Jagoda Buić's exhibition extended in Trieste

place: Trieste, Italy
organiser: Revoltella Museum
The Revoltella Museum where the works of Jagoda Buic, a famous costume designer, production designer and director, are being exhibited for the first time in Italy will be extended till 12 January. Buic is an internationally recognized artist, her works can be found in the world’s most important museums such as The Metropolitan in New York, Musée d’art modern de la Ville in Paris, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb, Stedelijk in Amsterdam, etc.

Born in Split, Croatia, in 1930, Jagoda Buic studied painting and art history in Zagreb, than moved to Vienna in her 20s with her father to complete her study in interior architecture and scenography, textiles and costume design.

In 1965 at second Lausanne Biennial she presents her monumental sisal weavings for the first time. The appearance of her wast structures veritable monuments in the round, has been the sensation of next Biennials, later in Venice and Sao Paulo. Buic’s use of cords, hemp and wool in her favorite black color has paved the way for the creation of new signs clarifying the development in surfaces and space. She is the artist who, together with Magdalena Abakanovicz , in the seventies transport textile art into the environment form.

Jagoda Buic tapestries have an architectonic character expressed in her works as Widows, Polyptych, Clytemnestra, Sunshine, Structural triptych, Wounded doves and positioned in the room, they have the format of a wall, so strong in effect like a fortress as into Hommage a Pierre Pauli, Black volumes and Black foliation.

(D.H., 03.01.2014)