Exhibition of works by Kristina Restovic, a renowned graphic artist, will be open at the Dulcic Masle Pulitika Gallery on Thursday, May 16th at 8 pm.
Exhibition ‘Tourists’ is a story about "touristic" Split, which the generation of the author born in the seventies got to meet only recently. Presented graphics from 2014 to 2017 are actually the final product of one, essentially performative act by the author - the research of the movement of tourists, their paths and their presence within the same routes where she was walking too. All of the graphics are created on the basis of her computer-generated and artfully-modified photographs, which are then mirrored by the author on the zinc plate and subjected to her primary graphic media, classical bakeware and dry needles. Regardless of the fact that the author approaches filming of tourists with great respect and with no negative feelings, in her artwork she shows that, like she said, we share "the same space but not the same reality".
It shows lines of view, movement formation, focuses on contemporary tourist attributes - hats, luggage and cameras. Restovic is particularly attracted to the photographing if the photographing process that initiates the double relation between the viewer and what is viewed (the author who captures the tourists who are photographing), but in every whitish graphic communicates an unknown horizon of the tourists, since we know what they are watching, but we do not really know what they actually see. By interpreting the phenomenon of tourism in Split and the surrounding islands (Hvar), the artist also diagnoses all the summer Mediterranean cities and the hectic atmosphere that is overwhelmed by tourist visitation. The curator of the exhibition is dr.sc. Rozana Vojvoda, senior curator of the Museum of Modern Art Dubrovnik.
The exhibition will stay open until Sunday, June 30th.