Photo: Jasenko Rasol

On Wednesday, 13.3.2019. in 19.00 hours in The Bačva Gallery, House HDLU (Victims of Fascism Square 16) will perform performances on the occasion of closing the exhibition, Marijan Stanić, Sweet Life.

"Friendship is actually understood as a place of pleasure and opportunity just as much as a place of compassion. And I do not know why we can not embrace it and accept it, find a way to talk about the negative aspects of this experience, while enjoying its positive sides, "said Catherine Driscoll, a feminist theoretician at a time in conversation with Barbar Gregg for Vox Feminne.1 This sentence that Driscoll calls for an understanding of the girlhood, a broad and complex field of cultural and social implications that characterizes the life of young girls, on the one hand exposed to brutal commodification and manipulation, and on the other, to social minorities, coincides precisely with the author's s statement, key aspects of the exhibition by Marijan Stanić Sweet life. Composed of three, meaningfully interwoven and somewhat identical chapters of the girl's dream dreams of love, which are rounded off by the idea of ​​an ideal marriage - wedding cake, bride figure and eternal love - this exhibition emphasizes the constituent nodule of discourse about childhood, shrouded in controversies between intimate expectations, popular culture, legislative, economics, social norms, sexuality, political subjectivity and ultimately generational divisions.

(...) In visual presentation, balancing spiritually with aesthetics and ironically playing with the representations and concepts of "real" love, Marijana Stanić has created the ambience that transformed the circular white space of the gallery into a space of amusement, beautiful and deadly. In the tension between the skinny and troublesome, as Ana Čveljo warns, she "deliberately problematizes the place where the idea of ​​love becomes a loving ideology." But it also indicates that, despite the neoliberal exploitation of fragile girls' culture, there is still a place of resistance to the commodification of sanctification and that we should strive for them. (From the lectures Irene Bekić)

Preface / Preface: Irena Bekić
Performers: Maja Kovač, Marta Radoš, Laura Polonijo
Video editing: Vjeran Pavlinić
Sound Montage: Vlado Horvatić
Exhibition / Exhibition author: Marijana Stanić
Texts read / Texts read by: Iva Blažun, Buga Boras, Nikola Crljen, Lukas Granoša, Eva Ivanković, Sven Linn, Luka Munić, Veronika Pracaić, Leo Rešetar, Lucija Škudar, Mia Vujaković