curator: Branka Stipančić
The artists of this exhibition have distinctive and long careers. They have been continuously exhibiting for more than three, four and some for even five decades. Despite this, every one of them has works at home that have been rarely or never exhibited, works that were somehow always left to the side in their ateliers or flats. These works probably did not fit into the artists’ solo exhibitions or did not correspond to curatorial themes and concepts or perhaps they did not adequately reflect the trend in which the work of the individual artist was to be shown? These are works that were somehow not needed by anyone, and even the artists themselves did not grant any special attention to them: they did not exhibit them, reproduce them in catalogues, and later they forgot about them. Goran Trbuljak ironically calls those works “retarded”. There was not enough interest or never the opportunity? They have simply remained unknown.
Boris Cvjetanović, Antonio Gotovac-Lauer [Tomislav Gotovac], Sanja Iveković, Željko Jerman, Julije Knifer, Vlado Martek, Dalibor Martinis, Mladen Stilinović, Sven Stilinović, Goran Trbuljak i Josip Vaništa