Katherine Ann Carl
- Doctoral Candidate
- State University of New York, Stony Brook
This dissertation examines key artists chronologically from the groups Gorgona (Zagreb) and OHO (Ljubljana); the beginning of conceptualism with artists Tomislav Gotovac, Braco Dimitrijevic, and Goran Trbuljak (Zagreb); Bitef theater and the Student Cultural Center and Rasa Todosijevic (Belgrade); then to KOD group and Zelimir Zilnik (Novi Sad) and Sanja Ivekovic and the Group of Six (Zagreb); ending with an analysis of their legacy for the current generation. Their experimental art posed questions that were groundbreaking art historically and socio-politically because of their position within the specific political process of self-management in Yugoslavia. To serve needs unmet by the existing institutions, these artists created new institutions that have a lasting impact today.