Tripo Schubert of the Croatian Civic Society, president of the Kotor chapter of Matica Crnogorska Vesna Vičević and Branka Bezić Filipović of the Split branch office of the Croatian Heritage Foundation welcomed the gathered.
The Croatian Civic Society of Montenegro, the Kotor chapter of Matica Crnogorska (the national Montenegrin culture institution) and the Split branch office of the Croatian Heritage Foundation staged a homage to Split-based Croatian sculptor Andrija Krstulović at the Solidarnost Gallery of Kotor’s Pim palace. Krstulović is the author of the sculpture of Njegoš and the Caryatids at Lovćen.
Tripo Schubert of the Croatian Civic Society and Vesna Vičević, president of the Kotor chapter of Matica Crnogorska welcomed the gathered.
Branka Bezić Filipović spoke on behalf of the Split branch office of the Croatian Heritage Foundation. She expressed her concern with the fact that there is no gallery dedicated to Andrija Krstulović in his native city and that institutions have turned a deaf ear to this issue. “It hurts me personally that Andrija Krstulović does not have a gallery in Split, that his work remains in his home, with Tihomila Krstulović in a private atelier, because, irrespective of the support we have in the Split culture scene, the matter always runs afoul of politics.”
The gathered were also addressed by Andrija Krstulović’s daughter Tihomila Krstulović Becker, who spoke emotionally of her father’s work in the atelier, his personality and the events and memories she has of her father.
The gathered were treated to a viewing of a documentary film about Andrija Krstulović. Musical interludes were provided by violinist Dušica Kordić.