Friday, April 25, 2014

117. Contemporary Art in Zagreb

Another day in Zagreb and another museum to visit - this time it is the cavernous Muzej Suvremene Umjetnosti - the Contemporary Art Museum. The Museum was founded in 1954 and moved into its purpose-built home in 2009.

The Museum houses around 12,000 artworks by contemporary Croatian and international artists - with just 600 on permanent display at any time. 



Torso - Ivan Kosoric - bronze - 1960 

 Grey Picture 1 - Duro Seder - oils - 1967 

 Meander 15 - Julije Knifer - oils - 1964

 Meander in the Corner - Julije Knifer - oils - 1961

 Triptych - Andraz Salamun - lacquer - 1968

Composition - Vladimir Kristl - oils - 1952

 Drawing No. 10 - Aleksandar Smec - Indian ink - 1953

Composition - Aleksandar Smec - oils - 1958
 Composition - Ivan Picelj - oils - 1953

 Homage to El Lissitzki - Ivan Picelj - oils - 1956

Pafama - Josip Seissel - collage - 1922
 Target - Marija Ujevic Galetovic - polysester - 1976

 A Passer-by I Met by Chance - Braco Dimitrijevic - mixed media - 1971


 
Who's Afraid of the Big bad Wolf in the Digital Era ?
Vinko Penezik - mixed media - 2008
 ... detail ...
 Amerika 5 - Kristina Leko - multi-media - 2005

 Ice Skating Naked - Carolee Schneemann - photo - 1988

 An Artist who cannot Speak English ...
Mladen Stilinovic -  acrylic on silk - 1993

 Shapes of Light - Vojin Bakic - stainless steel - 1968

Untitled - Edita Schubert - acrylics - 1968
 Self-Portraits - Julije Knifer - pencil & mixed media - 1949

 ... detail ...

 Recipes of the Heart - Daniel Spoerri - silkscreen - 1987

 ... detail ...

 Mine is Bigger than Yours - Ben Patterson - assemblage - 1990

 I Leave Traces ( triptych ) - Zeljko Jerman - installation - 1976

... detail( - imprint of artist's body in concrete - ) ...
 Renaul 4 - Ivan Kozaric - ready-made - 1996

 Revolutionary Heritage - Igor Grubic - mixed media - 1996

 
 
 We are the Revolution
Igor Grubic - mixed media - 1996

 Flag - Sven Stilinovic - razor blades in clay - 1990

Four Seasons - Jan Fabre - photo - 1994
Trifle No. 19 - Josip Seissel - water colour - 1939
 Relief-metre - Vjenceslav Richter - aluminium - 1967

 ... detail ...

 Twist - Karim Rashid - polystyrene resin - 2011

 Spatial Construction - Juraj Dobrovic - wood - 1969

Orange Extension - Jesus Raphael Soto - mixed media - 1969
 Relief - Heinz Mack - aluminium - 1961

 Visual Shock 2 - Ivan Cizmek - Indian ink - 1966

 Net 1 - Tomislav Mikullc - computer graphic - 1973


 Dynamic Vision - Giovanni Antonio Costa - plastic tape - 1961

 ... detail ...

 White Departure - Edo Murtic - oils - 1964

Malampia IV - Eugen Feller - plaster - 1961
Tapestry - Dusan Dzamonja - iron - 1967

 ... detail ...

Red Nude -  Ljubo Ivancic - oils - 1967

Still Life -  Ante Rasic - iron - 1984

 Metropolis - cardboard and twine - 2014
... my apologies to the artist - 
but I could not read his/her name on the black gallery card  ...
... detail ...
Gotterdammerung - Sebastian Dracic - mixed media - 2014

One way to exit the top floor is via this Dual Slide ...
not being very good at sliding,  I chose the stairs ...

Another wonderful Croatian gallery with an incredible selection of interesting artworks - there was also an exhibition of New Media - but the artworks did not lend themselves to mini-photography like mine ... apologies ...