11.07. – 17.08.2017.
Curated by: Jasminka Babić i Branko Franceschi
Artists: Duška Boban, Tomislav Buntak, Tomislav Čeranić, Igor Eškinja, Andrea Fraser, Cyprien Gaillard, Zlatko Kopljar, Armin Linke/Srđan Jovanović Weiss, Anita Miloš, Vedran Perkov, Renata Poljak, Viktor Popović, Neli Ružić, Julião Sarmento, Jee Young Sim, Lana Stojićević, Dario Šolman, Marko Tadić, Patricia Teodorescu, Zlatan Vehabović
Exhibition Architecture in Contemporary Art presents Croatian and international artists who in a variety of ways problematize architecture in the field of visual arts. Basically, a variety of artistic approaches set the premise in which architecture is not only seen as an art of building (ars aedificandi), but rather an emphasis is put on its social, psychological and cultural context. Through different media such as painting, installation, photography, video and performance artists explore dynamic perception of architecture as well as their ability to interpret it through the language of visual art. Selected artists through articulation of its forms, history, or the effect it has on the observer, use architecture as the medium, the bearer of meaning, and an important element of narrative. Through various approaches and poetics, architecture becomes an instrument of institutional or cultural criticism, an indicator of the limits (impossibility) of modernist utopia, or a symbol of inevitable entropy.