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SANDRA STERLE
FRAGMENTED FILM
Bačva Gallery, Home of HDLU
May 28– June 14, 2020

Following all recommendations of the National Civil Protection Headquarters, exhibition Fragmented film, by Sandra Sterle, will be opened in front of the Home of HDLU, on Thursday, May 28 at 7 pm at the Bačva Gallery (Home of HDLU).

“Sandra Sterle comes with a project both subtle and invasive. She is in a process of reconstruction being aware of the fragile state of personal memory when chronologies fail, information overlap, emotions come through. She is working with the personal archive as well as questioning it underlining the beauty of post-documentation where facts and fiction combine. She is using memory and imagination at the same time making a statement that real stories of real lives are a product of our brains and our brains are dead if not seen from a dynamic perspective more related to Quantum physics than to still linearity. It is even more challenging to tell stories of others through our minds that filter information through various layers. The grandfather-granddaughter relationship is built on a contrast between emotional archiving and the cold, brutal public surveillance of the digital era. Observation can be a tool for oppression, control, pleasure, censorship but it can also be overturned in a counter-surveillance. The artist is deconstructing the very concept of surveillance, the hierarchical vision. Data storage is a fact by the capacity of monitoring and recording, but it is also fiction as it fails to perform ethically and to encompass and define humanity and its complex traits… Data storage is a tool that can be useful, but it doesn´t replace the memory of the animal brain. Sandra Sterle’s approach can be seen as poetic but it is the consequence of awareness in front of the intersection between personal memory and artificial memory. She chose working with both, mixing them and accepting imagination as the survival kit at all times.”

From preface, written by Olivia Nițiș

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ABOUT THE ARTIST

Sandra Sterle works across film, installation, interventions, photography, and performance. She is a professor at the Arts Academy in Split, Croatia. Graduated from the Department of Sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb and continued her studies at Department of Film and Video at Kunstakademie in Dusseldorf, 1995-96 (Prof. Nan Hoover). Her works were exhibited and performed in a variety of contexts in places like Kunsthalle Fridericanum, Kassel; Museum Ludwig, Aachen; Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Arnhem; Gate Foundation, Amsterdam; W139 Gallery, Amsterdam; Museo National Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid; Instytut Sztuki Wyspa, Gdansk; Location 1 Gallery New York; Artist Space, New York. Her works are part of several public archives and collections of MMSU, Rijeka, Art Gallery, Split and private collections.

ABOUT THE CURATOR

Olivia Nițiș is a curator and a researcher art historian within the Institute of Art History G. Oprescu of the Romanian Academy. She holds a Ph.D. in visual arts and is the author of Istorii marginale ale artei feminist (Marginal Histories of Feminist Art), Vellant, Bucharest, 2014. She is vice-president of the Experimental Project Association in Bucharest, organizer of the International Experimental Engraving Biennial, a member of the International Art Critics Association since 2009 and regional coordinator for The Feminist Art Project (Rutgers University, New Jersey) since 2008.
Projects she worked on include: Statement: I Advocate Feminism, ArtPoint, Kulturkontakt, Vienna, The Poetics of Politics, Propaganda Gallery, Warsaw, 2012, Good Girls. Memory, Desire, Power (together with Bojana Pejić), National Museum of Contemporary Art, 2013, Circumstances Favorable to Natural Selection, Victoria Art Center within IEEB6, 2014-2015, MonuMental Histories, Gabroveni Arcub 2016, The Principle of Migration, New York Foundation for the Arts 2019.

 

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*The exhibition was realized with the support of the Croatian Ministry of Culture, given to artist Sandra Sterle, as part of the promotion of the creation of visual artists for interdisciplinary artistic research: Revive Grandpa (Part One: Fragmented Film)

 

WORKING HOURS:

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

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

The exhibition will remain open until June 14, 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.

VALENTINA SUPANZ MARINIĆ
TOXICITY
Karas Gallery
May 12 – May 24, 2020

Following all recommendations of the National Civil Protection Headquarters, an exhibition by Valentina Supanz Marinić entitled Toxicity, will be opened at the Karas Gallery (Zvonimirova 58) on May 12, 2020. The opening will be virtual and will be viewable on the HDLU Facebook page. The exhibition will be open for public from May 13th. 

“The phantasmagorical scenes of landscape, almost de Chirico-like, metaphysical, devoid of life and existence, unfold before us in Valentina Supanz Marinić’s works. This is a fictitious and inhospitable world, suffocated by neon smoke and heavy, toxic air. A post-apocalyptic scenario, reminiscent of the scenes from Cormac McCarthy’s novel The Road. A world without the sun, dark and cruel, destroyed by some unnamed cataclysm that we are painfully aware of. The repertoire of motifs is very similar in all her works. Nature becomes unnatural, and people, in overalls and face masks, are merely symbolic figures of doom. The post-apocalyptic world slaps us in the face with neon colours that the artist uses to further emphasize this toxicity. The sky turns yellow, water purple and green, and vegetation dies off or becomes strange. The electrified horizons of silence fade at dusk (of humanity?), whereas people appear only from behind, in clothes that clearly show that they found themselves in a world in which they would not be able to survive without the protective equipment.. (…)

(…) The observer becomes fully aware of the disturbing truth about the alarming state of the environment, which is something we hear about in the media. However, given the current situation with the Coronavirus epidemic, the observer is also concerned whether we are facing the collapse of civilizational norms due to some huge crisis and whether an average homo vulgaris will manage to cope with it or are we facing extinction. This makes Valentina’s work very topical and engaged, and it clearly states that art cannot, and should not, be detached from reality, immune to serious issues, and enclosed within the studio walls.”

From preface, written by Nika Šimičić

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ABOUT THE ARTIST

Valentina Supanz Marinić was born in 1986 in Zagreb. In 2012, she graduated Painting from the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb, under mentorship of Zlatko Kauzlarić – Atač. She has exhibited in several solo and numerous group exhibitions, of which we highlight: the 2nd and 5th Biennial of Painting (HDLU, Zagreb); New Croatian Realism (Glyptotheque of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Zagreb); and Fountain Art Faire at Armory Arts Week (Manhattan, New York, 2014). The Erste Fragments Foundation awarded her the ransom prize for the painting My Jungle in 2013. She is an illustrator of several children’s picture books. She is a member of the HDLU and HZSU.

 

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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 be open from May 13 until May 24, 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.

Dear vistors,

The Croatian Association of Fine Artists (HDLU) is temporarily closed due to COVID-19 pandemic.

All of the communication and working with clients is further possible by email and phone. You can find contacts of our employees on HDLU Website. For all the necessary information you can contact: tajnistvo@hdlu.hr or phone: + 385 14611 818.

We look forward to welcoming our visitors back to the all of our galleries as soon as it is possible again.

VLATKA ŠKORO
PACK
Bačva Gallery, Home of HDLU
March 10 – March 22, 2020

 

 

Exhibition Pack, by Vlatka Škoro, will be opened on Tuesday, March 10 at 6 pm at the Karas Gallery (Zvonimirova 58).

Pack, created by the sculptor Vlatka Škoro, is a group of 12 new sculptures of the African wild dog conceptually gathered around the Alpha, the sculpture of the African wild dog from the growing Animal series of works (2019) exhibited last year in Zagreb and, in an expanded form, in Osijek. Pack is a continuation, that is, a kind of extension of the above-mentioned series. (…)

(…) The theriomorphism of the Animals gains a new dimension with the Pack due to the significant choice of the motif of an animal that is completely unfamiliar with human presence, even finds it impossible. The animal’s organic structure is an imperative for Vlatka Škoro, for her meticulous approach to the subject, the same as her instinct that she follows both in the choice of motifs and in creating the sculpture itself. The naturalism of the Pack, manifested in the fluidity of natural (that is, sculptural) forms and character of sculptures, contrasted to the neutral backdrop of the gallery space, is further emphasized. By contrasting the wilderness with the aesthetics of the civilized world and analytical deconstruction of structures, Vlatka Škoro gives us an insight into her own sculptural truth.”

From preface, written by Ivan Roth

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ABOUT THE ARTIST

Vlatka Škoro (1987, Osijek) lives and works in Zagreb. In 2010 she received an M.A. in Sculpture from the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb, in the class of the professor Stjepan Gračan. In 2018 she earned her PhD in Sculpture from the Academy of Fine Arts.  She won the Erste Grand Prix Award (2010). She has exhibited in six solo and about twenty group exhibitions in Zagreb, Osijek, Rijeka, Split, Vinkovci, Đakovo, etc.

 

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WORKING HOURS:

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

The exhibition will remain open until March 22, 2020

Croatian Association of Fine Artists in collaboration with the Ministry of Veterans’ Affairs conducts an international visual arts competition The Victim of Vukovar 1991.

The aim of the international visual arts competition The Victim of Vukovar 1991 is to establish a dialogue with contemporary art practices based on the culture of memory and symbolism of war suffering of the city of Vukovar and generate artworks that will be inscribed in the collective memory.

Photography: Zoran Filipović Zoro

 

The competition will select four new works of art (that have never been presented to the public) to be exhibited in Zagreb in June 2020, on the occasion of the Croatian presidency of the Council of the European Union, after which the exhibition will be held at the Vukovar Municipal Museum until the end of 2020.

The selected artists will receive an artist’s fee of HRK 60,000 gross each. Artists will be provided with return transport of the artworks, insurance, and overnight and travel expenses for participation in the exhibitions.

Competition is open to professional artists, EU Member States citizens, working in the field of visual arts. Artists can apply individually, in pairs or as a part of an art collective. Deadline for submission is 9.4.2020.

Works will be selected by a jury consisting of: Tonko Maroević, academician, Branko Franceschi, art historian, Kristijan Milić, film director, Božica Dea Matasić, full professor of arts, Tomislav Buntak, associate professor of arts, Ana Holjevac Tuković, PhD in History, Mirela Buterin, LLB.

More details on the competition is available HERE.

Questions and answers for the INTERNATIONAL VISUAL ARTS COMPETITION “THE VICTIM OF VUKOVAR 1991 HERE

NOTICE OF TEMPORARY SUSPENSION

of the International Visual Arts Competition

 “The Victim of Vukovar 1991“

Due to changes in the economic trends in the Republic of Croatia as a result of the COVID-19 epidemic which have led to the reallocation of funds to measures and activities aimed at combating the epidemic, as well as to changes in the planned budgetary activities to optimize the use of limited fiscal potential, the Ministry of Defence (The Client) has adopted the decision to temporarily suspend the International Visual Arts Competition “The Victim of Vukovar 1991“.

All the competition activities have been postponed until further notice, that is until the funds have been secured and the decision has been made to continue with the competition, about which all the artists who applied to the competition will be notified in a timely manner.

Artists who wish to withdraw their applications due to changes in the competition conditions can do so by sending an email to hdlu@hdlu.hr with the subject Vukovar Competition – Application Withdrawal.

Thank you for your understanding.

PETAR KATAVIĆ
ARCHITECTURE
Karas Gallery
March 9 – March 22, 2020

Exhibition Architecture, by Petar Katavić, will be opened on Monday, March 9 at 7 pm at the Karas Gallery (Zvonimirova 58).

“The exhibition presents the work of Petar Katavić, and here selected works are the continuation of the exhibition held at the Museum of Fine Arts in January this year. Since 2017 Petar has been developing and building on his ideas about shaping space with volume, which he also strives to show through his works. The reduction of colour, lines and surfaces, as well as simplicity in thinking about visual art, are the characteristics of the artist’s work, reflected both in the titles of his works and in the exhibition set-up. The exhibition held at the Museum of Fine Arts was titled Space, mostly because it was a site-specific exhibition creating bearing in mind the specific exhibition space within the gallery, and the title of this exhibition – Architecture – is a logical continuation that reveals the focus of the artist’s interests. (…)

(…) Although the aesthetics of Petar’s works is reduced, minimalistic and simple, each work reflects his dedication and devotion, which he sees as the most important factor in his work. In conclusion, I will again, just as in the preface to the Space exhibition, refer to Mies van der Rohe’s famous motto “less is more“, Petar’s guiding principle that very clearly illustrates the subtlety and meditativeness that I find in Petar’s works.”

From preface, written by Ivana Vukušić

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ABOUT THE ARTIST

Petar Katavić was born in Split in 1985. In 2005 he graduated Painting at the School of Fine Arts, Split, Croatia. In 2012. he graduated Painting from the Arts Academy, University of Split, Split, Croatia. In 2014 he completed the program of pedagogical-psychological-didactic-methodical education at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Split, Split, Croatia. He had solo exhibitions in SC Gallery, Zagreb (Surface, 2020), Salon Galić Gallery, Split, Croatia (2019), Museum of Fine Arts, Split, Croatia (2019), Branislav Dešković Gallery of fine arts, Bol, island of Brač, Croatia (2018), Studio 21 Gallery, Split, Croatia (2015), Salon Galić Gallery, Split, Croatia (2014), Museum of Fine Arts, Split, Croatia (2012), and Loggia / Center for Culture and Lifelong Learning ‘Golden Gate’, Split, Croatia (2012). He has also participated in numerous group exhibitions. Note worthily are: Golden watermelon 3,0. Pula, Croatia (2019), 54th Zagreb Salon, Zagreb, Croatia (2019), 40th Split Salon, Split, Croatia (2018), Museum of Fine Arts, Split, Croatia (2017) and 39th Split Salon, Split, Croatia (2015). He is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Painting at the Arts Academy, University of Split.

 

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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 March 22, 2020

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