Josip Pino Ivančić (HR) …aj ni ni to ljuvavni pesem…,”

Happening, 2012.-2019.,

In front of a “curtain” made of love ads, playing with a rose, I am singing: "...thisisanotlovesong..." At one point, there comes a fancy girl, plucks the rose petals, and glues them to the heart-shaped “curtain”. When she has glued them all, she pauses for a second and then puts it all on fire... and I'm still standing in front of it, singing "...thisisanotlovesong..."

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.