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Croatia Focus

A fragmented panorama of artist moving image in Croatia

Text by Branka Benčić

During the past decades film and video were established as leading artistic and cultural forms that have shaped  the landscape of contemporary art and film in Croatia, establishing tehemselves as the medium of choice for artists to explore its technical, poetic and subjective possibilities.  The program gathers different artistic positions working with contemporary artist moving image through a fragmented panorama of different voices, genres and generations, bringing together recent audiovisual works by Croatian artists working with experimental film and video practices, documenatary and animation in dialogue with selected historical positions, spanning a period from 1960s until today.

The four screening programs bring together artists experiments in film and video in 60s and 70s exploring the language of structural film, media experiments, documentary film, female voices and works created by a new generation of artists is reflecting on the conditions of the past and the perspectives of the future, by reflecting on the social, political, economic or cultural context.

 

Interseccion - Branka Benčić

Branka Benčić

Branka Benčić is an independent curator and art historian based in Croatia. During the past decade she has curated group and solo exhibitions and audiovisual screenings in Croatia. Internationally, she taught classes and published texts in exhibition catalogs, magazines and books. Her field of research, both written and curatorial, focuses on contemporary art, especially film and video internships, in the former Yugoslavia. She was curator of the Croatian Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale (2017), in addition to participating in other projects and initiatives, including Apoteka – Space for Contemporary Art of which she is Artistic Director; “Think Film”, an exhibition and thought project about cinema at the Pula Festival, of which she is the founder and director, as well as curating the Artists Cinema cycle at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb.

I. Vacant Hours

Igor Grubić

How Steel Was Tempered

video | colour | sound | 13 min | 2019

Tina Gverović

Karbon

video | colour | sound | 10 min | 2019

Katerina Duda

Currents

video | colour | sound | 16 min | 2019

Mate Ugrin

Vacant Hours

video | colour | sound | 11 min | 2019

Renata Poljak

Yet Another Departure

video | colour | sound | 11 min | 2018

David Maljkovic

Lost Memories from These Days

video | colour | sound | 6 min | 2006

II. Sharing Social Space

Zvonimir Berković

My Flat

35 mm | b/w | sound | 13 min | 1962

Renata Poljak

Great Expectations

video | colour | sound | 17 min | 2005

Darko Fritz

Zagreb Confidential – Imaginary Futures

video | colour | sound | 14 min | 2015

Dan Oki

Post Festum

video | colour | sound | 5 min | 2012

Dane Komljen

All Still In Orbit

video | colour | sound | 23 min | 2016

III. Center Cannot Hold

Mladen Stilinović

First Reader 1, 2, 3

16 mm | colour | sound | 4 min | 1975

Vlado Kristl

Don Quijote

35 mm | colour | silent | 9 min | 1962

Tomislav Gotovac

Forenoon of a Faun

16 mm | b/w | sound | 8 min | 1963

Dalibor Martinis

Open Reel

betacam | b/w | sound | 4 min | 1976

Goran Trbuljak

Untitled

vídeo | b/w | sound | 10 min | 1976

Vladislav Knežević

Binary Pitch

video | colour | sound | 11 min | 2014

Damir Očko

Third Degree

video | colour | sound | 10 min | 2015

Davor Sanvincenti

Almost Nothing

video | colour | sound | 11 min | 2017

IV. Personal and Other Cuts

Martina Meštrović & Tanja Vujasinović

A Cat Is Always Female

video | colour | sound | 15 min | 2019

Sanja Iveković

Personal Cuts

video | colour | sound | 4 min | 1982

Dunja Ivanišević

Gal

video | colour | sound | 7 min | 1968

Sandra Sterle

Decathlon

video | colour | sound | 12 min | 2007

Nicole Hewitt

This Woman Is Called Jasna / 03 Ruins

video | colour | sound | 18 min

Ana Hušman

I Love You, Ines

video | colour | sound | 14 min

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