design

  • 05.10.2012. - 02.11.2012.

    Images of the Square

    The call for preliminary design proposals for the mobiliary and signalization of  the Stjepan Radić Square is now closed!

    The selection committee (Ana Dana Beroš, Ana Boljar, Ivan Klisurić, Ana Kovačić and Marija Matković) has awarded the first prize to the project “The Line” by Hana Svatoš-Ražnjević and Ivana Banfić. The winning proposal will be awarded a symbolic prize of 1 000 HRK and will be presented, along with other selected proposals, at the exhibition “Images of the Square,” which opens October 5 at Galženica Gallery.

    Authors whose proposals are going to be presented on the exhibition: Hana Svatoš - Ražnjević i Ivana Banfić (The Line i Forward), Slobodan Arsenović, Dejan Mitov, Jelena Čobanović i Krsto Radovanović - ModelArt studio (Grad kao muzej), Luis Cano Gonzálvez, Jelena Smoljo i Mariana Bucat (Occupy VG), Dragan Marković, Danilo Beronja i Lazar Belić (Krugovi života), Aleksandar Pavlović (Sudar) i Petra Jelaska.

    In addition to these design proposals, the exhibition will feature the products of the shooting workshop ˝Laboratory Square˝ led by Mario Topić.

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  • 27.04.2012. - 27.05.2012.

    Yugoslavian youth press as underground press: 1968 - 1972 (Belgrade, Zagreb, Ljubljana)

    The exhibition titled Yugoslavian youth press as underground press (1968-1972; Belgrade, Zagreb, Ljubljana) deals with the unique journalistic genre developed in socialist Yugoslavia. Youth press denotes a number of publications issued by a network of youth and student organisations. Originally set up as a part of the Soviet propaganda machine, by the end of the 1960s the youth press had, in its Yugoslavian adaptation, developed certain particularities. This exhibition will focus on one aspect of those particularities – more precisely, its considerable similarities with so-called American and British underground magazines from the same period. The exhibition also points to many unexpected overlaps (in formation, content and politics) in these two genres created in, ideologically, strikingly different contexts. The display is comprised of a wealth of hard-to-find, archival material: quality reproductions of original youth and student magazines from Zagreb, Belgrade and Ljubljana, along with some exemplary issues of American and British underground magazines.

    Author of the exhibition: Marko Zubak

    Exhibition supported by: the City of Velika Gorica and the Ministry of Culture of Republic Croatia.

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  • 02.03.2012. - 01.04.2012.

    Textil{e}tronics

    Anda Klančić, Patrizia Dona, Marija Mojca Pungerčar, Josipa Štefanec

    ‘Let’s now delve deep into the fluff’
    Massimo Banzi, Getting Started with Arduino

    Following the development of a simple thread into complex new media objects, the exhibition will touch upon recent developments in the areas of wearable technology and electronic sculpting through lumino light objects and the presentation of Arduino microcontrollers.

    Dealing with sculptural textile (J. Štefanec) and electronic thread (A. Klančić), designed substance and new meanings of objects (P. Dona), as well as socially responsible textile art (M. M. Pungerčar), the exhibition presents an overview of contemporary new media directions and questions the meaning of the medium as such. The social and emacipatory aspects of textile arts are clear - they invoke thoughts of industrial manufacturing, DIY subculture and self-sustained systems, especially in relation to recent similar developments in the fields of open source and wearable technology (Arduino, Body Pixel Studio).

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  • 11.11.2011. - 18.12.2011.

    Plexus

    Maddalena Mauri, Kata Mijatović, Nika Radić, Davor Sanvincenti

    In one of his numerous diary notes, James Boswell, English lawyer and writer, wrote that he fears his soul will lose its recognizable shape in the crisis he has found himself in. In other words, he feared he would psychically lose his shape. Today, thanks to philology, psychology, as well as psychoanalysis, it is known that Boswell suffered from hypochondria and that his fear from losing his shape is just a metaphor for what we prefer to call losing control over one’s life. Brian Dillon points that the root of Boswell’s problems lies solely n the belief that there exists a perfect unity of body and mind, that the body is actually a machine, like a hardware being controlled by the mind, i.e. software. When Boswell wrote his diary, the term subconsciousness is unknown in Western culture, so we can only guess whether the anxiety Boswell felt would have been easier if he knew – like we today know, thanks to the psychoanalytical theory – that there are areas of human life that are impossible to control(...)

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  • 23.09.2011. - 30.10.2011.

    UFS (User Friendly Society)

    Paolo Cirio, Sally Grizzell Larson, Kristijan Kožul and Société Réaliste

     

    It doesn't take a scientist to notice the powerful effect of modern technology on our daily lives. Whether Google has a degrading or enriching effect on us, cataloguing us into some kind of Borgesian library that comprises the total of human knowledge, is no longer a question reserved only for media theorists. Neither is the question of whether technology liberates us, strengthening our cognition abilities or, on the contrary, limiting us by allowing easier control over individual and social life, bound to a particular discipline (philosophy, medicine, sociology, etc.), but is questioned on a daily basis. Since technology is not God-given, the questions we pose must relate to the causes and conditions of technological inventions, rather than to their consequences alone. Therefore, it seems interesting that the traditional field of applied arts (design) - mostly due to the proliferation of new technologies – is increasingly focusing on shaping social practices, rather than on designing usable items. As our power and control over nature increase, as it becomes somehow more condensed/concentrated, being literally shaped through different protocols, so does the importance of those who govern these processes. It seems as if the traditional task of design is changing: instead of beautifying and improving everyday life, it appears that design is more and more involved in defining it.

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  • 25.02.2011. - 03.04.2011.

    Mirabilia

    Yoko Fukushima, Silvio Vujičić, Tatjana Vukelić

    Mirabilia is the name of this year’s first exhibition dedicated to the relationship between design and art. At the beginning of the modern era, this Latin word denoted phenomena that were difficult to attribute to one of the two general categories: to the natural, God-made world or to the world created by human activity.We believe that in this exhibition the works of Silvio Vujičić, Yoko Fukushima and Tatjana Vukelić have the same kind of hybrid status. In their works, the dilemma is only transferred from the ontological categories of animate and inanimate, Godly and human, to the area of design, which, on the other hand, moved from the traditional position of designing clothes to designing humans. However, in the contemporary world of biopolitics, the works of these artists should not be viewed as moral warnings. Their bio-design only marginally touches upon the ethical aspect of human culture. Although the first reaction to these works may best be represented with the question: Where is the limit to exploiting and cultivating nature?, the general impression of the exhibition is closer to fantasy than to ecology. In other words, there is more than serious social questions in this exhibition; some transparent intimacy, awkward irony, bizarre beauty and irresponsible play(K.Š.)...

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  • 03.11.2005. - 27.11.2005.

    Mate Lovrić, "Animations, Comic books, Illustrations, Design 1975-2005."


    This exhibition is a retrospective of Mate Lovrić’s 30 years of work in animation, comic books,newspaper and book illustration and shaping. His art was mostly intended for children, from earlyyears to primary school and children in puberty.

    At the exhibition, for the first time the public will see his whole movie opus, from first children’s movies produced by "Zagreb film", to educational movies produced by "Filmoteka 16" and up to the pilotepisodes of the animated movie “The Little Flying Bears” on which Lovrić worked in the early stages.We will also present Lovrić’s illustration work which was intended for both children and adults, from children’s picture books to short stories in Večernji list, as well as the special production of a comicbook which the children can read in the children’s magazine Radost.

    Mate Lovrić (1952) graduated from the High School of Applied Arts in Sarajevo. Since 1972 he has been working for Zagreb film and since 1975 he has been publishing comic books and illustrations for children in children’s magazines. He is a member of the Croatian Association of Artists since 1995,and since 2002 he is the art editor of the children’s magazine Radost.

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