Rijeka biennial festival for young artists, Marina within, 1971
ABRAMOVIĆ, Marina, et al.: 6. BIENNALE MLADIH [6th Biennal Art Festival]. With 67 b/w illustrations. Moderna Galerija 1971.
ABRAMOVIĆ, Marina, et al.: 6. BIENNALE MLADIH [6th Biennal Art Festival]. Juni, Juli, August 1971. Moderna Galerija Rijeka. With 67 b/w illustrations after works by Marina Abramović and 66 other artists. Edited by Boris Vižintin. Rijeka: Moderna Galerija 1971.
8to. 36 pages. Cliché and offset printing on glossy paper, saddle stitched in original multicolour pictorial wrapper on blue stock.
Rare catalogue of the Rijeka biennial festival for young artists, with 67 contributions by Yugoslav artists, the most prominent of 25 year old Marina Abramović.
Content: The exposition series for young artists „Biennale Mladih“ took place in Yugoslav Rijeka (nowadays Croatia) from 1960 to 1991 and experienced a total of 16 editions. Present catalogue for the 6th edition covers works by and short biographies (in Serbo-Croatian language) of 67 authors, Marina’s oil painting »Prostor« (»Space«, 150×150 cm) being the first mentioned. In this period the artist was about to finish her post-graduate studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb.
All entries with b/w photo reproduction of the work in question, as well as it’s title, size and the techniques used by the artist.
Condition: Rear side of wrappers minimally worn, otherwise very well preserved copy indeed.
Rarity: WorldCat records 1 copy only in institutional holdings outside former Yugoslavia, at the Stedelijk (Amsterdam).