in numerous museums and galleries. Her work is included in the collections of the Museum of Arts and Crafts in Zagreb, Zagreb City Museum and Contemporary Croatian Photography Platform.   She worked as an assistant at the Hoxton Gallery in London. She is currently the assistant in Photography at the Academy of Applied Arts in Rijeka.
So far, Petra has published two books: New School published by Pazzini Editore and Rehearsing Family with the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rijeka as the main publisher.
She has won several awards, including: VIG Special Invitation at ESSL Art Award Exhibition in 2015, Ex aequo at the 24th Slavonian Biennale in 2015, the best portfolio at Savignano Immagini Festival in 2012. She has participated in many national and international projects.

petramrski@gmail.com
www.PetraMrsa.com

The exhibition was financially supported by the City Office for Culture, Education and Sport Zagreb, the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia and Slika d.o.o.

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KORALJKA KOVAČ
K.K.’s Diary
Bačva Gallery
4.-16.7.2017.

Exhibition opening: Tuesday, July 4, 2017, 8pm

The exhibition K.K.’s Diary of Koraljka Kovač will open on Tuesday, July 4 at 8pm at Bačva Gallery (Croatian Association of Fine Artists).

Koraljka attributes an intimate spirit to in total enlarged diary, verbal (hidden and invisible) – visual records (revealed and visible) using collective, not completely perfect symbols of the circle, square, triangle, rectangle… Actually, the communication of their relations of archetypal properties as well as the one connected with elongated rectangles of circular circumference with which it encircles the circular space. (…) The whole idea of encircling was first created in a diary note. With a sort of unconscious automatism, the artist fills pages and pages with intimate signs of a visual and verbal intimate diary, which she unconsciously fills with paintings-drawings-writings while having her mind somewhere else – for example, while talking on the phone or working on sketches. (Željko Marciuš, autthor of the preface)

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Working hours:

Wednesday – Friday 11 to 7pm, Saturday and Sunday 10 to 6pm,
Mondays, Tuesdays and holidays closed

The exhibition will remain open until July, 16.  2017.

 

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