Tina Gverovic, Sea of People
mediaposted on 2022-02-25, 16:54 authored by Rachel JillionsRachel Jillions, Tina Gverovic
The portfolio encompasses several international exhibitions addressing contemporary issues related to migration and displacement in large-scale installations. The work references reoccurring motifs of water and body parts in temporary environments of precarious stability: Gverović juxtaposes found and bespoke elements in complex multi-media exhibition displays. Each exhibition is site-specific to the historic and political context of its venue: The Museum of Modern Art in Dubrovnik facing the Adriatic Sea, the French Pavilion in Zagreb as a trade centre and a collection point during WW2, Suzhou as a silk route city, the Arsenale in Venice as a boat and ammunition depot.
Across six rooms of the Museum of Modern Art in Dubrovnik, the solo exhibition Sea of People (2016) is concerned with the implications of displacement, particularly at sea. The exhibition is composed of At First Sight I-lll (2007), a series of paintings presented on a large-scale raft; Without Delay (2015), a projection of text on the wall; Testing the Waves l (2015), a projection of video with sound ; Limbo (2017), a series of blue Risograph prints and Inventory (2017), an installation of hand-dyed items of clothing.