Marginal Specificities – Regional Avant-Garde Art
Gallery Centre Varaždin, Varaždin, Croatia
19. March 2005 - 10. April 2005


curator:​ Ješa Denegri

Varaždin Gallery Centre and the Varaždin Municipal Museum organized this most significant exhibition, which for the first time in this context present the development of Avant-Garde art in the ex-Yugoslavia region in the period from 1918 to 1989.

The exhibition gather around 250 artworks by eighty authors from the Marinko Sudac Collection.

The works were selected by the art historian Ješa Denegri, and he divided them in three groups: international Avant-Garde (1915 - 1946), Post-War Avant-Garde (1946 - 1948), and New Artistic Practices (1968 - 1989). 

Also exhibited are issues of "Zenit" magazine, which was the first magazine that connected, on an international level, Avant-Garde artists and works of visual artists and theoreticians Antun Motika, Oskar Davičo, Ivana-Tomljenović- Meller, members of Gorgona group, Bauhaus artists, EXAT 51 group and others.

The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue with texts by Ješa Denegri and the art historian Feđa Vukić.

The opening feature performances:

  • Radomir Damnjanović Damnjan: Painting of a Paiting (performance),
  • Balint Szombathy: Odžaci. Gone With the Wind (performance),
  • Goran Trbuljak: He Will Not Show Anything as Usual  
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