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  • 04.02.2009. - 15.03.2009.

    Interzone : City


    Belgium is the world’s most globalized country for the fourth year running according to the KOF Index of Globalization, and Croatia is 25th. The result was announced January 27, 2009 by the KOF Swiss Economic Institute, which traditionally measures the annual index of globalization in more than 120 countries. (...) The index measures the economic, social and political dimensions of globalization. The economic dimension measures trade and investment flows. The social dimension measures the spread of ideas, information and people from other countries. The political dimension captures the involvement in international politics. Croatia has high scores in social globalization, and low scores for political globalization. (HINA, 29.1. 2009.) [1]

    Interzone: City is the first in the series of exhibitions in 2009 dedicated to the phenomenon of globalization. It deals with the city and urbanity, whose multi­layered aspects rapidly change due to new economic and political relations. Boris Cvjetanović [2] is one of the most persistent and studious chroniclers of the urbanity of Zagreb and other cities. He will exhibit photographs made in the so-called period of transition, a term often used, but not so often questioned. On the other hand, Sophio Medoidze [3], an artist from Georgia temporarily living in London, will exhibit photographs of a different, Georgian transition. Considering the fact that Croatia shared the same social framework with Georgia, her photographs do not seem alien. The joint work of Željka Blakšić [4] and Lena Kramarić [5] deals with the different lives of cities, as well as our experiences of living in them; their mirroring of Dubrovnik in New York and New York in Dubrovnik unfolds like a documentary movie, direct and open. The only painter in the exhibition, Dino Zrnec [6], will show his view of the city; his paintings are not traditional vedutas, but depictions of signs which differently, but undoubtedly, indicate the city. Richard Reynolds, on the other hand, is the founder of the Guerrilla Gardening movement (http://www.guerrillagardening.org), which is spreading through Europe with great popularity. Guerrilla Gardening [7] is a movement that promotes planting flowers and other plants in neglected urban areas. The documentation of the movement's activity will be presented on the exhibition, while Richard Reynolds will give a talk
    the next day at the net-club Mama in Zagreb about this urban phenomenon. The Pula group [8] will deal with somewhat different urban problems. The group consists of architects who have in the past few years been active in protecting the public space of the city of Pula, more and more endangered by private capital and its ruthless methods of gaining wealth, among which the current law on golf terrains is the latest example.

    Curators: Ivana Hanaček, Klaudio Štefančić
    Curators assistants: Sanja Horvatinčić, Nina Pisk

    Links:

    [1] http://globalization.kof.ethz.ch/map/#
    [2] http://www.photography-now.com/artists/K19565.html
    [3] http://www.medoidze.com/
    [4] http://mfaphoto.schoolofvisualarts.edu/?page_id=27
    [5] http://www.cunterview.net/index.php/Likovna-umjetnost/Lena-Kramaric.html
    [6] http://www.rolandberger.hr/office/initiatives/art_and_artists/Dino_Zrnec_en.html
    [7] http://www.guerrillagardening.org/
    [8] http://pulska.grupa.googlepages.com/

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