Manuela Košević

I’m fine, I ate
installation (felt, filling for toys, table), 50 × 80 × 70 cm (table dimensions)
With the spatial installation I’m fine, I ate the artist points out the advantages and disadvantages of our everyday life in a somewhat nostalgic and infantile way. This day-to-day life abounds with information of all forms, as well as the rapidity of finding them and making them available, while at the same time questioning their credibility. Photography is considered one of the fastest ways of transmitting information, and the artist herself uses photographs of lunch as proof of independence and self-care, and as a way to connect with the rest of the family when they are not together. The motif of food, i.e. family lunch, is used to evoke numerous emotions that are hard to compensate for in the online world, but the choice of materials and the technique itself emphasize the tactility and idyllic atmosphere of an ordinary, family lunch. The white color of the installation represents the impression of immateriality to the author, something that does not exist, something imagined, which is what this joint lunch actually is.
Tia Pošta

Manuela Košević (1999, Zadar) enrolled in the undergraduate university programme of Graphic Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb in 2018. Focusing on conceptual art, she uses various media ranging from weaving to augmented reality. She has shown her work in several group exhibitions in Croatia and abroad, including two exhibitions of the project Matrix in 2021 and 2022 in Gallery SC in Zagreb, Unseen World, an exhibition of printmaking students in Antwerp, and an exhibition of Erasmus+ students at HGB Leipzig titled Just Passing Through. She received the Rector’s award for the group project Thelma and Louise and Of Mice and Men: Creative Process and Different Approaches to Designing Scenography in 2020.