• 02.04.2008. - 27.04.2008.


    It is difficult to say what came first, the blog or the exhibition, partly because they have the same title: kibedžezva. However, was first uploaded in July 2007 and become an official exhibition project four months later. It involves students of art history, animation and new media from Zagreb and represents the next exhibition's intro as well as an attempt to inform the Croatian public about the latest problems, tendencies and phenomena in the area of new media. Our goal is, by reblogging, to mark discursive positions for easier and more efficient interpretation of constant technological and cultural changes. For these reasons, the blog will have been updated by the end of this year.

    The exhibition entitled Kiberdžezva is mostly result of collaboration among Vjekica Buljan, Morana Matković, Petra Šešljaga and the third-year and fourth-year students at the Zagreb Fine Art Academy's Department for animation and new media. They selected artworks that referred to current problems of communicational culture of the Internet. As suggested by the artists, the most intriguing aspect of "social software" is web servers for socializing and networking cultural and art producers and distribution of their products. Although they are not the subject, Facebook, My Space or You Tube are still useful frames for understanding one part of the contemporary art production. This time, Antona Begušić, Petra Hudić, Luka Hrgović, Mirna Martini, Dina Rončević and Matea Šabić will have the honour to show their works. In order to make things more virtual, Dina Rončević's blog What do you care what "bobina" is serves as an introduction into the exhibition.



  • 28.11.2007. - 23.12.2007.

    Ana Hušman, "According to etiquette"

    The exhibition called According to etiquette is a video installation consisted
    of three loop projections, animation and a scenography taken from the "According to etiquette" movie.

    To think about manners, is generally to remember all the embarrassing situations when one didn’t know what to do with a strange shaped utensil, when a certain proliferation of crockery and utensils, left one bemused, when the variety of shapes of glass vessels was baffling ..

    Still what I remember most, is the etiquette passed down to me in the seventies, when as I child I would listen to my mother and her circle of, for those times, free thinking friends, bemoan the lack of style in the visiting American girl’s choice of denim jacket and long evening dress “I offered to lend her a shawl”, I heard them say, but she declined, “No”, she said “ I have my jean jacket”. In the style of true Europeans, the American was put down for her lack of hippy chic, and her genuine belief that casual was acceptable. For some reason the image of this American girl in her evening dress and jean jacket standing in my mind next to my mother who in my imagination is wearing a velvet evening dress with a psychedelic patterned full length sleeveless coat.

    Where do manners live? Where civilisation reigns.
    Where does civilisation reign? In Europe.
    Who is uncivilised? Everyone else.
    What do they need? Civilisation.
    Who will bring it to them? We will.
    Who are we?

    We find in Norbert Elias’ "Civilising Process" a genealogy of manners as they developed from the middle ages onwards. According to Elias, the slow changes occurring in the notions of shame and delicacy change in relation to the changes happening in the social structure of the time, so as the number of small castles and lords and courts slowly diminish, as the push towards integration of small feudal units towards larger pacified social organisations developed, so too does the gradual unification of manners occur. In Elias we see a surprising and delightful coming together of the gradual formation of a state as a ‘monopoly of force’ and the internalisation of accepted modes of behaviour within a social organisation that is increasingly centralised (...). (Nicole Hewitt, preface)

    Ana Hušman is born in Zagreb. Graduated in 2002 at the Multimedia Department and educational course of the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb. She has exhibited at a number of solo and collective exhibitions and taken part in film and video festivals at home and abroad. She has won a number of prizes (Visura aperta/Momiano, Momjan, 2003 and 2004; 2 Gastro film fest, Belgrade 2003; Osijek 2004; 15.Dani hrvatskog filma, Zagreb 2006; 28th Youth Salon 2006, Zagreb) She is assistent on the Academy of Fine Arts, Animated film department, Zagreb.



  • 10.11.2007. - 10.11.2007.

    KiberDzezva, blog

    Behind a somewhat enigmatic title Kiber Dzezva (Cyber Coffee - Pot), there is an exhibition planned for the next year but also an attempt to inform the Croatian public about the latest problems, tendencies and phenomena in the area of so-called new media. Kiber Dzezva is a collaborative blog of the art history, animation and new media students. Cyber refers rather to the current transformation of the World Wide Web into another mass medium than to the former concept of cyberspace. Dzezva stands for a traditional Balkan coffee pot – a metaphor for companionship, conversation or mere chatting about the current issues.

    The Kiber Dzezva blog will enable visitors to see the process of organising a group student exhibition. They are the third-year and fourth-year students at the Zagreb Fine Art Academy's Animation and New Media Department, working in collaboration with Vjekica Buljan, Morana Matković, Petra Šešljaga and Klaudio Štefančić. The exhibition is due to be opened in April 2008 at the Galženica Gallery. The exhibition is a part of the 2008 gallery programme dedicated to the art tendencies working with new technologies and new media.

    We intend to use the blog form for re-blogging i.e. informing the croatian art world about phenomena, events and tendencies on the Internet today. The Web 2.0 is a widely known innovation in the virtual world, made possible because of the standardization of the internet broadband, cheaper hardware and the presence of the software such as RSS (Really Simple Syndication) and Ajax (Asynchronous Java Script and XML). Transfer of the user and art operativeness from PC to the World Wide Web seems quite important so we will dedicate the Kiber Dzezva blog to the Web 2.0 servicing and applications ( Facebook, Flickr, My Space etc.)

    During the process of working on the exhibition and blog, another intention has come up - to present some of the local phenomena such as the application of the latest software innovation on the informatics enterprise (,, and adjustment to the Anglo - Saxon culture of so-called social software. Equally interesting is the mobile phone use. From parking place or fare payment, to the music video of the local band TBF, the mobile has become probably the most important part of the Croatian post socialist everyday life.

    So many things have been listed as the goals of this project. There is nothing left to do but work and hope that at least some of the phenomena will be successfully articulated and opened to discussion, and their research continued someday.

    Kiber Dzezva blog is mainly written in Croatian. Despite of that we hope that you will be able to get some general impressions about our activity.




  • 04.10.2003. - 05.10.2003.

    Conference: New Technologies_New Media in Art and Art Education

    This two-day conference aimed at gathering in one place artists and professors from art academies from Mid-
    and Eastern Europe, to present the activities of their academies and faculties in the application of new media in art, and to motivate the exchange of experiences between professors, artists and students. The participants were: Zoltan Szegedy Maszak (Department of Multimedia Art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Budapest; C3 – Centre for Culture and Communications, Budapest), Michael Bielicky (Department of New Media at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague), Gisela Domschke (Department of Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths College in London), Ivan Ladislav Galeta (Department of Media Art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb), Dejan Grba (Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies at the University of Art in Belgrade), Dan Oki (Department for the Design of Visual Communications at the Art Academy in Split), Hermen Maat (Department for Media Art, Art Academy Minerva in Groningen), Izabella Gustowska (Art Adacemy in Poznanj, Poland), and Martine Neddam (Royal Academy of Visual Arts in Amsterdam).

    The moderator of the conference was Dan Oki (Slobodan Jokić), artist and professor of
    New Media at the Art Academy in Split.

    The conference was supported by: the city of Velika Gorica, the Ministry of Culture of Croatia, the Royal Netherlands Embassy and Filip Trade d.o.o.


  • 06.03.2002. - 24.03.2002.

    Students from Miroslav Šutej’s class, “ALU Jabukovac 10”

    ALU, Jabukovac 10 is the name of the group exhibition of students from Zagreb’s Academy of Fine Arts from the class of Miroslav Šutej. Šutej is one of the few professors that turned the act of public exhibiting in one of the galleries of contemporary art into a part of the pedagogical program. Therefore this generation also got the chance to publicly present the results of their, at this moment, still unfinished education. The students that participated in the exhibition: Jelena Bračun, Petra Brnardić, Maja Cipek, Maja Curman, Josipa Čačić, Danijela Gerard Phillip, Izabela Hren, Gordan Krabogdan, Natali Kasap, Ksenija Kordić, Goran Kujundžić, Miron Milić, Ivan Domagoj Vuco and Silvio Vujičić.