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  • 16.11.2012. - 21.12.2012.

    Eastern Surf: Kernel Panic Control*

    Having met during their studies in Edinburgh, four artists from Croatia, Italy and Scotland initiated the project and work methodology entitled Eastern Surf. The collaboration began with an exhibition proposal, after which one more participant joined Eastern Surf, and the collaboration itself eventually proved to be very fruitful. Eastern Surf emphasize that the number of participants is irrelevant and is, like their work, subject to constant change and expansion. At the moment, the project extends through organized events including performances, photoshoots, mass collated video work, online TV and gallery based installations, and an example of the former can be seen now in the Gallery Galženica in Velika Gorica.

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  • 11.03.2012. - 01.04.2012.

    Textil{e}tronics - Yarn bombing in Velika Gorica

    In line with our announcement of several knit graffiti, guerilla knitting and yarn bombing events in the public spaces of Velika Gorica, as part of the Textil{e}tronics exhibition, we are proud to say that the first knit-crochet tagging took place in the afternoon of Mach 11. The participants of the first yarn attack on Velika Gorica were: Ana Dadić a.k.a. štrikAna, Vana Gaćina, Ivana Ivković, Maja Kalogera and Marijana Rimanić.

    Guerilla knitting, yarn bombing, and knit graffiti directions of knitting and crocheting were started by American textile artist Magda Sayeg because of her frustration with the huge amount of her unfinished knitting projects. Guerilla knitting is inspired by graffiti culture, hip hop and street art, as well as the desire to soften the vocabulary of the aforementioned urban cultures. In 2005 Magda Sayeg knitted around her first public-space object in front of her boutique, instigating the founding of Knitta Please group. Since then she has been travelling regularly, taking up invitations from various cultural institutions and tagging the architecture in capitals worldwide. As for the movement of guerilla knitting & yarn bombing, it has been spreading to the public spaces of the world through the contributions of countless anonymous guerrilla knitters.

    Guerrilla knitters: Una Bauer, Ana Dadić a.k.a. štrikAna, Vana
    Gaćina, Ivana Ivković, Antonija Letinić, Maja Kalogera, Marijana
    Rimanić, Maša Žarnić

    Funds for the 2012 exhibition programme were provided by the City of Velika Gorica, Zagreb county and The  Ministry of Culture of Republic Croatia.

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  • 17.02.2010. - 14.03.2010.

    I Avoid Places Where I’m Expected


    Ana Belošević, Sebastijan Dračić, Hana Miletić, Danica Mraković Jurčić and Zlatan Vehabović.

    The exhibition “I Avoid Places Where I’m Expected” features young artists whose work refers to the complex and unstable processes of subjectivation. Whether this process is situated in the period of adolescence and maturity, like in Hana Miletić’s work; or we recognize it in the feeling of loneliness, understood as a certain degree of social isolation, which is present in the works of Ana Belošević and Sebeastijan Dračić; or it is associated with love and friendship, as seen in the works of Zlatan Vehabović and Danica Mračević Jurišić – we are likely to understand it as an aspect of life which has little to do with the society that surrounds us. Therefore, as one of the results of subjectivation, we are often inclined to perceive our identity as something belonging only to us and something that isinseparable, something that will, in the constant interaction with others, help us negotiate more easily with others, fight for a meaning, acquire prestige and keep surviving despite everything. These artists, however, suggest that these intimate aspects of our lives are no longer representable through traditional patters of (civil) everyday life: armchairs, libraries, flower pots or pets; in other words, through private oases of peace and stability. In their case, the world is constantly lurking behind every bend, not giving the protagonists the freedom to isolate or relax. (K. Štefančić)


    Artists’ talk – which we hereby kindly invite you to attend – will be held at the gallery on the day of the exhibition, February 17, beginning at 4.30 pm. The talk will be recorded and available in audio format at http://galzenica.posterous.com.

    Ana Belošević graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb in 2006. She has participated at a dozen solo and group exhibitions. She also works as an illustrator for the publisher Algoritam based in Zagreb. anabel@net.hr

    Sebastijan Dračić graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb in 2006. He is currently a post-graduate student of painting at the same academy. http://www.sebastijandracic.com/

    Hana Miletić was born in Zagreb. She received a degree in Art History in Brussels and also graduated at the Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, Belgium. Currently she works for a research project Mirage at the same academy. http://www.hanamiletic.com

    Danica Mračević Jurišić is a post-graduate student at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana (Department for Visual Communication Design). In the artistic practice she uses video, photography, performance and dance. Her work has been exhibited in Croatia, Italy, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary and the Czech Republic. danmrak@net.hr

    Zlatan Vehabović graduated painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb in 2006. He is currently at a post-graduate study of painting at the same academy. He has won several awards for his work and his paintings are part of private collections in Croatia and abroad. http://www.weakersoldier.blogspot.com

    Curators: Sanja Horvatinčić, Nina Pisk, Klaudio Štefančić

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