Vlatka Horvat [HR/GB]

Up in Arms

12.01 – 13.03.2015

In her latest series of collages, Up in Arms, Horvat reworks family photos shot in socialist Yugoslavia in the 60s and 70s, when ideals of solidarity and progress were still strong. The work continues on from the previous series With the Sky on Their Shoulders, in which the artist work on the photos in such a way as to try to show a void and a sense of disillusion by means of cut-outs and folds in the silhouettes of the subjects. In Up in Arms, Horvat concentrates on the symbolic element of arms, detached from the subjects, which are cancelled out as if they were lost. The image becomes the echo of a bygone time and what remains is just the tension between surfaces, between two-dimensionality and three-dimensionality.