MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, SPLIT
Opening, 8 April 2016 at 8:00 p.m.
The exhibition develops around a central project Partenza and the theme of migration connecting artist’s personal life and family history with socio-political phenomenon that in recent years deconstructs concept and principles of the human foundations of the contemporary European community and its world views. The central event of the exhibition is Croatia’s premiere of the video installation Partenza (filmed in 2015, on Zlatni rat in the city of Bol on the island Brač); which demarcate a century of migration linking memories of the emigration of local inhabitants from the early 20th century with the tragedy of today’s migrant wave from the regions of Africa and Middle East. According to her multimedia art practice, Renata Poljak also develops the exhibition theme through a series of drawings and photo-collages. Family history becomes the metaphor of fragility of human existence caught in the grindstone of social and natural forces that shape it. A selection of artist’s earlier work dealing with her personal migrations, accompany central project thus also marking the 20th anniversary of her first video I, the housewife.
Acknowledgments: FACE Croatia
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