As part of the Croatian-American Day, the Consul General of the Republic of Croatia, Sanja Laković, will host an exhibition “Script and Architecture” with sculpture and installations by Zagreb contemporary artist Anita Kontrec.
The focus of Anita’s work will be on “glagoljoca”, the Croatian script which has been in existence since the tenth century to the present, and its relationship to romanesque sacred architecture. Anita will be the Foundation’s Artist-in-Residence this April and May, creating new work and preparing her installations.
This Croatian-American Day will be highlighted with a truly unique viewing opportunity of four works by the late Croatian sculptor, Ivan Meštrović. These pieces by the late Croatian Maestro have not been exhibited publicly before. They will include a monumental drawing, 11 feet high, of St. Francis receiving the stigmata. Only a few eyes have been privileged to view this piece before. The Meštrović works are being shown courtesy of the Croatian Franciscans in Chicago.
Chicagoans are familiar with Meštrović’s earlier works, the two statues of Indians on Horseback (“The Bowman and the Spearman“) at Congress Street and Michigan Avenue. The opening reception of our exhibition at 2pm follows the Croatian- American Day festivities which will take place at Daley Plaza at 12 noon on May 10. The exhibition in the International Currents Gallery will continue through May 31.
Image: Anita Kontrec