The Five O’ Clock Tea Series
December 3 – 18, 2015
As part of the Donations series of exhibitions, the Modern Gallery is presenting the seriesFive O’ Clock Tea, donated by the prominent painter Stanko Jančić (1932), whose artistic career has spanned a full six decades. The donation contains 54 female nudes done in plaster in 2000. Creating this sculpture series, Jančić has emphasised the study character of the whole work. Five O’ Clock Tea is a concept that functions as a dynamically structured unit, with an emphasis on infinite extensions and the sustainability of the life of the form. The female nudes always in a different arrangement make up a series that goes on ad infinitum, as if individually frozen frames. At issue here are multiplicative structures, dynamic complexes that can be added to and changes in the structuration of form. Engaged with analytical and critical research into the nature of the artwork, with this new principle of multiplication and mobility, Stanko Jančić has relativised the convention of work of art as a finished and rounded off, confirming his reputation as an artistic with a consistent concept.
The exhibition is accompanied with a catalogue including informed texts by Đurđa Petravić and Milan Bešlić.
The exhibition has been created by museum adviser Đurđa Petravić.