Exhibition announcement: Ivana Tkalčić – Floating

Ivana Tkalčić

Exhibition announcement: Ivana Tkalčić – Floating


Beginning of July – End of August, 2021


The next exhibition in A Different Perspective cycle of the Virtual gallery of the Art Pavilion will feature a young multimedia artist Ivana Tkalčić and her work titled Floating. The work, just like the two previous projects in the cycle, is based on the CCTV footage that offers visitors a different perspective on the life of the institution in these rather extraordinary circumstances.


The artist describes her work as a guerrilla-like appropriation of resources and protocols with the aim of opening a space for what we consider stimulating in the future – creative audacity, social responsibility and forming of a new audience. The author quotes German artist Hito Steyerl: “Imagine you are falling. But there is no ground”[1] and uses this statement to describe our current position and the situation we find ourselves in. She employs the word – floating – from the aforementioned Hito Steyerl’s article, referring with it symbolically to the moment in which we find ourselves (physically without firm structures and spaces) just barely above the “surface of the water”. Virtually, we are floating through, above and inside the CCTV footage of the Art Pavilion. The space of the Pavilion opens up to visitors via digital intervention, inviting them to participate and be present, and thus introduces a participatory element to the project. The artist sets up a live chat using CCTV footage and incorporates in it music found during her research of the Art Pavilion’s digital archive.


Ivana Tkalčić (1987) is a contemporary multimedia artist. She obtained her master’s degree in 2012 from the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Zagreb and later went on to study at the Academy of Fine Arts Zagreb, where she achieved the title of Bachelor of Arts. She continued her education at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, Germany, before proceeding to complete her master’s degree at Zagreb’s Academy of Fine Arts in 2016. She has exhibited independently a number of times in Croatia and Europe, as well as taken part in group exhibitions abroad. She has received numerous awards: Erste Fragments 12 (Austria), The Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence (Zagreb), RCAA – Young European Art Award (Austria), and the HPB Grand Prix award at the 35th Youth Salon (Zagreb). Ivana has participated in multiple residencies in Zagreb, Italy, The Netherlands, Poland, Norway, Austria, and Greece.

[1]     Hito Steyerl: In Free Fall: A Thought Experiment on Vertical Perspective, e-flux, Journal #24 – April 2011

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