The Gorgona Group which consisted of artists and art historians operated along the lines of anti-art in Zagreb between 1959 and 1966. Beside individual works linked to traditional techniques, the members proposed different concepts and forms of artistic communication ran a gallery and published the anti-magazine “Gorgona”. Their interest towards existentialism and neo-dadaism, as well as reductionism and Zen philosophy resulted in activities which surpassed the boundaries of artistic media of the period.

The members of the group were artists Marijan Jevšovar, Julije Knifer, Đuro Seder, Josip Vaništa, Ivan Kožarić, Miljenko Horvat, as well as theoreticians Dimitrije Bašičević Mangelos, Radoslav Putar and Matko Meštrović.



artist collective from 1959–1966, Zagreb / HR, at that time Jugoslavija


Please follow this link for a selected bibliography available at the ERSTE Foundation Library
Courtesy Insitute of Art History, Zagreb, Photo: Branko Balić
Gorgona members at the exhibition of Julije Knifer, Gallery of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, 1966
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  • Photo Boris Cvjetanovic