We are pleased to announce that Žižić/Kožul are taking part in the 51st Zagreb Salon of Visual Arts, based on the curatorial concept by Suzana Marjanić and Marijana Stanić / 90-60-90: Contemporary art platform.
Having taken into consideration the socio-political commotions culminating in the great wave of forced migrants from the East, and the media coverage ascribing them with the disintegration of Europe (e.g. Slovakia proclaimed it would only accept Christians during the distribution of Syrian refugees among the member states of the EU, Hungary put up a four meters high razor-wire wall all along its 175 kilometers border with Serbia, Slovenia put up a barbed wire fence on its Croatian border, Croatia closed its borders to refugees on March 9, 2016), it was the intention of our thematic call for proposals for the 51st Zagreb Salon entitled Challenging Humanism to steer applying artists towards a critical reading of humanism within the ever dominant trinity of oppression – racism, sexism and speciesism, i.e. discrimination based on race, sex or species (animal and plant, Earth). To that end, how to visualize the Evil and the Good of today, how to visualize humanism in any of the visual culture media? Or in the words of Ivan Supek, a physicist, writer, historian, philosopher, fighter for peace and humanist, who never belonged to a political party or a single worldview, and whose 100th anniversary of birth was marked last year: “Humanism… It is the only idea with the potential of connecting the entire world. The world can never unite based on a single moral or religious idea, but rather needs a very broad grounds, as granted by humanism.”
Suzana Marjanić and Marijana Stanić
Grgur Akrap, Ivana Armanini / Komikaze, Marija Ančić, Iva-Matija Bitanga, Tomislav Brajnović, Marijan Crtalić, Željka Cupek, Damir Čargonja, Tajči Čekada, Tanja Dabo, Vitar Drinković, Sandro Đukić, Martina Grlić, Igor Grubić, ABS Group, Nicole Hewitt, Ana Hušman, Josip Pino Ivančić, Kožul/Žižić, Siniša Labrović, Ivica Malčić, Kristina Marić, Ines Matijević, Davor Mezak and Danko Friščić, Lav Paripović, Marko Pašalić, Ivana Pegan Blaće, Petar Popijač, Jasenko Rasol, Damir Stojnić, Goran Škofić, Vice Tomasović, Tanja Vujasinović, Ana Uzelac, and following artists were invited by the curators: Milijana Babić, Lana Čmajčanin, Tomislav Gotovac aka Antonio G. Lauer, Sanja Iveković, Adela Jušić, Zoran Pavelić, Franc Purg, Sandra Sterle and Vlasta Žanić.
Ines Krasić (artist), Suzana Marjanić (concept author), Olga Majcen Linn (Kontejner, bureau of contemporary art praxis), Klaudio Štefančić (curator in Galženica Gallery), Slaven Tolj (director of the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rijeka), Josip Zanki (president of the Croatian Association of Artists)
Renowned exhibition and one of the oldest national group exhibitions displaying the most recent art production – a contemporary art fair alternately focusing on visual arts, architecture and urbanism, or applied arts and design. Organized respectively by Croatian Association of Artists, Croatian Architects Association and Croatian Association of Artists of Applied Arts, it has been taking place since 1966. The 51st Zagreb Salon, organized by the Croatian Association of Artists, is dedicated to visual arts.
Courtesy of the Croatian Association of Artists, Zagreb
1 Visual identity of the exhibition
2 Still from video, Žižić/Kožul, Standard C/H 001, used for visual identity of the exhibition