October 17, 2014 - Carré d'Art–Musée d'art contemporain - Personal Cuts
October 17, 2014

Personal Cuts

Details of works from Gotovac, Grubić, Gorgona Group, Cvjetanović, Kožarić, Iveković.

Personal Cuts
Art scene in Zagreb from 1950s to now

17 October 2014–11 January 2015

Carré d’Art–Musée d’art contemporain
Place de la Maison Carrée
30000 Nîmes
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This exhibition connects the works of 15 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.

The exhibition is on upper floor of the Museum covering over 1,000 square meters. It is the biggest presentation of Croatian artists outside Croatia.

*title of a work by Sanja Iveković

Curator: Branka Stipančić, art historian, exhibition curator (Zagreb)

Participating artists: Gorgona Group, Josip Vaništa, Julije Knifer, Dimitrije Bašičević Mangelos,  Ivan Kožarić, Tomislav Gotovac, Goran Trbuljak, Sanja Iveković, Dalibor Martinis, Mladen Stilinović, Vlado Martek, Boris Cvjetanović, Igor Grubić, David Maljković, Andreja Kulunčić & Božena Končić Badurina

Catalogue of the exhibition: Bilingual French-English catalogue (edited by Branka Stipančić)
It includes the following contributors: Irena Bekić, Boris Cvjetanović, Ana Dević, Silvia Eiblmayr, Tomislav Gotovac, Boris Greiner, Sanja Iveković, Rada Iveković, Julije Knifer, Božena Končić Badurina, Ivan Kožarić, Andreja Kulunčić, Mangelos, Vlado Martek, Dalibor Martinis, Jean-Marc Prevost, Dejan Sretenović, Mladen Stilinović, Branka Stipančić, Josip Vaništa, Igor Zabel, and others. 

248 pages, ca. 140 documents, 21 x 26 cm. Diffusion Les Presses du Réel

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