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Mario Matoković – Conversation with Noise

MARIO MATOKOVIĆ’S EXHIBITION
FOR THE VIRTUAL GALLERY OF THE ART PAVILION

Conversation with Noise

Mario Matoković appeared for the first time on the national art scene in 2008 when he took part in a collective show at the Gallery SC in Zagreb, which was succeeded by solo exhibitions. In the last fourteen years of his professional biography solo and collective shows have followed quickly upon each others’ heels and have given a very clear insight into the artistic poetics of this visual artist, who uses several different media in which to make himself heard. But be it a matter, of photograph, print, installation or performance, the common denominator of the works of Mario Matoković has always been a recognisable artistic poetics that is manifested in the artist’s concrete engagement where social anomalies and the problems they give rise to are concerned. In his works, he constantly reacts critically to inveterate social inequities, showing as he does so a distinctly developed social awareness and sensitivity. In this context we can recall, for example, works Homeland, Flag or work Strategy of Hypocriticism, that he showed in 2018 at his individual exhibition The Unbearable Lightness of Inertia in Salon Galić in Split as well as works Don’t say anything, don’t react, Uncertain Spaces and Croatian Cultural Tent from the show In Pursuit of Good Governance put on in the same year in the Galerija Galženica in Velika Gorica and the recent To all of those people who destroyed my city which represented him in the Osijek Ideas Factory. These are just a few of the exhibitions in which Matoković has spoken out very openly in his art problematising all the negativities of our society. He reacts to injustice, nepotism, lack of culture… and other anomalies preceded by a minus sign. In his work in art to date his visual articulation was partly woven at the level of a personal encounter with injustice, about which he spoke out in the media: “The social engagement of my works has its footing in my personal story; I have lived and go on living what I have the need to criticise, all those social “irregularities” that overtook my wife and my parents”. Mario Matoković was born in 1985, which puts him, in terms of age group among those artists to whom we usually give the label “younger generation”. And so we wondered whether it was a big burden for a young man to keep on standing up to these problems. Did he feel lassitude and satiation, did he need a change, a deviation from the theme of society? He replied to these questions last year in an interview (https://vizkultura.hr/intervju-mario-matokovic/) for the Vizkultura portal; As for the theme of society, I have already said that it has to an extent begun to weary me, and in recent times I have had the impression that I am starting to recycle my ideas and should probably step back from such concepts For this reason I began to think about how I might involve someone else in my work, instead of being the only one to be critical, so now I’m thinking about my art along those lines”. This interview for the portal overlapped in time with our invitation to the artist to present his work in the Virtual Gallery of the Art Pavilion. He was glad to respond to the present writer saying that in the work Conversation with Noise he was endeavouring to step away from socially engaged themes and relax during the process of work, letting himself be led by the now iconic statement of Ivan Kožarić “Freedom is a rare bird”. It is in this spirit that Matoković, as he says, approached the new work from a totally fresh perspective, unburdened of and liberated from his previous socially engaged themes, finding inspiration for a new piece in – a building. The artist was impressed by the building of the Art Pavilion on which the earthquake had left its devastating handwriting. He was impressed by the cracks arising from this natural disaster. But in them he does not just see mere material damage, for his artistic spirit sees in the damage an artistic work, he photographs the cracks and addresses them as fragments of a drawing that the earthquake left to be seen on the monumental building. With this act he places the fragments of the building on which damage is visible as platforms for some new solutions, artistic ideas stemming out of the catastrophe. Later he will give shape to these artistic ideas in the medium of the print. He uses the fragments in the printmaking process itself, transferring them to the zinc plate and placing them almost as historical artefacts – at both the mental and the visual level – re-composes and deconstructs them for the sake of a new construction.
Matoković points out that “setting down these ideas also takes it for granted that the person carrying out the work will become a part of this damaged and currently non-functional building that is of such great importance for the national culture and art”. We would agree with this evaluation and add that, in the same way, setting down this idea is at the same time the artist’s emotional dedication to the Art Pavilion and that his graphic record, as lasting memory, remains a witness of bygone times.

 

                                                                                                            Jasminka Poklečki Stošić

 

Technical specification of work:
Conversation with noise, 2022.
A series of intaglio prints
7 graphic sheets in an edition of 10 pieces
1000 x 700 mm, paper size
500 x 700 mm print size, matrix

Paper Fabriano Rosaspina Bianco, 285 gr.

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Works

Details of works

List of exhibitions

AWARDS

2022. nagrada na „Međunarodnoj izložbi grafika i knjiga umjetnika GraficaRI” u Rijeci, Galerija Kortil
2018. Nagrada „Ex Aequo“, 26. slavonski bijenale: „Ravna ploča“, Muzej likovnih umjetnosti, Osijek
2017. 3. nagrada za video rad Zastava iz 2011. na 5. bijenalu suvremene umjetnosti u Novorosijsku u Rusiji
2016. finale Nagrade Radoslav Putar za 2016. godinu
2011. priznanje za uspjeh u razvijanju likovnog stvaralaštva u nastavi likovne kulture na natječaju
„Tradicija i suvremenost“, Udruga hrvatskih učitelja likovne izobrazbe, (UHULI)
2008. sudjelovanje u finalu natječaja Henkel Art Award 2008.
2007. Rektorova nagrada Sveučilišta Josipa Jurja Strossmayera u Osijeku za akademsku godinu 2006./2007.

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2022. Zagreb, Umjetnički paviljon u Zagrebu, Virtualna galerija, „Conversation with Noise”
2021 Zagreb, Galerija Prsten, “Kontinuitet tišine”, kustosica: Valentina Radoš
2021. Osijek, Osječka tvornica ideja, “To all of those people who destroyed my city.”
2021. Zagreb, Galerija VN, “Mjesta koja imaju razloga postojati”, kustosica Tanja Špoljar
2020. Koprivnica, AK Galerija, “200 000 koraka”, kustosica Tanja Špoljar
2018. Split, Salon Galić, „Nepodnošljiva lakoća inercije“, kustos Božo Kesić
2018. Velika Gorica, Galerija Galženica, „U potrazi za dobrom vladavinom“, kustos Klaudio Štefančić
2016. Beč, Austrija, Galerija Hrvatskog centra, „The Disasters of Nature“
2015. Zagreb, Galerija PM, „Umjetnost kao pokušaj reaktivacije“ (Matoković, Knežević), kustos Igor Loinjak
2014. Zagreb, Studio Kabineta grafike Hrvatske akademije znanosti i umjetnosti, „The Disasters of Nature“, kustosica Ružica Pepelko
2013. Osijek, Galerija Kazamat, „Obiteljsko, nacionalno, zabilježeno, zaboravjeno“ (M.Rožman, A.Sladetić, M.Matoković, M.Šabić), kustosica Barbara Vujanović
2013. Grožnjan, Galerija Fonticus, „Metonimija ekonomije“, kustos Eugen Borkovsky
2012. Zabok, Galerija Green Room, „1/318658“, kustosica Vlatka Bosutić-Cvijić
2011. Zagreb, Galerija Događanja, „Hommage nevidljivom“, kustosica Ivana Gabrić

 

GROUP EXIBITIONS (selection)

2022.
Split, Sveučilišna galerija u Splitu, Međunarodna izložba grafika i knjiga umjetnika GraficaRI
Zagreb, Muzej suvremene umjetnosti, Program umjetničkih akcija i performansa Ljeta u MSU-u, performans Dominacija
Rijeka, Galerija Kortil, Međunarodna izložba grafika i knjiga umjetnika GraficaRI

2020.
Osijek, Muzej likovnih umjetnosti, 27. slavonski bijenale: Slika kao virus
Zagreb, Galerija Bačva, 35. salon mladih: Millenial
Wave Hill, New York, USA, On-line projekt Art Off Screen, kustosica Eileen Jeng Lynch

2019.
Zagreb, Gliptoteka HAZU, 8. trijenale grafike
Zagreb, Galerija Prsten, Prostori Krajolika
Zagreb, Muzej suvremene umjetnosti Zagreb, 12. izložba HT nagrada za suvremenu umjetnost
Venecija, Italija, grupna izložba Arte Laguna Prize 18.19, Arsenale

2018.
Osijek, Muzej likovnih umjetnosti u Osijeku, 26. slavonski bijenale: „Ravna ploča“
Koprivnica, 5. Festival izvedbenih umjetnosti i kazališta, Koprivnička sinagoga
Zagreb, 34. salon mladih: Panoptikon, Galerija Prsten

2017.
Novorosijsk, Rusija, Novorossyik Biennale 2017 / 5. bijenale suvremene umjetnosti u Novorosijku, “Museum of Fine Arts” / Art centar Angar
Odesa, Ukrajina, 5th Odessa Biennale of Contemporary Art, Muzej suvremene umjetnosti u Odesi, koncept Mihail Raškovecki
Zadar, 21. međunarodni festival suvremenog kazališta ZADAR SNOVA 2017. / Perforacije 2017., performans p(r)osipanje
Pečuh, Mađarska, Galerija Nador, The Academy of Art Osijek in Pecs
Osijek, Performans Art Festival, tema: Sreća, koncept Marka Markovića, performans P(r)osipanje
Zenica, BiH, Muzej Grada Zenice, Aprilski susreti 2017.

2016.
Zagreb, Galerija Prsten, 33. salon mladih
Split, Podrumi Dioklecijanove palače, Rub slike ili granična područja
Zagreb, Kabinet grafike HAZU, 7. hrvatski trijenale grafike
Rijeka, Muzej moderne i suvremene umjetnosti, FINALE 2016! Nagrada Radoslav Putar

2015.
Douro, Portugal, 2nd GLOBAL PRINT 2015
Zagreb, Platforma p_3, Izložba_4
Kalsruhe, Njemačka, V8 Platform, Projektraum Donau
Osijek, Kulturni centar Osijek, Publika – djelo – kontekst, kustos izložbe: Igor Loinjak
Temišvar, Rumunjska, Galerija Fundatei Inerart Triade, Projektraum Donau
Zaprešić, Galerija Novi dvori, 18. međunarodna izložba „Minijature”

2014.
Osijek, Galerija Kazamat, 1+1
Zagreb, Institut za suvremenu umjetnost, Hrvatski krajolik – poravnanja povijesti na imaginarnom horizontu, kustos izložbe: Lorenzo Fusi
Osijek, Galerija Kazamat, godišnja izložba članova HDLU-a, Novo lice grafike

2013.
Osijek, Galerija Kazamat, izložba Međunarodne radionice umjetničke grafike 2012./2013.
Zagreb, Galerija Kaj, 1. međunarodna radionica umjetničke grafike 2012.
Osijek, Muzej Slavonije Osijek, Starter 2

2012.
Osijek, projekt POPUP – Odbiennale
Zagreb, Galerija Klovićevi dvori, OFF Program
Zagreb, Galerija Prsten, 6. hrvatski trijenale grafike
Dordrecht, Nizozemska, 222lodge Extern: The inevitable – Video festival

2011.
Pečuh, Mađarska, Galerija Nador, izložba „Osijek – Pečuh“
Zagreb, Galerija SC, 7. Velesajam kulture

2010.
Labin, Gradska Galerija Labin, HDLU Grafika 1975. – 2009.
Osijek, Galerija likovnih umjetnosti Osijek, 22. slavonski bijenale

2009.
Osijek, Galerija Kazamat, HDLU Grafika 1975. – 2009.
Zagreb, Galerija Prsten, 5. hrvatski trijenale grafike

2008.
Split, Galerija Kocka, Krojcberg
Dubrovnik, Galerija Orlando, „Krojcberg“
Pula, Galerija Rojc, „Krojcberg“
Berlin, Njemačka, Kunstraum Kreuzberg / Bethanien, Anonymous Drawings # 9
Osijek, Galerija likovnih umjetnosti Osijek, 21. slavonski bijenale
Zagreb, Galerija SC, 8. međunarodni festival studentskog kazališta multimedije, test!8

 

GRAPHIC MAP

2008. „445,69 km“ (F. Badurina, A. Bukvić, J. Butković, I. Čabraja, M. Čaušić, I. Karlović, M. Krstačić-Furić, L. Mazalović, D. Posavec, A. Prutki, M. Sunko, D. Šokičić,
A. Tomić, A. Vivoda)

 

WORKSHOPS, PROJECTS AND OTHER ACTIVITIES

2023. Osijek, suautor i koordinator radionice “ORG. / Osječka radionica grafike”, zajedno s izv. prof. art. Marijem Čaušićem, izv. prof. art. Ines Matijević Cakić i Krunoslavom Dundovićem, umj. sur.
2022. Osijek, suautor i koordinator radionice “Tok i karakter; krajolik kao mogućnost” zajedno s doc. art. Vjeranom Hrpkom, listopad 2022.
2021./2022. Osijek, suautor i koordinator likovne radionice u sklopu projekta “EXPLORE(R) – Narativi prošlosti”, suradnja s Nansen dijalog centrom u Osijeku, idejni postav izložbe u Galeriji Kat, Kulturni centar Osijek
2021. Osijek, autor i koordinator radionice “Tok i karakter rijeke” zajedno s doc. art. Vjeranom Hrpkom (Zlatna greda, HR), izložba u Galeriji Knifer, listopad 2021.
2017. Osijek, koordinator i urednik izložbe „Starter3 – izložba nagrađenih studenata UAOS“, Galerija Kazamat, rujan 2017.
2017. Osijek, suradnik na predavanju i organizaciji izložbe „Kemija u umjetničkoj grafici“ u sklopu Simpozija kreativne i kulturne industrije – Kreativna riznica
2016. Osijek, voditelj radionice na Simpoziju kreativne i kulturne industrije – Kreativna riznica, radionica „Funkcija dizajna“
2015. Osijek, voditelj (zajedno sa izv. prof. art. Mariom Čaušićem) grafičke radionice sa studentima Umjetničke akademije u Osijeku,
manifestacija Tjedan mozga: Ljudska komunikacija
2012. Osijek, sudionik na 1. međunarodnoj radionici umjetničke grafike CUG 1
2011. Novi Sad, Srbija, sudionik međunarodne radionice A3. Format D.I.Y. workshop
2011. Sremski Karlovci, Srbija, sudionik međunarodne radionice Employ Youth 2011
2010. Subotica, Srbija, sudionik međunarodne konferencije Pannonian Reunion, suradnja udruge Kulturanova (Novi Sad) i Udruge za kreativni razvoj Osijek
2006. Pula, Hrvatska, sudionik radionice Krojcberg workshop

 

OTHER

2022. u sklopu Erasmus+ programa boravio tjedan dana u Wroclawu, u Poljskoj, kao predavač na Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design Wrocław, tema predavanja: Modra galica kao jetka u grafici
2016. u sklopu Erasmus+ programa boravio dva tjedna u Tallinnu, u Estoniji, kao predavač na Estonskoj akademiji umjetnosti, tema predavanja: Netoksični pristup u klasičnoj grafici

Biography

Mario Matoković was born in 1985 in Osijek, Croatia. He graduated from the Academy of Arts in Osijek, Department of Fine Arts in 2010. He is professionally engaged in artistic activities in the field of contemporary arts through graphics, video, installations and art photography media. He has taken part in many fine arts workshops, and has exhibited in numerous Croatian and in few international exhibitions. He is a holder of the Rector’s Award of the J. J. Strossmayer University in Osijek. In 2016 Mario was one of the finalists of Radoslav Putar Award, award for young visual artists in Croatia up to 35 years of age, in 2017 received 3rd award 5th International Biennale of Contemporary Fine Arts in Novorossyisk, Russia and in 2018 received Ex Aeuqo Award on 26th Slavonian Biennale in Osijek, Croatia. Initiator of the Art in residency program as part of the MMML Studio project, which was conceived as a platform for visual research in the form of short art residencies, but also projects that contribute to the improvement of creative-critical thinking within the community. Lives and works in Osijek, Croatia.

 

EDUCATION

2010. diplomirao na Umjetničkoj akademiji u Osijeku, Odsjek za Likovnu umjetnost, studij Likovne kulture
2004. završio Školu za tekstil, dizajn i primijenjene umjetnosti u Osijeku

 

ARTIST RESIDENCY

lipanj – srpanj 2019. Umjetnička rezidencija ART OMI Arts Center, Ghent, New York, SAD

 

More about artist: mariomatokovic.com

Isječci iz video instalacije Jelen Lovrec 1

Jelena Lovrec – Eggo

JELENA LOVREC’S EXHIBITION
FOR THE VIRTUAL GALLERY OF THE ART PAVILION

The Art of Cooking or Artistic Cuisine

Multimedia artist Jelena Lovrec’s exhibition Eggo is the first to be presented in the framework of the second consecutive cycle of exhibitions in the Virtual Gallery of the Art Pavilion covered by the common denominator of Work in Progress. Aesthetically speaking, the exhibition picks up from the cuisine that has become fairly recently a highly popular theme of not only western culture but of the universal social quotidian as well. In its nature, the work Eggo is part of the broader artistic exploration of Jelena Lovrec that, significantly, bears the name of the traditional Balkan dish Moussaka, so fixing the project both socially and geographically. The three basic provisions necessary to make this dish are revealed in the titles of the individual sections of the project – Eggo, Hot potato and Meat me. These ingredients were used as the point of departure for the elaboration of the conception of the project of preparing a volume of three cook-books of the same names. Eggs, potato and meat were assigned the role of figuratively depicting the current state of the general cultural, political and social casserole. Accordingly, the participants of the first part of the project are artists, while the creator in the late phases has provided for the involvement of migrants and pensioners, as a whole thus drawing attention to marginal social groups.

Through the choice of ingredients for the initial section of the Moussaka project, Jelena Lovrec is referring to a famed 1968 advertising jingle of the egg producer Agrokoka: “To each morning eggs belong / They make the organism strong!”. The phrase must surely in this region have contributed to the everyday consumption of this foodstuff, generally accepted as making an important input to the overall health of the individual. The artist (Lovrec) transfers the slogan and the connotations it evokes to cultural health, promoting the regular consumption of art, claimed to be one of the most important factors in the process of making the society in which we live healthier, stronger and more resistant. Addressing the first of the three main meals of the day, the work Eggo symbolically invokes the consumption of art as early as possible during the day.

Although in its last phase it is imagined in the traditional and in recent times popular format of the cookery book, composed of 365 recipes using one egg, at this moment it is documentary materials that form an integral part of the work in progress Eggo. Employing the video medium, the artist records the preparation of dishes unified around the theme, i.e., the foodstuff designated in the title of the work. Numerous contemporary Croatian artists (Neven Bilić, Vojin Hraste, Ivan Tudek, Đorđe Jandrić, Boris Greiner, Kata Mijatović, Igor Ruf, Goran Škofić, Neli Ružić, Vedran Perkov, Bojan Krištofić, Vanja Babić, Ivana Pipal, Lana Stojićević and others) who have the status of active participants in this artistic research prepare their dishes in the artist’s own kitchen, which they then eat together. The mundane action of making a meal is thus in the exhibition put in the position of being a performative artistic creativity that is there to be of service to the voice of the insufficiently socially supported contemporary art community. The form of the implementation of the project confirms the participative character of the work, typical of the oeuvre of Jelena Lovrec, as well as the propensity of the artist to have direct communication with the research participants, at the same time suggesting the appearance of intimism in her idiom.

The first version of the work, composed of more than twenty recipes, was presented at the exhibition of the shortlisted artists in the Radoslav Putar Prize in the Galić Salon in Split. Demonstrating the possibility of the piece operating successfully as independent performance, the artist on that occasion, within the exhibition space of the gallery, set up a mobile kitchen for the artists of Split to be able to prepare their one-egg dishes in it while the show was on. Since the earthquake inflicted damage on the Art Pavilion in Zagreb, it was impossible to have the multimedia exhibition of Jelena Lovrec and for that reason the exhibition has been shifted in its entirety to the Web site of the gallery. In the virtual format, the exhibition provides us with a supplemented and re-cut version of the video, which currently includes about fifty recipes – at the same time, placing the emphasis on its gradual evolution and its nature as process.

 

Foreword by Aneta Barišić

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List of exhibitions

Solo exhibitions

2021. Until Tomorrow/Do sutra, Galerija Kranjčar, Zagreb
2020. Želim bit’ k’o Berber vol.3, Galerija Matice hrvatske, Zagreb
2020. Žeim bit’ k’o Berber vol.2, Galerija APURI, Rijeka
2019. Izložba Godine, Galerija Kranjčar, Zagreb
2019. Deveti Život, Salon Izidor Kršnjavi, Zagreb
2018. Mein Kulturkampf, Landeshauptstadt, Düsseldorf
2017. Kotlovina, Galerija AŽ, Zagreb
2017. ‘Ko te šiša, Galerija Šira, Zagreb
2016. Still Life/Still Alive, Galerija SC, Zagreb
2015. In English please! Galerija Vladimir Filakovac, Zagreb
2014. Švedski stol, Galerija Zlati Ajngel, Varaždin
2013. O znanju, neznanju i ostalim tvrdokornostima, Galerija Inkubator, Zagreb

 

Group exhibitions (selection)

2021. Save the Date, Galerija Umjetnina, Split
2021. Almissa Open Art Festival, Omiš
2021. Nagrada Radoslav Putar, Salon Galić, Split
2021. Performing Ilica, HDLU, Zagreb
2018. Okoliš sjećanja, Galerija 90-60-90, Pogon jedinstvo, Zagreb
2018. 34. Salon mladih – Panoptikon, HDLU, Zagreb
2017. Graphics open 2, Hungarian Academy of Fine Art, Budimpešta
2016. 33. Salon mladih – Troškovnik, HDLU, Zagreb
2015. T-HT nagrada@msu.hr, Muzej suvremene umjetnosti, Zagreb
2014. ESSL ART AWARD – VIG Special Invitation, Junge Kunst aus CEE, Beč
2014. Erste Fragmenti X, HDLU, Zagreb
2013. ESSL ART AWARD CEE, Essl Museum, Beč
2013. ESSL ART AWARD CEE, MSU, Zagreb

Biography

Jelena Lovrec (1989, Zagreb) is a multimedia artist who works in the medium of documentary photography, video, installation, performance and book. She took her degree in Graphic Arts from the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb in 2014. She has shown her work at numerous solo and collective exhibitions at home and abroad. She was on the shortlist for the Radoslav Putar Prize in 2021 and has won various prizes and awards, such as the Croatian Artists’ Association Best Young Artist Prize (2019); the Kranjčar Gallery Prize at the “Panopticon” 34th Young Artists Salon, Croatian Artists’ Association (2018); the “Bill of Quantities” 33rd Young Artists Salon, Croatian Artists’ Association (2016); the VIG – Junge Kunstaus CEE Prize, Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb (2013) and the CEE Essl Art Grand Prix, Museum of Contemporary Art (2013). She is a member of the Croatian Artists’ Association. She lives and works in Zagreb.

To find out more about the artist, see: jelenalovrec.com

Prisutnost

The Virtual gallery of the Art Pavilion in Zagreb

The Virtual gallery of the Art Pavilion in Zagreb

March 2021 – February 2022

The particular and unpredictable circumstances of 2020 faced us with multiple challenges. Not only was there the demanding epidemiological situation but in March Zagreb was struck by an earthquake that temporarily put the Art Pavilion out of commission as far as the holding of its regular exhibitions was concerned.

And yet, new and uncommon conditions often make fertile ground for the generation of a new kind of creativity. In addition to a special programme called Art in Front of the Art Pavilion, which has maintained the continuity of the institution’s exhibition activity, the Virtual gallery of the Art Pavilion has also been launched, the aim being to expand the area of artistic activity.  Idea and production have moved to a different sphere – online. The specific context has resulted in a unique project that actually in these difficult conditions functions in a somewhat experimental new-media form, the focus being placed on contemporary art and artists of the younger generation.

The selector of the virtual programme is art historian Dr Ivana Mance from the Institute of Art History in Zagreb. To her has been confided the task of selecting several young artists who at intervals of a couple of months will be presented in the venue of the online gallery. The artists featured will be Tin Dožić, Mihael Giba, Klasja Habjan, Oleg Šuran and Ivana Tkalčić.

In communication with the artists, the idea of infiltrating the space of the Pavilion was developed, in a kind of parasitism of its digital sphere, because it is not permitted to spend time in the exhibition rooms because of the damage caused by the earthquake. The artists use footage of the surveillance cameras in the building so as to be able to intervene indirectly in the space of the Pavilion. Each one in accordance with his or her own poetics, but united by the umbrella idea of inhabiting the Pavilion, the artists offer visitors a well-nigh voyeuristic view of the space that currently cannot be accessed, reveal its secret life, offer a view into the bowels of the building that has been previously impossible. In conceptual terms, the project functions as a reference to WFH in the period of the “new normal”, the shifting of all functions under the aegis of the home – artistic work and production, as well as the consumption of artistic contents.

In the course of this year, within the programme of the Virtual gallery we will introduce you to five young artists.

On March 22, on the anniversary of Zagreb earthquake, we will launch our Virtual gallery by presenting the first author in the cycle – a multimedia artist Mihael Giba. In his work, Giba applies digital tools in research in the sphere of the media. He has created numerous interactive installations and applications, often focusing on social and political reality and commenting on the system in which we live.

This will be followed by four more exhibitions:

Illustrator and graphic designer Klasja Habjan cultivates an intimist and introspective artistic expression. She is a tale-teller with an exceptional ability to perceive world around her and record it in succinct and poetic stories.

Ivana Tkalčić is a multimedia artist who also possesses a master’s in economics; her work deals with the transformation of the image and memory with the help of technical media, the influence of technology and social media and in consequence with the change in the attitude to reality and the formation and transformation of identity. She won the Grand Prix of the 35th Youth Salon in 2020.

Oleg Šuran is a designer of interactions and visual communications as well as assistant at the visual communications design department at Arts Academy in Split. He is one of the front-runners in research and critical practices in Croatian design, with a special interest in speculative design practice. The phenomenon of sound is the point of departure of artist and psychologist.

Tin Dožić; his area of activity includes multimedia field recordings, radio, experimental music and installations, media archaeology and DIY culture. In his work he also deals with the construction of his own electronic instruments, via the appropriation and recycling of obsolescent technology.

We believe that the Virtual gallery project is an excellent platform for representing young artists. More so if we take into consideration that the Web site of the Art Pavilion was visited around 70 000 times in 2019! Therefore, we are going to continue with this project even after the damage to the Art Pavilion caused by the earthquake is repaired and our exhibitions available again in “live” version.

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