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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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  • 11.11.2011. - 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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  • 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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