Vlado Martek
Zureden ohne Unruhe
25 January – 01 March 2014

For the last 40 years, visual artist and poet Vlado Martek has played an instrumental part in shaping the contemporary literature and art scenes of both the former Yugoslavia and present-day Croatia. Some of his most notable (and notorious) contributions to this canon can be found in his experimental performances of the late 70s and early 80s. It is with great pleasure that Aanant & Zoo launch their 2014 exhibition program with a solo exhibition dedicated to a selection of Martek’s performances from this significant period in his career.

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Installation View, Zureden ohne Unruhe, Aanant & Zoo, 2014

Installation View, Zureden ohne Unruhe, Aanant & Zoo, 2014

Installation View, Zureden ohne Unruhe, Aanant & Zoo, 2014

Installation View, Zureden ohne Unruhe, Aanant & Zoo, 2014

Read Kamova, 1981
Poetic Agitation, Rijeka; 5-part work,
3 b/w photographs, typewriter text on paper, poster, 41 x 80 cm (framed)

Read Kamova, 1981 (DETAIL)
Poetic Agitation, Rijeka; 5-part work,
3 b/w photographs, typewriter text on paper, poster, 41 x 80 cm (framed)

Homo Turisticus, 1969
Action, Mošcenicka Draga/Istria, 4-part work,
3 b/w photographs, 32 x 62 cm (framed), glass bottle with sea water, 20 x 9 x 6 cm

Homo Turisticus, 1969 (DETAIL)
Action, Mošcenicka Draga/Istria, 4-part work,
3 b/w photographs, 32 x 62 cm (framed), glass bottle with sea water, 20 x 9 x 6 cm

Write Its Name On Each Thing You Possess Or Buy (Part II), 1979,
Poetic Agitation, Zagreb; 6-part work,
3 photographs, postcard, poster, typewriter text on paper, 46,6 x 71,6 cm (framed)

Write Its Name On Each Thing You Possess Or Buy (Part II), 1979, (DETAIL)
Poetic Agitation, Zagreb; 6-part work,
3 photographs, postcard, poster, typewriter text on paper, 46,6 x 71,6 cm (framed)

Hairy flag, 1983
Action, Rijeka; 2-part work, typewriter text on paper, 32 x 40 cm (framed), flag, 28 x 40 x 60 cm

Art has no Alternative, 1986
Graffiti, Zagreb; 3-part work, b/w photograph, typewriter text on paper, 40 x 32 cm (framed), cardboard stencil
and gold spray paint, 40 x 60 cm (framed)

Art has no Alternative, 1986 (DETAIL)
Graffiti, Zagreb; 3-part work, b/w photograph, typewriter text on paper, 40 x 32 cm (framed), cardboard stencil
and gold spray paint, 40 x 60 cm (framed)

Lie to the State, 1984,
Action, Venice; 5-part work,
2 b/w photographs, 2 cookies with felt pen writing, typewriter text on paper, 62 x 40 cm (framed)

Lie to the State, 1984, (DETAIL)
Action, Venice; 5-part work,
2 b/w photographs, 2 cookies with felt pen writing, typewriter text on paper, 62 x 40 cm (framed)

Les artistes aux armes, Agitation, 1982
Poetic Agitation No. 10, Paris; 3-part work,
Polaroid, typewriter text on paper, poster, 72 x 46,5 cm (framed)

Les artistes aux armes, Agitation, 1982 (DETAIL)
Poetic Agitation No. 10, Paris; 3-part work,
Polaroid, typewriter text on paper, poster, 72 x 46,5 cm (framed)

Les artistes aux armes, Agitation, 1982 (DETAIL)
Poetic Agitation No. 10, Paris; 3-part work,
Polaroid, typewriter text on paper, poster, 72 x 46,5 cm (framed)