Curator: Leila Mehulić
Text written by: Boris Greiner
Designers: Nika Pavlinek and Aleksandar Kovač
Radnička Gallery, 1 April 2014 – 15 may 2014
Exhibition funded by Marijan Hanžeković
Following his tabula rasa concept, the author built an empty white room in front of the gallery space, hiding the very exhibit.
„Certain artists have entered the adventure of the search for emptiness preceding and following every act of life: human productive reproduction the society. In different historical periods, those artists – Savić Gecan included – have obsessively, persistently, and dramatically confronted the powers of emptiness within social and cultural institutions, apparatuses, and situations. Tomo Savić Gecan started investigating the empty at the time of artistic reflections following the eclectic postmodernism of the 1980s or, more precisely, at the time of the so-called art in the ‘of culture.’ Tomo Savić Gecan’s works, installations, and performances were brought forth in this context even though they were with standard art production of that time. His production differs from practices based on media representations and performances referring to or rooted in and cultural conditions and circumstances. Gecan’s work is different through displacement, absence, totalizing minimalism, and exception from fictional contexts of ordinary life featuring unexpected intervention instruments. Tomo Savić Gecan’s artworks are based on the idea that the spectator’s mind is oriented towards external objects. If such objects are empty, then they become indexing structures for mental constructions.“