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Branko Franceschi

BRANKO FRANCESCHI from 1987 to 2004 was a program director at the Miroslav Kraljevic Gallery in Zagreb, from 2004 to 2008 director of the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rijeka, Croatia, from 2008 to 2010 director of HDLU in Zagreb, Croatia. Since 2010 he has been the director of the Virtual Museum of the Avant-guard Art. Franceschi was the curator for the Croatian pavilion at the 16th Sao Paulo Biennial (2004), 52th Venice Biennial (2007), 11th International Architecture Exhibition, Venice Biennial (2008), 55th Venice Biennial (2013), co-curator of the ARK D-0 Biennial, Konjic, BIH and member of the curatorial team of the International Biennial of Young Artists, Bucharest (2006, 2012).


Report from Croatia

Among Croatia’s 4.26 million citizens, weary from the long economic crisis, the widespread opinion is that visual art is one of the nation’s most successful cultural exports.


Kata Mijatović with Branko Franceschi

Art has always had the same function, from the beginning of time until the present. I think of art as a form of cognitive activity that reflects how we resonate with the universe and, of course, society through symbols and visual codes. That is the function of art in its existential sense—it helps the survival of humankind.


The Brooklyn Rail

SEPT 2023

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