Institute for Contemporary Art, Zagreb
& Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rijeka
have a great honour to invite you to the opening of the exhibition of works of the Finalists of Radoslav Putar Award 2019 and announcement of the 2019 Radoslav Putar Award Winner

at the MMSU, MALI SALON, Korzo 24, RIJEKA

Thursday, June 6, 2019, at 8:00 p.m.
– the exhibition remains open until July 11, 2019.

Gallery hours:
Tuesday – Sunday, 11:00 a.m. – 08:00 p.m., closed on Mondays and holidays

Bus transportation Zagreb-Rijeka-Zagreb is organised and free:

Tin Dožić, Božidar Katić,
Sabina Mikelić, Predrag Pavić

+ Tin Dožić,      1989.; Rijeka
The work of Tina Dožić “Songs for the Anthropocene # 3”, as part of a homonymous series, focuses on Anthropocene by orienting itself to the important role of technology in that era. By dealing with record patterns and technological artefacts from close past and present, the artist seeks to create loose connections between different anthropocentric symptoms. The work was created as a collection of found and rejected items, outdated technologies and tools, digital errors and various minerals.

+ Božidar Katić, 1983., Zagreb
“Oberflächenunterstützung” by Božidar Katić is an artistic and curatorial project started in 2018 when Katić with the French artist The Wa begins the interior decoration and refurbishment of apartments and business premises in Berlin. During this procedure, they also perform temporary interventions, performances, and video works in the spaces they re-design. They invite other artists and to join them on the site,  and record the whole process on Instagram.

+ Sabina Mikelić, 1981.; Rijeka/Rab
Sabina Mikelić, in the installation of “Ode to Joy”, implicitly deals with the economic situation in Croatia, where, as in a transitional country, there are a lot of land sales due to pure survival needs. It also deals intensely with the complexity of family relations and intergenerational coexistence. Methodologically she also deals with cadre, mis-en-scene, silence, voice, and the relationship between a human and space.

+ Predrag Pavić, 1982.; Zagreb
“Installation for Winter” of Predrag Pavić’s has a small furnace burning fire as the main element of the work. It is a scaled down model, while its template, a real furnace, is used by the author to heat his workspace. The chimney in the installation extends through the gallery looking for a place where it can go outside and in front of the stove, there is a small bunch of trees and tiny pieces of coal that the performer inserts every minute or two to prevent the fire from extinguishing. This dimensioned heating system, inhabited in the museum gallery context, has various connotations.

This year’s Finalists shave been selected, and the Winner will be announced at the exhibition opening by the 2018 Radoslav Putar Award Jury: 
Ana Kuzmanić, artist, Split, Radoslav Putar Award Winner of 2018.;
Natasha Kadin, producer/curator, Mavena, Split, selected at the Open Call for a jury member up to 40 years of age;
Đorđe Jandrić, artist and professor, APURI, Zagreb/Rijeka;
Lilijana Stepančič, curator, Ljubljana, Slovenija;
and Ksenija Turčić, artist and professor, ALU, Zagreb.

+  In this year, Nagrada Radoslav Putar will be awarded for the 18th time.

The Radoslav Putar Award Winner will have the opportunity to enjoy two months residency at the Residency Unlimited in New York,,  will have the solo exhibition at the Institute for Contemporary Art in Zagreb, and will be the Jury member in 2019.
The award is organised in collaboration with the YVAA – Young Visual Artists Award network, Residency Unlimited, New York and the Trust for Mutual Understanding, New York, and was initiated by Wendy Luers with The Foundation for a Development of a Civil Society.
In 1990 Wendy W. Luers, founder and director of Foundation for a Civil Society, together with President Vaclav Havel and a group of dissident artists first established the Jindrich Chalupecky Award in Czechoslovakia to recognize artistic excellence in young visual artists, under 35 years old, and provide them with a U.S. residency experience.
The Young Visual Artists Awards program was established over several years as an international network of similar awards with support from the Trust from Mutual Understanding, a US foundation. Today 10 European countries are part of this network: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Croatia, Kosovo, Serbia, Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Albania and Bulgaria. In 2015, Residency Unlimited (RU) was engaged as the organizer of the YVAA program and host of the NY residency program.

The exhibition remains open until July 11, 2019

Gallery Hours
Tuesday – Sunday, 11:00 a.m. – 08:00 p.m., closed on Mondays and holidays 

+  Radoslav Putar Award Winers since 2002:
Tanja Dabo 2002.; Nika Radić 2003.; Igor Eškinja 2004.; Antun Božičević 2005.; Tina Gverović 2006.; Vedran Perkov 2007.; Marko Tadić 2008.; Goran Škofić 2009.; Davor Sanvincenti 2010.; Marko Marković 2011.;  Miran Blažek 2012.; Dina Rončević 2013.; Igor Ruf 2014.; Dino Zrnec 2015.; Niko Mihaljević 2016.; Matej Knežević, 2017., Ana Kuzmanić, 2018.

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