exhibition, new edition announcement

Just released: New Monograph on Contemporary Croatian Photography

time: 13.12.2010. - 28.01.2011.
place: Zagreb
organiser: HART & UPI-2M plus
Bilingual edition (Croatian / English) of the monograph by art historian, critic and curator Sandra Krizic Roban titled ‘At Second Glance. Positions of Contemporary Croatian Photography’ has been launched by publishers Institute of Art History and UPI-2M plus, both based in Zagreb. The book launch will be held at the HAZU Gliptotheque (Plaster Casts Museum of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts) on Monday, December 13th, at 7 p.m.
Promoters: Milan Pelc, director of the Institute of Art History, Iva Prosoli, curator at the Zagreb City Museum, and the author.

An exhibition of works by eleven artists, presented in separate chapters of the book (Mara Bratoš, Sandro Đukić, Marko Ercegović, Elvis Krstulović, Antun Maračić, Ana Opalić, Silvia Potočki Smiljanić /SofijaSilvia/, Jasenko Rasol, Žarko Vijatović, Mirjana Vodopija, and Ivana Vučić), will be opened on that occasion. Curator: Sandra Križić Roban.
Exhibition duration: until January 28th, 2011 (Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.− 7 p.m., weekend 10 a.m. −2 p.m.; Mondays closed).

About the book:
What is photography? Something elusive, writing with light, or “just” an image separated from its world? Although two-dimensional, in incredible, sometimes exciting ways photography reminds us of the multi-dimensionality of the world. Photography is an art often perceived as direct, objective, and unambiguous, but during the 20th century it has changed its status and appearance several times. This has called for new theoretical considerations and interpretations of the known material.
In her book At Second Glance. The Positions of Contemporary Croatian Photography, Sandra Križić Roban considers the tendencies in the field of art photography in the national context, linking particular authors with international tendencies. The introduction, in which she delineates the medium in its historical and artistic continuity, is followed by eleven chapters devoted to particular authors – showing personal artistic strategies that confirm the particularity of photography as autonomous creative practice. She is interested in its different aspects – social, political, theoretical, and critical. Her approach is characterized by versatile photography studies within its artistic, social, political, national, gender, and other contexts.

The book At Second Glance. The Positions of Contemporary Croatian Photography is published by the Institute of Art History, Zagreb, and UPI-2M plus, featuring numerous illustrations. It is structured as a synthesis of crucial photographic events after the Second World War and eleven monographic chapters devoted to particular authors.

About the author:
Sandra Križić Roban, Ph. D., art historian, art critic, and curator; employed at the Institute of Art History. Her fields of interest are contemporary art in Croatia and Europe, Croatian photography from 1950 to the present day, as well as modern and contemporary architecture. She has been editor-in-chief of the art journal Život umjetnosti since 2000. From 1999 to 2007, together with Nenad Roban, she managed the program of the Križić Roban Gallery.

Publishers: Institute of Art History, Zagreb and UPI-2M plus, Zagreb
324 pages; 15.1 cm x 21.6 cm, soft/hard binding
186 photographs (colour, b/w), bilingual edition (Croatian, English)
Design: Laboratorium
ISBN: 978-953-6106-89-9 (IPU), 978-953-7703-08-0 (UPI-2M)
Price: 200 kn


UPI-2M plus
Medulićeva 20, 10000 Zagreb
385 (0)1 4921 389

Institute of Art History
Grada Vukovara 68, 10000 Zagreb
385 (0)1 6112742

Gliptoteka HAZU
Medvedgradska 4, 10000 Zagreb
385 (0)1 4586051

(Source: Sandra Krizic Roban)

(D.H., 08.12.2010)