Prostor Oblik

20.06.2013 -

Young artists from Sarajevo, then Yugoslavia, rehearsed the uprising against tradition in the 1970s. The group called itself “Prostor Oblik” and was recognizable by the fact that their colleagues only painted abstract pictures.

Their uprising was directed against tradition and the dictates of realism and was infected with questions about the future of art. After abstraction had long been invented and artists of Art Informel, Minimal Art, Opart, Popart, etc. from Paris and New York were constantly developing new variants to freely place colours and shapes in the picture format, artists in many parts of the world began to tie in with it. They imported the idea, but they had to work out their own artistic signature. "Prostor Oblik" means "space form", the founding members were Tomislav Dugonjic, Ljubomir Percinlic, Enes Mundžic and Edin Niumankadic, others joined them. Their first exhibition took place in 1975. When they last appeared in 1986 under the name of "Prostor Oblik" exhibited, they had long since made the connection to international art and Sarajevo opened a new chapter in its art history.

The pictures in the exhibition belong to the National Gallery of Bosnia-Herzegovina, founded in 1946. The important museum was temporarily closed in September 2011 for financial reasons.

The Kunstmuseum Magdeburg is showing the “Prostor Oblik” exhibition in collaboration with the Liechtenstein Art Museum, Vaduz, to draw attention to this unsolved situation.

Artists: Vojo Dimitrijevic, Tomislav Dugonjic, Bekir Misirlic, Enes Mundžic, Nikola Njiric, Edin Numankadic, Ljubomir Percinlic, Mustafa Skopljak, Radoslav Tadic



Prostor Oblik - Abstrakte Kunst aus den Sammlungen der Nationalgalerie Bosnien-Herzegowina
Edited by Friedemann Malsch, Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz, 2012
Texts  germ. and engl., numerous illustrations
70 p., Softcover
ISBN: 978-3-90679-019-0
8.00 Euro