The fifth edition of the "Artist on Vacation" in Valamar project has come to an end. The project is organised in collaboration with Valamar Riviera d.d., Institute for the Research of the Avant-Garde, and the Marinko Sudac Collection. The project was initiated in 2012, and this is its fourth year in Poreč. Over 50 of world's leading Neo-Avant-Garde artists have been a part of this project. The "Artist on Vacation" project gives the artists of the older generation to create new works in the spirit of the Neo-Avant-Garde practices they had represented in their most active periods - mainly 1960s and 1970s.
The participating artists on the "Artist on Vacation 2016" in Valamar were: István Nádler (Hungary), Katalin Ladik (Hungary), Raša Todosijević (Serbia), Lev Nussberg (Russia), Philip Corner (USA), Rudolf Sikora (Slovakia), Slobodan Šijan (Serbia), Jarosław Kozłowski (Poland) i Vladimir Gudac (Croatia). These artists will, as it is tradition, be presented by their works, performances and documentation, on the exhibition in the Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb in November 2016.
With leading artists, some of the most important curators, art historians and experts were a part of the project - Ješa Denegri, the most notable art historian in the region, art critic and author of numerous publication, including the Gorgona group monograph which will be published at the end of the year by the Institute for the Research of the Avant-Garde; Călin Dan, director of the MNAC - National Museum of Contemporary Art Bucharest ; Klara Kemp-Welch, professor at the Courtauld Art Institute in London and the author of the referential publication Antipolitics in Central European Art 1956-1989. Reticence as Dissidence under Post-Totalitarian Rule“ (2013), and an upcoming book on the networks of artists in Eastern Europe.
As part of the "Artist on Vacation 2016" in Valamar project, there was an exhibition „Jiří Valoch – the Power of the Powerless“, an exhibition of an artist, art theorist, professor, and curator, a distinguished individual of the Czech art scene. Jiří Valoch's exhibition is the first succinct retrospective exhibition and an introduction to a great retrospective exhibition which is planned in the Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb. The curator of the exhibition is Ivana Janković, Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb.
"ARTIST ON VACATION" PROJECT PARTICIPANTS:
In 2012: Attila Csernik (Serbia), Era Milivojević (Serbia), Radomir Damnjanović Damnjan (Italy), Ilija Šoškić (Italy), Ivan Kožarić (Croatia), János Sugár (Hungary), Vlado Martek (Croatia), Sándor Pinczehelyi (Hungary), Bálint Szombathy (Hungary), Romelo Pervolovici (Romania), Željko Kipke (Croatia).
In 2013: Željko Kipke (Croatia), Dan Perjovschi (Romania), Rudolf Sikora (Slovakia), Zdzisław Sosnowski (Poland), Blue Noses – Alexandr Shaburov and Vyacheslav Mizin (Russia), Oleg Kulik (Russia), Eric Andersen (Denmark), Marko Pogačnik (Slovenia), Živko Grozdanić (Serbia), Bálint Szombathy (Hungary) i Ben Patterson (USA).
In 2014: Dragomir Ugren (Serbia), Gergelj Urkom (Serbia), Ulay (Germany), Era Milivojević (Serbia), Andraž Šalamun (Slovenia), David Nez (USA), Jiří Valoch (Czechia), Sven Stilinović (Croatia), Igor Grubić (Croatia).
In 2015: Verbumprogram (Serbia), Autopsia (Czechia), Teresa Tyszkiewicz (France), Ewa Partum (Poland), Przemysław Kwiek (Poland), Guia Rigvava (Austria), Jan Steklik (Czechia), Michail Grobman (Israel), Vadim Fiskin (Slovenia), Deimantas Narkevičius (Lithuania), Miloš Šejn (Czechia), Srečo Dragan (Slovenia), Milan Adamčiak (Slovakia).