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Exhibition catalogue, 2012.
ISBN: 978-953-96323-9-5
72 pages, 27 x 23.3 cm
Bilingual (Croatian / English), 36 colour images, softcover with flaps
Publisher: Institute for Contemporary Art, Zagreb
Editor: Janka Vukmir
Author: Janka Vukmir

Miljenko Horvat (Varaždin, 1935 – Zagreb 2012), architect, painter,
graphic artist, photographer, writer and poet, illustrator, and art
collector, entered the art world in the mid-1950s as the youngest
member of the famous group Gorgona in Zagreb. During his entire life,
he has worked as an architect, lecturer and designer in Paris, France
and Montreal, Canada. He left Zagreb in 1962 and returned a few years
after his retirement, in 2008.The catalogue comprises the introduction
text by Janka Vukmir, exhibition curator, and is first overview of main
directions in the opus of Miljenko Horvat.

The exhibition accompanied by this catalogue was his first solo show
in Zagreb since 1965 and turned out to be the last one before his
passing away. As a member of the Gorgona, he was the author of anti
magazine Gorgona’s 7th issue in 1965. In 1975, he exhibited in the
New Tendencies 5 exhibition, when he was working with computer
graphics. Horvat was also the co-editor and co-publisher (with Gilles
Gheerbrant, Montreal) of collections of “1 +1” and the first publication
on computer graphics, “Art Ex Machina”, 1972. He has exhibited in
more than 150 exhibitions in Europe, North and South America, and

Miljenko Horvat’s works are in numerous public, corporate and
museum collections including: Museum of Modern Art, New York,
Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Musee d’Art Contemporain, Montreal,
Musee du Quebec, Quebec, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Museum of
Modern Art, Haifa, Israel; Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb,
Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rijeka, Macura Museum,
Belgrade, Department of External Affairs, Ottawa, Carleton University,
Ottawa, Universite de Sherbrooke, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Teleglobe; Air Canada; and private collections Coppenrath & Ass.
Montreal, Marinko Sudac, Zagreb, etc.
Horvat shared the art anti-attitudes with the Gorgona group from its
conception until the end in 1966 and continued his art practice within
the same spirit from the 1950s, 1960s and throughout his whole
career. After he left Zagreb for Paris, he primarily made collages,
drawings, and high contrast images. In the 1970s, after he left for
Canada, he concentrated on computer art as an author and publisher,
while he also began his most productive period of drawings,
photographs, exhibitions.

The exhibition presented a selection of collages from Horvat’s last solo
exhibition in 1965 in Zagreb, graphics, drawings and photographs. A
total of 32 of his works were shown, including photographs, now in the
possession of the Canada Art Bank; a selection of drawings from 1957
– 1994; and Juliette, a book of drawings.