December 12, 2016 - February 21, 2017
BAZA, B. Adžija str 11, Zagreb
The exhibition Problem of the Art of the Collective examines the Association of artists Zemlja (1929 - 1935) as an example of an engaged work of painters, sculptors and architects and their search for an answer to the question of what left-wing art is, art that is created collectively and aimed at a collective. Understanding this specific artistic practice is not possible without placing it into a broader socio-political context of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia and the inter-war period. This is a time marked by the spread of capitalism and general economic crisis, the ban on workers' organizing and progressive political activity under the dictatorship of Karađorđević, a time of forthcoming fascism [...]
EXHIBITION OF ILLUSTRATIONS FROM THE CROATIAN EDITION OF LE MONDE DIPLOMATIQUE
BAZA, B. Adžija Street 11, Zagreb
OPENING: September 30, 2016, AT 8 P.M.
the exhibition is open from September 30 to October 30 2016
from Tuesday to Sunday, 2 p.m. - 8 p.m.
PARTICIPANTS: Ivana Armanini (CRO), Sretan Bor (CRO), Petja Dimitrova (AT), Dunja Janković (CRO), Dalibor Kazija (CRO), KURS (RS), Mirna Kutleša (CRO), Vasja Lebarić (SLO), Linnch (MN), Ivo Matić (CRO), Krešimir Certić Miš (CRO), Lucija Mrzljak (CRO), Vuk Palibrk (RS), Jan Pavlović (CRO), Ivana Pipal (CRO), Mirko Rastić (CRO), Anja Sušanj (CRO), Vedran Štimac (CRO)
The exhibition Drawing of politics, the politics of drawing presents a selection of LMD’s production through presenting the works of 17 authors who come from different fields of visual arts - painting, comics, animation, street art, design. The works are gathered into 18 thematic units: social state, fascism, women and society, professional football, geopolitics, supranational institutions and questions of democracy, portraits, control and supervision, labour, migrations and flows of capital [...]
(as part of the exhibition The Art of the Collective: Case Zemlja)
Thursday, February 16, 2017, 7 p.m.
BAZA, B. Adžija str 11, Zagreb
Zagreb architectural scene in the early 1930s is marked by ideological disputes within, at first glance, a homogeneous corpus of the new construction, between the engineers and epigones. Specifically, while the first, after the model of the Weimar Republic and the Soviet Union recognize a tool for solving pressing social problems in the new construction, the latter are still treating it as a new architectural style, discrediting the efforts of "honest people" and completely ignoring its political connotations [...]
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Feburary 13, 2017
The art of the 20th century is marked by constant tensions because of its relationship with politics and political organizing. Politics and political organization has now been overcome by activism, due to the wider process of 'discreditation' of the Left throughout the 20th century. Under pressure of demands for direct actions, political education - once a constituent part of political organizing from below - has been thrown in the ash heap of history. One can not say that the art institutions have ever recognized the need for political and social education of artists, but on the other hand the artists themselves have been gaining access to such knowledge by participating in the political movements that cared about the education of its members [...]
Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 7. p.m.
BAZA, B. Adžije Str 11, Zagreb
The lecture represents Zagreb and Belgrade magazines from the period between 1928 to 1933, which overlaps with the duration of the group Zemlja. It focuses on the dynamics of rapid turns on the international political and artistic scene of the late twenties and early thirties and their reception and actualization in national journals [...]