Matko Mijić – A Retrospective
The retrospective exhibition of the sculptor Matko Mijić devised by Margarita Sveštarov Šimat and put on by the Modern Gallery presented a hundred or so of the artist’s objects, installations, assemblages and works of free-standing monumental sculpture. The exhibition had been accompanied by a catalogue with essays by Ivo Šimat Banov, author of the artist’s monograph, and by Margarita Sveštarov Šimat.
And as a conclusion offered by this retrospective exhibit, and representing four decades of the artistic creation of Matko Mijić, the alchemist and artifex simulacrum, it is possible finally to describe his efforts and accomplishments – to paraphrase the Renaissance humanist and philosopher Marsile Ficin, who searched for an answer to the question “What is the final puzzle?” and finding the answer that it is to “Transform strength from one thing into another”.
Margarita Sveštarov Šimat
Due to great public interest the exhibition has been extended until December 2, 2018
Photographs: Goran Vranić copyright Modern Gallery, Zagreb, 2018.