ARTIST ON VACATION
Sunday, September 2, 2012. 12:00, MSU,Avenija Dubrovnik 17, Zagreb
Performances at the opening: Radomir Damnjanovic Damnjan, Era Milivojevic, Balint Szombathy
Artists on vacations: Attila Csernik (Serbia), Radomir Damnjanovic Damnjan (Serbia), Zeljko Kipke (Croatia), Ivan Kozaric (Croatia), Vlado Martek (Croatia), Era Milivojevic (Serbia), Romelo Pervolovici (Rumania), Pinczehely Sandor (Hungary), Balint Szombathy (Hungary), Janos Sugar (Hungary), Ilija Soskic (Monte Negro)
Koncept: Marinko Sudac
Introductory words: Jesa Denegri, Branko Franceschi, Vuk Radic
Curator: Branko Franceschi
About the project:
Nedjeljni Jutarnji Magazine, Novi Spa Hotels & Resort, Marinko Sudac Collection and the Institute for the Research of the Avant-garde, from June to September 2012, thanks to their joined efforts realised a project that became groundbreaking fusion of arts and tourism.
The Novi Spa Hotels and Resort’s architectural design (www.novi.hr) conceived by the leading Croatian architects of the new generation, involved artists and designers in the realisation of unique ambience that won a lot of media exposure and acclaim. Collaboration with the Institute for the Research of the Avant-garde raised that already achieved success to a whole new level. Project Artist on Vacation is based on a 10 days artist’s residence during which they were offered an open studio on the main promenade featuring enormous glass storefront and equipped with a reference library on the avant-garde art. In front of the spectators’ eyes, and in the lively dialogue with public, artists were engaged in their usual creative processes. The basic goals of the project were demystification of the creative act and introducing the public to the contemporary and neo-avant-garde art practices through direct contact with the artists. The Institute for the Research of the Avant-garde has thus, within specific conditions of the tourist season and accidental international audience, developed its proclaimed mission of promotion of the avant-garde applying historically validated methods of innovation, participation and interaction with the public. Tourists were not just engaged in the proverbial passive enjoyment in the works of art, but instead became active participants and contributors in their creation.
The Institute for the Research of the Avant-garde as project’s organiser invited artists from Croatia , Hungary , Montenegro , Romania and Serbia that have been our collaborators in the successful exhibition projects over the years. This exhibition is a testimony of the summer of 2012.
The exhibition is opened until September 2, 2012.