What Does the Triennal Exhibition of Croatian Sculpture Production Have To Offer?


The 11th Croatian Sculpting Triennal was opened on Saturday at the Zagreb Gliptoteka – a national triennal sculpture exhibition giving the public an insight into selected realizations from the field of contemporary sculpting art created within the last three years.

At one of the most attractive Croatian exhibition spaces where several buildings and premises are sprawled on over 2700 square meters, selected works were chosen by 122 authors through 160 works on the following theme: “The Ideality of Concept – Reality of Realization”

The young sculptor Igor Ruf won the Grand Prix of the eleventh sculpture triennal, while three equal-value triennial prizes went to Dragana Sapanjoš and Žarko Violić, Dražen Vitolović and Tihomir Matijević. Along with the stated awards two special recognitions were awarded to Nikola Ukić and Denis Krašković.

The AICA AWARD (International Association of Art Critics award) went to Vesna Pokas, while Tihomir Matijević received a special recognition.

Božica Dea Matasić is the winner of the Dubrova Sculpting Symposium Award, while the Kaptol Center Visitors’ Award (chosen by the Center’s visitors through a system of voting for their favorites at Saturday’s opening) in the amount of two thousand HRK went to Stipe Babić.

In addition to the exhibition of evaluated works, an independent exhibition of Predrag Pavić, the 10th Grand Prix winner, was also set up.

You can check out a broad diapason of contemporary sculpture production at the Gliptoteka, while click here for more on the exhibitors and presented works at the Croatian Sculpture Triennal.

Photographs: PIXSELL