The Mladen Galić retrospective exhibition opened in the Modern Gallery
On September 13, a retrospective exhibition of painter, object and environment artist, graphic artist and graphic designer Mladen Galić, winner of the 2005 Vladimir Nazor Prize and the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts Lifelong Achievement Prize for 2006, was opened in the Modern Gallery. The exhibition was conceived and created by art historian and critic Ješa Denegri and Mladen Galić on the first floor of the Vranyczany Palace and comprises a hundred or so works (oil and acrylic paintings, collages, drawings and objects) created since the 1960s, in which colour and form are recognised as the basic features of the artist’s creative approach, with visual succinctness and high aesthetics his basic postulates. Ješa Denegri, author of the foreword in the catalogue, spoke of the artist and the works on show. Lada Bošnjak Velagić, curator of the exhibition, welcomed the many guests on behalf of the Modern Gallery, thanking the artist and the whole team, as well as the restoration studio and technical team of the Modern Gallery. For financial help, she thanked the Ministry of Culture and Privredna banka Zagreb, principal MG sponsor. She said: “Out of the decades of collaboration and mutual understanding and respect of Ješa Denegri and Mladen Galić an exhibition was born that follows more than half a century of Galić’s devotion to the truthful idea of a being that is diametrically the opposite of its appearance”.
The exhibition was opened by Hrvoje Manenica, assistant to the Minister of Culture of the Republic of Croatia, and the opening was also attended by an
envoy of the Mayor of Zagreb, Eva Brunović, senior adviser for audiovisual art and the cultural heritage.
The Mladen Galić retrospective can be viewed in the Modern Gallery until October 14, 2018.
Photography by Tanja Tevih©Moderna galerija, Zagreb.