June 26, 2019 to October 16, 2019
Opening on June 26, 2019
European Central Bank, Main Building
Artists: Igor Grubić, Tina Gverović, Kristian Kožul, Lonac, David Maljković, Ana Mušćet, Damir Očko, OKO, Lala Rašćić, Goran Trbuljak, Nora Turato and Zlatan Vehabović.
Curator: Britta von Campenhausen
ECB’s arts collection continues to grow, mainly through the acquisition of artworks from the “Contemporary art from the Member States of the European Union” annual exhibition series, which features a different country every year. The series aims to showcase the diverse range of each country’s artistic output and highlight some of the key ideas currently being discussed in the art world. From 27 June to 18 October 2019, the 22nd exhibition of the series puts the contemporary art scene of Croatia into the spotlight. The exhibition features both emerging and established artists, with their works drawing on the complex relations between society, politics and culture.
Displacement, history and identity play a key role in contemporary Croatian art. These themes speak about social, political and economic events in the last thirty years of Croatia’s history marked by independence, war, transition into a free market economy and accession to the European Union. Some of the artists featured at the exhibition explore in their works the ideas of diversity and inclusion while others study the construction of individual and collective memory.from the ECB website
EE-0 collages, 2019
series of six collages, photo-print and cardboard, custom frames