Petar Dolić, Emblems of the Land of Rama
The 24th October saw the opening of the Emblems of the Land of Rama exhibition at the Josip Račić Studio of the Modern Gallery. Over thirty small-scale bronze sculptures selected for the exhibition by academic sculptor Petar Dolić and exhibition curator Nevenka Šarčević were presented to the public for the first time. These are small-scale sculptures which the artist has sculpted over the last few years, and which were arranged into three groups: At the Photographer’s, From the Life of Rama and At the Lake.
In the introduction to the exhibition catalogue, curator Nevenka Šarčević emphasises: “The background of the creation of the Emblems of the Land of Rama is layered: they record in bronze what has not been written down, but has remained in the memory of Rama’s local and displaced people, and passed down by word-of-mouth and a few photographs. Most of it, as is often the case, stayed ‘within’ the people, in their memories that have never been given a tangible life. Although this is the first time that these sculptures are exhibited, each ‘communicated’ individually with the visitors of Dolić’s studio, with those from Rama in particular remembering anecdotes from their own lives which the sculptures reminded them of.”
The exhibition closes on 10th November 2019.
Photo: Goran Vranić©Moderna galerija, Zagreb