(In)Constancy of Space – Spaces of Narration and Imagination

(In)Constancy of Space – Spaces of Narration and Imagination
July  5 – 22, 2018
Prsten Gallery

Curators: Vanja Babić, Neva Lukić
Film Programme Selector: Ivan Paić


(In)Constancy of Space – Spaces of Narration and Imagination group international exhibition opens at the Prsten Gallery, Home of the Croatian Association of Artists on Thursday, 5 July 2018, at 20:00 h.

The exhibition (In)Constancy of Space: Spaces of Narration and Imagination problematizes descriptive, formal, symbolic, psychological and sociological aspects of the text in creating two-dimensional and three-dimensional spaces in the works of contemporary visual artists. Text and visual art are two ways of depicting space, both the physical and mental one, and the exhibition focuses on different possibilities of their interaction. Works in which the text generates formal and formative characteristics are brought into a visual and thematic dialogue with the ones in which the text is the primary bearer of content, i.e. narration. The curators used Josip Vaništa’s work from 1964 as a starting reference, in which the artist dematerialized the painting and its space, that is, he reduced it to a text written with a typewriter on a piece of paper as a kind of meta-instruction on how to execute the painting. Since the moment when Vaništa achieved “the most radical achievement of the 20th century Croatian art“ the mutual interactions of visual, spatial, textual and verbal-auditory aspects have continued to permeate the works of future generations of Croatian artists. Along with Croatian, the exhibition (In)Constancy of Space: Spaces of Narration and Imagination also features renowned contemporary Austrian artists, and it questions whether and to what extent – in the context of globalization, virtualization and migration processes – the lexical, i.e. linguistic basis still conditions the narrative and imaginative determinants of shaping, or better yet, describing specific spatial situations.

The exhibition is accompanied by screenings of experimental films that in different ways correspond to its basic concept.

The exhibition features the following artists: Eva Beierheimer & Miriam Laussegger, Antonio Grgić, Paulina Jazvić, Anto Jerković, Željko Jerma, Željko Kipke, Anatol Knotek, Brigitte Kowanz, Ivica Malčić, Vlado Martek, Martina Miholić, Ana Mušćet, Gloria Oreb, Roman Pfeffer, Damir Sokić, Philipp Timischl, Ivan Tudek, Josip Vaništa, Hannes Zebedin, Anabel Zanze

The film programme features the works of the following artists: Gustav Deutsch, Ivan Faktor, Tomislav Gotovac a.k.a Antonio G. Lauer, Željko Kipke, Ivan Ladislav Galeta, Helena Schultheis Edgeler, Mladen Stilinović.



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10 kn students and retirees
10 kn groups (over 5 persons, fare per person)
10 kn for regular members of: ULUPUH, HDD, UHA, ORIS, HULU Split, HDLU Osijek, HDLU Rijeka, HDLU Dubrovnik, HDLU Istra, HDLU Varaždin, upon presentation of valid documents.
Free for regular members of Croatian Association of Artists, AICA, ICOM, Croatian Society of Art Historians and Croatian Journalists’ Association, as well as the students of the Academy of Fine Arts and Art History at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, upon presentation of valid documents.
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