Comic: Oh ah spring love / Location: Klovicevi Dvori Gallery
Illustrations are happening a bit under the radar. It has seen a resurgence with the rise of digital media, social networks and advances in digital tools, but locally it never quite recovered from the crisis the print media and publications had stumbled in at the turn of the century. That’s why the efforts of Klovicevi Dvori gallery were widely applauded by the art scene when they’ve started an Croatian Illustration Biennial in 2006.
Ten years later, the biennial is going strong and its sixth edition is seeing a wide generational representation that includes a lot of people from the aforementioned fields. It is no wonder then that the organizers have decided to look at interdisciplinary aspects of illustration and those fields, with a specific focus on animation this time.
The idea behind it was to explore the potential of a single frame (an extreme, since animated films are composed of extremes, inter-extremes and phases, the latter two being sort of bridges of movement between two extremes) in an animated work as a stand alone illustration and work of art. This gives the exhibition a variety of illustrators and animators presenting their works in a matter that tries to camouflage stand alone works and parts of animated film.