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  • 24.06.2015. - 24.06.2015.

    Vladimir Nazor Award goes to Marko Tadić

    The exhibition A gaze in wonder of young Croatian artist Marko Tadić, which was curated (curator: Klaudio Štefančić) and coproduced by Galzenica Gallery, received the Vladimir Nazor Award for the best art exhibition in Croatia in 2014. Vladimir Nazor Award is Croatian national award for the best artistic achievements in literature, music, film, visual and applied arts, theater and architecture and urbanism. Prizes are awarded as an annual award and as a lifetime achievement award. Congratulations to the award-winning artists!

    Link:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/galzenica/sets/72157648311585910


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  • 14.04.2015. - 14.04.2015.

    Inner Museum

    The exhibition project the Inner Museum is based on several premises: primarily, the fact that contemporary art does not require tradition for its creation or reception and that one does not necessarily need to be well versed in art history in order to establish communication with a work of art. Contemporary art is not contemporary just because it was created in the present, but because it freely appropriates and uses non-artistic social fields (politics, economy, sports, etc.) to increase its visibility. Viewed from this perspective, a museum is not an essential stop in the roundabout of contemporary art production and reception. According to an Austrian artist and the director of the Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe, Peter Weibel, only about 7% of all artworks created in the 20th century found their place in museum depots, thus acquiring the status of cultural heritage. Today, the situation remains much the same. It seems that art cannot do anything more but fight for the fleeting moment of (media) attention. 

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  • 04.02.2015. - 04.02.2015.

    35th Anniversary

    This year, Galženica gallery marks its 35th anniversary. The gallery was founded in 1980 within Long-life learning center Juraj Kokot as a non-profit gallery aimed at encouraging and development of visual arts in Zagreb or, more precisely, Velika Gorica as a Zagreb municipality with an increasing number of inhabitants.

    Situated in the building of the so-called Cultural centre in a newly-built housing estate, together with a cinema and a library, the gallery quickly integrated into the tradition of Zagreb culture centres that dedicated a significant portion of their activities to visual culture. Velika Gorica gained city status in 1995, so Galženica gallery became the only institution of its kind in the city.

    During the 35 years of its work, more than 240 art exhibitions and other events have been organised, featuring over 300 national and foreign artists, art critics, curators and designers. In an informal periodisation or interpretation of Croatian museums and galleries, the work of Galženica gallery might be presented from various synchronic and diachronic perspectives.

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  • 12.03.2013. - 12.03.2013.

    Gallery, social networks and public

    Web-service Posterous recently announced that will shut down at the end of April. We used Posterorus in 2010 for publishing and archiving artist's talks. 'Screen capture' photo in attachment shows that on the occasion of four exhibition we had more than 7000 Posterous hits. It is truly fascinating information, especially because the number of hits (let's say virtual visitors) exceeds the total number of visitors in physical gallery space for approximately seven to eight years.

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  • 04.02.2012. - 04.02.2012.

    Greetings!

    After a short break, we begin with the program for 2012:

    1. Textil{e}tronics  March 2nd - April 1st, 2012 

    "From the textile to the electronic thread, from substance to fashion" - Anda Klančič, Patrizia DonaMarija Mojca Pungerčar, Josipa Štefanec

    2. Youth underground press (1968-1972; Belgrade, Zagreb, Ljubljana)   April 27th - May 27th, 2012 

    "From Soviet origin to american underground"

    3. Radoslav Putar award - finale  June 5th - July 8th, 2012

    4. Images of the square October 5th - November 2nd, 2012

    5. Eastern Surf: Kernel Panic Control November 16th - December 21st, 2012

    Ana Kuzmanić, Shona Macnaughton, Martin Mrzljak, Francesca Nobilucci, Ewan Sinclair 

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  • 21.01.2011. - 21.01.2011.

    From the culture of design to designing culture

    It seems that the traditional division between pure and applied art still bears some meaning. This flexible, but lasting line is still being drawn today, when most methods used in that distinction are no longer valid. For example, the principles of modelling are no longer sufficient to determine the artistic status of an object or product. The same can be claimed for the nature of social activism organized on the basis of a well-designed aesthetic object or event, since the political battle is more intensively being fought in the field of artistic culture. It is also more difficult to determine the artistic qualification of an object or phenomenon on the basis of intertextual connections, since the institution of art is becoming more complex and is progressively encompassing more and more cultural practices...

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  • 10.09.2006. - 10.09.2006.

    Greetings

    ... and welcome to the website of Gallery Galženica.

    It is conceived as a kind of gallery blog – a nonlinear web-notebook – in which visitors can get information on exhibitions, artists and all past and future events connected to our work.The biggest part of the webpage is aimed towards providing basic information on the Gallery’s everyday work: its location, layout, actual and future events.

    Useful information about the Gallery can also be obtained in the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) section. Thanks to the more and more democratic culture of the Internet, you can view more photographic material from our exhibitions on the most famous place for on-line photo-management – on Flickr [http://www.flickr.com/], i.e. visit web-pages of related institutions, our associates, sponsors and friends via the bookmark service Del.icio.us [http://del.icio.us/]...

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  • 23.01.2010. - 23.01.2010.

    P&Q = Q&P

    In his book Century, Alain Badiou describes the 20th century as the century determined by politics and art. On the one hand, revolutionary politics, resolved to end all the contradictions of modernity, and, on the other hand, uncompromising art, resolved to equally participate with other social practices in creating the future. What marks the 20th century, claims Badiou, is the moment in which the artistic and political project meet and intersect; at one point it seems that art has more political value and impact than politics, and that politics had more beauty than art...

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  • 22.01.2009. - 22.01.2009.

    Interzone

    In the early 1990’s, two major changes were taking place in Croatia: political and territorial independence from ex Yugoslavia and the first wave of economic globalisation. As you may know, globalisation is the economic model that, after the break up of European socialist countries, with the help of the new technologies (the Internet, mobile networks etc.), created new ways of making profit. Two opposite social processes were the consequence of that: degradation of national economies and proliferation of particular cultural identities...

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  • 15.07.2008. - 15.07.2008.

    Acknowledgments and Credits

    Marketing experts claim there is no better promotion than self-promotion; doctors say prevention is better than cure while Christians believe that self-help comes before anyone else’s help, including God’s help.

    Therefore, we would like to share some good news with you hoping it may help us in the future.

    It is our great honour to proudly inform you that the exhibition New Media – New Networks has been pronounced the best exhibition of the month June on the Croatian Design Association web site (http://dizajn.hr; curator Klaudio Štefančić; designers Nina Bačun and Roberta Bratović)...

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