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Consequential choices: Versions of atlas making

Opening: Tuesday 26th May 2015, 19:00 
Exhibition: 27th May – 2nd June 2015, Monday to Friday, 11:00 – 20:00

Angewandte Innovation Laboratory 
Franz Josefs Kai 3, entrance Wiesingerstraße 9
1010 Vienna, Austria

Opening speeches by: 
– Gerald Bast (President, University of Applied Arts Vienna)
– Bernd Kräftner (Transdisciplinarity, Art & Science) Continue reading “Consequential choices: Versions of atlas making”

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ako ste propustili: Gorgona’s “Please Attend”

Gorgona members at Julije Knifer’s exhibition at the Gallery of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, 1966.

Gorgona’s “Please Attend”

by MARA TRAUMANE

ŻAK | BRANICKA, Berlin

January 18–March 2, 2013

The current exhibition at ŻAK | BRANICKA introduces visitors to one of the most elusive and imaginative phenomena of the Eastern European neo-avant-garde: the creative quests of the Croatian artist group Gorgona. The show is indicative, indeed, of a new stage of recognition of regional avant-gardes from the 1960s–1970s, with exhibitions of Romanian artists Geta Brătescu and Paul Neagu (at Galerie Barbara Weiss) and Ion Grigorescu (at Galerija Gregor Podnar) to be seen in Berlin recently, posing questions, likewise, about productive ways of reconciling radical artistic gestures that were almost always conceived in disregard of the art market. In this respect, the exhibition “Please Attend” is an interesting case study.

Active between 1959 and 1966 in the former Yugoslavia, specifically Zagreb, Gorgona was made up of a group of loosely associated artists: Marijan Jevšovar, Julije Knifer, Đuro Seder, Josip Vaništa, and Ivan Kožarić; an architect, Miljenko Horvat; and art critics Dimitrije Bašičević (aka Mangelos), Matko Meštrović, and Radoslav Putar. Following the wave of contemporary formal and perceptual explorations of proto-conceptualists such as John Cage and Yves Klein, Gorgona’s invigorating creative search was injected with a good dose of tongue-in-cheek humor stemming from Dada and Surrealism. In fact, Gorgona anticipated some aspects of conceptual art that were later developed by artists internationally. Continue reading “ako ste propustili: Gorgona’s “Please Attend””

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Uzaludno čekanje na povratak autora “Nevena”

Timothy John Byford

Timothy John Byford

Timoti Džon Bajford (Timothy John Byford), režiser, scenarista i glumac, koji je veći deo svog radnog veka proveo u Srbiji, preminuo je u ponedeljak u 73. godini. Ostaće upamćen kao Englez koji je napravio najbolje domaće TV serije za decu – “Neven”, “Poletarac”, “Babino unuče”…U 90-im godinama nije više bio poželjan na  državnoj televiziji koja je svoj “patriotski” zadatak prepoznala u Miloševićevoj ratnoj politici. Continue reading “Uzaludno čekanje na povratak autora “Nevena””

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‘Jackson Pollock 51’: The short film about Jackson Pollock’s work that Jackson Pollock hated

Pollock

I was always a little skeptical of Jackson Pollock’s work, especially when I learned that he and Abstract Expressionism were largely propped up by CIA slush funds in order to undermine Socialist Realism. (Not a bad Cold War tactic, really—“Here in America, our artistic principles are so liberated, you can just throw paint at a canvas and make a million dollars! CAPITALISM!”) Continue reading “‘Jackson Pollock 51’: The short film about Jackson Pollock’s work that Jackson Pollock hated”

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ARHEOLOGIJA JEDNE ERE: Pogledajte najdojmljivija komunistička zdanja istočne Europe

ARHEOLOGIJA JEDNE ERE: Pogledajte najdojmljivija komunistička zdanja istočne Europe
Punih je pet godina, kaže legenda, slovenski fotograf Roman Bezjak obilazio europski istok, putujući državama nekada smještenim iza željezne zavjese, a s ciljem da ovjekovječi neke od najgrandioznijih arhitektonskih projekata komunističke ere. Naravno, obišao je i ove krajeve te donio neka socrealistička zdanja iz Beograda, Sarajeva, Prištine i Skoplja. Pogledajte što je sve ovom sveučilišnom profesoru zapelo za oko dok je putovao Gruzijom, Ukrajinom, Rusijom, Njemačkom, Poljskom, Bjelorusijom, Albanijom…

Continue reading “ARHEOLOGIJA JEDNE ERE: Pogledajte najdojmljivija komunistička zdanja istočne Europe”