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Artefacts lino - cca 60 cm x 40 cm

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Artefacts lino - cca 60 cm x 40 cm

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Artefacts lino - cca 60 cm x 40 cm

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Artefacts lino - cca 60 cm x 40 cm

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Artefacts lino - cca 60 cm x 40 cm

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Artefacts lino - cca 60 cm x 40 cm

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Artefacts lino - cca 60 cm x 40 cm

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Artefacts blind press - cca 60 cm x 40 cm

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Artefacts lino - cca 60 cm x 40 cm

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Artefacts lino - cca 60 cm x 40 cm

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Artefacts lino - cca 60 cm x 40 cm

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Artefacts lino - cca 60 cm x 40 cm

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Artefacts lino - cca 60 cm x 40 cm

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Artefacts cooper etching - cca 60 cm x 40 cm

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Artefacts lino - cca 60 cm x 40 cm

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Artefacts monopress - cca 60 cm x 40 cm

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Photos: Marija Srsen

Duration of the graphic-art production: 6 days                                                                                                                                                           reference to the text 

The artworks were made by Ida Bugaric, Dino Colic, Marina Coric, Josip Elez, Jasna Fantic, Martin Frljic, Barbara Ivkovic, Jure Paponja, Mario Pitesa, Marko Ramljak, Zrinka Ruzicic, Danijela Susak, professor Drazen Brkic and professor Antonija Gudelj who supervised the production of graphic artworks @ Salona Tusculum, later exhibited @ Salona Amphitheatre. You may also view albums on Facebook: Artefacts and Day After

Artefacts represent archaeological findings. The materials of these archaeological findings were ceded by our partner institution Museum of Croatian Archaeological Monuments in Split and professor Ljubomir Gudelj. The graphic artworks are archived in ten graphic collections by professor Antonija Gudelj and the courtesy of The Academy of Fine Arts in Siroki Brijeg, University of Mostar.                                                                                                                           

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  • MULTICULTURALISM

Ivona Biocic Mandic
Ivona Biocic Mandic

with PowerProgressiveArt: Metamorphosis of compassion and pain performance: sculpture - travertin stone (Petrokamen donation) cca h:180 cm x w:30cm x l:30 cm, drill, electricity cable, audience

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Ivona Biocic Mandic
Ivona Biocic Mandic

with PowerProgressiveArt: Metamorphosis of compassion and pain performance: sculpture - travertin stone (Petrokamen donation) cca h:180 cm x w:30cm x l:30 cm, drill, electricity cable, audience

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Ivona Biocic Mandic
Ivona Biocic Mandic

with PowerProgressiveArt: Metamorphosis of compassion and pain performance: sculpture - travertin stone (Petrokamen donation) cca h:180 cm x w:30cm x l:30 cm, drill, electricity cable, audience

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Ivona Biocic Mandic
Ivona Biocic Mandic

with PowerProgressiveArt: Metamorphosis of compassion and pain performance: sculpture - travertin stone (Petrokamen donation) cca h:180 cm x w:30cm x l:30 cm, drill, electricity cable, audience

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Ivona Biocic Mandic
Ivona Biocic Mandic

with PowerProgressiveArt: Metamorphosis of compassion and pain performance: sculpture - travertin stone (Petrokamen donation) cca h:180 cm x w:30cm x l:30 cm, drill, electricity cable, audience

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Dražen Brkić
Dražen Brkić

Mythology graphic art - h:100 cm w:80 cm, lino

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Dražen Brkić
Dražen Brkić

Mythology graphic art - h:100 cm w:80 cm, lino

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Dražen Brkić
Dražen Brkić

Mythology graphic art - h:100 cm w:80 cm, lino

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Dražen Brkić
Dražen Brkić

Mythology graphic art - h:100 cm w:80 cm, lino

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Dražen Brkić
Dražen Brkić

Mythology graphic art - h:100 cm w:80 cm, lino

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Nikola Faller
Nikola Faller

Phoenix sculpture - cca h:300 cm w:200 cm l:15 cm

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Nikola Faller
Nikola Faller

Phoenix sculpture - cca h:300 cm w:200 cm l:15 cm

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Ana Gizdić
Ana Gizdić

Under Construction 2 installation - visočani stone cca h:120cm w:200 cm l:100 cm, flag-off 500 cm, Salona Amphitheatre

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Ana Gizdić
Ana Gizdić

Under Construction 2 installation - visočani stone cca h:120cm w:200 cm l:100 cm, flag-off 500 cm, Salona Amphitheatre

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Dejan Kljun
Dejan Kljun

Heritage of the future sculpture - cca h:120 cm w:95 cm l:15 cm

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Mario Piteša
Mario Piteša

The death of a Gladiator installation: two paintings h:110 cm w:120 cm, three blocks of stones (various shapes) marked by spray

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Mario Piteša
Mario Piteša

The death of a Gladiator installation: two paintings h:110 cm w:120 cm, three blocks of stones (various shapes) marked by spray

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Dijana Iva Sesartić
Dijana Iva Sesartić

Angel on the grave happening: sculpture - granite - cca h:10 cm w:60 cm l:40 cm, candles, audience

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Dijana Iva Sesartić
Dijana Iva Sesartić

Angel on the grave happening: sculpture - granite - cca h:10 cm w:60 cm l:40 cm, candles, audience

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Dijana Iva Sesartić
Dijana Iva Sesartić

Angel on the grave happening: sculpture - granite - cca h:10 cm w:60 cm l:40 cm, candles, audience

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Marija Srsen and Ana Gizdic
Marija Srsen and Ana Gizdic

Bacchanalia I happening

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Marija Srsen and Ana Gizdic
Marija Srsen and Ana Gizdic

Bacchanalia I happening

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Marija Srsen and Ana Gizdic
Marija Srsen and Ana Gizdic

Bacchanalia I happening

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Marija Srsen and Ana Gizdic
Marija Srsen and Ana Gizdic

Bacchanalia I happening

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Marija Srsen and Ana Gizdic
Marija Srsen and Ana Gizdic

Bacchanalia I happening

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Jakov Teklić
Jakov Teklić

Watch out! Slippery! concept - twelve photographs printed on capafix, various dimensions

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Jakov Teklić
Jakov Teklić

Watch out! Slippery! concept - twelve photographs printed on capafix, various dimensions

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Jakov Teklić
Jakov Teklić

Watch out! Slippery! concept - twelve photographs printed on capafix, various dimensions

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Marina Vukman
Marina Vukman

Tourists from the future installation - cca h:8 cm w:400 cm l:400 cm, small blocks of stone (various dimensions) lined up in shapes

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Marina Vukman
Marina Vukman

Tourists from the future installation - cca h:8 cm w:400 cm l:400 cm, small blocks of stone (various dimensions) lined up in shapes

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Photos: Drazen Brkic, Ana Gizdic, Marija Srsen, Jakov Teklic and Marina Vukman

Duration of the production of the artwork: 10 days                                                                                                                                                    reference to the text 

 

The invitation to our guests: Suncica Foundation, the foundation for the women raped in the Croatian War of Independence,  to the threatened workers of Jadrankamen, Brodosplit, Adriakem, Visocani, Dalmastroj and the very organization of Ivona's performance was conducted by POWERPROGRESSIVEART. The other guests were MC Streetrunners who also contributed as their public work is involved in charity work for uninhabited children and disabled children.

Ivona managed to display this artwork at INSEA in Australia in 2013.

In the following text, you may read dr. sc. Enes Quien's text published at Kontura magazine (No.118, 2012) titled Raising the Awareness about the Heritage:

"The intention of the (POWERPROGRESSIVEART) Association is to make people aware of the importance of the (monumental) cultural and natural heritage and the creation of a platform for the creating of a certain form of “intellectual tourism" through workshops and lectures. In that context, it is not fortuitously that the colony of the association's members is occurring in Solin, more precisely, some authors are creating at the remains of the late antique and early Christian Salona, Manastirine and the Amphitheatre. Ana Gizdic, an agile organizer, expands the colony and the workshop to Narona, in Vid near Metkovic, an important cultural and civilization site and the precious heritage of the Late Antique and early Christian period. The member of ArtNetwork (created by N. Faller, A. Gizdic, D. Kljun, and M. Srsen, e. n.), Nikola Faller organizes, already noticed by the media, sculpture workshop in Slavonija where the main material is hay and Dejan Kljun organizes a workshop for producing sculptures from dark oak wood by the river Sava near Zagreb. All artists are completely creatively free in their art-making process. Each one of them worked on the theme that is of their own individual interest. Ivona Biocic Mandic is carving an artwork in the vertically positioned travertine stone block named  The Metamorphosis of Compassion and Pain. The artwork is dedicated to all innocent victims of violence as is Luka Ritz, her father, and raped women. In a stone block, she drills holes that are symbolizing wounds especially those that are emotional and spiritual. Dejan Kljun carved a sculpture named The Heritage of the Future, referring to anonymous sprayed inscriptions „Ne EU=YU” (“Not EU=YU”), which are directly anti-European oriented. Within the artwork The Death of a Gladiator, Mario Pitesa paints two paintings depicting remains of the Salona Amphitheatre arches and sets three stone pieces marked by the Arab numbers written in sky blue colour. Nikola Faller, specialized for making sculptures from hay, made a tall, thin column with an eagle head symbolizing the Roman Empire, from the local river grass and beside the body of the column he positioned Christ’s alpha and omega, that is pointing to the Late Antique and Early Christian Salona’s past in the ruins of Basilica Urbana (so-called the "A" Basilica). In the remains of the nartexs from the Manastirine Basilica, Jaksa Babic exhibited his early drawings, almost abstract, led by the idea of pointing out the historical stratification of this site, questioning its role nowadays. Jakov Teklic is the only photographer in the workshop. He exhibited large photos of the Amphitheatre remains covered in snow. Ana Gizdic and Marija Srsen (also Zdenka Gizdic and Elvira Smoje, the members of POWERPROGRESSIVEART, e. n.), exhibited The Bacchanaliaready-made food arrangements. One basket contains melons, apricots and watermelons that are exhibited at another place also and a table rich with dishes prepared according to the Roman receipts explored by the artists themselves (fish, libum, chickpeas, beans soup, yoghurt pie, seagrass in vinegar, all seasoned with spices). Dražen Brkic is the only painter and graphic artist in the workshop. He exhibited three linocuts titled Mythology. He is interested in the themes of heroes, positive and negative, good and evil, and especially fatal, impossible and unattainable love of a tragic character: Lancelot and Guinevere, Samson and Delilah and Narcissus who falls in love with his own reflection. All artists wish to point out the necessity of preserving the cultural heritage in situ. The second summer workshop „Salona 2012“ was conducted and organized by the  POWERPROGRESSIVEART Association by courtesy of The House of Culture Zvonimir in Solin, The City of Solin, Archaeological museum Split and Visocani quarry."                                                                  

                                                                                                                                                                                                            You may also check about Salona >>

 

  • THE COLUMN

Dražen Brkić
Dražen Brkić

Caryatids 1, 2, 3, 4 graphic art – 100cm x 80cm, lino

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Nena Brkić
Nena Brkić

Hommage to"Solinjanka" Sculpture - 70cm x 25cm x 20cm, stone

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Nina Brkic
Nina Brkic

Venuses Paintings - 100cm x 70cm, combined technique

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Ana Gizdic
Ana Gizdic

Temple Installation - 360cm x 800cm x 500cm, stone, wood

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Dejan Kljun
Dejan Kljun

Distorted line of vertical Installation of two stone pieces – 70cm x 150cm x 170cm

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Petra Kovacic
Petra Kovacic

unnamed Sculpture - 70cm x 25cm x 25cm, stone

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Alma Selmanovic
Alma Selmanovic

Leda Installation - 90cm x 60cm x 50cm, stone, wood

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Marija Srsen
Marija Srsen

Gušteranje Installation of two wood pieces - 120cm x 30cm x 20cm

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Ivan Tokic
Ivan Tokic

Pillar of Society Sculpture - 190cm x 70cm x 70cm, stone

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Mate Turic
Mate Turic

Birth of the rosette Sculpture - 60cm x 90cm x 90cm, stone

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Marina Vukman
Marina Vukman

Caryatid Sculpture - 180cm x 30cm x 30cm, wood

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Marina Vukman
Marina Vukman

SPLIT TRI Installation - 100cm x 180cm x 20cm, stone

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Photos: Drazen Brkic, Ana Gizdic, Marija Srsen, Jakov Teklic and Marina Vukman

Duration of the production of the artwork: 7 days                                                                                                                                                         reference to the text 

The main idea for creating this project and starting the Art Platform Salona was to establish a platform of several co-working interconnected art platforms, workshops and art festivals led by different artists. It was completely experimental, research art plateau for working, exercising, learning and sharing the experiences.

Caryatids 1, 2, 3, 4 by Drazen Brkic are the synthesis of a classic approach to the motif and the treatment of the wet drapery around the naked body contrasted by the contemporary material (lino) and comics expression. Homage to Solinjanka, the recognizable sculpture of the antique period, the relief of the Solinjanka, Plautilla morphology Nena Brkic made out of the Brac stone. In the triptych, The Venuses Nina Brkic reduces the female figure to the torso by the stratigraphy of sand and colors. By primary colors, she accentuates the female shape and the symbolism of creative Eros. The Temple by Ana Gizdic is a conceptual sculpture of stone and wood. It is a multidimensional portal that just needs some coding. The Distorted line of the vertical by Dejan Kljun is a diptych in stone. The unnamed sculpture by Petra Kovacic is an inside of the sculpture, the looming hair of Solinjanka indicating the ghost of history presence. Alma Selmanovic's sculpture titled Leda is the wooden swan with stone wings that in fact, shape the mythic character of Leda's lover. Gusteranje by Marija Srsen presents a typical Dalmatia mentality in autochthonous ambient. Ivan Tokic's Pillar of Society where the sculpture is subordinated to the pedestal accentuates the pedestal by size and the treatment. Mate Turic creates the rosette out of the irregular stone shape and titles it the Birth of the Rosette. The Caryatid by Marina Vukman suggests well known homonymous motif, also the connections between our personal projections and the pristine nature which is perfect in itself. By other artwork, SPLIT TRI Marina Vukman commemorates the city from the perspective of someone who grew up in the ferroconcrete and does not know any different life.                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                                                            You may also check about Salona >>

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Babić, Franka. Biočić Mandić, Ivona. Brkić, Dražen. Brkić, Nena. Brkić, Nina. Faller, Nikola. Gizdić, Ana. Kovačić, Petra. Kljun, Dejan. Piteša, Mario. Quien, Enes. Selmanović, Alma. Sesartić, Iva D. Tokić, Ivan. Topić, Nada. Turić, Mate. Vukman, Marina. Salona Galleries. Art Platform Salona. POWERPROGRESSIVEART. 2011 - 2014..

URL: https://powerprogressiveart.wixsite.com/powerprogressiveart/salonagalleries (document access date)

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