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NMG@PRAKTIKA_Oleg Morović: Porno mix beach 2

Europska unija "Zajedno do fondova EU"

exhibitions, Kocka Gallery,

1118.4.2019

You must be wondering why this exhibition is titled Porno mix beach 2? Well you won’t find the answer to that question in this texts because I was wondering the same when Oleg and I were discussing his works and the overall concept of the exhibition. I will leave it up to you to pose that question to him yourselves – the story behind it is certainly cute. And no, it doesn’t involve any pornography or beaches. I asked Oleg if he liked beaches and the sea, and being true Istrian he replied — yes, of course! We will discover some other time what else he loves. What I like about this – as Oleg calls it – installation, is the unpredictability of creation. These are not the usual painting, sculpting or other artistic techniques. This is about creating something out of nothing and out of a lot of things. Logical. The idea for the exhibition came about when Oleg, Andi and Oleg (the so-called Dark boys) gathered and decided to exhibit those discarded, forgotten and never-finished works which they would encounter when visiting friends’ artist studios. It was supposed to be a travelling exhibition where all interested artists could join, and which would highlight those little uncut diamonds and give them a chance to shine anew. The idea did not take hold because of various factors, most common of which are those of political nature, so Oleg decided to take initiative and create the exhibition himself. The first version of the exhibition took place in 2017 in the Rigo Gallery of the Lapidarium museum in Novigrad. It was in fact a Dark boys group exhibition called “Beyond great faraway planes”. In that show Oleg exhibited between a hundred and two hundred small framed sketches, paintings, graphics, poetry, etc. This was the first Porno mix beach. A large number of works were bought then so this is the first time we have the chance of seeing brand new works, created specifically for this exhibition. It is interesting that Oleg himself makes the frames and this is where the whole technical skill lies, adding value to the works and shaping the final product. Each work is adapted to the format which comes in three to four sizes. Although the idea in the beginning was for the frames to be multicolored and kitschy, the author decided to paint them black. The addition are the ladders in the space, set in front of the wall with the aforementioned frames, which invite the public to interact. At the top there is one frame that demands special attention. Why, you ask? I will not answer that question but instead invite you to a game and to find the answer yourselves. Building on Duchamp’s ready-mades, I find this exhibition to be a wonderful gesture and a contribution to all those little sparks of creativity which are the starting points of “great” art works. By assembling them in this conceptual frame, Oleg pays tribute to those irrelevant, yet essential values of a never-discarded artwork. Because, in the end, art is like life, just a game!

Oleg Morović lives in Fažani (Istria). He graduated from the School of Applied Arts and Design in Pula and he mostly does graphic design, but also art now and then. He often collaborates with Andi Pekica and Oleg Šuran on joint projects. Together they run the web portal nako​nju​smo​.net (design, interactions, art), art organization Fazan, group Cnjotfihter?, Polet poetry magazine and everyone does their own thing. They sometimes lead workshops with art school students.

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