Exhibition Dedicated to TOMISLAV GOTOVAC


‘It all started on the Rio Grande, where I Was a Male War Bride and saw the Tragic Hunt on the Battle Ground and heard The Glenn Miller Story’is an exhibition dedicated to one of the most interesting artists from formerYugoslavia, Tomislav Gotovac.

Tomislav Gotovac (1937-2010) was not only a charismatic and exuberant person with an uninhibited lifestyle, creator of films, performances, photographs and collages, but also somebody who designed a whole complex world for himself. He had a special relationship with that world: he was simultaneously its creator and a character appearing in it. He treated his own life as part of his work and its stages as fragments of history which became more and more layered with time. Gotovac’s works relate to the multiple elements of the whole, that is his life, his other artworks, politics, his country’s history and also, or perhaps even most of all, other directors’ films.

The total character of Gotovac’s oeuvre is puzzling and makes individual artworks difficult to understand without reference to the whole. The exhibition at Instytut Awangardy, realised as part of the project „Digitizing Ideas: Archives of Conceptual and Neo-avantgarde art practices”, presents a small fraction of this dizzying world.

Opening:  12.04.2012 at 19.00 pm.
Exhibition lasts till: 26.05.2012
Venue: Instytut Awangardy, Al. Solidarności 64 / 118, Warsaw
Curator:Maria Matuszkiewicz – exhibition is realised by the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw and Foksal Gallery Foundation