Galerija Miroslav Kraljevic (G-MK), 14.11.–09.12.2017
Nine artists from the Zagreb art scene present their works which reference the ideas of other artists, writers, philosophers, psychoanalysts, physicists, directors, musicians, film and video art theorists…The works have been created in the period from the 1960s to the present and they affirm the artists' erudition and imagination, counting on the engagement of viewers, who are expected to be familiar with the other authors since they provide the context for new messages of individuals works.
With works by:
Mangelos, Tomislav Gotovac, Mladen Stilinović, Sanja Iveković, Dalibor Martinis, Sven Stilinović, Vlado Martek, Igor Grubić, Goran Trbuljak
galerie frank elbaz, Dallas, is pleased to present Investigating the Limits of Painting. Curated by Dr. Ivana Bašičević Antić, the exhibition explores the work of Dimitrije Bašičević Mangelos and Julije Knifer. Created in post-war Croatia, their art presents an attempt to resolve the problem of the ‘death of painting’ and could be described as a part of the neo-avant-garde and proto-conceptual practices in Europe. Julije Knifer dedicated his life and career to create “anti-painting”, reducing form down to its simplest iteration, and holding himself to a principle of repetition, while Dimitrije Bašičević Mangelos was negating art creating his “antipeinture” series, turning ready-made objects, like school tables or globes, into works of art. His approach was deeply rooted in philosophy and aimed to investigate the destiny of painting after the experience of wartime death [...]
"Serralves Collection: 1960-1980” marks the visible and permanent presence of the Serralves Collection in the Serralves Museum as part of a dynamic programme of changing displays. The inaugural display presents works by Portuguese and international artists. This narrative presentation surveys the art produced in the decades considered foundational to the history and development of contemporary art and the place of Portuguese art in that history. As well as iconic art works made between 1960 and 1980, the new displays also include a selection of more contemporary pieces that highlight the continued relevance of these earlier artistic positions and attitudes. The works on view reflect a diversity of artistic production from the 1960s to the present day, while highlighting the unique characteristics of the Serralves Collection, distinguished for its relation of Portuguese and international art from around the globe. With a visually dynamic and rich presentation of paintings, [...]
Benjamin Butler Adriana Czernin Svenja Deininger Werner Feiersinger Nilbar Güres Jakob Kolding Július Koller Jan Merta Sharon Ya'ari
Werner Feiersinger is part of Solo & Sculpture, curated by Miguel Wandschneider (booth C36). With ten artistic statements Miguel Wandschneider presents his selection of the most significant and established representatives in the field of sculpture. The solo shows constitute a counterpoint to the art fair’s bustle and leave space for individual experiences and the concentration on fundamental artistic statements.
In 1959, a number of painters, sculptors, an architect, art critics and art theorists came together in Zagreb (Croatia) to found the GORGONA Group.
The shared aim of the members was to establish a new aesthetic practice that differed from practices in socialist Yugoslavia, at the same time engaging in a dialogue with international avant-gardes. The group did not present themselves to the public with programmatic proclamations, nor did they develop a common vocabulary of form. Instead, the group's activities – in exhibitions, in the "Anti-Magazine" GORGONA, in discussions, correspondence and rather everyday actions – combined a range of creative, processual, language-based and theoretical positions that aimed to examine and engage in a dialogue with the development of art in the west. There were collaborations with a number of avant-gardists of the early 1960s including Piero Manzoni, François Morellet and Dieter Roth. The group disbanded in [...]