12 December 2008 - 31 January 2009
Where angels fear to tread...
Ivan Ladislav Galeta (HR), Csaba Nemes (HU), Amanda Dunsmore (IRL), Rudolf Pacsika (HU), Denis Kraąković (HR) i Balázs Beöthy (HU)
30.October - 15. November 2007
Opening 7.30pm 30 October
Need a break? Check the REHAB exhibition.
They tried to make me go to rehab, I said, "No, no, no." (Amy Winehouse)
Lindsay Lohan is making plans for life after rehab... "It was a sobering experience." Marc Jacobs has found himself back in rehab. Just one day after showing an impressive fall 2007 collection in Paris .
REHAB is a place to escape the terrors of modern lifestyles and their damaging influence on mental and physical well-being. In a system where we're constantly obliged to perform our social persona, REHAB is an emergency exit from the pressure to conform to the expectations of an omniscient social consciousness. REHAB is also a state of mind, a decision to press pause and unwind, a refusal of ideological conditioning and a rejection of slavish political engagement, a shrugging off of the burden of social responsibility and responsible socialising. REHAB takes us out of the rushing city and purifies us from mental pollution, it gives us the chance to refresh and recharge our creative energies.
The exhibition features the work of artists who in different ways and across various media engage with the idea of REHAB. Several of the artists, through their way of life, promote the idea of resistence and through their works investigate alternative ways of making, presenting and experiencing art, break down the barrier between art and life, while others give valuable examples of the renewal of quality of life through life stories and individual experiences. REHAB also features the work of socially-engaged artists on holiday or in moments of break, such as symbolic collective actions or individual protests against the seriousness and banaility of the everyday.
The exhibition is curated by Maja and Reuben Fowkes www.translocal.org
Revolution is not a Garden Party
Trafo Gallery Budapest
26 October - 26 November 2006
The international exhibition 'Revolution is not a Garden Party' is envisaged as a tribute to the revolutionary spirit of the Hungarian Uprising and considers the resonances of social and political revolution in contemporary art.
The participating artists are Michael Blum (Austria), Nick Crowe (UK), Igor Grubić (Croatia), Sanja Iveković ( Croatia), Little Warsaw ( Hungary), Nils Norman (UK) and Adrian Paci (Italy).
For more information see www.translocal.org/revolution
BEATA VESZELY: ON THE WAY TO HEAVEN
At the exhibition in Galerija Balen, Beáta Veszely will premier her latest film On the Way to Heaven and show a series of drawings in which the figure of the horse archer appears on newspaper cuttings, fashion magazines and art journals. Her horse archers emerge from the layers of forgotten knowledge, pointing their arrows towards the superficiality and consumerist attitude of contemporary lifestyles.
JANE FROST: LIVING AT THE EDGE
Contemporary Art and Sustainability
Residency of British eco artist Jane Frost in Slavonski Brodas part of the international project L@tE on the occasion of Earth Day
IVA-MATIJA BITANGA I LEO VUKELIĆ
24.02 - 26.03.06
The exhibition focuses on the idea of performativity in the work of these artists, who although they don not deal with classical performance as a form of artistic expression in which the artists carries out an action live in front of a public, in their video works and series of photographs they often use the language of performativity...(more)
18.03 - 15.04.05
Balen is pleased to present the Zagreb artist, sculptor Alem
Korkut, who on this occasion has his first solo exhibition
in Slavonski Brod. For the exhibition Rain, Alem Korkut (1970)
is showing new works that thematically mark a shift from the
human figure and portraits characteristic of the artist’s
recent production, towards sculptural consideration of the
representation of nature...(more)
LITTLE WARSAW 2002-2004
21.01 - 07.02.2005
Balen is pleased to announce the presentation and exhibition
of Andrása Gálik and Bálint Havas, Hungarian
artists who are active under the name Little Warsaw, and who
on this occasion will for the first time show their recent
work in Croatia. While both artists studied painting at the
Academy, they have made their international reputation through
sculpture, both through the creation of their own works in
the traditional media of sculpture and through the reuse of
exisiting monuments in their installations...(more)
19.11 - 1.12.2004.
something can be described as constant in the painterly practice
of Ranko Šiljeg, it is that vital energy which fills
all areas of life and initiates powerful changes in artistic
15.10 - 12.11.2004.
Balen is pleased to present the solo exhibition of Danko Friščić (1970), academy-trained painter and artist from Zagreb.
After several years of working predominantly in video and
new media, on this occasion he will show for the first time
a new cycle of oil paintings...(more)
Solo exhibition of Zlatko Kozina
Yellow, Orange, Red...Go!
04. 06 - 25.06. 2004.
Opening Friday 4th June 7.30pm
of Brod painter Zlatko Kozina...(more)
UN/ORGANIC: Art and Biotechnology
Heath Bunting: Natural Reality Superweed
30th April 2004 at 7pm
of Galerija Balen's annual marking of Earth Day will in 2004
be on the issue of art and biotechnology, with a particular
stress on food production. To celebrate international Earth
Day, Galerija Balen invites British artist Heath Bunting to
present his outstanding work 'Natural Reality Superweed' for
the first time in Croatia(...more)
Contemporary Art from Hungary and Croatia
Ivan Bura, Péter Császar, János Fodor, Andrea Huszár, Tibor
Iski Kocsis, Csaba Nemes, Ana Opalic, Matko Vekic
16 January - 13 February 2004
Institute of Contemporary Art - Dunaújváros
20 May - 6 June 2004
Mile End Ecology Pavilion, London
10 June - 30 June 2004
Gallery of Extended Media, Zagreb
group exhibition Unframed Landscapes offers a reassessment
of landscape as a genre in contemporary art...(more)
20 February - 16 March 2004
is pleased to present Ivan Bura, artist and photographer from
Split, who on this occasion exhibits a series of photographs
thematically linked to the sea...(more)
Solo Exhibition of Hajnal Nemeth
12 December 2003 - 15 January 2004
Hajnal Nemeth, one of the best known Hungarian artists, with
a solo show in Galerija Balen, presents her work for the first
time in Croatia.