Involveness, inovativeness and deflexion
Promotion of the three-year program catalogue NMG@PRAKTIKA 2013 – 2015 will be held in the gallery Praktika, Dom mladih in Split.
Promotion of the three-year program catalogue NMG@PRAKTIKA 2013 – 2015 will be held on the 14th of January 2016 at 8 P.M. in the gallery Praktika, Dom mladih in Split. Curators of the program NMG@PRAKTIKA 2013 - 2015 are Natasha Kadin and Tonči Kranjčević Batalić. The designer of the catalogue is Rafaela Dražić. Tihana Mandušić did the documentation and the layout of the exhibitions.
"In a very short time Split gained several new exhibition formats. The one initiated by Mavena relates with the principles of independent scene activity and continues the unfinished story about forming spaces of independent scene at Dom mladih. Although the borders between institutional and independent culture are not defined as clearly as in the nineties, NMG@PRAKTIKA programme leans onto the definition of independent culture that goes back to the nineties and through selection of the authors actively participates in the position of contemporary art as a critical factor in the context of social reality. New media format acquires new meaning by the choice of artworks. In times when new media are not so new, criticalness and reflexivity of content, content-medium relationship, involveness, inovativeness and deflexion from dominant conceptions are the baselines of NMG@PRAKTIKA programme. Kultura nova foundation recognised these features and in 2012 offered a model of independent culture payroll funding. After the „Act of establishing cultural councils“ was passed in 2004, and a three-year programmatic financing was imported by the Ministry of Culture, programme that was unfortunately only active in 2013, the establishment of Kultura nova foundation was the next big step in the contribution to the stabilisation of the independent scene in Croatia. Three years of continuous NMG@PRAKTIKA exhibition programme is the reflection of curators' and artists' work behind the programme and change of the cultural policies in the country", writes Tonči Kranjčević Batalić.
NMG@PRAKTIKA is a cycle of exhibitions of independent young artists' from Croatia and abroad in the gallery Praktika, Club Kocka, the Youth Centre in Split. This is the fourth cycle through which has so far been realized more than twenty solo and group exhibitions of young artists. Through the new media and experimenting with different forms of artistic expression exhibitions discuss the current issues of contemporary society. This cycle of exhibitions so not only provides insight into the latest art practice, but also by selecting the author actively participates in the positioning of contemporary art as a critical factor against social reality.
New media gallery is an international curatorial platform focused on research projects related to the issues of active participation in a modern global society wich result with the curatorial concepts, inter-media events, international new media collaborations and creating new media projects. The aim of NMG is to establish a permanent intermedial and interdisciplinary interaction as a form of non-formal education and to open the possibility that through specific workshops and meetings of young artists have the opportunity to gain new experience, knowledge, skills and contacts.