Location: Salon Galić Gallery (Marmontova 3, 21000 Split)
In numerous interviews about the exhibition Epistle, Denis Butorac emphasizes the importance of his childhood and growing up conditions for artistic work. In these conversations, like leitmotifs, the notions of religion, patriarchal family and father, small community, and the Homeland War are repeated within the framework in which he failed to recognize himself. In his artistic work, he uses photography as a medium in which he often explores topics such as identity, family, and tradition, thus building his narrative series in which he combines a documentary and conceptual work.
In the second, performative part of the exhibition, the term epistle from the title implies the sender and the recipient under the assumption of a common language. It is determined by the socio-cultural context. The author's insistence on religious symbolism is more than obvious: from the production itself with massive heavy frames such as altarpieces to photographs with a motif of (male) tears, earrings with a cross, tattoos markedly positioned at the site of Christ's chest wound.
HŽPP will provide a 40% discount on return tickets by train to anyone who wants to come to Split to see the exhibition.
Due to epidemiological measures, the official opening will not happen, and the gallery will be open to the public from Tuesday, February 16 at 19:00, and the exhibition is on until February 27, 2021.
Gallery opening hours: Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m. - 01:00 p.m. and 04:00 - 08:00 p.m. / Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 01:00 p.m.