Miljenko Domijan, Parisian Records and Flanerie
September 22 – October 11, 2015
In the Josip Račić Studio of the Modern Gallery, Tuesday, September 22 will see the opening at 7 p.m. of the Miljenko Domijan exhibition, Parisian Records and Flanerie. At the exhibition organised by the Modern Gallery and the Ministry of Culture of the RC, Directorate for the Protection of the Cultural Heritage, the public will have the chance to see photographs that Domijan, senior conservator, took in Paris during the presentation of Croatia to France on the occasion of the country’s accession to the EU.
Domijan’s photographic exhibition can be looked at as a kind of autobiographical statement, like the author’s fragmentary journal records about taking part in a unique project, as reminder of works and days, spaces of life and work. The photographs become a personal memorial of a historical moment. Of taking part in the presentation of Croatia in France when the country was joining the EU. From the margins of authorship of several parts of the project, Domijan notes down their realisation and in this way from being a creator of the exhibition also becomes a viewer. Domijan wraps this important event at which he was among the leaders in the Baudelaireish, 19th century concept of Parisian flanerie. The flaneur, that artist-stroller, king of the metropolis, who in walking the city streets constantly searches for the new and the modern, the passing and the ephemeral, the other half of which is filled with eternity, beauty and constancy.