City Iconography II /1950 – 2000+, City Visions
This attractive multimedia and interdisciplinary exhibition, authored by curator Željko Marciuš, a museum advisor at the Modern Gallery, and associates, is a sequel to the 2010 City Iconography in Croatian Painting of the First Half of the 20th Century hit exhibition, which was visited by 30,000 visitors and declared exhibition of the year by the Croatian Museum Association. Through more than 500 paintings and comic book drawings, posters and graphics, cartoons, objects, installations, art photography and video art, feature and animated films, etc., organised into fifteen thematic units, the exhibition sheds light on the motif of the city in the visual arts and communications. It also highlights the importance of the city as a motif, a poetic generator, a sociological and cultural-historical setting, as a space and place where artists themselves live and work.
In this exhibition, the City is thought of as a metropolis and/or a city with elements of a metropolis where the idea of modernity and contemporaneity has historically been felt from from Zagreb to New York…; that is, any city in Croatia or the world interpreted by our artists. The exhibition has been set up and designed by Ante Rašić, Marko Rašić and Vedrana Vrabec as a multimedia exhibition, featuring a rich learning programme that includes thematic workshops for children and adults, professional and targeted guided tours, panels and lectures, and film screenings. This city story, which stays open at the Modern Gallery until March 2020, will surely remain in the memory of many, and preserved for future generations thanks to a richly illustrated exhibition catalogue.