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Miroslav Miša Savić | ARTIST ON VACATION 2019 / Valamar
18. July 2019

Miroslav Miša Savić was born in 1954 in Belgrade, Serbia. He is a composer, performer, ...

 
Sándor Pinczehelyi | ARTIST ON VACATION 2019 / Valamar
15. July 2019

Sándor Pinczehelyi was born in 1946 in Szigetvár, Hungary. As one of the participants of the Pécs Workshop ...

 
Marijan Crtalić | ARTIST ON VACATION 2019 / Valamar
12. July 2019

Marijan Crtalić was born in 1968 in Sisak, Croatia. He graduated in...

 
Marko Tadić | ARTIST ON VACATION 2019 / Valamar
12. July 2019

Marko Tadić was born in 1979 in Sisak, Croatia. He graduated ...

 
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Ješa Denegri, Radical Art Informel In Zagreb [ENGLISH]
04. July 2018

In contemporary European art, the concept of Art informel implies a complex which goes beyond one particular school, movement or ‘style’:  actually, that is a 'state of mind', characteristic of the situation in the early post-war years, when the atmosphere was transformed and gradually altered the whole complexion of the 1950s.

 
Ješa Denegri, The 1970’s: Radical Artistic Views, Reduction Of the Material Object, New Media, Mental And Analytic Procedures, the Artist’s Personality And Behaviour [ENGLISH]
04. July 2018

Anyone fortunate enough, closely to have monitored the birth and development of Arte Povera, to have witnessed Kounellis’ live horses and Merz’s igloos displayed at the Galleria L’Attico in Rome, in early 1969, to have listened to Beuys retelling the legend of his life, to have read and leafed through Celant’s book, with its illustrations of Land Art, Anti-Form, ‘Poor’ and Conceptual Art, and to have heard about Szeemann's exhibition in Berne, When Attitudes Become Form, could not fail to be tempted to go along with Renato  Barilli’s prediction that future art historians, discussing the  history of  20th-century art, would divide the entire period into two halves - the  age preceding, and the age following the critical year, 1968.

 
Ješa Denegri, The Issues Raised By the ‘New Art Practice’ Of the 1970’s [ENGLISH]
04. July 2018

General Characteristics of the New Attitudes to Art

Although the evolution of art undoubtedly follows a continuous pattern without sudden interruptions marked by fixed dates, a number of symptoms support the claim that a new situation arose some ten years ago, in the late 1960s,  which, it seems, can be justifiably treated as a specific period in the history of post-war art. It goes without saying that the new developments contained many direct or indirect influences and elements discernible in the period preceding it, but it also shows a sufficient number of characteristic constitutive elements that gave it a separate identity.

 
Ješa Denegri, The New Art of the ’Seventies in Yugoslavia: Properties, Events and Evaluation(s) [ENGLISH]
04. July 2018

Two quotations – actually, two paragraphs taken from the wider context of some lengthier texts – summarise the principal developments in art of the 1970s:

 ‘The ’seventies were not just a decade like any other in the twentieth century, but a crucial period in which Modernism made its last original contribution, before surrendering to the various forms of Postmodernism that came into being, from the middle of the decade onwards.’ (Tomaž Brejc).

 
documentation
Youth Forum, Subotica
1969 - 1976
 
Matko Meštrović - Piero Dorazio
correspondence
1963
 
"Studio G" - exhibitions organized by the Gorgona group
1961 - 1963