Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rijeka
First retrospective of the Split artist Dan Oki
"Works 1989 – 2000" is the title of the first retrospective of the renowned artist from Split, Dan Oki (Slobodan Jokić). The exhibition will display a selection of the artist's finest works from the fields of film and media and will run until the 12th of November in Rijeka's Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art.
Until the 12th of November, Rijeka's Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art will host the first retrospective exhibition of the works by Dan Oki (Slobodan Jokić), a renowned artist from Split, academic professor and filmmaker, highly appreciated by art collectors and cinephiles worldwide.
It is particularly worth mentioning that this exhibition in Rijeka is the first Dan Oki's retrospective ever in Croatia.
The exhibition entitled "Works 1989 – 2000" will display some of the author's best artworks and movies from that period, but also some more recent hybrid feature films.
The artworks include media installations and photographs, and the audience will also have the opportunity to view some of the films. A large part of the exhibition is located in the premises of Rijeka's Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, and the films will be screened in the Art Cinema, which will also host a movie workshop.
Dan Oki (Slobodan Jokić) was born in Zadar in 1965. He is today one of the few Croatian artists who simultaneously engage in visual arts and film making.
Dan Oki produced his first photo exhibitions and experimental films in Zagreb between 1987 and 1989. From 1991 to 1993 he studied film and video at the De Vrije Academie in Den Haag in the class of Professor Frans Zwartjes, and in 1996 he obtained the M.A. degree in media arts at the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in Arnhem. From 1997 to 1999 he was a postgraduate student of film directing and screenplay writing at the Maurits Binger Film Institute in Amsterdam.
Today the artist lives in Split and works as associate professor of film and video arts at the Split Arts Academy and the Zagreb Drama Academy. He also gives lectures as visiting professor at several other academies across Europe. His movies and artworks were put to display in a series of international festivals, galleries and museums throughout Europe, North and South America, and Asia.
Dan Oki won numerous international awards, and his most successful works are highly appreciated by many private art collectors and institutes specialised in media arts.