Location: Museum of Fine Arts (Kralja Tomislava 15, 21000 Split)
In the year of celebrating its 90th anniversary, The Museum of Fine Arts in Split is starting its exhibition programme with the critical retrospective of Jerolim Miše, one of the greatest artists Croatian painting has ever produced. The exhibition is organized in collaboration with the National Museum of Modern Art in Zagreb, where it was shown during December and January, and on the occasion of 130th anniversary of the birth and 50th anniversary of the death of this prominent Croatian painter.
The exhibition entitled Jerolim Miše: From Rebel to Bard, in which Ana Šeparović, as the author of the exhibition and set-up, presents the phenomenological and problematic review of the opus through the characteristic thematic or ideological units. Since Miše tried his hand in a variety of media and genres: painting, graphic design, art criticism and literature, the paintings in the exhibition are accompanied by his texts, as well as those of his contemporaries. In addition, numerous forces are highlighted – the historical, political and social context, the intellectual and spiritual horizon as well as ideologemes and spirit of the times – that were reflected in his works and that reveal to us just how incredibly layered this complex oeuvre really is. The exhibition showcases artworks from all periods: from the 1910s when he, as a young painter, presented himself as a rebel who destroys old inherited values, to the post-war period when he became part of the art establishment – the bard, who earned, during his lifetime, a canonical place within Croatian visual arts.
The exhibition set-up brings over 100 of the artist’s paintings and drawings, mostly from the holdings of the National Museum of Modern Art and the Museum of Fine Arts in Split, but also many other museum institutions, public and private collections. The exhibition is accompanied by an elaborate catalogue, co-published by both museums and edited by Lada Bošnjak Velagić, senior curator of the National Museum of Modern Art, Zagreb.
More information about the exhibition is available at http://galum.hr/en/exhibitions/exibition/1717/.