Mirjana Marović exhibition opened at the Josip Račić Studio of the Modern Gallery
On February 18, the Josip Račić Studio of the Modern Gallery hosted the opening of the exhibition Floors, featuring paintings by Mirjana Marović, the second in this year’s run of exhibitions in the Josip Račić Studio. At this, her eighth, solo show, the artist presented to the Zagreb arts world acrylics on canvas from the Floors sequence. Created in the period from 2012 to 2014, it found its inspiration in the geometrical motifs of the marble floors of five majestic Venetian churches, mainly built in the Renaissance or Baroque (S. Marco, San Zaccaria, Santa Maria della Salute, S. Francesco della Vigna and Gesuati). The many invited guests were welcomed by the director of the Modern Gallery, Biserka Rauter Plančić. Curator of the exhibition Lana Šetka presented the artist through the works exhibited: “Featured in the set up of the show are two collections of poems by the artist’s father, Tonči Petrasov Marović, man of letters and poet, which symbolically sketch out the whole of a life cycle. In the first What Needs to Be Said of 1975 (published by Školska knjiga of Zagreb), Tonči Petrasov Marović published the poems to which Mirjana’s schoolgirl’s drawings had inspired him, while the last verses, written while he was seriously ill in hospital, were published posthumously in the other collection seen at the exhibition, Job in Hospital (published by HSN, Zagreb, 1992). He dedicated the verses to his friends and other dear ones, and they were actually Mirjana’s source of inspiration when she expressed in drawings the sorrow and pain she was going through by her father’s bed.”
The art of Mirjana Marović was presented by Academician Tonko Maroević, who had written the text in the catalogue. The invitees were addressed by Blaženko Boban, mayor of Solin. The city of Solin, in concert with the Ministry of Culture and Ms Sanja Čulin of Split, helped to make this exhibition possible.
The exhibition can be viewed until March 6, 2016.
Foto : Goran Vranić