Marko Gusić (HR) Love and Architecture

Apply at: Maximum 10 attendees.

The workshop centres around the artwork display at the exhibition Extravagant Bodies: Extravagant Love in the context of the city of Split. The participants will reflect on the alternative and diverse ways of presenting works of art in the context of a city, which is outside the usual gallery context. The workshop will aim to observe the topic of art, artwork display and architecture as a unique conceptual unit.

The workshop will address the topics of the interconnectedness of the artwork display and artistic work. Does it: enrich or ignore its surroundings; add or reduce value; invite or snub the audience; does it contrast or blend with the surroundings, etc. Does a positive or negative reaction influence the dissemination of its intended message? The workshop will also interrogate the boundaries between the artwork and its surrounding space.

This full day workshop consists of a short introductory lecture on producing the exhibition held in Zagreb (conceptual design, finances, set up), followed by time for independent work, free time and the final process presentation.

To participate in the workshop, you will need a laptop (with Photoshop or similar photo editing software) and camera (a cell phone will suffice).

Introduction and task presentation 15.30-16.00
Photographing around town 16.00-17.00
Creating a final 17.00 – 18.30
Presentation 18.30-19.30

Marko Gusić (HR)

Marko Gusić was born in 1992 in Ljubljana, he graduated from the classical gymnasium in Zagreb, followed by undergraduate and graduate studies in architecture and urbanism at the Faculty of Architecture in Zagreb, from which he graduated in 2017. During his studies, he worked at architecture studio OFIS in Ljubljana. With different teams he participated and won awards in open competitions: 1st place in the competition for the concept design of the swimming pool located in Špansko-Oranice; 3rd place in the competition for the resolution and reconstruction of the former DTR building in Krajiška Street; 2nd place in the competition for the production of the urbanistic and architectural solution for the beautification of the space west of the Zakmardy Palace in Habdelićeva Street in Varaždin. Since 2018, works full time at the architecture studio njiric plus, where he has participated in competitions, among other things, for the Podbrežje kindergarten concept design in Zagreb (special mention), competition for the Sesvetski Kraljevec kindergarten concept solution (5th place) and the concept solution for the Croatian Meteorological and Hydrological Service building in Zagreb (5th place). Marko lives and works in Zagreb.


15:30—19:30 h

Beton cinema, Youth Centre, Ulica slobode 28, Split