Category: Culture, Galleries

Jul 27

Wind Rose - Rose of Art

If the "Wind Rose" is one of the Split monuments known to everyone – still author's name unknown - then Jagoda Buić ...

Wind Rose - Rose of Art

 is one of the most beutiful red roses not only at national but also on the global art scene. Confirmed it is, by packed full Art Gallery in Split, on opening of her monographic exhibition with more than 300 works in all media, Jagoda Buić use to express herself. Definitely, she is the author of the exceptional artistic personality that with incredible originality, despite differences in the expression of the complete opus, still successfully navigates the sea of her creativity. The exhibition was organized through cooperation of Zagreb Museum of Arts and Crafts and Art Gallery in Split, and opened on 25th of July as part of the Split Summer Festival.
 The luxury of Buić creativity, especially in vast ambient tapestries, is difficult to be measured. It is really measured in chilometers... Paradoxically, the artist born in Split, after six months – when, due to stubbornness of the conservation profession collapsed exhibition in the Old City Hall - manages to come back entering «largest door» of her hometown. After more than four decades, during which her work conquered the world, and when in long time passed sixties preface to the exhibition in Split wrote Kruno Prijatelj, she gladly come back to Split. Curiosity of this Split monographic exhibition is the fact that the author exhibits 20 recent works as Croatian premiere of her rich oeuvre which have so far seen only the French. "Having toured all over the world and has had exhibitions on every continent, she joyfully comes back to Split with the fulness of the experience and new works after having achieved great renown and in which she has realized such a specific sensibility for the material, the atmosphere and feeling of the archetypal .
 «In some way, by new works, she showshow to transfer her rhythmics and compositional skill translates into a paper that also sings», said at the opening of the exhibition academician Tonko Maroević stressing that Jagoda Buić Split exhibition demonstrates her own video, drawings, pictures, scenery, costumes and directing works , because the theater had made a good half of her artistic interests. It is a conquest of space, the artist has done it in a very peculiar way. "Total work is the result of constant study of forms and their transformations, and also the most prominent changes that are happening in the world of contemporary art scene. The artist, in this sense, is not only permanently alert to the spirit of the time. Moreover, one could say that with her courage and ascetic attitude toward pure art she is often on the forefront of expanding artistic horizon.
Speaking of her oeuvre is actually talking about the highest level of one distinctive art which inside itself does not hide the connection with art antiquities, but also has a wide opened door towards a new time, "said Split artist Josip Botteri Dini. Jagoda Buić went away from the Art Gallery and she came back to it. If she has, in some way closed the circle, she did not close her creativity. Finally she herself said, "I am lazy woman from Split, but this exhibition and all who came motivated to do even more. And I will work ". At the opening of the monographic exhibition, gave a talk artist Josip Botteri Dini, academician Tonko Maroević, director of the Zagreb Museum of Arts and Crafts Miroslav Gasparovic and director of the Zagreb Archaeological Museum Ante Rendic Miočić.

 Born in Split, Jagoda Buić studied at the Academy of Applied Arts and Design, and Art History at Uniersity of Zagreb. In addition, she graduated with excellent success at the Academy in Vienna. She studied film set design in Cinecitta in Rome and the history of costume in the Centre delle Arti e del Costume in Palazzo Grassi in Venice. She realized more than 120 projects as costume and set designer for operas, ballets, plays and films in different countries. In 1965. she made her first textile form in the space, later bought by the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. Since then she exibits her monumental textile installations in the world biennials, in the world's most prestigious museums. Her works are included in many public and private art collections (the Metropolitan Museum in New York, Museum of Modern Art in Paris ...) Jagoda Buić is only Croatian artist awarded the "Grand Prix " on the world's Biennale of Contemporary Art in Sao Paulo.