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Julije Knifer

Uncompromising


Neue Galerie Graz, Joanneumsviertel, 8010 Graz

 

Curated by Radmila Iva Janković, MSU Zagreb
Duration: 08.12.2020–22.08.2021

 

Info exhibition: +43-316/8017-9100
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About

Julije Knifer (1924 in Osijek – 2004 in Paris) was one of the most internationally renowned artists from Croatia post-1945, who achieved world fame in the fields of concrete and conceptual art.

He had an exhibition at the MoMA, and works of his are owned by the Centre Pompidou, to name just the most prominent institutions. His connection to Graz is his participation at trigon 77 (‘The Creative Process’).

The Neue Galerie Graz, too, possesses works by the artist in its collection. The exhibition is a joint collaboration with the MSU – Muzej Suvremene Umjetnosti/Museum for Contemporary Art, Zagreb, occasioned by Croatia’s Presidency of the EU in the first half of 2020.

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Material


Julije Knifer, "working process, Tübingen", 1975,
Julije Knifer, "working process, Tübingen", 1975,

from a 10-part photo series, 21 × 29.7 cm, 1977, donated by the artist, © Bildrecht Vienna, 2020


Julije-Knifer-Tuebingen-1975-Sujet.jpg (2.34 MB)

Julije Knifer, "working process, Tübingen", 1975,
Julije Knifer, "working process, Tübingen", 1975,

from a 10-part photo series, 21 × 29.7 cm, 1977, donated by the artist, © Bildrecht VIenna, 2020


Julije-Knifer-Tuebingen-1975.jpg (1.61 MB)

VI/VIII-IX TÜ HDA, 1987,
VI/VIII-IX TÜ HDA, 1987,

acrylic/canvas, 200 × 165 cm, Courtesy Estate of the artist, ARNDT Berlin, Singapore, © Bildrecht Wien, 2020


Knifer-1987-TUE-HDA-2.jpg (0.52 MB)

AP 49, 2004
AP 49, 2004

acrylic/canvas, 150 x 150 cm, photo: Žarko Vijatović, Courtesy estate of the artist, Žarko Vijatović, © Bildrecht Wien, 2020


Knifer-2004.jpg (1.17 MB)

Meander, 1978,
Meander, 1978,

acrylic/canvas, 190.2 × 130.1 cm, photo: Boris Cvjetanović, Courtesy MSU - Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, © Bildrecht Wien, 2020


Knifer-Antikompisition.jpg (1.29 MB)

Working process Tübingen, 1975,
Working process Tübingen, 1975,

Black-and-white and color photographs, 21 x 29,7 cm, Neue Galerie Graz, photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner, © Bildrecht Wien, 2020


Knifer-Fotografie-Tuebingen-2.jpg (1.63 MB)

Working process Tübingen, 1975
Working process Tübingen, 1975

Black-and-white and color photographs, 21 x 29,7 cm, Neue Galerie Graz, photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner, © Bildrecht Wien, 2020


Knifer-Fotografie-Tuebingen-4.jpg (2.22 MB)

Working process Tübingen, 1975
Working process Tübingen, 1975

Black-and-white and color photographs, 21 x 29,7 cm, Neue Galerie Graz, photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner, © Bildrecht Wien, 2020


Knifer-Fotografie-Tuebingen-5.jpg (2.17 MB)

Working process Tübingen, 1975
Working process Tübingen, 1975

Black-and-white and color photographs, 21 x 29,7 cm, Neue Galerie Graz, photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner, © Bildrecht Wien, 2020


Knifer-Fotografie-Tuebingen-8.jpg (2.21 MB)

Working process Tübingen, 1975
Working process Tübingen, 1975

Black-and-white and color photographs, 21 x 29,7 cm, Neue Galerie Graz, photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner, © Bildrecht Wien, 2020


Knifer-Fotografie-Tuebingen-9.jpg (1.57 MB)

MNB, 1970,
MNB, 1970,

acrylic/canvas, 89,7 × 109,6 cm, Photo: Boris Cvjetanović. Courtesy MSU - Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, © Bildrecht Wien, 2020


Knifer-MNB.jpg (1.81 MB)

Working process Tübingen, sketch with dimensions, 1975
Working process Tübingen, sketch with dimensions, 1975

Fountain pen, fiber pencil, pencil/millimeter paper, 20.5 x 28.8 cm, Neue Galerie Graz, Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner, © Bildrecht Wien, 2020


Knifer-Skizze-Tuebingen.jpg (2.6 MB)

Julije Knifer, Diaries, 1975-2003,
Julije Knifer, Diaries, 1975-2003,

colored pens on notebook sheets, photo: Boris Cvjetanović. Courtesy Estate of the artist, MSU - Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, © Bildrecht Wien, 2020


Knifer-Tagebuecher-1.jpg (3.28 MB)

Julije Knifer, Diaries, 1975‒2003,
Julije Knifer, Diaries, 1975‒2003,

Colored pens on notebook sheets, photo: Boris Cvjetanović. Courtesy Estate of the artist, MSU - Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, © Bildrecht Wien, 2020


Knifer-Tagebuecher-2.jpg (8.92 MB)

Meander, executed by Stephane Henry after a concept for a wall piece by Julije Knifer from 1979,
Meander, executed by Stephane Henry after a concept for a wall piece by Julije Knifer from 1979,

in the staircase of the, Neue Galerie Graz, 2020, approx. 500 x 1150 cm, Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner, © Bildrecht Wien, 2020


Knifer-Wandbild.jpg (1.39 MB)

Working process Tübingen, 1975
Working process Tübingen, 1975

Black-and-white and color photographs, 21 x 29,7 cm, Neue Galerie Graz, photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner, © Bildrecht Wien, 2020


Knifer-Fotografie-Tuebingen-10.jpg (2.74 MB)

Installation views Expand Box

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Exhibition view,
Exhibition view,

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/J.J.Kucek


Ausstellunsansicht-Knifer-1.jpg (1.28 MB)

Exhibition view,
Exhibition view,

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/J.J.Kucek


Ausstellungsansicht-Knifer-2.jpg (1.12 MB)

exhibition view,
exhibition view,

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/J.J.Kucek


Ausstellungsansicht-Knifer-3.jpg (1.26 MB)

Exhibition view,
Exhibition view,

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/J.J.Kucek


Ausstellungsansicht-Knifer-4.jpg (0.63 MB)

Exhibition view,
Exhibition view,

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/J.J.Kucek


Ausstellungsansicht-Knifer-5.jpg (1.02 MB)

Exhibition view,
Exhibition view,

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/J.J.Kucek


Ausstellungsansicht-Knifer-6.jpg (1.28 MB)

Exhibition view,
Exhibition view,

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/J.J.Kucek


Ausstellungsansicht-Knifer-7.jpg (1.02 MB)

Exhibition view,
Exhibition view,

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/J.J.Kucek


Ausstellungsansicht-Knifer-9.jpg (0.97 MB)

Exhibition view,
Exhibition view,

photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/J.J.Kucek


Ausstellungsansicht-Knifer-10.jpg (0.79 MB)

Exhibition view,
Exhibition view,

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/J.J.Kucek


Ausstellungsansicht-Knifer-11.jpg (0.64 MB)

Exhibition view,
Exhibition view,

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/J.J.Kucek


Ausstellungsansicht-Knifer-12.jpg (0.87 MB)

Exhibtion view,
Exhibtion view,

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/J.J.Kucek


Ausstellungsansicht-Knifer-13.jpg (0.84 MB)

Exhibition view,
Exhibition view,

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/J.J.Kucek


Ausstellungsansicht-Knifer-14.jpg (1.26 MB)

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