Curator : Branka Stipančić, art historian, Zagreb
This exhibition connects the works of fifteen artists and one group; it presents a brief personal history of the radical tendencies of modern and contemporary art in Croatia.
The exhibition Personal Cuts* focus is conceptual tendencies, in the broadest sense of the term, starting with the neo-avant-garde from the periods of 1950s and 1960s, the ‘New Art Practice’ of the 1970s and expands to include some art of today that has a strong conceptual background. “Conceptual Art” in Zagreb is understood differently to the “western canon” and covers an enormous range and means of expression, a wide array of works and practices. The artists moved towards new materials, media, methods and behavior they shifted their interests from objects to the ‘conduct’ of making art in search of a redefinition of the role of the artist towards social, political, and economical realities and within the places they were (and are) living.
*title of a work by Sanja Iveković
Participating artists: Gorgona Group; Josip Vaništa; Julije Knifer; Dimitrije Bašičević Mangelos; Ivan Kožarić; Tomislav Gotovac; Goran Trbuljak; Sanja Iveković; Dalibor Martinis; Mladen Stilinović; Vlado Martek; Boris Cvjetanović; Igor Grubić; David Maljković; Andreja Kulunčić & Božena Končić Badurina.