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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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Radical political speeches mixed to an impro-noise live performance, sound installation – enviromental installation, performance (30′)

Serial project (performance or installation) that investigates the emotional component of the “speech” - the ”public discourse”, the speech of an individual to a crowd - as one of the formulas of the relationship between mass and power.
The speech, which becomes an a-temporal and a-historical formula: a level that goes beyond the political contingency, leading to the symbolic power of language, the voice of the leader on the silence of the crowd.

Different ”speeches” (from Castro (“Carta de Despedida del Che”) to Malcom X, from Hitler to Jesus (via Pasolini in “Vangelo Secondo Matteo”) mix in a impro-noise

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TV News 04. 09. 1974. video, color, 22 min.
Data Recovery*, 2009.

04. 09. 1974. Dalibor Martinis made a video „Still Life“ (b/w) showing a TV set broadcasting News. 35 years later the author produces TV News by reading the transcription of the text from the original text dated 4th of September 1974.

The „TV News“ belong to the present times by its technical and media characteristics, equipment, design and complementary informations (stock index, etc.). The content of the news…

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Ivan Fiolić

The series of works made in 2005 for the pilot program of the Musem of Contemporary Art in Zagreb I made on wooden “boxes “ (120 x 130 x 10 cm) by improvising and defining one, in that moment, personaly relevant topic of personal or social nature and trying to interpret it using action characters, pearls, wire, wooden cubes and similar colorful forms and materials…

The figures of Terminator 3, Spartacus, Goofy, Uncle Scrooge and others are fighting…

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I consider drawing as an inter-disciplinary and communicative tool that engages with people and the places they inhabit and produce orientating a playful approach and invitation to how we see and experience the world.

Drawing, whether it be devised as a plan, sketch, set of instructions, map, outline or notation depicting actions, processes, experiences as well as a method for thinking out ideas can provide a platform to develop a discursive exchange between on the one hand the action of drawing…

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Reflections – a series of works probing information neighbourhoods; first, those which I carry in my consciousness as knowledge and second, those which I am collecting through new observations. I would like to underline that no work of art starts from a zero point, but from a historical position in which the author and a new space, a new form or a new material are meeting, where both are already involved, and marked with characteristics or experiences which are not…

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On the photo is Bishop Metodij Zlatanov, metropolitan of Macedonian Orthodox Church.

The idea of the project is to include reality in the art object, in the sense of a ready made. In the same way there were included real armies in the process of making a photography in our project NSK Garda. In the project IRWIN, Processions 2006-2008 different religious personalities and institutions were included.

The painting (IKON) used in the Procession was: Malevic between two Wars from 1984, size…

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Desert in a Desert

A year ago, when I accepted the offer to prepare a one-day exhibition or a whole-night project in Golo brdo, I started contemplating the specifics of the artistic-exhibition complex. Is it better to enter the fortification that reminds of Gaudi’s constructions, or would a traditional exhibition in the adjoining building to the left of it (if the view of the complex is to the North) be a better idea? Maybe the exhibition would be better off…

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Architectural drawing: a performance and an installation

The architect Leo Modrčin makes drawings and exhibits a series of animated spatial studies. Drawing is performed in the time span of a 8 hr-work day on the day of the event. The content of the drawings is a personal and spatial interpretation of the two-dimensional diagram by Stephen Hawking, depicting the birth of the universe. The drawing will be executed on the walls of the exhibition space chosen by the curators, depending on…

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