SLAVEN TOLJ: Craquelure, Pavo and I; extended exhibition duration



SLAVEN TOLJ: Craquelure, Pavo and I

!!! exhibition duration extended until October 28, 2023, daily 1 – 7 p.m. !!!



On Thursday, October 5, 2023,
starting at 8:00 p. m.,

we invite you to talk with the artist
and the opening of the exhibition


SLAVEN TOLJ: Craquelure, Pavo and I


The exhibition remains open until 25. 10. 2023.

Gallery hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 1:00 – 7:00 p.m.


Institute for Contemporary Art
Trg kralja Tomislava 20, Zagreb



Slaven Tolj, one of the co-founders of the Institute for Contemporary Art, will present her exhibition Craquelure, Pavo and I in a new reiteration, after the exhibition was presented this year in Bologna (in Palazzo d’Accursio – Sala Urbana, curated by Daniele Capra) and in Rijeka, in the OK Gallery.


After overcoming severe health problems, the consequences of which left a mark on the fluidity of verbal communication, and the inability to remember the names of people and some concepts, difficulties in the production of speech, Slaven Tolj seemed to transpose his personal and complex poetics to the underworld. Whether it is about people who are in his mind, things that he resurrects with archaeological methods, life circumstances and situations, we will notice that death, wear and tear, dilapidation – everything that has been brought to an end, is in some permanent associative connection with his everyday life… .


…Slaven Tolj will thus, outlining the melancholy of escape, disappearance, and death, speak about difficult and serious universal topics, through a structured microcosm of his own bodily limitations and an uninterrupted intuitive insight into the true nature of things.

(from the text of Helena Puhara)



Despite the difficulties in communication, we will talk with Slaven at the beginning of the opening of the exhibition. We recommend that you be punctual, we start at 20:00.



Photo: courtesy of artist