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The Fulness of Emptiness, Čolaković LegacyProgramme | 14.08.2015
THE FULLNESS OF EMPTINESS – Works from the MoCA Sculpture CollectionMilica Zorić i Rodoljub Čolaković Galerry-Legacy
Curator of the exhibition is Raja Bošković, Sculpture Collection curator.
The idea of the “fullness of emptiness” refers to the domain of a
certain “shaped” i.e. artistically formed emptiness in sculpture, not the
undetermined and encompassing presence of cosmic space.
The concept/term “fullness of emptiness” is the result of discovery and
a new consideration of the efficacy and meaning of the artistic expression of
emptiness in contemporary sculptural production.
The phenomenon of emptiness is not interpreted as “absence”, but rather
as “presence”; not as the “accidental” space created between shapes, but as the
active state of emptiness and an autonomous element in the visual efficacy of
In the process of observing the importance and role of emptiness in
modern and contemporary sculpture, works have been selected for the exhibition,
which through their poetics incorporate the phenomenon and state of emptiness,
and which in the occurring dual interaction of fullness and emptiness (of
shape) establish a completely new significance and meaning of emptiness in
Each selected piece represents a certain understanding of the meaning of
emptiness in sculpture – the relation of full mass and the inner emptiness of
the shape; the effect of emptiness “in” two-dimensional art or “from”
two-dimensional shapes; the scrutiny of the possibility of emptiness within the
material’s mass itself – stone, metal, wood; considerations of the
possibilities of the effect of emptiness in sculptures “constructed” in new
materials; as well as the possibilities of expression and visual effect of
emptiness in the domain of sculptural shape on the threshold of understanding
The phenomenon of “the fullness of emptiness” makes itself apparent in
the sculptures of some of the most important sculptors of the twentieth century
such as: Vojin Bakić, Šime Vulas, Nandor Glid, Olga Jevrić, Ivan
Kožarić, Jovan Kratohvil, Oto Logo, Velizar Vasa Mihić, Vjenceslav Rihter,
Jakob Savinšek, Jovan Soldatović, Aleksandar Srnec, Ratimir Stojadinović, Vojin
Stojić, Slavko Tihec, Đorđije Crnčević and Dušan Džamonja.
The exhibition is based on 23 sculptures in different materials –
bronze, stone, wood, aluminum, steel, iron, brass, glass and plastic.
All displayed pieces are from the Sculpture Collection of the
Museum of Contemporary Art in Belgrade.