Catalogues from 2011


In 1959, a number of painters, sculptors, an architect, art critics, and art theorists came together in the capital of Croatia Zagreb to found the GORGONA Group. Their shared aim was to establish a new aesthetic practice that differed from practices in socialist Yugoslavia, at the same time engaging in a dialogue with international avant-gardes. They did not develop a common »style«, instead the activities of the group, that disbanded in 1966, combined creative, processual, linguistic, and theoretical positions that referenced the tradition of Eastern European avant-gardes from the early 20th century while also examining the development of art in Western Europe before and after 1945. Their most well-known exponents today are Julije Knifer, Ivan Kožarić, Mangelos, Đuro Seder, and Josip Vaništa.

Texts by Nada Beroš, Ješa Denegri, Laura Hoptman, Radmila Iva Janković, Friedemann Malsch, Davor Matičević, Matko Meštrović, Snježana Pintarić, Christian Rattemeyer, Marco Scotini, Branka Stipančić

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Exhibition catalogue

Editor: Friedemann Malsch, Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, 2017
Publisher: Kehrer Verlag Heidelberg Berlin
Language: German
Dimensions: 14.8 x 21 cm, softcover
208 pages with 136 coloured and b/w illustrations
ISBN: 978-3-86828-823-0

Price: CHF 34.00