Breaking Timeline

Breaking Timeline


Exhibition at the University of Applied Sciences Karlsruhe, Germany by students of the Academy of Applied Arts, University of Rijeka, Croatia
 25. April - 18. July 2014

Opening of the Exhibition 24. April. 
Opening speech: Counselor Daniela Schweitzer (HS Karlsruhe), Mayor Dr. Frank Mentrup, (City Karlsruhe), Prof.
Ingeborg Fülepp (APU Rijeka). 
Music: Sir J. Oxford; Max Marlier, saxophone

Students present in Karlsruhe were Dorotea Smrkinić (Dep. of Painting), Eni Šuperina (Dept. of Drawing), Monika Rajkovača (Dept. of Graphics), Vedran Rosandić (Dept. of Sculpture), Monika Rusak (MAP study, Intermedia) and driver Nikola Jovanović

Exhibition "Breaking Timeline" shows diversity of representative works created by students of the Academy of
Applied Arts. The exhibition is a result of teamwork, including the Heads of all departments, other professors and
students. One of the largest painting-drawing* at this exhibition is also a result of the joint effort of students and their professor during two academic years.
Even though the presented artworks can be divided into the categories of drawings, graphics, paintings, photography, sculpture and video, students are using diverse technics and experiment within the media. The works also vary in size, from smaller photo series such as pieces by Matej Purgar and Dajana Jurman-Osip to very large painting by Dorotea Smrkinić and seven meters wide graphic of students’ team work. Black and white objects of labyrinth, created by the first year students, a theme given and lead by their mentor assistant professor Vladimir Gudac, in this exhibition can be seen as a symbol for the labyrinths of our life, permanent looking for finding the new paths or exit and solutions.

Some works deal with anxieties of death such as dark painting "The Bones" by Dorotea Smrkinić or mix technic with x-ray images of scull in "Re-design" by Dajana Jurman-Osip. In the exhibition, we can see abstract paintings, photographs and graphics such as Light Painting by Isabella Bubola, oils on canvas Lotus by Rahela Brkljačić and Book 112 by Elizabeta Močibob, computer graphic Fractals by Nino Moharić, cole, dust and ink drawings The Way by Matej Purgar, photo triptych Water Abduction by Monika Rajkovača, graphic prints Zagreb Tram Routes by Ana Sabolić, photographs of ice melting on glass Temporary Spaces by Monika Šangulin, impregnated natron paper and black and color ink drawing Freedom of Portraits by Eni Šuperina...

There are also portraits: fabric on wood meant to be experienced also for blind people Tactile Image by Zvonimira Karavada, drawing with pen and video projection With Time by Ivona Maslak, acril on media pan Self Portrait by Lucija Polonijo.

Some works are more engaged with political themes such as Vedran Rosandić’s De-reconstruction of the memory, photos of people partially covered with collection of stones from the island Goli otok, known as the secret prison and labour camp run by the authorities of Former Yugoslavia. In her photographs of a ruined building of the old cinema Teatro Fenice in the centre of Rijeka, Melani Grabar is dealing with the issue of neglecting cultural heritage.
At the Rijeka Academy students have been introduced to performance and staging arts. At the exhibition there is a documentation of performative works Edge Space by Ivana Butković and Carmen by Renata Fugošić. Nisa Hrvatin’s object Appearance Metters made in reductive woodcut is displayed on a small table in space, as a symbol of fashion trends.

Photo of the Rijeka hospital by night by Aleksandra Ana Buković shows in one shot a line of windows implying what might be happening in hospital rooms.
There are also several classical photos of city scenes in black-and-white techniques such as In Imagination is Redemption by Gabriela Jozić .

Photos of handy light drawings in time-lapse Letter homophones by Monka Rusak are made by experimenting with technical possibilities of new media.
Posters for the drink Vitinka by Adi Franković and design of the book of the play La Cantatrice Chauve and Les Chaises by Euge`ne Ionesco designed by Mia Vučemilović, won some important praises and accomplish the diversities of study at the Academy.