Kožarić's exhibition in Haus des Kunst

time: 21.06.2013. - 22.09.2013.
place: Munich, Germany
organiser: Haus des Kunst
Ivan Kožarić’s exhibition Freedom Is a Rare Bird will be opened on June 21 at Haus der Kunst in Munich as a collaborative project with the Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb.

"I'm not an artist but I am, nevertheless, a bad sculptor. Through my search, I came to the point where I can say that I am on the trail to discover art, and I am content with that." (Ivan Kožarić)

Ivan Kožarić (born in 1921 in Petrinja, lives and works in Zagreb) completed his studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb in the late 1940s. He has since become one of the most influential postwar avant-garde artists in what was once Yugoslavia. "Freedom is a Rare Bird" represents six decades of his complex artistic oeuvre and is the most comprehensive survey exhibition to date to be devoted to the sculptor outside of his native Croatia.

"Haus der Kunst is privileged to present a landmark exhibition that represents the museum's interest to present robust examinations of some of the most significant, but little known artistic figures whose works have contributed to a broad reappraisal of important features in the history of contemporary art." (Okwui Enwezor)

Kožarić has always kept the character of his works open. He reworks earlier pieces, reprocesses earlier ideas, and intentionally dates works inaccurately or incorrectly. To do justice to this openness, the exhibition is organized according to thematic connections within his work, rather than to chronology, style, or development.

The exhibition is a part of the Kroatien Kreativ Festival.

(D.H., 14.06.2013)