You are kindly invited to attend the lecture by a Croatian art-critic and curator Branka Stipančić and a talk with the artist Mladen Stilinović on Friday, 19 September 2014, at 6 p.m. at the seminar of the Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova. The lecture and the talk in Croatian are part of the Politicization of Friendship exhibition program.
The lecture is about the post-conceptual Group of Six Artists (Boris Demur, Željko Jerman, Vlado Martek, Mladen Stilinović, Sven Stilinović and Fedor Vučemilović), which organized exhibitions-actions in public sites in Zagreb in the second half of the 1970s. To provide a context for the works, Stipančić will give a short introduction about the political and cultural life in the former Yugoslavia. At that time the artists started exploring a wider spectrum of themes than during modernism, using different media, such as photography, text, video, performance, artist?s book, installations, interventions in space, etc. At the same time, they challenged the role of museums and galleries in the presentation of their works by assuming a more active role themselves. In accordance with the notion of the liberation of art, the Group of Six Artists tried to establish a more direct communication with their audience, which led them to do actions in the streets.
(b. 1953 in Zagreb)
Art critic and free-lance curator. Lives in Zagreb, Croatia.
Graduated in art history and literature, Faculty of Arts, University of Zagreb: Former positions: curator, Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb 1983 - 1993, Director of Soros Center for Contemporary Art, Zagreb 1993 - 1996.
(b. 1947 in Beograd)
A Zagreb (Croatia) based artist. From 1969 to 1976 he worked with experimental film. He was a member of the Group of Six Artists (1975?1979). He ran the PM Gallery in Zagreb (1982?1991).
His works include collages, photographs, artist?s books, paintings, installations, actions, films and video. He has been exhibiting since 1974 in numerous solo and group shows.