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Exhibiting the Untitled (Praxis) by Igor Grubić

30.03.2022 – 20.12.2022, Open Calls

Grey Area, Korčula

Held at: any location

Artist(s): Igor Grubić

Curated by: Darko Fritz

Grey Area

In collaboration with: MUO - Museum of Arts and Crafts, Zageb

Open Call

Open call for the collaboration to share and distribute the art poster Untitled (Praxis) by Igor Grubić. The idea is that you display this art poster any time during 2022 at your gallery/office/street. Exhibiting the work is free of charge, lasting at least ten days, and after that, you can freely keep the work. We expect a photo of the setup.

Artwork is a typographic image that reads the text: "The criticism of all that exists starts with self-criticism". The artwork corresponds with rather general and global subjects trigged by Praxis philosophy. Praxis's slogan was "ruthless critique of all that exists" where the phrase is related to Marx directly.

The size of the posters is variable and the edition is unlimited. The minimum size is 70 x 50 cm, going up to the size of the big-size advertising billboard (both horizontal and vertical orientation). Grey Area will sent you a print (EU countries) or redesign the artwork up to the preferred size and sent you a digital file that you may print yourself. Please inform us about your venue and dates of the display / exhibition, and sent us the photo.

Igor Grubić, Untitled (Praxis), 2020 - 2022, links for download:
50 x 70 cm
70 x 50 cm

This artwork corresponding with the workshop Caring for 20th-century heritage Grey Area will host in Croatia in 2022 as part of the Who Cares? project. The idea is to include the "best practices" of the 20th Century within a particular idea of care. It also speaks of the notion of local (Korčula island, where both Korčula Summer School and International Artist Meetings took place at the 1960s and 1970s) and the global/international movement and circulations of ideas. The artwork will be displayed on a big-size billboard in Croatia and distributed globally in different sizes.

Grubić reflected on his work in general: "I realized that if I wanted to criticize others I should start from myself; it is exactly here that personal demons and self-deception lurk and there is a need for continuous work on one's vigilance and self-questioning."

About the Praxis / the Korčula Summer School

In the 1964 introductory text Why Praxis? editors stated how they want a journal: that would not be philosophical in the sense according to which philosophy is just one of the special areas, one scientific discipline, strictly separated by the rest of them and from the problems of everyday human life. We want a philosophical journal in the sense that philosophy is the thought of the revolution, ruthless criticism of all that exists, a humanist vision of the human world and as an inspirational force for revolutionary activity.

The Praxis was a Marxist humanist philosophical movement, that originated in Zagreb and
Belgrade in the SFR Yugoslavia. From 1963 to 1974 they published the journal Praxis and organised the Korčula Summer School in the town of Korčula. The collective of critical thinkers around the journal developed a singular trajectory of humanist Marxist and socialist analysis in the context of non-aligned Yugoslavia, and they functioned as a hub for the exchange of critical perspectives between the East and the West. In the proceedings of the summer school and the journal, many prominent figures of the period participated, among others Ernst Bloch, Eugen Fink, Erich Fromm, Lucien Goldmann, Herbert Marcuse, Jürgen Habermas, Henri Lefebvre, Karel Kosík, Richard J. Bernstein and Shlomo Avineri.

Each summer, the gathering focused on a particular topic: Progress and Culture; Meaning and Perspectives of Socialism; What is History?; Creativity and Creation; Marx and Revolution; Power and Humanity; Hegel and Our Time; Utopia and Reality; Freedom and Equality; The Essence and Limits of Civil Society and Art in a Technologized World.

About grey) (area . space for contemporary and media art, Korčula

grey) (area program is being developed across four program lines which relate to the aspects of human activities observed through the prism of contemporary art and culture: sustainability, economy and context. These program lines are Politics of Green Spaces, New Materialisms, Critical Tourism and History of Contemporaneity. We conduct interdisciplinary research of our own and present national, regional and international programs anchored in visual and media arts. Activities include support and promotion of contemporary audio and visual languages of urban culture as well those from peripheral cultural positions, especially in the Mediterranean region, supporting and assisting the art that confirms the forms of expressions that use the languages of contemporary art, media culture and new technologies.


The book grey) (area … Discourses from the Periphery, 2021. Artwork Untitled (Praxis) by Igor Grubić is on page 211.
Free book downloads (8 Mb each):
English edition: sivazona.hr/images/novi-dokumenti/greyarea_discourses.pdf
Croatian edition: sivazona.hr/images/novi-dokumenti/sivazona_diskursi.pdf

About Igor Grubić

Igor Grubić (b. 1969, Zagreb) is one of Croatia's most accomplished and internationally acclaimed artists. His work includes site-specific interventions in public spaces, photography, and film. Since 2000 he is also working as a producer and author of documentaries, TV reportages and socially committed commercials. Grubić's project sits firmly in the humanist dimension, bridging together poetics, politics and social reality. He presented Croatia at the 58th Venice Biennale (2019). Exhibitions include, among others: Tirana Biennial 2 (2003); Manifesta 4 (Frankfurt, 2002); Manifesta 9 (Genk, 2012); 50th October Salon (Belgrade, 2009); Gender Check, MuMOK (Vienna, 2009); 11th Istanbul Biennial (2009); 4th Fotofestival Mannheim Ludwigshafen, Heidelberg (2011); East Side Stories, Palais de Tokyo (Paris, 2012); Gwangju Biennale (2014); Zero Tolerance, MOMA PS1 (New York 2014); Degrees of Freedom, MAMbo (Bologna, 2015); 5th Thessaloniki Biennial (2015); Cut / Rez, MSU (Zagreb, 2018); Heavenly creatures, MG+MSUM (Ljubljana, 2018); The Value of Freedom, Belvedere 21 (Vienna, 2018); Yerevan Biennial – The Time Complex (2020); Bigger than myself, MAXXI (Roma, 2021).
Miško Šuvaković reflected on his work: "Grubić, by generation, belongs to those artistic tendencies, which, close to political theory (...), make a turn from the neutral aestheticism of postmodernism to political activism. (...) The critical potential of artistic presentations becomes important ranging from the treatment of the recent past (decline of self-governing socialism, emergence of transitional practices of capitalism, formation of nation-states) through problematization of gender and racial violence, intolerance and ideological blindness in contemporary times."

The project Untitled (Praxis) curated by Darko Fritz is part of the workshop/symposium Caring for 20th-century heritage which will be held in 2022 as part of the European project Who Cares? and the exhibition International Meetings of Artists in Vela Luka 1968-1972, which is performed in collaboration with the MUO - Museum of Arts and Crafts, Zageb.

Artwork Untitled (Praxis) by Igor Grubić is under licence Creative Commons: Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0), Approved for Free Cultural Works

1 / 2 Igor Grubić: Untitled (Praxis), 2020 - 2022
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izlaganje rada Bez naziva (Praxis) Igora Grubića

30.03.2022 – 20.12.2022, Javni pozivi

Grey Area, Korčula

Održano: sve lokacije

Umjetnik/ci : Igor Grubić

Kustos/i: Darko Fritz

U suradnji s/sa: MUO Muzej za umjetnosti i obrt, Zagreb

Pozivamo vas da umjetnički plakat Bez naziva (Praxis) Igora Grubića izložite tijekom 2022. u svojoj galeriji / uredu / izlogu ili na ulici... Ovaj umjetnički rad izveden je u formi plakata, tipografske slike koja sadrži tekst na engleskom: "The criticism of all that exists starts with self-criticism" ("Kritika svega što postoji počinje samokritikom"). Izlaganje rada je besplatno (očekujemo fotografiju postava), u trajanju najmanje deset dana, a poslije rad slobodno možete zadržati.

Veličina plakata je promjenjiva, a naklada rada je neograničena. Minimalna veličina je 70 x 50 cm, no ona može biti povećana do veličine reklamnog panoa (billboarda) kakvi će biti postavljeni na više lokacija u Hrvatskoj. Horizontalna i vertikalna orijentacija također mogu varirati. Plakat veličine 70 x 50 cm možete sami otisnuti, ili ćemo vam ga dostaviti poštom o našem trošku (za zemlje EU). Za neki drugi format, autor će (bez naknade) oblikovati plakat do željene veličine i poslati vam digitalnu datoteku koju možete sami ispisati.

Bez naziva (Praxis) referira se na baštinu Korčulanske ljetne škole sociologije i filozofije i časopisa Praxis (1963. - 1974.), gdje su kritički nastrojeni mislioci razvili singularnu putanju humanističkog marksizma i socijalne analize u kontekstu socijalističke, samoupravne i nesvrstane Jugoslavije te stvorili mjesto razmjene kritičkih stajališta između hladnoratovskih Istoka i Zapada. Časopis je izlazio u dva izdanja, domaćem i inozemnom. U uvodu prvog broja časopisa pod nazivom Čemu Praxis? urednici žele časopis koji neće biti filozofski u onom smislu u kojem je filozofija samo jedno posebno područje, jedna naučna disciplina, strogo odvojena od svih ostalih i od svakodnevnih problema čovjekovog života. Želimo filozofski časopis u onom smislu u kojem je filozofija misao revolucije: nepoštedna kritika svega postojećeg, humanistička vizija doista ljudskog svijeta i nadahnjujuća snaga revolucionarnog djelovanja.

Namjera nam je uključiti „najbolje prakse" 20. stoljeća unutar ideje skrbi. Praxisov slogan bio je "nemilosrdna kritika svega što postoji", koji potječe od Karla Marxa. Umjetnički rad Igora Grubića Bez naziva (Praxis) i njegova slobodna međunarodna distribucija preko udruge Siva zona propituju globalne teme koje je obilježila Praxisova filozofija, njen međunarodni kontekst i cirkulaciju ideja. Ovim projektom također se propituje odnos lokalnog i globalnog u kontekstu otoka Korčule, gdje su se na prelasku 1960ih na 1970te održavale međunarodne manifestacije Korčulanska ljetna škola i Međunarodni susreti umjetnika u Veloj Luci.

Grubić o svom radu kaže općenito: „Shvatio sam da ako želim kritizirati druge, trebao bih početi od sebe; upravo ovdje vrebaju osobni demoni i samoobmana i postoji potreba za kontinuiranim radom na nečijoj budnosti i samoispitivanju."

Preuzmi dokument za tisak rada Igora Grubića Bez naziva (Praxis), 2020 - 2022.
50 x 70 cm:
70 x 50 cm

Praxis / Korčulanska ljetna škola

Praxis je oko sebe okupio znatan krug europskih i američkih filozofa najrazličitijih orijentacija od neortodoksnih marksista, preko fenomenologa do analitičkih filozofa, među kojima su Ernst Bloch, Eugen Fink, Erich Fromm, Herbert Marcuse, Jürgen Habermas, Henri Lefebvre, Richard J. Bernstein i Shlomo Avineri. Svakoga ljeta, Korčulanska ljetna škola fokusirala se na određenu temu: Progres i kultura; Smisao i perspektive socijalizma; Što je povijest?; Stvaralaštvo i postvarenje; Marx i revolucija; Moć i čovječnost; Hegel i naše vrijeme; Utopija i realnost; Sloboda i jednakost; Bit i granice građanskog svijeta i Umjetnost u tehnificiranu svijetu.

Siva zona - prostor medijske i suvremene umjetnosti



Knjiga siva) (zona … diskursi s periferije, 2021. Rad Igora Grubića Bez naziva (Praxis) objavljen je na stranici 211. Slobodno preuzimanje (8 Mb)

Englesko izdanje: sivazona.hr/images/novi-dokumenti/greyarea_discourses.pdf
Hrvatsko izdanje: sivazona.hr/images/novi-dokumenti/sivazona_diskursi.pdf

Igor Grubić

Igor Grubić (r. 1969., Zagreb) multimedijalni je umjetnik i performer, bavi se fotografijom i videom. Autor je brojnih projekata ( "Crni peristil","Knjiga i društvo-22%" ) samostalnih i skupnih izložbi u zemlji i inozemstvu. Od 2000. godine radi kao producent i autor dokumentaraca, televizijskih reportaža i društveno angažiranih reklama. Višestruko je nagrađivan, 1998. dobitnik je druge nagrade 33. Zagrebačkog salona i 2009. THT nagrada@msu. Predstavnik Hrvatske na 58. Venecijskom biennalu, 2019. Svoje radove prezentirao je u mnogim međunarodnim institucijama, uključujući MOMA New York i New Tate, London, te na raznim manifestacijama, između ostalih: Tirana Biennial 2 (2003); Manifesta 4 (Frankfurt, 2002); Manifesta 9 (Genk, 2012); 50th October Salon (Belgrade, 2009); Gender Check, MuMOK (Vienna, 2009); 11th Istanbul Biennial (2009); 4th Fotofestival Mannheim Ludwigshafen, Heidelberg (2011); East Side Stories, Palais de Tokyo (Pariz, 2012); Gwangju Biennale (2014); Zero Tolerance, MOMA PS1 (New York 2014); Degrees of Freedom, MAMbo (Bolonja, 2015); 5th Thessaloniki Biennial (2015); Cut / Rez, MSU (Zagreb, 2018); Heavenly creatures, MG+MSUM (Ljubljana, 2018); The Value of Freedom, Belvedere 21 (Beč, 2018); Yerevan Biennial – The Time Complex (2020) i Bigger than myself, MAXXI (Rim, 2021).
O autoru Miško Šuvakovič piše: Grubić, generacijski, pripada onim umetničkim tendencijama, koje blisko političkoj teoriji, na primer Chantal Mouffe, ostvaruju obrt od neutralnog estetizma postmoderne ka političkom aktivizmu. Tu se ukazuje karakterističan prekid sa konceptima postideologije ali i, savremene, prividno meke moći. Kritički potencijal umetničkih prezentacija postaje bitan u rasponu od tretiranja neposredne prošlosti (pad samoupravnog socijalizma, nastanak tranzicijskih praksi kapitalizma, formiranje nacionalnih država) preko problematizacije rodnog i rasnog nasilja, netolerancije i ideološkog slepila u savremenosti.

Projekt Bez naziva (Praxis) kurira Darko Fritz, dio je radionice/simpozija Briga za baštinu 20. stoljeća koji će se održati 2022. godine u sklopu europskog projekta Who Cares? i izložbe Međunarodni susreti umjetnika u Veloj Luci 1968.- 1972., koja se izvodi u suradnji s MUO - Muzej za umjetnost i obrt, Zagreb.

Rad Igora Grubića Bez naziva (Praxis) izveden je pod licencom Creative Commons: Imenovanje-Dijeli pod istim uvjetima 4.0 međunarodna (CC BY-SA 4.0) Approved for Free Cultural Works