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16 Oct 2014 – 11 Jan 2015
PERSONAL CUTS. Zagreb Art Scene from 1950s to Now

Carré d'Art Musée d’Art Contemporain, Nîmes, France

Curator: Branka Stipancic
Loans by Kontakt: Gorgona, Julije Knifer, Tomislav Gotovac, Goran Trbuljak, Mladen Stilinovic, Vlado Martek, Sanja Ivekovic, Igor Grubic

This exhibition connects the works of fifteen artists and one group; it presents a brief personal history of the radical tendencies of modern and contemporary art in Croatia.

The exhibition Personal Cuts* focus is conceptual tendencies, in the broadest sense of the term, starting with the neo-avant-garde from the periods of 1950s and 1960s, the ‘New Art Practice’ of the 1970s and expands to include some art of today that has a strong conceptual background. “Conceptual Art” in Zagreb is understood differently to the “western canon” and covers an enormous range and means of expression, a wide array of works and practices. The artists moved towards new materials, media, methods and behavior they shifted their interests from objects to the ‘conduct’ of making art in search of a redefinition of the role of the artist towards social, political, and economical realities and within the places they were (and are) living.

*title of a work by Sanja Ivekovic

Participating artists: Gorgona Group, Josip Vaništa, Julije Knifer, Dimitrije Bašicevic Mangelos, Ivan Kožaric, Tomislav Gotovac, Goran Trbuljak, Sanja Ivekovic, Dalibor Martinis, Mladen Stilinovic, Vlado Martek, Boris Cvjetanovic, Igor Grubic, David Maljkovic, Andreja Kuluncic & Božena Koncic Badurina