20th Miniatures

Dear all!

20th Miniatures are online now.
Enjoy the works!

Your ULS
 

Before us stands the 20th edition of the International Miniatures Exhibition. With its devoted enthusiasm, Zaprešić Artists’ Association has created the cultural event of permanent value, attracting hundreds of exhibitors. Even without costly advertising and promotion, the high turnout of authors is accompanied by a numerous audience as well. The Miniatures Exhibition is the meeting point of academic artists, the students of art academies, the pupils of art schools, and amateurs, or, in the original meaning of the word, art lovers. The very openness towards all those who nurture professional, as well as amateur interest in visual arts puts forward the joy of creation, while casting away pretention, which unfortunately fatigues and repels the audience more and more often. The diversity of topics, content, media and techniques, narrowed solely by the miniature format, present a truly refreshing occurrence, bringing to Zaprešić all those who aspire to sincerely enjoy in the creation and discovery of the possibilities of artistic expression. The authors rarely produce miniatures exclusively. The digression from their accustomed formats and the exploration into proportions and ratio not exceeding the size of a palm presents an unpredictable adventure. The responsibility appears smaller only at first sight. It is a contemporary paradox that larger formats endure voids, sloppiness, incompletion and the imperfection of execution (whether intentional or not) much better than the smaller formats do, as the latter allow more visibility to each oversight. Nonetheless, luckily, many will at least try out their skills, while others will continuously return to the miniature, an art form that is difficult to define only by its dimensions. Looking back at the works of art we would nowadays refer to as miniatures — from the Venus of Willendorf and its ten-odd best known sisters, each of them up to 15 centimeters in height, much like the Egyptian, Sumerian and Minoan figurines, the cylinder seals in ancient Mesopotamia, to the medieval illuminations and the illuminations by the Limbourg brothers — they all represent capital, anthological works in the history of culture and art. An entirely different approach was applied to define the genre of miniature in the work of portrait artists Hilliard, Clouet and Holbein, for example. Such is the case of Duchamp’s and Burri’s miniatures of their own works, as well. Who is interested in miniature today? What and in what manner do contemporary authors produce? This exhibition brings forward the works of a hundred and eighty authors coming from twelve countries and more than fifty cities, some of them formed by different cultural and artistic environment and traditions. They hold different educational backgrounds, motivation, ambitions and expectations, artistic worldviews. The abundance of participants and the diversity of their work across all criteria present a guarantee for these questions to be answered. Remaining is the hope that the organizers will continue their work in the years to come, along with the high response from exhibiting authors, to whom this exhibition offers a great opportunity to reflect on the miniature art form.

 

Tatjana Vrhovec Škalamera

 

WHAT ARE THE MINIATURES?

The international exhibition of small-format works of art (15 x 15 x 15 cm).
Dating from 1998, when the first exhibition took place in Zaprešić, a small town near Zagreb.
Presented once a year in Vršilnica (a threshing barn) – a cultural monument, part of the Novi Dvori complex under heritage protection.

Since 2012, The Miniatures function as a competitive exhibition, evaluated by a tripartite jury.
At The 18th Miniatures, the jury selected 148 artists among 464 applicants to present their work in Vršilnica.
At The 19th Miniatures, the jury selected 138 artists among 441 applicants to present their work in Vršilnica.
At The 20th Miniatures, the jury selected 118 artists among 384 applicants to present their work in Vršilnica.


The jury also awards the artists with three cash prizes.

The Miniatures are becoming a travelling exhibition as well:
The 17th Miniatures – Đura Jakšić House, Belgrade and The Cultural Centre of Novi Sad
The 18th Miniatures – The Gallery of the Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo
The 19th Miniatures – Plevnik Kronkowska Gallery in Celje
The 20th Miniatures – Pro3or Gallery in Belgrade


THE GOALS OF THE MINIATURES ARE:

- to promote small-format art as a relevant art form
- to present the cultural monument Vršilnica to a wider audience of people, and point to its spatial and environmental qualities, as well as its potential as exhibition space
- to develop a platform for the international cooperation between cultural institutions and individuals

WHAT IS ULS?

Zaprešić Artists’ Association (Udruga likovnih stvaralaca Zaprešić) is a nongovernmental, nonpolitical and nonprofit organization started in 1998, with the purpose of organizing cultural, educational and artistic activities, promoting creativity and the awareness of citizens within the local community and wider.

Our vision is to create a sustainable cultural organism that affects individuals and their surroundings while creating new values.

Our mission is to encourage the awareness of young people on the importance of organized activity in order to increase the quality of content in their local area. Our goal is to provide an opportunity to all talented individuals to make use of the participation in team work in order to acquire education in all areas of cultural and artistic activities, and develop their own personalities, strong enough to be able to identify the existing values, and offer new ones (their own) to their surroundings.
 

Akrap, Grgur / Zagreb,Hrvatska Bajcer, Ivana, Imaginarni svijet /  Krapina, Hrvatska Balja, Stjepan / Zaprešić, Hrvatska Balja, Stjepan / Zaprešić, Hrvatska Beredin, Lucija, Slojevi / Čakovec ,Hrvatska  Beredin, Lucija, Slojevi / Čakovec ,Hrvatska  Beredin, Lucija, Slojevi / Čakovec ,Hrvatska  Borčić, Natalija, Putovanja-osvajanja / Vis,Hrvatska Brajković, Darko, Ciklus slika posvećen Mladenu Stilinoviću / Umag, Hrvatska Brajković, Darko, Ciklus slika posvećen Mladenu Stilinoviću / Umag, Hrvatska Brajković, Darko, Ciklus slika posvećen Mladenu Stilinoviću / Umag, Hrvatska Bricelj, Beti, UnderLine Sign I  / Postojna, Slovenija Bricelj, Beti, UnderLine Sign II  / Postojna, Slovenija Bricelj, Beti, UnderLine Sign III  / Postojna, Slovenija Bulajić, Aleksandra /  Vrbas,Srbija Bulajić, Aleksandra /  Vrbas,Srbija Bulajić, Aleksandra /  Vrbas,Srbija Bulatović, Gabrijela, Ne prilazi / Beograd ,Srbija Bulatović, Gabrijela, Susreti  / Beograd ,Srbija Campana  / Santiago, Čile Campana  / Santiago, Čile Campana  / Santiago, Čile Cizelj, Tihana, Na kahlici, Ivan / Zagreb, Hrvatska Crnomarković, Vladimir, Poetika maski VII / Niš, Srbija Cupek, Željka ,  Eye candy / Zagreb, Hrvatska Cupek, Željka , Plastik Fantastik / Zagreb, Hrvatska Cvetković, Luka,Reš / Beograd, Srbija Čačić. Luka / Zaprešić, Hrvatska Čaušić, Mario , Ruševine / Osijek, Hrvatska Čaušić, Mario ,Vertikala / Osijek, Hrvatska Čepin, Matej ,Heritage II / Celje, Slovenija Čepin, Matej ,Heritage  / Celje, Slovenija Čurčinski Karla, More  / Zagreb, Hrvatska Ćavar, Ivana,Kiša / Široki Brijeg, BIH Demel, Borna, Sve 5  /  Zagreb , Hrvatska Dević,Sanja , Basic kit for graphic designers / Niš, Srbija Dixit, Bharti,Forestis silvia II / Indore, Indija Dixit, Bharti,Forestis silvia / Indore, Indija Dragičević, Edvin, Danse Macabre Pitalica 3 / Split, Hrvatska Dragičević, Edvin, Danse Macabre Pitalica 4 / Split, Hrvatska Dragičević, Edvin, Danse Macabre Pitalica 5 / Split, Hrvatska Dubovac, Branka , Posveta Velazquez-u / Zagreb , Hrvatska Dubovac, Branka Mrtva priroda-Vaza s cvijećem / Zagreb , Hrvatska Dubovac, Branka,Autoportret / Zagreb , Hrvatska Dundović, Krunoslav,Nepatvoreni prostor / Osijek, Hrvatska Dundur, Luka  / Zaprešić, Hrvatska Đapović, Ana,Ana, Field II / Zemun, Srbija Eichhorn, Nadica ,Roksandićev borac / Zagreb, Hrvatska Eichhorn, Nadica,Meštrovićev Zagrljaj / Zagreb, Hrvatska Elezović, Lora , Afrički mravojed / Zagreb, Hrvatska Elezović, Lora , Ježić  / Zagreb, Hrvatska Elezović, Lora , Platypus / Zagreb, Hrvatska Fenrich, Robert,Grounded stoneimal / Zagreb, Hrvatska Fenrich, Robert,Roots of instinct / Zagreb, Hrvatska Frasonski, Tomasz,Multiculti / Radom, Poljska Gagić Kičinbači, Ivana, Crtež 21 / Zagreb, Hrvatska Gašparac, Sabina,Veliki u malom II / Zagreb, Hrvatska Geras, Noa,Novi bogovi / Zagreb, Hrvatska Gregorčić, Milena,Linije / Ljubljana, Slovenija Gregurić, Josip,Pogled kroz prozor / Koprivnica, Hrvatska Greve Munoz, Loreto, almas cscogidas / Santiago , Čile Greve Munoz, Loreto, Luz /  Santiago , Čile Greve Munoz, Loreto / Santiago , Čile Grgić Đaković, Rene,Usnuli krumpir / Osijek, Hrvatska Gustini, Igor, Chilim  /  Pula, Hrvatska Hmura, Domagoj,Mačke s kvarta / Zagreb, Hrvatska Horvat, Ana  i Nenadić, Damian,Izvana sam iznutra / Zagreb,Hrvatska Horvat,Ana,Zlatna konzerva / Zagreb,Hrvatska Hršak, Tomislav ,JEM-Na-Te-Bl / Krapina, Hrvatska Hršak, Tomislav ,JEM-Na-Te-Bl / Krapina, Hrvatska Hršak, Tomislav ,JEM-Na-Te-Bl / Krapina, Hrvatska Inđić, Jelena, Predeo 3 / Šabac, Srbija Inđić, Jelena, Predeo 7 / Šabac, Srbija Jančić, Drago / Prigorje Brdovečko, Hrvatska Jelenc, Tomaž,Vježba-Portret / Maribor, Slovenija Jovančov, Jelena,Bunar 3 / Bar, Crna Gora Jovcev, Dimitar / Sofija, Bugarska Jurišić, Tea / Baška Voda, Hrvatska Jurišić, Tea,Expects / Baška Voda, Hrvatska Jurišić, Tea,The Spanish Inquisition / Baška Voda, Hrvatska Kakša, Zoran / Zagreb, Hrvatska Kakša, Zoran,Cruel and tender / Zagreb, Hrvatska Kamenečki, Martina,U slast /Zagreb, Hrvatska Karas, Dajana /  Đakovo, Hrvatska Karas, Dajana /  Đakovo, Hrvatska Karlović, Tihana,Oblak /Lokve, Hrvatska Kiš, Ivica / Zagreb, Hrvatska Kunić, Radovan,Papišta Renata , Lako probavljivo! / Rijeka, Hrvatska / Sarajevo , BIH Laslo, Aleksandra; Strahuljci / Zagreb, Hrvatska Laslo, Aleksandra; Strahuljci / Zagreb, Hrvatska Laslo, Aleksandra; Strahuljci / Zagreb, Hrvatska Lazarević, Milica , Igralište / Beograd, Srbija Lazarević, Milica, Prazna kutija /  Beograd,Srbija Leko, Anja / Zagreb, Hrvatska Leko, Anja / Zagreb, Hrvatska Leko, Anja / Zagreb, Hrvatska Lopatić, Jadranko,Međuodnosi / Laduč,Hrvatska Luce, Lukačić,Na osami /  Otok Krk ,Hrvatska Lukas- Midžić, Hana ; ALU-sex / Zagreb,Hrvatska Lukas- Midžić, Hana ; Erotika od starog kruha / Zagreb,Hrvatska Lukas- Midžić, Hana ; Erotika od starog kruha / Zagreb,Hrvatska Lukas- Midžić, Hana ; Erotika od starog kruha / Zagreb,Hrvatska Maraković, Mia ; Likovni dnevnik / Zagreb, Hrvatska Marticki, Tatjana,   Predeo 1 / Čurug,Srbija Marticki, Tatjana ; Predeo 2 / Čurug,Srbija Matić, Marija ; Maleni / Zagreb,Hrvatska Matić, Marija ; Maleni / Zagreb,Hrvatska Matijašević, Alen   / Crveni  potez / Zagreb, Hrvatska Matijašević, Alen / Plavi izlog  / Zagreb, Hrvatska Matijević, Mia  / Zagreb,Hrvatska Matijević, Mia  / Zagreb,Hrvatska Matijević, Mia  / Zagreb,Hrvatska Mavrić, Jelena / Bellevue / Zagreb,Hrvatska Medić, Duje  /  Egipatski majmun, Louvre,Pariz /  Brela,Hrvatska Medić, Duje / Egipatsko tele, Louvre,Pariz /  Brela,Hrvatska Medić, Duje / Plemenska maska, Le musee du quai Branly-Jacques Chirac,Pariz / Brela,Hrvatska Meglić, Monika  / Jedan / Zagreb,Hrvatska Meglić, Monika   / Tri / Zagreb,Hrvatska Meglić, Monika / Dva / Zagreb,Hrvatska Meić, Vida / Halić, Hrvatska Meić, Vida / Halić, Hrvatska Meić, Vida / Halić, Hrvatska Miličić, John / Hvar,Hrvatska Miličić, John / Hvar,Hrvatska Miličić, John / Hvar,Hrvatska Milivojević, Monika / Zagreb,Hrvatska Milivojević, Monika / Zagreb,Hrvatska Milivojević, Monika / Zagreb,Hrvatska Mrčela, Ivana /Stick your gun up your ass / Zagreb,Hrvatska Muškić, Iva /  Pozitivan prostor / Vinkovci, Hrvatska Muškić, Iva /  Pozitivan prostor / Vinkovci, Hrvatska Nikolić, Romana / Pravo na bašću / Zagreb,Hrvatska Novak, Ivan / Sisak, Hrvatska Odrčić, Zlatko / Ivana P. / Velika Gorica ,Zagreb Ognjanovac , Ivana / Tata ima rep / Zagreb,Hrvatska Ohnjec, Helena / Plavić ,Hrvatska Ohnjec, Helena / Plavić ,Hrvatska Ohnjec, Helena / Plavić ,Hrvatska Orlovas / Vygintas,Flood (Stolen memories) / Vilnius, Litva Petrinjak, Luka / Zagreb, Hrvatska Petrinjak, Luka / Zagreb, Hrvatska Pilić, Frančeska /  Fabijan Kaliterna / Split, Hrvatska Podnarčurk, Petra / Sinking / Zagreb, Hrvatska Popa, Luca / Arad, Rumunjska Popa, Luca / Arad, Rumunjska Porović, Mensur / Jezgro ljubavi / Sarajevo, BIH Potočnjak, Alvaro / Acido / Santiago, Čile Potočnjak, Danilo / Avant-garde / Santiago, Čile Rajković, Relja / Zaprešić, Hrvatska Richter, Marijan / Zagreb, Hrvatska Rogina, Domagoj / Varaždin, Hrvatska Rogina, Domagoj / Varaždin, Hrvatska Rusinowska, Joanna / Pas /  Poznan, Poljska Sandu, Adrian / Quarrel / Arad, Rumunjska Sandu, Adrian / Why  / Arad, Rumunjska Sandu, Adrian / Mr. x R The Dog / Arad, Rumunjska Saxena, Siraj / Vana Birds / Vaishali, Indija Saxena, Siraj / Is it grey / Vaishali, Indija Semenpeev, Viktor /  Bogdanci, Makedonija Sesar, Anita / Nuštar, Hrvatska Sesar, Anita / Nuštar, Hrvatska Simishen, Sunčana / Sjene sjena/ Kršan, Hrvatska Skaurone, Ieva / Looking forward to 2 / Vilnius, Litva Sladetić, Ana / Protok I /Samobor, Hrvatska Sokač, Petra /  Led,Čakovec / Hrvatska Šarić, Iva / Refleksija sjećanja / Varaždin, Hrvatska Šintić, Iva / Papir u šalici / Samobor, Hrvatska Šintić, Iva / Skica za večeru / Samobor, Hrvatska Tadić, Stipan / Sestrična / Zagreb , Hrvatska Težak, Gorana / Zima,Pula / Hrvatska Tijanić, Mirjana / Antropomorfna sećanja 1 / Niš, Srbija Tomaz,Marija / Farovi,Novska / Hrvatska Tomić, Andrej / Bake, Osijek / Hrvatska Tomić, Tomislav / Hranjenje,Zaprešić /  Hrvatska Udovičić, Jelena /  figura,Mostar / Bosna i Hercegovina Udovičić, Jelena /  Gracia, Mostar /  Bosna i Hercegovina Uroić, Dario  / Divovi / Zagreb ,Hrvatska Uroić, Dario  / Divovi / Zagreb ,Hrvatska Uroić, Dario  / Divovi / Zagreb ,Hrvatska Vasić, Toni / Embroidery III /  Skopje, Makedonija Vilus, Jadranka / Valovi /  Velika Gorica, Hrvatska Vuković, Dominik 7 Pluton 3 / Zagreb, Hrvatska Vuković, Nataša / Freak / Bilje, Hrvatska Vulić, Ivana  /  Soba  / Zagreb, Hrvatska Vulić, Ivana  /  Soba  / Zagreb, Hrvatska Zeljak, Marko/ Zeleni pejsaž  /  Zagreb, Hrvatska Živanović, Vladimira /  Zagreb, Hrvatska