Croatian Artists at Venice Biennales


Croatian Artists at Venice Biennales

This year, under the title Patterns of Visibility, commissioner Leonida Kovač "proceeding from the thesis that reality is the effect of representational practices, and furthermore from the fact that today, in a period of image proliferation, the images themselves frequently make invisible the social context of that which they are depicting" chose the works by artists Boris Cvjetanović and Ana Opalić to represent Croatia at the 2003 Venice Biennale. Tomislav Gotovac exhibited his work as a guest artist at the Utopia Station curated by Molly Nesbit, Hans Ulrich Obrist and Rikrit Tiravanija. It was just one of the projects of the Dreams and Conflict - The Viewers Dictatorship, 50th International Visual Arts Exhibition at the Venice Biennale. For this exhibition Gotovac created a poster entitled "Lois meets Hank’, showing the famous supporting actors Lois Smith, whose most notable bit was in the East of Eden movie, and Hank Warden who - among other things - was a supporting act in Big Sky by Howard Hawks. In the utopia by Gotovac, the supporting actors with impressive film credits become the main characters.

Croatian artists represented at the Venice Visual Arts Biennales:

2001

49th Visual Arts BiennaleJulije Knifer

Julije Knifer 

1999

48th Visual Arts Biennale

Zlatan Vrkljan

1997

47th Visual Arts Biennale

Dalibor MartinisDalibor Martinis

1995

46th Visual Arts Biennale

Martina Kramer

Goran Petercol

Mirko Zrinščak

Ivan Faktor, Nina Ivančić, Damir Sokić, Mladen Stilinović, Dean Jokanović Toumin, Goran Trbuljak, Gorki Žanić, Gorki Žuvela exhibited their work as part of the A Casa special exhibition.

1993Martina Kramer

45th Visual Arts Biennale

Milivoj Bijelić, Ivo Deković i Željko Kipke

1986

Nina Ivančić

1984

Davor Matičević

1982

Edita Schubert

1980

Dušan Džamonja

1978Ivan Kožarić

Ivo Friščić

1976

Ivan Kožarić, Julije Knifer

1972

Vjenceslav Richter

Miroslav Šutej, Ivan Picelj, Juraj Dobrović, Edo Murtić, Virgilije Nevjestić exhibited their work as part of the Graphic Art Today exhibition.

1970

Jagoda Bujić, Dušan Džamonja

Vjenceslav Richter and Aleksandar Srnec exhibited their work as part of the Proposal for Experimental Exhibition.

1969

Vlado Kristl and Ivan Picelj exhibited their works as part of the Manifesti d"arte special exhibition

1966

Miroslav Šutej closes his exhibition in the Yugoslav pavillion

1964

The Galleries of the City of Zagreb among 18 museums to exhibit works of artists from their holdings. Artists represented: Oton Gliha, Edo Murtić, Ordan Petlevski, Zlatko Prica, Frano Šimunović, Vojin Bakić and Dušan Džamonja. Commissioner: Božo Beck

1962

Oton Gliha

1960

Dušan DžamonjaEdo Murtić

1958

Krsto Hegedušić

Edo Murtić

1956

Vojin Bakić, Zoran Musić

1954

Dušan Džamonja, Vilko Selan - Gliha, Zdenko Gradiš, Zlatko Prica, Nikola Reiser, Josip Restek, Josip Roca, Vilim Svečnjak

1952

Antun Motika, Emanuel Vidović

1950

Vanja Radauš, Vojin Bakić, Kosta Angeli Radovani, Zoran Musić

1942

Bruno Bulić, Josip Crnobori, Jozo Kljaković, Slavko Kopač, Miroslav Kraljević, Ivan Meštrović, Antun Mezdjić, Antun Motika, Juraj Plančić, Josip Račić, Ivo Rezek, Slavko Šohaj, Antun Augustinčić, Emanuel Vidović (against artists will)

1940

Marino Tartaglia, Milivoj Uzelac, Frano Kršinić

1938

Ljubo Babić, Vladimir Becić, Ivan Meštrović

1926Ivan Meštrović

Ivan Meštrović

1914

Ivan Meštrović

1909

Robert Frangeš - Mihanović

1907

Ivan Meštrović

1903Vlaho Bukovac

Vlaho Bukovac

1901

Vlaho Bukovac

1897

Vlaho Bukovac

by Corinne Enquist





Feature Links

Croatian Pavillion 2003

Venice Biennale web page

50th International Exhibition of Art, Venice

British Pavillion Exhibition, Venice

US Pavillion, Venice


Further reading:

Želimir Koščević, Biennale and Yugoslav Modern Art 1895-1988, ex. cat., Zagreb: Galerije grada Zagreba, 1988

Tonko Maroević, Dame soliraju. Jedan aspekt 45. venecijanskog bijenala (Lady Solos. An Aspect of the 45th Venice Biennale, Zivot umjetnosti 54-55/1994, pp. 88-91

Tonko Maroević, Hrvatska na venecijanskom Biennalu (Croatia at the Venice Biennale), catalog of the Croatian pavilion at the 46th Biennale, 1996



Diclaimer
Images of works by Kramer, Kožarić, Murtić, copyright (c) MDC& MSU, 1999-2003.

 

(D.H., 09.01.2009)

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