Exhibition display: Nemanja Cvijanović

„One can see various items and objects at this exhibition. There are all sorts of things here, the list is quite long. All objects are heavy with symbolism, functioning almost like signs. The transmitted metaphors and meanings openly refer to current situations, to recent events. There's no need to describe them one by one; I think that they are clear to anyone. Nemanja leaves his objects untouched. They've been adopted as ready-mades, nothing added or subtracted.

But where's the story then?

Every day we are exposed to objects as such, or to associations they produce. The story emerges from their mutual relations, from the way in which the artist juxtaposes or (op)poses them. That's where we find narration.

Vedran Perkov

Nemanja Cvijanović was born in Rijeka in 1972, in a family of mixed South Slavic ethnic roots. He lives in works in Rijeka and Venice. Member of several artistic association in Croatia and Italy. In 1998, he graduated painting from Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia. In 2010, he completed his postgraduate education in the field of design and Production of Visual Arts at FDA (I.U.A.V. University of Architecture) in Venice. He has presented his art internationally at 167 group exhibitions in 12 different countries and on 4 continents, as well as some 50 times at solo exhibitions in Croatia and the EU. He has been active as artist and curator since 2009, the year in which he founded the international gallery SIZ in Rijeka with his colleagues from the region and beyond.