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BoSA - Briefing on Soft Arts - is a curatorial project of the Center for Research of Fashion and Clothing (CIMO), which focuses on contemporary art practices with the aim of questioning the concept of softness. As part of the project in 2021, CIMO presents the project Guest of Željko Beljan and a joint exhibition of Ena Čuček and Bruno Jakupović.
The opening of the exhibition will be held on Thursday, December 9, 2021, from 6 pm to 9 pm at two locations. The exhibition of Željko Beljan is located at Tratinska 64, and the exhibition of Ene Čuček and Bruno Jakupović at Tratinska 36.
Željko Beljan's installation was made using the macrame technique, and it takes over the space of a children's store and settles in a neglected interior. Handicraft goes beyond the confines of everyday life and spills over into the realm of the fantastic. The store space is now becoming a temporary home for the Guest - an alien body that suggests reviving organic mass and transcends the human dimension to parasitize in space, completely independent of human presence.
Bruna Jakupović deals with the issue of memory related to the work of her grandmother, a former textile worker in the now non-existent factory Nada Dimić. The film follows the relationship between grandmother and granddaughter, and through drawings and film, the grandmother's memory of work and free time at the Andy factory is reconstructed. Ena Čuček explores the concept of softness through work with ready-made needlepoint, questioning different formats of use, cultural background and redesign of needlepoints as quotations but also as possible interpretations in the artistic narrative. Needlepoint are transformed into sculptural objects and two-dimensional enlarged surfaces that take up space in the form of site-specific installations.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
Željko Beljan was born on June 17, 1984 in Vukovar. He completed graduate studies in new media at the Department of Animated Film and New Media (OZAFIN ALU). He has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in Croatia and the region. In his artistic practice, he focuses on handicrafts.
Ena Čuček graduated from the School of Applied Arts and in 2017 he enrolled at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb, majoring in New Media. She is currently in the last year of his graduate studies at the Faculty of Architecture at the Study of Design - Industrial Design. In her practice, materiality is important to her and she often deals with the topics of everyday objects and phenomena. The works are usually located on the border between collages, objects, installations and ceramics.
Bruna Jakupović is currently studying in the last year of graduate studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb, majoring in New Media, and she received her previous education at the School of Applied Arts and Design in the field of Arranging and Scenography. In her work she deals with the topics of body, identity and female position in society. She is interested in soft sculpture, film, text, installation, poetry, analog photography, tattooing and sound.
The exhibitions can be viewed until 16/12/2021 during the following working hours:
Tratinska 36 (Amrita mystique), weekdays 12-18 h.
Tratinska 64 (Span kids), every day 16-18 h
The space can accommodate 2 visitors at a time. Covid certificates and masks are required.
Leaders and curators of the BoSA project: Tonči Vladislavić, Lea Vene
Design: Ivan Klisurić
Photographer: Sanja Bistricic
* The exhibition is part of the BoSA project - Briefing On Soft Arts, which is a permanent project of the CIMO center started in 2019.
* The project is supported by the Ministry of Culture and Media of the Republic of Croatia and the City Office for Culture, Education and Sports of the City of Zagreb for 2021
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