ILIJA ŠOŠKIĆ: artist’s talk, „We are All in Danger“
You are cordially invited to the Artst’s Talk with Ilija Šoškić
on Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.
in the frames of the exhibition „We are All in Danger“
which is open until March 16, 2019
Gallery hours: Tuesday – Saturday 12:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Institute for Contemporary Art,
Trg kralja Tomislava 20, 10000 Zagreb
At the Institute of Contemporary Art currently is on show the first solo exhibition by Ilija Šoškić in Zagreb and the first solo exhibition in Croatia since 1989. We will have the opportunity to be guided through the exhibition “We are all in danger” by the artist himself, get insight in the visual material of Šoškić Archives, and discuss his career of 50 years that he has been nomadic through places he resided at and where he has collaborated with a large number of international artists and galleries.
Through more than fifty years of his career, as Šoškić has been exhibiting since 1962, his work focused at numerous interests that followed social, political and economic changes that determined the context of his cultural activity.
Moderated by Janka Vukmir.
Ilija Šoškić (Dečani, 1935.) is a member of the first generation of Yugoslav artists who worked in the spirit of the new artistic practices. Before entering art he was an athlete and was the state champion and representative of SFRY in the hammer throw. He attended the art school in Herceg Novi, the Academy of Fine Arts in Belgrade and the Accademia di belle arti in Bologna. From 1969 until 1972 he lived in Bologna and from 1972 in Rome. He gained world attention through his cooperation with the legendary Gallery L’Attico in Rome where he exhibited together with Jannis Kounellis, Luigi Ontani, Michelangelo Pistoletto and others. Famous critics such as Emilio Villa, Achille Bonito Oliva, Mario Diacono have written about him. He exhibited at the most important international and Yugoslav art manifestations (Venice Biennial, Trigon, the Yugoslav Documents, April Meetings, etc.) He has lectured at the most eminent European art academies (Düsseldorf, Rome, etc.). llija Šoškić’s artistic practice spans more than five decades and his work encompasses performance, tableau vivant, the art of behaviour, guerilla art, cultural and political mythology, mathematics and the metaphysics of nature. (From the catalogue Action Forms, 2018)
Our other programs:
Ilija Šoškić: We are all in danger, exhibition – until March 16, 2019
+ Competition for the Radoslav Putar Award 2019 – until March 10, 2019
+ Open call for the jury member of the 2019 Radoslav Putar Award – until March 10, 2019
Amela Frankl: This shall pass too, book promotion in Koprivnica – March 5, 2019