Lana Stojićević: Sunny Side
exhibition opening: December 4, 20:00
Forum Foyer, 5 Legionowa St.
“Sunny Side” is set amidst the innovative design of the swimming pool of the Zora Hotel in Primošten, Croatia. Like a retrofuturistic vision, the impressive spaceship-like pool dome designed by Lovre Perković in the late 1960s looked towards a future that never came.
Stojićević imagines a narrative inspired by one of its most famous guests, Orson Welles, inserting the pool into a 1960s sci-fi movie scene. Here, the pool becomes a spaceship, with the Yugoslav motto “Come and See The Truth” – which once invited foreign tourists to experience the sunny side of socialism – transformed into the slogan for a spacefaring mission named Sunny Side.
Lana Stojićević (born 1989) is a visual artist, who most frequently creates in art forms of photography, textile and architectural models. Her multimedia works critically explore various local topics, such as illegal construction, lack of care for (architectural) heritage and ecosystem pollution. She earned her master’s degree in visual arts in 2012 at the Academy of Visual Arts in Split, Croatia. Many group and solo exhibitions of Lana Stojićević resulted in a number of received awards.