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Kritike, predgovori, razgovori, 1962. — 2011.
Critiques, Forewords, Conversations, 1962 — 2011

Author(s): Želimir Koščević
Subject(s): Architecture, Visual Arts, Aesthetics
Published by: Durieux
Keywords: Croatian Arts; Antun Motika; Ivana Tomljenović Meller; Oscar Schlemmer; Frida Kahlo; Konstantin Čiurlionis; Ivan Kožarić; James Ensor; Claude Monet; Sebastião Salgado; Jimmie Durham;
Summary/Abstract: The activity of Želimir Koščević started at the beginning of ’60s, while he was still studying the History of Art at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb. At the time, the Yugoslav society was, in the sphere of visual arts, firmly oriented towards progressive creative concepts. Croatia and Zagreb were the home of one of the liveliest art scenes in Europe. Koščević personally contributed to the scene as a curator of the Student Centre Gallery in the most important period of its activity, from 1966 to 1979.
There he promoted artistic practices and artists who would essentially mark the national and global art during the next period and inaugurated the curator practice that would become a norm in the sphere of contemporary art presentation. Although Koščević had a high level of theoretical knowledge, the incessant, active curator work and experience of managing the gallery, as well as the direct interaction with artists and audience, provided practical insights for his critical estimations of exhibitions and art phenomena.

  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-953-188-344-3
  • Page Count: 736
  • Publication Year: 2012
  • Language: Croatian