International Projects Fall 2005: Kristian Kožul, Tomislav Buntak, and Alen Floričić

October 23, 2005–May 2, 2006

P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center is pleased to announce the inaugural International Projects program, featuring three Croatian contemporary artists and their works on video, sculpture, and drawing. This program provides international artists and their countries with an opportunity to develop, install, and exhibit temporary projects in locations throughout P.S.1. Works by Kristian Kožul, Tomislav Buntak, and Alen Floričić will be on view from October 23, 2005 through May 2, 2006.

Kristian Kristian Kožul (b. 1975, Munich) sculptures recast the banal into objects of flamboyant desire. In his Discoware collection (2002-2003), bedpans, arm braces, and wheelchairs are covered in mirror mosaics, rhinestones, and feathers, stripping them of their utilitarian purpose and transforming them into overtly decadent fetish objects.

Tomislav Buntak's (b. 1971, Zagreb) delicate, large-scale, marker-on-canvas drawings depict classical landscapes in a stylized and unique manner. He looks to Christian and mythological references to create a site-specific wall drawing featuring fantastical and escapist scenes at the P.S.1 café.

Alen Floričić (b. 1968, Pula) explores the body through short, poignant videos which reduce the human form to endless, repeating, rhythmic patterns. Shown in the corridors and bathrooms of the museum, the videos surprise the viewer with their candor and slightly sinister humor.

Through these exemplary contemporary Croatian artists, P.S.1 will give its audience an opportunity to view the diverse and provocative new face of Eastern European art.


 

These exhibitions are curated by P.S.1 Director Alanna Heiss.

The International Project for Croatia is coordinated by the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rijeka, www.mmsu.hr.

International and National Projects are supported in part by the Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Art, The Trust for Mutual Understanding, FaceCroatia, and the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia.