Installations with borrowed everyday objects each covered by a thick layer of rubber were produced in 2007. The focus was on objects, linked both to the spaces as such and to their users. The agent of art was the rubber cover. The selected objects, hidden under identical pieces of rubber, were only vaguely visible, while the observer, aware of the fact that they were exhibited artworks and therefore not to be touched, was left to guess and speculate. The version of the installation, presented on exhibition in Split in 2011, acquires an additional memory code with the choice of borrowed objects. Under the rubber layer, there are objects that were part of the holdings of the former Museum of the People’s Revolution (today owned by the Municipal Museum of Split), which was located in the building of today’s Gallery of Fine Arts in the period between 1980 and 1991. A radio station, an aggregate, and a searchlight covered with rubber constitute an artwork that is both visually and conceptually intriguing. Museum exhibits, laden not only with their primary uses but also with their museum history, with which we are still struggling, give additional meaning to the installation, re-contextualizing it in terms of space and time.

The series of works were produced for the solo exhibition at the Kristofor Stanković Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia in 2007. The series was adjusted for the solo exhibition (with Igor Eškinja) at the Museum of Fine Arts, Split, Croatia in 2011.

rubber sheets, borrowed everyday objects
10 pieces, variable dimensions

Untitled, Kristofor Stanković Gallery – Old City Hall, Zagreb, Croatia (May 24 – June 5, 2007)
35th Split Salon: Partial Systematic Review, Diocletian Palace basements – Croatian Association of Visual Artists, Split, Croatia (November 13 – December 13, 2007)
Visiting (Young Croatian Art Scene), Galleries MUU and FAFA, Helsinki, Finland (January 15 – February 8, 2009)
One on One, Museum of Fine Arts, Split, Croatia (February 11 – March 9, 2011) / with Igor Eškinja
Lighting out for the Territories, Kunsthalle Wien Project Space (in collaboration with the Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb) Vienna, Austria (May 16 – June 25, 2012)
Untitled, Lauba – People and Art House, Zagreb, Croatia (February 15 – March 28, 2013)
Notes on Undoing, Garis & Hahn (organized by the Ikon Arts Foundation), New York, NY, USA (November 20 – December 20, 2014)
Selected Works from the Gallery of Fine Arts Collections, Museum of Fine Arts at the Civic Museum, Zadar, Croatia (July 25, 2017 –)

installation views:
One on One, Museum of Fine Arts, Split, Croatia (February 11 – March 9, 2011) / with Igor Eškinja

photo credits:
Zoran Alajbeg