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A Seminar on Sculpture in Lisabon

January 23, 2020

Two of our team members, Dalibor Prančević and Barbara Vujanović, are heading off to Lisabon to hold a seminar at the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum in collaboration with the Institute of Art History (Instituto de História da Arte, Faculdade deCiências Sociais e Humanas – UniversidadeNova de Lisboa) on January 24, 2020 on the topic of researching sculpture. The seminar is organized as part of what is now a several-year-long collaboration between the Institute and the Crosculpture project team members.


If you are interested in finding out more about the seminar, here's a short summary of what our team members will be presenting there!

Sculpture and Politics: Modes of Research into the Incidences of Modern Sculptural Examples in Croatia of the First Half of the Twentieth Century


In this seminar, the project of the Croatian Science Foundation entitled “Manifestations of Modern Sculpture in Croatia: Sculpture on the Crossroads Between Socio-political Pragmatism, Economic Possibilities and Aesthetical Contemplation” shall be presented, or rather the results of its three-year long undertakings. In brief, the project dealt with various questions and issues connected to modern sculpture in Croatia, covering a wider period from the end of the 19th century to the 1970s.


This seminar shall aim to more closely present the reciprocal relationship between political action and artistic creation, primarily through the artistic and biographical path of Ivan Meštrović, one of the most propulsive Croatian sculptors of the first half of the twentieth century. Furthermore, the issue of the completely neglected aspect of the sculptural activity and its representation during the Second World War in Croatia shall also be discussed, particularly through the ideological significance of this period.

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