The first retrospective of Vlado Martek art in Rijeka, "Exhibition with Many Titles", presents a wide variety of media, concepts and topics whose point in common is the artist’s experimental use of language. The exhibition
"Exhibition with Many Titles" reveals Martek’s works from the 1970s onwards, in an attempt to extend the boundaries of artistic expression, but also of the ways of presentation and mediation of art (
With approximately three hundred works created in different media, we examine the artist’s ambivalent relationship to books and written word, from his fascination with the rebellious potential of words to the disquietude caused by the sight of books placed on shelves, captured in a narrow circle of admirers. We observe how the written word unfolds in a space – public space or the space of a medium, such as drawing, painting or word sculpting. The exhibition takes Martek’s linguistic games, picture rebuses and
Production: MMSU RijekaIn collaboration with: Museum and Galleries of LjubljanaExhibition curators: Alenka Gregorič & Ksenija OreljCollaborators: Kora Girin and Katerina Jovanović Artist: Vlado MartekExhibition design: Ajdin BašićPhotography: Damir Žižić
In collaboration with Rijeka 2020
1 January, 1 November, 25 December: Closed
24 and 31 December: 11:00–14:00
Indigo Festival will host lecture by Vlado Martek on Friday, September 13, at 7.30 pm at the ZRC SAZU. His retrospective was recently on display at the MMSU Rijeka, and in February 2020 his works will be presented at the City Art Gallery Ljubljana. In his art pieces Vlado Martek works with poems and fragments of poems by putting them into collages, photographs, graphics, sketches, drawings, art actions and agitations, graffiti and wallpapers.