Curated by Branka Bencic

Exhibition by Marko Tadic at Apoteka – space for contemporary art brings together a selection of collages, drawings, installation and objects, and it is formed around the idea of the museum and exhibiting displays. In his series Table of Contents or Accumulation of images from below the artist investigates spaces and contexts of art and it’s institutions. In addition, the exhibition includes a new animated film Moving Elements with references to for golden age Zagreb school of animation in 50s and 60s. Works by Marko Tadic explore his long-term interest in the legacy of modernism. His works represent a look back at the recent history as a visual narrative of obsolete remains by the elements of visual arts, architecture, or art history. The works build up an unusual atmosphere of oblivion, shaped by the interest in archives, highlighting the possibilities of re-reading and the relationship with the past. Tadic’s “accumulation” of images and contents take shape as different forms of reproduction, museum exhibition displays and fragmented and imaginary scenes and appropriations. His model of the museum, constitutes a metonymic model of architecture, as a place for (re)writing different ideas and positions.

Marko Tadić, born in 1979 in Sisak, Croatia. Graduated at the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, Italy. Works with collage, animation, drawings. Exhibited at solo and group exhibitions and film festivals in Croatia and internationally, at venues in Zagreb, Ljubljana, Vienna, Kassel, Berlin, Los Angeles and New York. Awards: 28. Youth Salon (Zagreb, 2006) and Radoslav Putar Award for young Croatian artist (Zagreb, 2008). Participated in residencies and study programs: 18th Street Arts Center, Los Angeles, USA (2008); KulturKontakt, Vienna, Austria (2008); ISCP, New York, USA (2009); Kultur Bunker, Frankfurt, Germany (2010) and Helsinki International Artist Programme, Helsinki, Finland (2011). Lives and works in Zagreb, Croatia.

This is (not) a Museum is the umbrella-title of 2016 programming at Apoteka, in the framework of research based perennial program line Temporary encunters, established in 2014. Temporary Encounters are exploring spatial relations and interactions between objects and subjects, dismantling procedures, processes and relationships within the work of art and the gallery space. The exhibition brings together artistic positions that deal with issues of (re)presentation and exhibiting by the works of  artists that are re-working through tensions between the space, the observer and the observed .

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