curator: Branko Franceschi
In 2018, HDLU, today’s largest and oldest art association, gathering over 1,900 art and multimedia artists from all over Croatia, will mark 150 years of existence, as well as the 80th anniversary of the construction of the Home of HDLU, as imagined by Ivan Meštrović, once also the President of the Association.
In marking these important jubilee anniversaries, HDLU issues a monograph 150 years of HDLU, organized lectures and round tables, and organizes a group exhibition. Curatorial concept Despite the Environment (written by esteemed art historian and curator Branko Franceschi) was chosen for the exhibition.
This 150th jubilee of HDLU activity is extremely important for the entire Croatian culture and art, because through history of HDLU, one can see the whole history of Croatian modern and contemporary art.
The exhibition consists of around 60 art works (loaned from various institutions throughout Croatia and private collections) done by members of HDLU, created throughout the history of the Association and in all types of media. The aim of the exhibition is to mark and promote the long-standing role of HDLU in the artistic, cultural and social life of Croatia; to present iconic works of art that shape recent Croatian art history; and to make a critical resume of artistic creativity in Croatia in the past 150 years.
Artists: Kosta Angeli Radovani, Ljubo Babić, Vojin Bakić, Boris Bućan, Mato Celestin Medović, Boris Cvjetanović, Boris Demur, Marijan Detoni, Braco Dimitrijević, Vladimir Dodig Trokut, Emilija Duparova, Dušan Džamonja, Eugen Feller, Ivana Franke, Igor Grubić, Ljubo Ivančić, Sanja Iveković, Anto Jerković, Željko Jerman, Marijan Jevšovar, Ignjat Job, Leo Junek, Željko Kipke, Julije Knifer, Zlatko Kopljar, Ivan Kožarić, Kristian Kožul, Miroslav Kraljević, Ferdinand Kulmer, Andreja Kulunčić, Milena Lah, Branko Lepen, David Maljković, Antun Maračić, Vlado Martek, Dalibor Martinis, Ivan Mesek, Ivan Meštrović, Kata Mijatović, Marijan Molnar, Josip Franjo Mucke, Edo Murtić, Zoran Pavelić, Pavle Pavlović, Ratko Petrić, Ivan Picelj, Renata Poljak, Ivan Posavec, Ivo Režek, Željko Senečić, Miljenko Stančić, Sandra Sterle, Mladen Stilinović, Miroslav Šutej, Stipan Tadić, Ksenija Turčić, Marija Ujević Galetović, Josip Vaništa, Vladimir Varlaj, Zlatan Vehabović, Milisav Vesović.