press release

opening: Friday, 5th May, 6 pm
brunch: Saturday, 6th May, 11 am
venue: galerie michaela stock, Schleifmühlgasse 18, 1040 Vienna

The basic structural elements of Kata Mijatović's and Zoran Pavelić's works in the joint exhibition project Voices & Words are reflected through the implemented notions of sound, voice and text that function as direct and literal mediators of meaning in said works or indirectly through artistic statements commenting the 'here and now'. Although the works are mainly presented in the medium that includes a visual component: spatial installation, performance, photography and video; the basic transfer of the idea takes place by means of voice, sound and text. The individual artistic interests and individual ways of research of media practice of both artists, are encountered in this joint project through synergy of different works, the basic feature of which is the use of aforementioned elements in literal and figurative sense.

The main preoccupation of Kata Mijatovic's works is reconsideration of the complex relationship between the conscious and unconscious 'self', their dichotomy and interaction. Zoran Pavelic primarily explores the influence and relationship between different geo-political, cultural factors, mass media as well as the position of artists and art in today's society. Both works as Multimedia artist, and their primary media is performance, video, installation and site specific intervention.

The exhibition concept of Voices & Words has been presented on several occasions in different spaces and cities abroad, but always featuring different works and different approach to the exhibition setup.

CV / Kata Mijatović
1956 born in Branjina, Croatia. 1988-1991 she was member of the art group Swamp / Grupa Močvara. From 1991-1993 studied painting at the Accademia di Belle Arti, Florence. In 1997 graduated painting at the Academy of Fine Arts, Zagreb. Since 2005 she runs AŽ Gallery at Artistic organisation Žitnjak Ateliers, Zagreb. Since 2007 she is member of the art group PLEH.
In 2013 she represented Croatia at 55th International Art Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia, with the project Between the Sky and the Earth curated by Branko Franceschi. Lives and works in Zagreb.

CV / Zoran Pavelić
1961 born in Osijek, Croatia. From 1988 to 1991 founder and member of informal art group Swamp / Grupa Močvara.1998 he graduated painting at Academy of Fine Arts, Zagreb. Member of Artistic board of the Baranja Art Collony / BUK / 2004 / 2010. Art director and member of Artistic group PLEH /2007. Lives and works in Zagreb as independent artist.