Untitled

Seder 01 cm 27.5 x 39.jpg
Seder 02 cm 27.5 x 39.jpg

Title

Untitled

Description

In March 1991 the collector and publisher Francesco Conz, in collaboration with the Muzej Suvremene Umjetnosti - MSU Zagreb, invited a few artists who had been part of Gorgona, the Croatian avant-garde group active between 1959 and 1966, to an artistic residency at the castle of Brunnenburg in Merano, Italy. During their residency, the five artists created thirteen works of art as well as fifteen hand-made copies of each work. All of which were created on the same size of paper. These works should have been part of a box, an art edition that initially should have included large-scale reproductions of seven of the group's old works, printed on canvas in Como, in addition to en eight obtained by merging the former in a continuous strip to create sort of a "collective work" - together with photographs documenting the residency, historical photographs and video interviews filmed in Brunnenburg. Conz died in 2010 but the box was never finished, although all of its components had been created, except for the folder that was supposed to contain them. The works of the artists have since remained in F. Conz's Archive. The two works created by Đuro Seder do not seem to resemble the production of his Gorgona years, as stated by the artist himself in an interview published in the monographic dossier of the magazine Ricerche di S/Confine. In fact, he proposes a drawing with his characteristic use of irregular shapes and semicircular lines, to which he adds a graphic element with the repetition of the word "peace". The second drawing is derived from a previous painting in which two profiles are merging into a single face. Seder himself remembers how during his residency, which immediately preceeded the war in Croatia, there was "a hint of intolerance in the air" and how the work was meant to hilight "the importance of unity among people".
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Creator

Seder, Đuro

Date

1991

Contributor

Scotti, Marco
Zinelli, Anna

Format

image/jpeg

Language

English

Type

Still Image

Rights Holder

Đuro Seder
MoRE Museum

Collection

Citation

Seder, Đuro, “Untitled,” MoRE, accessed July 11, 2020, http://www.moremuseum.org/omeka/items/show/61.

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