Location: Museum of Fine Arts Split (Ulica kralja Tomislava 15, 21000 Split)
IVANA DRAŽIĆ SELMANI
Horizons of Closeness
March 31 - April 30, 2022
curated by Rozana Voojvoda
Horizons and Frameworks
The works of Ivana Dražić Selmani, academic painter and multimedia artist, almost always deal with the ambience of Dubrovnik in all its beauty, melancholy and weightiness. In the space of the Museum of Fine Arts, the artist is showcasing an ambient installation titled “Horizons of Closeness” that thematizes the concept of the “horizon”, a line of demarcation that, as the artist herself says, is actually “atopic” and indeterminable, and the view of which is unavoidable and specific in the area of Dubrovnik.
The artist has been preoccupied with the horizon for the past several years, and the showcased work presents a version of “The Horizon of Reminiscence”, a monumental ambient installation set up in the Sponza Palace in 2020, as a continuous line a few centimetres wide, filled with LED light that feigns the horizon line and symbolically functions as a time machine – a representation of artistic history. Taking into consideration the demands of a different and smaller space, the artist conducts an extreme reduction and presents the abridged version of the archive of works presented at the Dubrovnik exhibition, now composed of the original work “At Danče” from 2013, in which she explores the memory of the place and the work “Horizon” from 2018, wherein she achieves the highest degree of abstraction and contraction.
More information is available at http://www.galum.hr/en/exhibitions/exibition/1747/.