Željko Kipke, Orson’s Direction Sign
In the Josip Račić Studio of the Modern Gallery on Tuesday May 16, at 7 pm the exhibition Orson’s Signpost by Željko Kipke will open. The exhibition will be on view until June 4, and will in addition to the artist’s oil paintings present to the Zagreb arts public a screening of the film Orson’s Direction Sign of 2015.
Art perhaps is a system of signs but it is (much more) also a veil that covers up and makes strange the reality, as Oscar Wilde said, or (to be closer to Kipke) a magical cinematographic projector through the lens of which the creator conducts all the signs and symbols that surround us, by which they are transformed into aesthetic experience. At the same time, their interpretations are multiplied ad infinitum, like reflections in a hall of mirrors.
Feđa Gavrilović, from the foreword to the catalogue
Željko Kipke Orson’s Direction Sign Exhibition set up at the Josip Račić Studio of the Modern Gallery. Postav izložbe Željko Kipke. Photo: Goran Vranić©Moderna galerija, Zagreb, 2017.