Marijan Crtalic and Marko Markovic in Vienna

place: Vienna, Austria
organiser: Dienstag Abend
Marko Markovic & Marijan Crtalic will perform in Ve.Sch/ Verein für Raum und Form in der bildenden Kunst/ in the framework of Dienstag Abend program in Vienna on December 13th 2011 at 10 pm, friendly supported by Slobodne veze/ Loose Associations.

About the artists:
Marko Markovic (born in 1983) graduated painting at Art Academy in Split. He does researches in different media: video, installation, ambient, performance and happening.. He is the organizer of the performance festival “Days of Open Performance in Split- DOPUST”.  He is the front man in performative punk/ noise/ electro band ILIJA I ZRNO ŽITA (ILIJA AND THE GRAIN). He lives and works in Zagreb. He is the current winner of Radoslav Putar annual national award for young visual artist.

Marijan Crtalic (born in 1968). He graduated painting at Zagreb Academy of Fine Arts. His works are based on an intense exploration of his places of residence. He scrutinizes these locations through the lens of their respective histories, as well as placing them in the context of current political and social issues. These issues are voiced and are made accessible through the artist’s interactive projects, interventions and performances. For his ongoing project “Invisible Sisak- The Ironworks phenomenon” he was awarded with T-HT@Museum of Contemporary Art Award in 2010.

About Dienstag Abend
Dienstag Abend is a weekly run evening initiated by artists Fernando Mesquita and Ludwig Kittinger.

The program follows two basic lines:
One is to offer a showroom based on the principal of carte blanche, the shows are non curated, intending to provoke potentially experimental situations hence being non compulsory in any form. Solely the artspace itself could set the artistic content.

The second is a random, coincidental selection process of participating artists. Any social situation, an encounter or spontaneous talk is a hub for Dienstag Abend art intervention.

Dienstag Abend is an adaptable framework based on direct, quick reaction, a sort of ad hoc platform for accepting different artistic languages. It shows current tendencies on the local art scene, but easily opens for passing by foreign artists.

Due to its transformative character, the outcome of Dienstag Abend is unpredictable, intentionally arbitrary.

(Source: Loose Associations / Natasa Bodrozic via F-book)

(D.H., 12.12.2011)