curator: Marco Scotini, in collaboration with Lorenzo Paini and Andris Brinkmanis
The largest all-encompassing exhibition of exclusively Eastern European art ever presented opened in the FM Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea in Milan, Italy - „NON-ALIGNED MODERNITY. Eastern-European Art and Archives from the Marinko Sudac Collection“ .
In the impressive set-up with 10 room, there is 700 artworks and 120 artists, art group and related phenomena presented. The list includes artists from the ex-Yugoslav countries - Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia, and Eastern-European countries - Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic, and Slovakia. The foundations of this art are found in the first Avant-Gardes and they form a base for the entire art production system of the following generations. This line of artistic production - "the Other Line", as defined by art theorist Ješa Denegri, existed parallely with the mainstream artistic production.
The exhibited works are a part of the conceptually most complete and most relevant private collection of Eastern European artistic practices - the Marinko Sudac Collection, a collection developed on a strategy completely different from the classical notion of collecting. This exhibition, curated by Marco Scotini (with Andris Brinkmanis and Lorenzo Paini), which includes not only artworks, but as well artists' archives, events archives, correspondence and documentary material, gives an overview of the art that used a myriad of artistic visual practices to give the most radical critique of the system, in the timeframe from the 1950s to the fall of the Berlin Wall. The Non-Aligned Modernity. Eastern European Art and Archives from the Marinko Sudac Collection exhibition uses a diverse range of media and gives the most cohesive volume of information on the art scene in Eastern Europe, created with the aim to show the continuation of artistic practices created on the legacies of the first Avant-Gardes, and shaped by the system in which they were created in.
The core of the exhibition is the Gorgona group, formed in Zagreb in 1959, and active until 1966/1968. Gorgona's members were artists Josip Vaništa, Julije Knifer, Marijan Jevšovar, Đuro Seder, Ivan Kožarić, Miljenko Horvat, and art critics Radoslav Putar, Matko Meštrović i Dimitrije Bašičević Mangelos.
The exhibition is organised under the patronage of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, the General Consulate of the Republic of Croatia in Milan and the Milan Tourist Board.
Marina Abramović, Milan Adamčiak, Karel Adamus, At the Moment Exhibiton, Gábor Attalai, Vojin Bakić, Balatonboglár Gallery, Dimitrije Bašičević Mangelos (Gorgona) , László Beke, Jerzy Bereś, Slavko Bogdanović (KOD), BOSCH+BOSCH Group, Vladimír Boudník, Eugen Brikcius, Boris Bućan, Dubravko Budić (TOK), Dalibor Chatrný, Marijan Ciglić (OHO), Attila Csernik (BOSCH+BOSCH), Radomir Damnjanović Damnjan, Drago Dellabernardina (BOSCH+BOSCH), Boris Demur (Group of Six Authors), Braco Dimitrijević, Nuša and Srečo Dragan, Miklós Erdélyi, EXAT-51 Group, Family from Šempas Group, Eugen Feller, Ferenc Ficzek (Pécsi Műhely), Stano Filko, First Open Studio, Ivo Gattin, Tibor Gáyor, GEFF – Genre Film Festival, Iztok Geister (OHO), Gorgona Group, Tomislav Gotovac, Group of Six Authors, Milan Grygar, Vladimir Gudac (TOK), Gyula Gulyas, Tibor Hajas, Matjaž Hanžek (OHO), László Haris , Károly Hopp-Halász (Pécsi Műhely) , Miljenko Horvat (Gorgona) , Sanja Iveković, Željko Jerman (Group of Six Authors), Marijan Jevšovar (Gorgona), György Jovánovics, Željko Kipke, Károly Kismányoky (Pécsi Műhely), László Kerekeš, Miroslav Klivar, Julije Knifer (Gorgona), Milan Knížák, J.H. Kocman, KOD Group, Běla Kolářová, Július Koller, Gyula Konkoly, Vladimir Kopicl (KOD), Jarosław Kozłowski, Ivan Kožarić (Gorgona), Naško Križnar (OHO) , Andrzej Lachowicz, Katalin Ladik (BOSCH+BOSCH), László Lakner, Otis Laubert, Natalia LL, Vlado Martek (Group of Six Authors), Slavko Matković (BOSCH+BOSCH), Dora Maurer, Karel Miler, Era Milivojević, Marijan Molnar, Antun Motika, Marian Mudroch, NET Gallery, David Nez (OHO), Koloman Novak, Ladislav Novák, OHO Group, Attila Pálfalusi, Mihovil Pansini, Pécsi Műhely Group, Permafo Gallery, Géza Perneczky, Vladimir Petek, Ivan Picelj, Sándor Pinczehelyi (Pécsi Műhely), Marko Pogačnik (OHO), Jan Pokorný, Bogdanka Poznanović, Božidar Rašica, Red Peristyle, Józef Robakowski, Đuro Seder (Gorgona), Rudolf Sikora, Zdzisław Sosnowski, Aleksanda Srnec, Tamás St. Auby, Jan Steklik, Sven Stilinović (Group of Six Authors), Mladen Stilinović (Group of Six Authors) , Josip Stošić, László Szalma (BOSCH+BOSCH), Kálmán Szijártó (Pécsi Műhely), Bálint Szombathy (BOSCH+BOSCH), Petr Štembera, Slobodan Tišma (KOD), Raša Todosijević, TOK Group, Endre Tót, Desider Tóth, Goran Trbuljak, Gera Urkom, Jiří Valoch, Josip Vaništa (Gorgona), Verbumprogram, Fedor Vučemilović, Zbigniew Warpechowski, Jan Wojnar, Jana Želibská.