Marko Lulic (born 1972, Vienna, Austria; lives and works in Vienna).
An exhibition reconstructing parts of Hotel Haludovo, built by the modernist architect Boris Magas on the island of Krk, Croatia, in the 1970s.
“For the show ‘Durch weichen Beton‘ (Through Soft Concrete) at the Grazer Kunstverein in 2002 Lulic rebuilt life-size models of details of the hotel’s architecture. Hart und Weich Nr. 1 (Hard and Soft No. 1, 2002) was a coffered ceiling with protruding cubes made from mahogany-coloured laminated polystyrene, while Hart und Weich Nr. 2 (2002) reproduced the organically curved hotel swimming pool as a light blue, varnished wooden structure that filled the entire gallery space. For his subsequent exhibition ‘Palace – Sweet Soldiers of the Cold War’, at Johnen & Schöttle, Cologne, in 2003, he reconstructed the hotel entrance, in a work entitled Enter the System (Sucked Dry) (2002), the hotel bar, in First Floor (Klettern, dann runterschauen) (Climb, then Look Down, 2002), and two staircases suspended on strings in mid-air, in Abwärts (Upwards, 2002).”–Jan Verwoert, Frieze, May 2003