*Featured photo: Work No. 17. 2020/2021, height 205 cm. mixed media (wire, clay, plaster, glue, thread impregnated with glue, black pigment) Photo: Dražen Pejković
Kaštela Town Museum – Vitturi Castle
5 Lušiško Brce, Kaštel Lukšić
Opening Friday, January 28, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.
The exhibition remains open until February, 28, 2022
Curated by Mirela Vujević Duvnjak
Monday – Friday: 09:00 a.m. – 04:00 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday: 09:00 a.m. – 07:00 p.m.
Saturday: 09:00a.m. – 01:00 p.m.
Closed on Sundays and public holidays
With the new cycle POSTGENESIS at the exhibition in the Kaštela Town Museum, Dražen Pejković presents works that stylistically and technically follow the work of some of the previous sections from the cycle “Genesis”, for example: Microns, Mutations, and especially Singularity. Referring to recent works, the author emphasizes the conceptual outline consisting of three common concepts in art history lexicon: architecture, associativity and abstraction, which he summarizes in the title of the exhibition – 3A. Is this recent alteration, the abandonment of thinking about themes that remain without an ideal response, as well as questions of purpose that do not exclude anxiety and suspense, expressed in particular and in an unusual way in the current period of the global pandemic, or is it a creative response regardless of them? For Pejković, this is obviously an optimistic confirmation of the latter, evidenced by dedicated, patient, methodical and productive work in order to satisfy all his professional and creative interests and ideas. Unlike the previous cycle when the concepts imputed thematic and motif outcomes that were his inclination, the author now freed from references, but not excluding figurative reflections, displays greater freedom of personal artistic imagination. These sculptures evoke questions and provoke mixtures of feelings, but above all they evoke processuality, quiet drama, mysticism, atmosphere and almost hypnotic visual harmony…
Mirela Vujević Duvnjak, museum advisor
Kaštela Town Museum – excerpt from the text in the exhibition catalogue
* Due to the epidemiological situation, the official opening will be held with a limited number of visitors and the media
* During the visit to the Museum, it is obligatory to adhere to the epidemiological measures prescribed by the CNIPH and the decisions made by the Civil Protection Headquarters of the Republic of Croatia