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Gordana Špoljar Andrašić

“Memory Fragment II”

Prsten Gallery

Jan 26 – Feb 5, 2023

Exhibition opening: Jan 26, 2023, 7pm

Gordana Špoljar Andrašić will present herself to the Zagreb audience with three series of works: “Memorabilijar”, “Memory Fragment” and “Dark Matter”. In the medium of painting and drawings made in the graphite pencil technique, which she expands with an audio recording and an installation, creating a comprehensive atmosphere, which allows us to penetrate into her identity, but also to search for the meaning of existence and to observe the deceptiveness of memory in the viewer as well.

The opening of the exhibition will be accompanied by a string quartet of members of “Zagreb solists”, who will perform part of the piece “Ricordi del Passato”, composed by Dalibor Grubačević. The exhibition opens on the eve of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

 

Iva Körbler – PREDGOVOR

 

Working hours of the exhibitions:

Tue-Sun 11am-7pm

Closed on Mondays and holidays.

We invite you to Exhibition Thursday in the Meštrović Pavilion, January 26. at 7pm at which we are preparing the opening of two exhibitions:

In the Bačva Gallery

CARTE BLANCHE
LOVE AT LAST SIGHT/MONEY IS ETERNAL AND HUMAN LIFE IS EPHEMERAL
The exhibition of previous laureates of the contrapunct award Vladimir Dodig Trokut & Iva Vraneković – artists to artists, awarded by an Anonymous Philanthropist

 

in Prsten Gallery

GORDANA ŠPOLJAR ANDRAŠIĆ
”OKRHAK MEMORIJE

 

CARTE BLANCHE
LOVE AT LAST SIGHT/MONEY IS ETERNAL AND HUMAN LIFE IS EPHEMERAL
The exhibition of previous laureates of the contrapunct award Vladimir Dodig Trokut & Iva Vraneković – artists to artists, awarded by an Anonymous Philanthropist

The Vladimir Dodig Trokut, Iva Vraneković – artist to artist award was inaugurated in 2016 as a selfless incentive for artistic creativity and financed with private funds from an anonymous donor and philanthropist

The exhibition presents the current production of the prize laureates, creates the foundations for continued cooperation and encourages the idea of greater involvement of natural persons as donors of fine artists in the public space. It is also an opportunity for open advocacy to undertake adequate efforts to improve the general atmosphere and the legal and fiscal framework for the development of philanthropy.

Artists: Grgur Akrap, Lora Elezović, Lucija Jelić, Luka Kušević, Marija Matić, Mak Melcher, Andrea Musa, Pavle Pavlović, Lea Popinjač, Jurica Pušenjak, Josip Rončević, Đuro Seder, Andrej Tomić

More about the exhibition…

 

Gordana Špoljar Andrašić

“Memory Fragment II”

Gordana Špoljar Andrašić will present herself to the Zagreb audience with three series of works: “Memorabilijar”, “Memory Fragment” and “Dark Matter”. In the medium of painting and drawings made in the graphite pencil technique, which she expands with an audio recording and an installation, creating a comprehensive atmosphere, which allows us to penetrate into her identity, but also to search for the meaning of existence and to observe the deceptiveness of memory in the viewer as well.

The opening of the exhibition will be accompanied by a string quartet of members of “Zagreb solists”, who will perform part of the piece “Ricordi del Passato”, composed by Dalibor Grubačević. The exhibition opens on the eve of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

 

Working hours of the exhibitions:

Tue-Sun 11am-7pm

Closed on Mondays and holidays.

 

CARTE BLANCHE

LOVE AT LAST SIGHT/MONEY IS ETERNAL AND HUMAN LIFE IS EPHEMERAL

The exhibition of previous laureates of the contrapunct award Vladimir Dodig Trokut & Iva Vraneković – artists to artists, awarded by an Anonymous Philanthropist

26.1.-19.2.2023.

Bačva Gallery

Opening: Thursday, January 26, 7 pm

 

On Thursday, January 26, 2023, in the Bačva gallery, Home of HDLU (Meštrović Pavilion), at 7 pm,  we are opening the exhibition of the laureates of the contrapunct award Vladimir Dodig Trokut & Iva Vraneković – artists to artists, awarded by an Anonymous Philanthropist under the name CARTE BLANCHE / LOVE AT LAST SIGHT/MONEY IS ETERNAL AND HUMAN LIFE IS EPHEMERAL.

The Vladimir Dodig Trokut, Iva Vraneković – artist to artist award was inaugurated in 2016 as a selfless incentive for artistic creativity and financed with private funds from an anonymous donor and philanthropist, in the amount of around EUR 20,000.00 (net) or EUR 25,000.00 (gross), and is institutionalized in the form of an award within the framework of the Youth Salon and Biennial of Painting. The artistic council of the award, which consisted of Nikola Albaneže †, Vladimir Dodig Trokut † / Ivan Posavec, Tomislav Buntak and Anonymous Philanthropist (artist), has awarded a total of 17 awards to by now.

The exhibition LOVE AT LAST SIGHT/MONEY IS ETERNAL AND HUMAN LIFE IS EPHEMERAL presents the current production of the prize laureates, creates the foundations for continued cooperation and encourages the idea of greater involvement of natural persons as donors of fine artists in the public space.

It is also an opportunity for open advocacy to undertake adequate efforts to improve the general atmosphere and the legal and fiscal framework for the development of philanthropy.

In Croatia, natural persons cannot support artists with tax-free philanthropic donations because such receipts are considered second income and are subject to income tax, surtax, health and pension insurance. Thus, based on the example of the Anonymous Philanthropist’s previous contributions, the amount of fiscal contributions paid into the public treasury could be used for as many as 3 donations of around EUR 1,600 and support for prominent artists in need. In addition, there is no fiscal incentive in the form of relief for donations by natural persons for philanthropic purposes.

The same issue occurs with institutional awards to artists, such as the Zagreb Salon, Youth Salon, Biennale of Painting awarded by HDLU through sponsorship funds. Unlike workers who are entitled to a tax-free award for work achievements in the amount of EUR 1,000.00 per year, rare artists, who achieve monetary awards perhaps once in their working life, such an award is taxed as other income. In the last year, HDLU awarded prizes in the amount of 26,000.00 EUR gross and 21,000.00 EUR net within the framework of 3 art manifestations, and the funds it awarded were exclusively sponsored or donated, so not from the public budget. The difference of EUR 5,000, which was the amount of fiscal benefits, would be an extremely encouraging reward for the fine artist, and a negligible deduction to the state budget.

Therefore, it is not surprising that according to the Giving Index (the British organization Charity Aid Foundation (CAF) publishes the results – CAF World Giving Index) Croatia is only in 82nd place.

“The two strongest polarizations that create a synergy of space and time – human life, are certainly love and money, with the fact that homo sapiens did not invent love or decide that it exists, but feels, experiences and interprets it.

As for money, there is a diametrically opposite situation. Man invented money and decided that money exists. It is his deed or misdeed. In the entire system of nature, money does not exist. Nature in this world has a different logic, not to say genius. It is in nature, or more precisely in imposed nature, that man earns and spends money. The genius of nature does not need money to realize the miracle of life, nor does the whole series of cycles that arise from that miracle. We can, and not so hard, agree with the conclusion that man lives for love, but lives for money.

Just as nature needs the sun to live, man needs money to pay the primary costs of his own existence, but also to ensure self-realization beyond the framework of basic needs, which leads to the polarization between essence and existence. Essence equals love, and existence equals money. Well, welcome man to the planet Earth, inhabited by people!

What is philanthropy in Croatia? Is it just a romantic utopia or an achievable reshaping of the current society for a better future for artists and a path to a sustainable cultural system?”

Anonymous Philanthropist

Artists: Grgur Akrap, Lora Elezović, Lucija Jelić, Luka Kušević, Marija Matić, Mak Melcher, Andrea Musa, Pavle Pavlović, Lea Popinjač, Jurica Pušenjak, Josip Rončević, Đuro Seder, Andrej Tomić

 

Anonymous Philanthropist – Preface

Tomislav Buntak – Preface

Artists´ biographies

 

The exhibition remains open until February 19, 2023.

Working hours of the exhibition:

Tue-Sun 11am-7pm

Closed on Mondays and holidays.

 

Martina Grlić
Mindscapes
Bačva Gallery (Meštrović pavilion)
November 30 – December 18, 2022

The opening of the exhibition by MARTINA GRLIĆ, MINDSCAPES will be on Wednesday, November 30 at 7pm, in Bačva Gallery, Home of HDLU (Meštrović pavilion).

„Metaphors are all we have to describe memory.[1]“ This is the quote which the artist Martina Grlić came across while reading various texts and it remained in her mind for a long time during the creation of her cycle of paintings “Mindscapes”. Her works are conceptually and aesthetically connected to the previous series Hypermnesia[2] (2021), in which the artist explores the field of memory using the method of introspection and with the use of archival photos from family albums questions the learned ideologies that participate in the formation of consciousness and identity.

(…)

We sense that all the works in the series offer traces of universal ideas and attitudes, but what is characteristic of all of them is that they do not offer answers to complex questions of personal identities and collective experiences. By deliberate transformation of the display, abstract intervention, the artist imitates the passage of time and the impossibility of repeating and seeing the past realistically. In the pop surrealist style of David Lynch, the works exude elusiveness. The relationship between memory and fiction is blurred in a complex way – what Freud calls the uncanny[3] Grlić uses as the main element. With the lack of context, the artist skilfully achieves a feeling of discomfort and anxiety, which is further enhanced by enlarged ultra-lucid fragments that emerge from abstraction and threaten to disintegrate into indeterminacy again.

Referring to a world that no longer exists, the artist in her own words recreates memories that go beyond direct autobiography – her nostalgic works become a reflection of public social attitudes, a set of fantasies and naive superstitions. Although her realities do not necessarily correspond to ours and the present traces of ideas do not have to be interconnected, the artist ultimately expresses herself with a visual language that allows the audience to go deeper into themselves in search of meaning. In this search for meaning, they may get new answers about the world around them.

Tena Bakšaj

[1] ‘Metaphors are all we have to describe memory’: Kristin Prevallet’s ‘A Burning Is Not A Letting Go’ at Guernica https://www.poetryfoundation.org/harriet-books/2016/05/metaphors-are-all-we-have-to-describe-memory-kristin-prevallets-a-burning-is-not-a-letting-go-at-guernica

[2] The term hypermnesia denotes a state opposite to amnesia, but also a very specific state in which a person describes and recalls individual details from his own memory with incredible accuracy.

[3] There is no unequivocal translation in the Croatian language: unusual, mysterious, creepy, otherworldly, unknown

 

ABOUT THE ARTIST:

MARTINA GRLIĆ was born in 1982 in Zagreb. She graduated in painting in 2009 at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb. So far, she has exhibited at 12 independent and more than 20 collective juried exhibitions in Croatia and abroad. Solo exhibitions include: Fragment New York, NYC, USA (2022), Potemka Gallery Leipzig (2019), HDLU Zagreb (2018), Kranjčar Gallery Zagreb (2017), Simulaker Gallery, Novo Mesto (2016), Gallery Poola, Pula (2015), Josip Račić Gallery, Zagreb (2014), Karas Gallery, Zagreb (2013), SC Gallery, Zagreb (2010). Selected group exhibitions: MSU, Zagreb (2017), HDLU Zagreb (2016), National Museum Gdansk, PL (2016). Ningbo Museum of Art, Ningbo, ROC (2015). KIBLA, Maribor, SI (2014), Kunstlerhaus Vienna, A (2011). She is the winner of the HPB award for the best young artist (2017) and the first award of ERSTE Bank “Novi fragmenti 8” (2012). Her works are in the public collections Zuzāns collection, Zuzeum Art Centre, Riga; Erste Bank and the Modern Gallery in Zagreb. She is a member of HDLU and HZSU. She lives and works in Zagreb. From 2021, she is represented by the Fragment gallery from New York and exhibits her works at art fairs (COSMOCOW, NADA Miami).

 

EXHIBITION WORKING HOURS:

Tuesday – Sunday: 11am – 7pm
Mondays and holidays closed.

Exhibition will be opened until December 18, 2022.

 

HDLU – Croatian Association of Fine Artists announces

the ANNUAL OPEN CALL FOR EXHIBITING in 2023

within the program of Bačva Gallery, Prsten Gallery, PM Gallery, ISPOD Gallery*

Meštrović pavilion, Trg žrtava fašizma 16, Zagreb

 

 

The rights to participate in the call have all the artists and experts in the field of fine arts.

 

 

THE APPLICATION CAN INCLUDE:

 

exhibition proposals

educational projects

international programs, inter-institutional and regional collaborations

 

APPLICATIONS SHALL BE SUBMITTED BY COMPLETING THE APPLICATION FORM AND SUBMISSION OF REQUIRED DOCUMENTS. All the fields in the application form which are marked with * are mandatory. Application, which is not fully completed or does not contain the required documents, will not be considered.

 

REQUIRED ATTACHMENTS TO THE APPLICATION:

 

  1. required examples of the artworks / exhibition / project

 

  • images/sketches of the work in JPG format up to 700kb per image
  • digital Video in DVD PAL or mp4 format (if applicable)
  • sound works in mp3 format (if applicable) etc.

 

provide materials as much as possible for better insight into the project

 

 

  1. CV (please download CV-FORM here, fill it out and upload it to the on-line application form)

 

  • project applicant’s CV
  • artist(s)’ CV (if different from the applicant)

 

  1. spatial plan

 

  • on the gallery blue print (if applicable)

 

  1. for international projects and collaborations

 

  • list of countries and institutions engaged with the project
  • confirmation letter from the international institutions

 

 

SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION:

 

How to apply

 

Applications should be submitted through on-line application form only.

 

 

Application deadline

 

July 10, 2022, 23:59

 

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

 

Contact for all issues related to the galleries and / or application form (Mon-Fri, 10am – 3.30pm):

 

  • PM and Prsten Gallery: Martina Miholić, martina.hdlu@gmail.com, +385 997326127
  • Bačva and Ispod Gallery: Nika Šimičić, nika.hdlu@gmail.com, 0989828989
  • For international and/or educational projects: Miran Jurić, miran.juric@hdlu.hr

 

APPLICATIONS THAT DO NOT CONTAIN THE REQUIRED FIELDS FILLED OR DO NOT HAVE THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

 

COMMUNICATION:

 

During the selection process, process of applying for funds and final realization of the program, HDLU will communicate only with the project applicant according to the contacts listed in the application form.

 

COPYRIGHTS:

 

HDLU reserves the right to use the selected applications for promotional material of the yearly program in all types of media, catalogues, invites, web and Facebook pages of HDLU.

 

SUBMISSION CONFIRMATION:

Please contact us in case if you don’t receive submission confirmation e-mail from galerije.hdlu@gmail.com within two working days from the submission.

 

* The ISPOD Gallery opened its doors for the first time as part of the 5th Biennial of Painting, and then the 36th Youth Salon, and has since intrigued visitors as well as artists. The specific, non-classical and dark space below the ground level expands the possibilities of exhibiting in the Home of HDLU, opening new possibilities for the presentation of the art program.

The space is not adapted to classic exhibition programs. What we are looking for are: unique, short-term / one-day experimental and contemporary art programs, events and concepts.

The area of the gallery is about 100m2

 

ATTACHMENTS:

APPLICATION FORM FOR EXHIBITING IN 2023

CV FORM

FLOOR PLANS OF THE GALLERY SPACES: Bačva GalleryPM GalleryPrsten Gallery

VISUALIZATION OF GALLERY SPACE 

IMPORTANT NOTICE

A screening of the film MACRO Asilo – Museo Roma will take place on May 21, 2022 in the Gorgona Hall, Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb. After the screening, senior curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art Leila Topić and independent curator Tihana Puc will talk to Italian anthropologist, artist, independent curator and director of the Museum of the Peripheries of Rome, Giorgio de Finis. Through the conversation, an attempt will be made to analyze and recontextualize the radical de Finnis experiment MACRO Asilo, which was formed at the MACRO Museum. The program takes place in cooperation with the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Discursive Program of the Academy of Fine Arts and the Croatian Association of Fine Artists.

 

GIORGIO DE FINIS (BIOGRAPHY)

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