Location: Museum of Fine Arts (Ulica kralja Tomislava 15, 21000 Split)
ANTE VERZOTTI - Seekers of Meaning
17 May – 23 June 2022
Curator: Iris Slade
Eight decades of age, six and a half of them dedicated to photography, have been the motive behind organizing this year’s exhibition of Ante Verzotti at the Museum of Fine Arts. Almost two decades after his retrospective in 2004, this doyen of Split’s photographic scene and holder of the honorary title of Master of Photography of the First Order, awarded by the Croatian Photographic Association in 2008, is about to present his work at the same museum with the exhibition SEEKERS OF MEANING, in wish being to symbolically conclude his long public career. Although still agile and committed to his vocation, he decided, prompted by his age, to “say goodbye to Split’s audience in time and with dignity.” He spiced up this idea with the wish it should happen in the building where he was born in 1942, as the Museum of Fine Arts is located in the renovated and extended building of the oldest hospital in Split.
For many years, Verzotti’s dedication to photography has been intertwined with filmmaking, editing, and directing in the field of experimental, documentary, and feature film, which has earned him several valuable awards. He has long incorporated the knowledge and experience gained in filmmaking into the photographic medium, which is also evident in his new exhibition. It consists of sixty artworks created in the period from 2005 to 2022. Most of them belong to the series FLUORESCENCES, CITY, SAILING, SEEKERS OF MEANING, VIDOVIĆ and Western TV FRESCOES.
More information is available at http://www.galum.hr/en/exhibitions/exibition/1749/.