Location: Museum of Fine Arts Split (Ulica kralja Tomislava 15, 21000 Split)
KATAMARAN ART 2022
Kažimir Hraste: June 28 – July 19, 2022
Project leaders: Duje Dorotka, Božo Majstorović, Marija Plenković
Concept: Božo Majstorović
Exhibition curator: Božo Majstorović
Katamaran Art is a joint project of the Jelsa Municipal Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts, launched in 2018. It is an exhibition programme that takes place alternately in Jelsa and Split during the summer months. The name refers to one of the busiest catamaran lines on the Adriatic, that between Split and Jelsa, which transports thousands of passengers every year, especially in summer. This circulation of people and goods is mainly related to tourism and the daily life of the domicile population. The aim of Katamaran Art is to actualize the third, equally important dimension of travel, which is the traffic of ideas, in this specific case those related to art.
In terms of programme, Katamaran Art is open to various generational, media, and poetic combinations. The project task presented to the artists included in Katamaran Art 2022, namely Snježana Ban, Kažimir Hraste, and Loren Živković Kuljiš, is the conception and realization of artworks that will take into consideration the specific exhibition context
Kažimir Hraste (b. 1954 in Supetar on Brač) graduated in sculpture from the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb, in the class of Prof Valeri Michieli. He completed his postgraduate studies in sculpture in Ljubljana in 1984, and spent one semester of professional training in Rome with a scholarship of the Italian government. He is one of the founders of the Academy of Fine Arts in Split, where he is also employed as a full professor of sculpture. He has presented his work at some thirty solo and more than a hundred group exhibitions in Croatia and abroad. He is the author of numerous public monuments and statues, among others The Risen Christ in Visovac (1988); Don Frane Bulić in Solin (1991); Monument to Tin Ujević in Vrgorac (1993); City Fountain in Marmontova Street, Split (1998); Monument to King Petar Svačić in Miljevci (2002); Monument to the Soldiers Fallen in the Homeland War in Omiš (2004); The Apple in the Biblical Garden Stomorija in Kaštel Novi (2008); Monument to the Soldiers Fallen in the Homeland War in Ploče, (2009); and Monument to Dražen Petrović in Šibenik (2011). He has received numerous awards, distinctions, and state decorations for his work. He has been a regular member of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts since 2022.