The exhibition Otherness https://hkd- rijeka.hr/dogadanja/drugost-izlozba-iz-zbirke-nacionalnog-muzeja-moderne-umjenosti/ according to author's conception of NMMU curator Marta Radman, from June 12 to September 14, will be presented to the Rijeka cultural public at the Kortil Gallery. The exhibition will show thirty selected works from the holdings of the National Museum of Modern Art in Zagreb in different media (painting, sculpture, photography, video and art installation). On this occasion attempts will be made to challenge the dominant discourse and offer space to art and authors who have historically been marginalized, encouraging more inclusive a dialogue about the complexity of identity, (re)presentation and power dynamics in the world of art. Through the selection of our leading authors, the exhibition deals with the concept of otherness, offering a new perspective and some of the possible readings of the exhibited works created in the period from the second half of the 19th century until today, exposing and reading social preconditions, self-censorship of artists, and the importance of gender and sexual identity in creative expression, through the issues of feminism, decolonization, and gender and LGBTQI+ theory.
Kortil Gallery organizes this exhibition, which will among others, include the works of Miroslav Kraljević, Vlaho Bukovac, Milivoj Uzelc, Vera Fischer, Josip Račić, Vlasta Delimar, Nasta Rojc and Ksenia Kantoci, in collaboration with the National Museum of Modern Art in Zagreb (which, due to the complete reconstruction of the Vranyczany-Dobrinović Palace after the 2020 earthquake, closed until 2026).

On the occasion of the closing of the exhibition, on September 9 at 8 p.m., a play by actress Vesna Stilinović and performer Vlasta Delimar entitled "According to dignity (aging)" will be performed on the stage of the HKD.

 

Photo: Tanja Kanzir

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