Neli Ružić: Timescape – time landscape

Podroom Gallery, Cultural Center of Belgrade

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Neli Ružić: Timescape – time landscape

After Zagreb, in Vranyczany  palace, the Art Pavilion in Zagreb presents the exhibition of the artist Neli Ružić Timescape in Belgrade. The exhibition is held in cooperation with the Cultural Center of Belgrade in the Podroom Gallery.

In the Belgrade version called Timescape – time landscape, the author transforms the gallery space into an experimental space, a time laboratory networked with the edges of heterogeneous time. The term Timescape refers to space as a necessity in order to perceive time or explain its multiplicity. In addition, the view, perspective and others are immanent in the landscape, and thus also society, encounters or communities, as well as relationships that are shaped in time and shape it. The Belgrade exhibition also includes an experimental film and an art book Nigdina/NOWhere. In these works, the author tries to understand the time of her absences from the space in which she lived, using as a starting point the removed monument of Bogdan Bogdanović, Guardian of Freedom

Passing through the gallery is marked by the alternating rhythms of individual human, historical, dystopian and scientific time, acceleration due to the capitalist demand for productivity and contemplation, ultimately inviting us to slow down.

The exhibition will be open until April 22, 2023.

Neli Ružić (1966, Split), graduated painting from the Faculty of Applied Arts in Belgrade (1990), and completed
MA studies at the Facultad de Artes, UAEM, Mexico (2013). She has actively participated in the Croatian art
scene until the end of the 90’s when she moved to Mexico. Since 2003 she taught as a professor at ENPEG La
Esmeralda, Mexico City (-2012.); UAEM Cuernavaca, Morelos (-2007.) She coordinated disciplinary workshops
(2008- 2011) within TRANSITOS, Diplomado en Investigación, Experimentación y Producción Artística
Transdisciplinaria, Centro Nacional de las Artes CENART in Mexico City. She returned to Croatia in 2012.
She received the Second Award at the [email protected], a scholarship Conacyt, Mexico (2012 -2013)
Grant from City of Split (1996), and fellowship ArtsLink (1996) for a residency at Headlands Center for the Arts,
Sausalito, USA and Mediterranean Youth Biennale Award, Museum of Modern Art, Rijeka (1993).
Her artistic work explores the overlap of personal and collective memory and oblivion in relation to migration
and transitional identity. She had 16 solo shows and participated in numerous collective exhibitions, projects
and festivals in Croatia and internationally.
Her works are part of collections of Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb; Gallery Marino Cettina; Canal
Mediateca Caixa Forum, Barcelona and were shown in TV series Lucida, Latin video art, Centro de
Investigación en Artes Electrónicas de la Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
She teaches at the School of Fine Arts, Split, where she is also Head of the Gallery School.


Neli Ružić – Timescape – vremenski pejzaž

16/3. – 22/4/2023

artwork collaborators: Tonči Bakotin – Studio Sensoria for the audio installation Do We Have a Plan for Yesterday?, 2021 Darko Škrobonja for the video in the installation Breathing Together (Measuring the Cosmos), 2021 Carole Chargueron for the sound composition in the installation Breathing Together (Measuring the Cosmos),” Carole Chargueron, “part of the National System of Art Creators – SNCA” / “parte del Sistema Nacional de Creadores de Artes – SNCA”.The sound composition was realized thanks to the “System of Support for Creativity and Cultural Projects – (SACPC)” / La composición sonora fue realizada gracias al “Sistema de Apoyos a la Creación y Proyectos Culturales – (SACPC)” LOGO 

acknowledgemements: ANA Elizabet, Brian Willems, Carole Chargueron, Ćirila Ružić, Eric del Castillo, Gildo Bavčević, Goran Ferčec, Ivana Meštrov, Jasen Boko, Luka Ružić Marušić, Marija Paparella, Pablo del Castillo Ružić,  Tončica Šiškov, Toni Meštrović, POGON-Zagrebački centar za ne-zavisnu kulturu i mlade.
and all the participants in the work Breathing Together (Measuring the Cosmos).

exhibition design: Neli Ružić 
tehnical set-up: Marco Minniti
graphic design: Bojana Aleksijević
production: Jasmina Petković
organization: Zorana Đaković Minniti
PR: Mirjana Boba Stojanović

The exhibition was made in cooperation between the Art Pavilion in Zagreb and the Cultural Center of Belgrade

Realization of the Podroom Gallery program is supported by the City of Belgrade – the Secretariat for Culture and the Ministry of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia

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