Tag Archive: Tomislav Gotovac

According to Culturenet.hr  “provokative series of erotic photography entitled Foxy Mister by Croatian artist Tomislav Gotovac (RIP) will be presented at the exhibition Nude Man in the Leopold Museum, Vienna till 28 January, 2013 as well as within the exhibition The Naked Man at the Lentos KunstMuesum in Linz till 17 february, 2013.”

Leopold museum informs that “previous exhibitions on the theme of nudity have mostly been limited to female nudes. With the presentation “naked men” in the autumn of 2012 the Leopold Museum will be showing a long overdue exhibition on the diverse and changing depictions of naked men from 1800 to the present (…) At the same time, the exhibition will also feature important reference works from ancient Egypt, examples of Greek vase painting and works from the Renaissance.”

Tomislav Gotovac (1937–2010) was not only a charismatic and exuberant person with an uninhibited lifestyle, creator of films, performances, photographs and collages but also somebody who designed a whole complex world for himself (…) Film was Gotovac’s main medium of expression and point of reference. ( Image from exhibition: slobodnadalmacija.hr )




Leopold Museum

The gratest Croatian performer Tomislav Gotovac, a film director with huge charisma and energy died in 74th year in Zagreb.
Several years ago he changed his name into Antonio Lauer after mothers second name, but he stayed well known for his previous name and work of art  as well. He has used his body a lot in his performances. He was famous for his performance “Zagreb, I love you” performed in 1981th where he walked through the capital`s main street Ilica naked while kissing the asphalt

He had been born in Vojvodina (Serbia, ex Yougoslavia), he has finished the Film Academy in Belgrade and has moved to live in Croatia. As the leader to many artists, for example to Marina Abramovic, he had a lot of art works in important galleries, such as the Cetre George Pompidou in Paris, and Venice Biennale. Although he was shortly ill and suffered in poor conditions, he will stay famous for his films “Glenn Miller 2000” and performances like “Foxy Mister”as well as his well known sentence: “Sve je movie-All is Movie”.