Zlatko Bourek – A Retrospective Exhibition of Paintings to Mark the 85th Birthday of the Artist
From October 2 to November 2, 2014
Academician Zlatko Bourek will celebrate his 85th birthday with a retrospective exhibition to be opened in the Modern Gallery at the beggining of October. On that occasion more than a hundred of the artist’s works of painting will be exhibited on the first floor of the Vranyczany Palace. Although at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb Bourek took his degree in painting and sculpting, he is equally skilled as printmaker, set and costume designer as well as director. During his student days with friends he founded the Zagreb School of Animated Films, and he is the author of several animated and three feature films. He devised his first set and costume designs for the Gavella Theatre in Zagreb, but his biggest theatrical success must have been the acquisition of permanent membership of the Berlin theatre Hans Wurst Nachfaren in 1988, after which he put on four one-act plays by Chekov, Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew and the Verdi’s Rigoletto.
The performance of Hamlet that he did for the ITD Theatre in Zagreb was extremely successful and ensured his participation in numbers of important world theatre festivals.
He has had individual exhibitions in Duisburg, in New York, Dubrovnik, Varaždin and Zagreb; his works have been shown at collective exhibitions in Zagreb, Ljubljana, Venice, Budapest, Rome, Athens, Caracas, St. Pölten and many other cities.
Instead of a catalogue the exhibition will be accompanied by a lavishly illustrated monograph on the work of the artist written by Tonko Maroević, published by MG publishers, while the set-up of the exhibition was devised by Biserka Rauter Plančić.