body

  • 26.04.2019. - 18.05.2019.

    Paper, Scissors, Book

    Bruketa & Žinić & Grey, Dejan Dragosavac Ruta, Danijel Dragojević, Irena Frantal, Peter Greenaway, Siniša Labrović, Dubravka Vidović, various artefacts 

    Curators: Petra Galović, Klaudio Štefančić

    The international newspapers has recently paid much attention to the sales of traditional and electronic books. Namely, the statistics have shown that the drop in sales of paper books has not only ceased but even surpassed the sales of e-books manifold in certain – mainly Anglo-Saxon – markets. In a way, this information is both surprising and decisively not so. It is surprising because at one point it did seem that e-books met the key criteria of democratic education. They were cheap, or at least cheaper from paper ones; they were, thanks to the Internet, widely accessible; they were economical because they did not take up much space or collect dust; they possessed the yet untapped potential of networking texts as well as readers’ experiences, etc. Of course, all that potential would not have been possible without the devices, the new generation of e-readers, such as Kindle or iPad. The new e-readers have gotten better in the field of screen technology and wireless connectivity with sales centres (bookstores) and less so in the area of interpersonal communication and empowering the readers in general. Paradoxically, the greatest efforts have been put into making e-reading as similar to paper books, whether by imitating the colour of paper on screen or by designing new fonts, or – most often – both. One of the key devices in that technological evolution (Kindle 2) would thus be advertised based on its particular achievement: by adjusting the paper colour and font on the new screen, we recreated the nineteenth-century readers' experience, they boasted in Amazon.

    more..

  • 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.)...

    more..

  • 26.04.2006. - 21.05.2006.

    Oliver Dorfer, Herbert Egger, Anton S.Kehrer, Beate Rathmayr, "Light_Story_Space_Body"


    The exhibition Light_Story_Space_Body is the continuation of cooperation between the Austrian artistorganization MAERZ centred in Linz and the Galženica Gallery. Started in 2004, this cooperation functions as an exchange of art and gallery experiences between these two different cultural contexts, Austrian and Croatian. So in April 2005 “Outside sources” exhibition was opened in the MAERZ Gallery in Linz. Kristijan Kožul, Tanja Dabo, Marija Prusina and Lala Raščić participated in the exhibition. During 2005 Ana Kadoić participated in the international exhibition in Linz which was organized by the MAERZ artist organization. And this year Tanja Dabo and Ivana Franke will exhibi ttheir individual works at the MAERZ Gallery.

    Each of the notions in the title of the exhibition tries to metaphorically represent a work or a part of work by an individual artist. “Light” symbolises the work of Anton S. Kehrer; “Story” is the symbol for Oliver Dorfer’s paintings; “Space” is a metaphorthat signifies photographic and movie works of Beate Rathmayr and “Body” refers to the sponge sculptures of Herbert Egger.

    more..