Lauba on Hvar with Ivana Franke!

Lauba on Hvar with Ivana Franke!

19.07.2012 – 14.08.2012


As Lauba never rests, this summer on the island of Hvar we would realize exhibition in agreement with Juraj Dobrovic and Niko Gamulin, the initiators of this beautiful collaboration. Artist Juraj Dobrović donated a priceless treasure to Jelsa – a house on two floors with authentic Dalmatian interior and the furniture from the 19th century, plus the entire cross-section of works from his own oeuvre.

The first floor is conceived by Dobrović himself, and it is an authentic example of civilizational scope of the typical Mediterranean ambiental bourgeois family from the 19th century, with provocative exhibits of painting / art avant-garde of the late 20th century. Gallery Kravata is situated on the ground floor, which is in direct contact with the main St. John Square. This summer Lauba chose Franke˙s works from the collection, because they correspond very well with the oeuvre of Juraj Dobrovic.

In her artistic practice, Ivana Franke uses transparent and often fragile materials, such as feed, sellotape and Plexiglas. When using any feed, placed them in a highly complex geometric structures that we can not comprehend just by looking, if we truly want to define them, this would imply demanding mathematical calculations. Unknowability of the network structure encourages the viewer to visually explore further, and to move around the work, which is in any position is perceived differently. The papers are often placed in a darkened room, with light directed on the network. 

Ivana Franke (Zagreb, 1973) graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb, and has since participated in several research programs, including the Institute for Spatial Experiments (Institut für Raumexperimente) in Berlin, Center for Contemporary Art Kitakyushu (CCA) in Kitakyushu and P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center in New York. She represented Croatia at the 52nd Venice Biennale in 2007 with her solo exhibition “Latency”, and at the 9th Venice Architecture Biennale in 2004 with the collaborative work “Frameworks” with architects Petar Mišković, Lea Pelivan and Toma Plejić. She has realized a number of projects in collaboration with architects, including “Room for Running Ghosts” with 3lhd Studio in 2011 and “Light Carpet” with Studio UP in 2010. Her other exhibitions include Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice in 2011, Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb in 2011, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rijeka in 2010, Art Pavilion in Zagreb in 2009, P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Centre in New York, Manifesta 7 and Reykjavik Experiment Marathon in 2008, and the project “Linienstrasse113” in Berlin in 2007, organized by the Filip Trade Collection. She lives and works in Berlin, Germany.

Address: Tie Gallery, Juraj Dobrović Donation, Trg Sv. Ivana, Jelsa, Hvar 

Organizers: Lauba and Museum of the Municipality of Jelsa 

The initiators of cooperation: Niko Gamulin and Juraj Dobrovic 

Set display: Ivana Franke and Vanja Zanko 

Running time: 19.07. – 14.08.2012.

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