essay about authorbibliographyartist's influences
Ex Yugoslavia

Branko Ve Poljanski (Sošice, 1897 - Paris, 1947) was educated at the Teacher Training College in Zagreb. In Ljubljana, in 1921, he founded Svetokret magazine, "an expedition to the North Pole of the human spirit". In Zagreb he founded the film review Kinofon. In Prague he organized the art club Zenit, and spread Zenitist ideas. He participated in Revolučna scena, a new kind of cabaret in the German style, at the small theater, Adria. During 1921 he resided in Vienna and in 1922 in Berlin, where he met a number of famous artists who gathered around the magazine and the gallery Der Sturm. For Zenit, Poljanski published poems, fiction and comments on cultural events. In Ljubljana, Zagreb and Belgrade he organized Zenitist Evenings (independantly or in collaboration with his brother Ljubomir Micic). In 1924 he participated in the First Zenit International Exhibition of New Art in Belgrade. In 1925/26 he was a Zenit representative in Paris, where he spread Zenitist ideas. On July 17, 1927 he distributed 2000 copies of his books Tumbe and Red Roosteron on Terazije street in Belgrade which marked a symbolical break with his literary activity. Afterwards Poljanski moved to Paris, where he supported himself by painting. The last evidence of Poljanski dates to 1940, after which he vanished from sight.