MKC Split Gallery / Youth Centre
IT IS NOT FUTURE THAT ALWAYS COMES AFTER
A review of the artistic production of the Motel Trogir project 2014-2018
11 – 31. October 2018
Opening, Thursday, 11 October, at 8 p.m.
Working hours: Monday-Saturday from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m., except Sundays and public holidays
The MOTEL TROGIR project was launched in 2013 as a civic campaign and a project focused on social valorisation and formal protection of the architectural legacy of late modernism in Croatia, architectural heritage which is still not submitted tosystematic institutional care. Special emphasis was placed on the protection of the Adriatic motels of the architect Ivan Vitić and the architectural and urbanistic values of Central Dalmatian modernism of the second half of the 20th century. The project consists of many activities and has developed a specific methodology which can be described as a combination of civic activism and scientific, publishing and educational work, including curating and producing contemporary art projects.
On this occasion, we present a part of the artistic production of the project, which took place between 2014 and 2018, starting with the first interventions in the public space of Trogir, through works produced during intensive artistic residences and study trips, until the recent thematisationof the Koteks
-Gripe complex in Split and setting up info-signaling for two anthological accomplishments of modernist architecture in Dalmatia, for the Motel Soline in Trogir (architect Ivan Vitić, 1965) and for the Children's Health Resort in Krvavica (architect Rikard Marasović, 1962-1964). The title of the publication we issued in 2016 Motel Trogir: It is not future that always comes after, is also the name of this exhibition that summarizes and contextualises our work in the last five years.
Artists: Katerina Duda, Katharina Swoboda, Nikolas Ventourakis, Duška Boban, Gildo Bavčević, Siniša Labrović, Igor Juran, Neli Ružić, Jan Pavlović, Ana Zubak
Concept: Nataša Bodrožić supported by the Motel Trogir team (Saša Šimpraga, Lidija Butković Mićin)
Motel Trogir is a project by Loose Associations (Slobodne veze), contemporary art practices.
The Motel Trogir project in 2018 is supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia, the Kultura Nova Foundation and Austrian Cultural Forum Zagreb
Organisation of exhibition: MKC Split, Slobodne veze
Supported: Ministry of culture, City Government