Paradigms of Animation
In addition to last year’s Cyclists by Veljko Popović, who takes the work of Croatian painter and sculptor Vasko Lipovac as a visual backbone and inspiration; recently finished work Cat is always a female by Martina Meštrović and Tanja Vujasinović builds her story around (feminist) opinions and sculptures made by author Marija Ujević Galetović.
Along with the revealing of the process of creation and unused materials, the exhibition will be a special opportunity to see original works of Vasko Lipovac and Marija Ujević Galetović.
Within the context of direct and very clearly articulated inspiration in the works of other artists, it is certainly an indispensable animated film, or project, from 2017 Loving Vincent.
Although without a direct art template, Manivald by Chintis Lund gren and Two on two by Jelena Oroz, represent an animation that, with their visual approach, manages to emphasize everyday themes and emotions, irony and/ or humor.
AUTHORS: Draško Ivezić, Chintis Lundgren, Martina Meštrović, Jelena Oroz, Veljko Popović, Tanja Vujasinović
FEATURING: Vasko Lipovac and Marija Ujević Galetović
Film projection of Loving Vincent, directed by Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman
CUROATORS: AM Centre (Marta Kiš, Iva Gašparović, Tanja Šoškić)
Marija Ujević Galetović, Cat Lady (2001.)
Paradigms of Animation
14 Jun - 13 July 2019.
GALLERY WORKING HOURS:
Thu - Fry 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Organised by Galženica Gallery and AM center.
TWO FOR TWO (2018.)
Our home is a fragile flower. Milk and honey. Cocoa and hell. Everyone pets their own bunny. The feeling is lovely. Vanilla cake… A moody portrayal of the moment we stop loving others and fall in love with our fantasies. If we cannot understand each other, maybe our avatars can find a common language? But whatever lies below the surface should stay that way.
More about the film: Bonobostudio.
Chintis Lundgren, Draško Ivezić
Manivald, a fox, is turning 33. Overeducated, unemployed and generally uninspired, he lives with his overbearing, retired mother. It is an easy life, but not a good one. This unhealthy co-dependence changes when the washing machine breaks down and Toomas, a sexy wolf repairman, arrives to fix it, and them.
More about the film: Chintis.
Inspired by the art of Vasko Lipovac, Veljko Popović created an animated short marked by unique aesthetics. Painted in vivid colours of summer and with a dash of the erotic, its is a comedy that captures the spirit of a small Mediterranean town.
A CAT IS ALWAYS FEMALE (2019)
Martina Meštrović, Tanja Vujasinović
Through a feminist lens, the filmmakers pay homage to their professor Marija Ujević Galetović – one of Croatia’s most important sculptors. Marija’s life story and views are told through a combination of video footage and animation of her feminine sculptures.
A Croatian painter, sculptor, printmaker, designer, illustrator and scenographer and one of the most prominent artists of the region. Vasko Lipovac is best known for his minimalist figuration and use of intense, unmodulated and often dissonant palette. With the exception of his juvenile period of geometric abstraction, he remained loyal to figuration throughout his whole career. Exceptionally prolific, he worked in various techniques and was equally skilful in using high-polished metal, polychromous wood, enamel, terracotta or polyester to create his sculptures, reliefs and mobiles.
MARIJA UJEVIC GALETOVIĆ
Croatian sculptor, academician, regular member of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, professor Marija Ujević-Galetović studied sculpture at the Central School of Art and Design in London. She is the author of numerous outdoor and indoor public sculptures. Some notable public sculptures include: the Miroslav Krleža monument in Osijek, the Miroslav Krleža monument in Zagreb, the August Šenoa monument in Zagreb, the sculpture Runner on the Sava River embankment in Zagreb, the Frane Petrić monument in Cres, the Jakov Gotovac monument in Osor and the Sterija Popović monument in Novi Sad.
LOVING VINCENT (2017.)
Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman
The ambitious film took nearly six years to finish and was created using a frame-by-frame animation technique — similar to stop motion — that started with roughly 65,000 oil paintings on canvas.
“Vincent painted the world around him,” explains Hugh Welchman, who wrote and directed the film with his wife, painter turned filmmaker Dorota Kobiela. “He has a very moving story. It’s a tragic story and also uplifting.”
More about the film: Lovnig Vincent.