Igor Grubić, 366 Liberation Rituals, Scarves and Monuments
review

Portfolio: Igor Grubić Multimedia artist from Zagreb

Igor Grubić (b. 1969, Croatia) has been active as a multimedia artist in Zagreb since the early 1990s, making photography, video, and site-specific actions. These interventions into public space, along with video works that employ montage and jump cuts, represent past and present political situations while cutting through the fabric of reality.

East Side Story (2006–8) focuses on LGBTQ rights following violence against two pride parades in Belgrade and Zagreb in the early 2000s, through both televised images and scenes re-embodied by dancers. 366 Liberation Rituals is a performative diary turned historical document consisting of photographs of the artist’s micropolitical actions enacted each day from 2008–9 as a form of resistance. The experimental films Capitalism follows socialism (2012) and Monument (2015), which captures the Brutalist concrete Spomenik built by the former Yugoslav state for the victims of WWII fascism, consider post-transitional Croatia, and the monolithic – or fragile – construction of national memory.

Grubić represents Croatia in the 57th Venice Biennale and has participated in Manifesta 4 and 9, the 11th Istanbul Biennial, and the 20th Gwangju Biennale, as well as in numerous film festivals. His work has been acquired by TATE Modern, the Museums of Contemporary Art in Belgrade and Zagreb, MWW – Wroclaw Contemporary Museum, and Kadist in San Francisco, among others.


Igor Grubić, Missing-architecture (Bucharest)
Igor Grubić, Missing architecture, Carpet
Igor Grubić, Missing architecture, Carpet

Igor Grubić, Missing architecture

Igor Grubić, Monument
Igor Grubić, Monument
Igor Grubić, Monument

Igor Grubić, Monuments

Trailer: Spomenik / Monument from Kreativni Sindikat on Vimeo.

Igor Grubić, 366 Liberation Rituals, Bicycle and Flag,
Igor Grubić, 366 Liberation Rituals, Scarves and Monuments
Igor Grubić, 366 Liberation Rituals, Red Escadrille

Igor Grubić, 366 Liberation Rituals,

Priča s istočne strane / East Side Story from Kreativni Sindikat on Vimeo.

Igor Grubić, Est Side Story
Igor Grubić, Est Side Story

Igor Grubić, Est Side Story

Igor Grubić, Smash the Myth, Berlin

Igor Grubić, Smash the Myth, Berlin

Igor Grubić Do Animals
Igor Grubić Do Animals
Igor Grubić, Do Animals

Igor Grubić Do Animals

Igor Grubić, Velvet Underground

Igor Grubić, Velvet Underground

Igor Grubić, Angels with dirty Faces
Igor Grubić, Angels with dirty Faces

Igor Grubić, Angels with Dirty Faces

Return to the homepage

This might interest you

Sharon Lockhart, Little Review, Polish Pavilion, 57. Venice Biennial, 2017, exhibition view, photo: Bartosz Górka

LITTLE REVIEW: INTERVIEW WITH BARBARA PIWOWARSKA (CURATOR)

Contemporary Lynx Team Nov 12, 2017
Instead of portraying a rich human being with mysterious emotions, Banksy gives us a one-dimensional icon.’ Photograph: Vincenzo Pinto/AFP/Getty Images

WHAT TO READ THIS WEEK: 31 JUL – 6 AUG

Contemporary Lynx Team Jul 31, 2017
interivew Marek Maksymczak’s Presentation (Freedom on Commission: A Critic in Collaboration with the Security Service) at the ‘Art Criticism Today: Language, Economy, Politics’ conference organised by AICA Poland, Warsaw 2019, Photo by Bartłomiej Gutowski

Conversation with Magdalena Ujma

Marek Wołyński Feb 08, 2021
Times Square, photo: Natalia Załuska

ART RESIDENCY: NATALIA ZAŁUSKA

Contemporary Lynx Team Feb 02, 2019