In 2011/2012 the Museum of Modern Art in New York set up a retrospective exhibition dedicated to Sanja Ivekovic spreading over nearly 4 decades of work since the late 1968s. Her artistic practice and her engagement and activism for Women's Right, Free Speech and Liberty had a significant influence on the 'New Art Practice' (Nova Umjetnička Praksa) in the Socialist Republic of Yugoslavia as a counterpole to the official art.
In Germany, a flowering poppy field in front of the Fridericianum in Kassel might have stayed in good memory. Realized for documenta 12 in 2007, twice a day revolutionary songs by women's choirs from Afghanistan and Croatia were played over loudspeakers.
The artist expressed her hope: 'Now, as the red colour spreads out over the Friedrichs Platz, I have the hope, that it might become a 'Red Square' or 'Red Place' – Maybe the Friedrichs Platz turns into Rosa-Luxemburg Place? – It's really time, that the voices of women are heard.'
Initiated in 2016 in Zagreb, Croatia.
Work: EQUALS – FOR THE ACCEPTANCE OF DIVERSITY
*1969 in Zagreb, Yugoslavia, now Croatia. Lives and works in Zagreb.
Work: East Side Story
*1986 in Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia, now Croatia. Lives and works in Zagreb, Croatia.
Work: KYKLOP I – V
*1951 in Zagreb, Yugoslavia, now Croatia. Lives and works in Zagreb.
Work: Poetic Agitation No. 1 Read Poems by Mayakovski
*1979 in Sisak, Yugoslavia, now Croatia. Lives and works in Zagreb, Croatia.
Work: Until a Breath of Air