What is “love/ljubav” in the Mediterranean and for the lover boys – “seagulls”?
On a surface covered with tablecloth made of newspaper love ads, there is a decorative tube filled with blood, a sperm flasket, a blue lipstick, a honey dish, a bottle of Teran wine, and…
Josip Pino Ivančić (HR)
Josip Pino Ivančić is a performer, visual artist, and musician, known to the alternative cultural scene since the early 1970s, when he joined the circle of conceptualists and performance artists. At that time, he played “mental spirit music” with friends, and under the influence of Beuys he started the process of creating the so-called “social sculpture.” Thus he was already becoming part of a small group of conceptual artists who were actively questioning the socialist value system, primarily the meaning of labour and the position of workers.
Ivančić’s position outside the centre and his experience of working at the Uljanik shipyard gave him the right to radicalize his art even further. During the 1980s, he pursued his artistic interests at the intersection of music, performance, and visual arts, and since the 1990s, the public has known him as one of the most provocative Croatian performers and as an alternative experimenter with the new media.