The series of works in which are used usable objects associated with a certain space and its users is continued through this work, which refers to the past use of Lauba’s space and the time when the current gallery space housed the Zagreb Textile Mill. Identical rubber pieces were used to cover up the machinery used in the textile factory's time. Rubber is used as a means to turn a usable object into an artistic one. Even though the object is barely discernible, its age and signs of wear and tear point to its original use, which an informed viewer can naturally presume and bring into connection with the exhibition space. Even though, to a certain extent, this is not of crucial importance. What is more important is the process through which a certain object was found, and what the viewer is perceiving: a clean, new situation that points to the questions related to the artistic nature of the exhibited object, as well as those asking what the object really became through these actions.

The series of works were first produced for the solo exhibition at the Kristofor Stanković Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia in 2007. The series was adjusted for the solo exhibition at the Lauba – People and Art House, Zagreb, 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:
Untitled, Lauba – People and Art House, Zagreb, Croatia (February 15 – March 28, 2013)

photo credits:
Zoran Alajbeg