Mladen Stilinović (1947–2016)
Mladen Stilinović, one of the key figures of conceptual and contemporary art in Croatia, died last night after battling a serious illness.
Igor Zabel, with whom they collaborated on many occassions, wrote in his text "A Short Walk through Mladen Stilinović's Four Rooms": "Stilinović's art, however, is not sociology. It is primarily art, but art that is aware of its own conditions and determinants. The artist does not close his eyes on the reality around him - on his own reality. And it is by responding to this reality, to its multiple contradictions and dilemmas, that he is able to recover the poetic, the beautiful, even the sublime."
Our sincere condolences to his family and beloved.