Marko Tadić at Spot Gallery
Spot Gallery and Office for Photography announce the opening of an exhibition Duty to Document by Marko Tadić.
The exhibition opening and artist talk will be held on Monday, 13 November at 7 pm.
The material I work with is debris. In our part of the world, certain ideas have been removed and quashed after big socio-political changes. One might say that they were eliminated by other facts and events, and replaced by new values, systems and meanings. These works illustrate a conflict between personal memory and political history. These photos, slides and objects illustrate fragments of a possible world. These scale-models are here to allow us to adopt the position of a thinker, of a maker, to take a phenomenological step backwards for a better understanding of things. At this point they are simple, accessible and mobile; they evoke a combination of work and play. This is a strategy for a demonumentalisation of ideas and systems. (text by the author)
Marko Tadić graduated at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence. He works as an assistant at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb and is a visiting lecturer at Nouva Accademia di Belle Arti in Milan. His works have been presented at numerous solo and group exhibitions in Croatia and abroad, and his films were selected for various international festivals of animated and experimental films. He has received numerous awards, among them Vladimir Nazor award for the best exhibition (2015), the third prize at the exhibition T-HT@MSU in Zagreb (2010) and the Radoslav Putar Award for best young contemporary artist (2008). Along with Tina Gverović he is representing Croatia at this year’s Venice Biennale.
The exhibition will be opened till 1 December 2017.
Opening hours of Spot Gallery
Mon – Fri / 4 – 8 pm
Or by appointment