After a two-year break, major Split contemporary art manifestation is back in town.
41st Split Salon under the title Not definitely lost to each other presents visual artists, collectives and collaborating organizations whose visual works and projects further complexities of feminist genealogies, encourage productive dialogues amongst generations as a means of creating more equitable histories and envision a more inclusive and sustainable present, locally, and even beyond that.
Seen primarily in the light of social-cultural historiography rather than through history of exhibitions alone, the format of the Salon has, at certain times, provided the space and time for discussion and information exchange outside of established social-class norms (throughout the 17th century)as well as a space – not without ambivalence, though – of women's socio-political activities (throughout the 19th century). Today, we’re transforming it into a one-of-a-kind place where distinct, seemingly conflicting spaces and times converge, on crossroads of theory and practice, performing as motivators of small acts of attention directed towards imperceptible and marginalized objects, subjects and topics, ephemeral artistic forms, and physical presences.
The title Not definitely lost to each other points out that this year’s 41st Split Salon unravels in loose, but not unrelated correlation with the city of Split. The Salon will be occupy different locations across the city through a couple of exhibition-performances planned for specific locations (Multimedia Cultural Center Split, Salon Galić, Aquarium Bačvice), feminist art interventions in permanent museum exhibition displays (Croatian Maritime Museum Split), valorization of modern architectural-urbanistic complexes and healthcare premises in times of pandemic and quietude (newly established Exhibition space Zoja Dumengjić in Clinical Hospital Center Split), collaboration among cultural institutions (Croatian Maritime Museum Split) and within independent cultural scene (queeranarchive, Kvart Gallery).
Not definitely lost to each other is thus an intimate exhibitional glitch, an incentive to hear one another in the middle of the current turmoil of our daily life. Even though the term glitch is usually used in digital domain, it is here borrowed from glitch feminism, which points out the problem in social structure disrupted by economical, racial, social, sexual, and cultural stratification and imperialistic processes that continue to violate our bodies. The glitch in the structure, therefore, is not a mistake, but rather the opposite, a correction.
Multimedia Cultural Centre Split November 19 - December 4, 2021
Zrinka Šimičić Mihanović with Marina Bauer & Didier Douet/ Vida Guzmić / Nicole Hewitt Ivan Slipčević / Lala Raščić/ Renata Poljak / Alieta Monas Plejić / Jelena Maksimović / Selma Selman
Salon Galić gallery November 20 - December 4, 2021
Tatjana Dunja Ivanišević / Maja Marković & Association for interdisciplinary and intercultural research / Neli Ružić /Karlo Papišta Duška Boban Martin Baće Goran Škofić/ Karla Crnković WWF Adria
Croatian Maritime Museum Split November 23 - December 16, 2021
Nadija Mustapić/ Matea Šabić Sabljić
Exhibition space Zoja Dumengjić in Clinical Hospital Center Split November 22 - December 16, 2021
Association for interdisciplinary and intercultural research with Stella Leboš & Luana Lojić
Aquarium Bačvice December 4
Sonja Pregrad with Tin Dožić & Andro Giunio/ Jurica Pavičić
Discursive program accompanying the exhibition is organized in collaboration with queeranarchive and Kvart association.
During the Salon (19.11.-16.12.2021.) there is an open call for support of research/production/public performance of work in tune with the objectives of 41st Split Salon. The call is open to members of Croatian Association of Visual Artists Split, as well as organizations, collectives and visual artists working in Split and Split-Dalmatia County. Simultaneously, the call is open for best critical text, initiated with the purpose of encouraging public discussion about programs and practices in the field of visual arts in local context, with the bigger exhibitions like Split Salon in mind, and opened in collaboration with Croatian Section of the International Association of Art Critics AICA.
Curator: Ivana Meštrov
Exhibition associate: Ana Janevski
Event organization and production: HULU Split
Curatorial assistant: Ana Bratić
Visual identity: Neva Zidić
Exhibition setup associate: Duška Boban
Technical support: Slaven Bratković, Vanja Pagar, Franko Sardelić, Ivor Koren
Photo documentation: Žaklina Antonijević
Video documentation: Josip Rogošić
English translation: Lucija Ečim, Lidija Toman
Exhibition mediators: Josipa Balajić, Lucija Ečim, Blaženka Miše
Special thanks for the realization of exhibitions, performances and accompanying programs: Anamarija Batista, Natalija Borjan Ivana Latinac Kolektiv Style Force, Sunčica Fradelić Kino klub Split, Julija Gracin Tehnički muzej Zagreb, Ivana Korjenić Škola likovnih umjetnosti, Dragana Modrić Galerija Sikirica, Galerija Miroslav Kraljević, Leila Topić Muzej suvremene umjetnosti Zagreb, Julije Meštrović KBC Split, Toni Meštrović, Vedran Perkov, Pinija Poljaković WWF Adria, Ljubomir Radić Hrvatski pomorski muzej Split, Ivana Vukušić udruga Cirkus Kolektiv,Ivana Filipović Academia Club Ghetto Split
41st Split Salon is organized with the support of City Split, Ministry of Culture and Media of the Republic of Croatia, Kultura Nova and Tourist Board of Split.
More information is available HERE.