Gallery Nova, Teslina 7, Zagreb
07/04 - 23/04 2022
Artists: Luna Acosta and Teuta Gatolin
Curated by: Martina Kontošić
Opening: Thursday, 07/04 at 7 pm
Conversation with artists and guided tour: Thursday, 07/04 2022 at 6.30 pm
Elusive Flow is an exhibition about the complexities of movement through space and time on a scale so large or so small that it sometimes eludes our perception. Luna Acosta and Teuta Gatolin, participants of WHW Akademija 2021, seemingly starting from different positions, through sharing their individual process, in discovering different expressions of corporeal and archival memory are searching for subtle moments of coexistence.
Luna Acosta explores large human migration flows, and migrations that are not directly conditioned by human activity, like the movements of bacteria, insects or birds. In her work, she links human and non-human migrations using magnetite, minerals present in the bodies of all terrestrial beings, which humans, unlike other beings, cannot use for navigation. Teuta Gatolin ponders and observes physical, human memory in relation to digital memory using nostalgia, and visually strong objects of landmark quality which lost their primary function, but remain present supporting the perception of "deep time". Her movement through the concept of memory envelops layers of digital and organic perception and recollection – by stacking files, fabrics, sounds, words, and images, leading us through the universal concept of time using an intimate and poetic approach.
The exhibition is part of the project Coexistence III: Spaces of Movement. Conversation with artists is a part of the project History of Art and Society: Artistic Ecologies.
The program is supported by:
Ministry of Culture and Media of the Republic of Croatia
City Office for Culture, International Relations and Civil Society
Kultura Nova Foundation
Croatian Audiovisual Centre
Gallery hours: Tue– Fri 12–20h; Saturday: 11–19h