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Music video Bili cvitak (White Flower) is one the most-popular patriotic TV content that marked the 1990s in Croatia. The narrative of the song, as well as that of the music video, maybe best represents the dominant paradigm of gender roles of the war period but also develops the sexualised patriotic discourse about the motherland (homeland).

Video piece Bili cvitak, marks the beginning of work with patriotic pop video content, and it is a part of wider artistic research of…

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The action of collecting refundable litter under the title Working Day, took place in 2011 in Rijeka city centre, in the context of Dopust Festival. All approached trading chains apart from Getro, refused to support the action with a permission to record the return of litter in their centres.
Readymade series Our Beautuful Homeland (Croatian national anthem) consists of basic living products and foods, stolen in supermarkets. During the first exhibition of this work, one item was stolen…

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The work for Golo Brdo is based on the idea of connecting two by function and content opposite spaces.
On the house facade, opposite to the entrance door, I intend to project the photo of a sentry box filled with artificial light, taken by night.
The light of the projected window overlaps the exsisting window of the house thus illuminating the interior of the house – gallery.

The idea for this work is generated by the specific ambience…

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In K14, the artist is still wearing the same luminescent suit, as he moves further out into the world, into Sopnica Jelkovec, a pre-constructed district of Zagreb that was originally slated to become an affordable housing area for young people. Over the years, the project passed through the hands of various property developers and political administrations, but it was eventually left unfinished. Currently, Sopnica Jelkovec is an ambiguous place; the flats that were built in the area were rented out at preferential rates to ethnic minorities…

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interactive video-installation, 2009

About the title:

Searching for the most appropriate English translation for the title of this work, in Macedonian named “Tashaci” (Ташаци) – a slang word for ‘testicles’ but also used as ‘getting nothing’ in colloquial speech (in the context of this work used as a metaphor of expectation, ignorance and arrogance), we found that the British ‘bollocks’ has the closest meaning to ‘tashaci’. Of course, we based our research on Internet resources and pages like www.sex-lexis.com/Sex-Dictionary or…

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photoseries, 42 photographs, work in progress, 2008.

The photoseries consists of a 42 photographs, each of them accompanied by one sentence about someone’s fear that she/he feels towards some other person. The series story begins with and from my fears towards some people with whom I’m closest to. I am, as a person, also a connection to every other person in this work. At the beginning I am in a fear from someone, than someone is in a fear from me,…

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performance, 2011

Born in Prijepolje, Serbia, in 1956. Lives and works in Antwerp, Belgium and Sarajevo, Bosnia and Hercegovina.


 


 

 

 

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Galeta is linked to earth, not simply as an ecologically aware and engaged person, but as a being absolutely imbued in, and assimilated with nature. He cultivates land, digs, and weeds, prunes grape vine, bakes bread, cultivates plants without pesticides, and grows apples and garlic. Farming is an expression of his attitude, and not means of supporting himself. He was greatly influenced by Béla Hamvas, a Hungarian writer, philosopher and intellectual, whose observations and reflections covered surprisingly broad cultural thematic…

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In the eve of the 10th anniversary of our joint work under the auspices of the artistic organisation Shadow Casters, we are launching a re- cycle of re-miniscences, re-capitulations, re-visions, perhaps even re-constructions. Without re-sentiment or re-grets. And, quite in the spirit of Shadow Casters, with no desire to petrify any Shadow Casters time-space slice within the frame of “official memory”. Instead, we are reaching for re-contextualisation of remembrance placing it into the actual space and moment, inhabited by the…

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Although academy-trained as painter and printmaker, Slaven Tolj, contemporary Dubrovnik, Croatian and internationally known artist, has developed his worldview and manner of action in opposition to the dominant but inert traditional models. Early on, immediately after his training at the end of the 1980s, he joined the artists of the New Artistic Practice, which in Croatia, as the heritage of avant-garde experiences and tendencies of the 20th century, has been present in all its media- and poetical diversity for some…

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