Jagoda Buić, Afternoon in Rabat
A versatile artist, who has achieved world fame through her sculptural tapestries, will present to the public her „blue-white“ impressions associated with Morocco through twenty photographic records which she took in Rabat and Asilah in 2009. The exhibition opens at 12 o’clock on Saturday, 23rd February, at the Modern Gallery Studio „Josip Račić“. Thanks to the former Ambassador of the Republic of Croatia in Morocco, H.E. Mr. Darko Bekić, the exhibition was presented to the local audience in September of the same year. The Zagreb exhibition that can be seen until 10th March is accompanied with the catalogue with the foreword by the academic Tonko Maroević.
Born in Split and closely connected with Dubrovnik, Jagoda Buić has deeply coexisted with the ambience and the Mediterranean light since her childhood and youth. She has realized herself creatively and her works have been exhibited in various parts of the world, and she has also worked for a long time in many countries, but she has always gladly come back to the locality and the environment of her origin. She has dealt with many media, she has proven herself by original buildings and complex spatial ensembles, but mostly, she has not dedicated herself to the photography, except occasionally for practical reasons of testimony and documentation. However, in the encounter with scenes and visual stimuli of the Moroccan city of Rabat, she simply could not resist the challenge. She recognized the streets and corners, walls and houses, to say the truth, she had not encountered before, but they reminded her of something that she had always belonged to her, only in new variations and different intensities. Tonko Maroević, from the foreword of the catalougue.
The exhibition has been supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia and City of Zagreb.
Foto: Jagoda Buić