ANTE KUSTRE

Nato il 06/03/1955 a Sombor (Croazia), risiede a Split (Croazia)
E-mail: ante.kustre@st.htnet.hr
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QUESTIONARIO:

1. Why have you chosen to participate in this competition?

Because I want to become welll known and successful artist this year. Because I found your concept very interesting. Because I like Venice very much. Because there is no better place for my international st-art.

2. To whom is art useful?
Art is useful to everyone. Because artists give so much (ideas, jobs, works, questions, problems...) to others (capitalists, custos, critics, journalists, psychologists, parents...).

3. What is freedom of expression?
a) when the world truly rotates around me regardless of how I express myself
b) when they call me Œartist‚ because of my behaviour
c) when the only thing that can stop my expressiveness is its‚ own limit
d) when my self-expression stops at the point where the expressiveness of others starts
e) other:
Freedom of expression is mother of all freedoms

4. How would you interpret Joseph Beuys' statement: " Everybody is an artist"?
I made one T-shirt with my slogan: "Everybody is an artist, except Mr. Joseph Beuyes". I` ll come in Venice with it on my body.

5. What was the last opening of a cultural event that you went to? What did you think of it?

It was the opening of little provincial exhibition in Split. She exhibited her poems on a few mirrors and I puted on the wall of that small caffe-gallery about 20 photos of mine. It was humble, friendly and au pair.I just played second role. New experience for me...

6. What's the hottest gossip in the art world that you know of?
I confess: I am not interested in a gossips in the art. Forgive me this time and I promess I will be interested in it in a future.

7. What determines the behaviour of an artist who is inclined for success?
Courage, conscience,cultural environment.

8. Who supports the artist?

Smart people supports art people.

9. Who sponsored your last project (specify the procedure)?
My last project had few sponsors: the owner of the caffe-gallery, the owner of photo-shop, local TV-station "STV" and Municipal Departement of Culture. I hade to talk few times with the owners and to drink few coffees with them. The editor od "STV" said "yes" after short phone conversation with me (but I have to tell that I know him long time ago). I sent the request by fax to Deparetment and I received some money two months later. I must say I was lucky that time (it was August 2004.).

10. What kind of sacrifices have you made and would be willing to do in order to achieve your objectives?
I am an expert of sacrifices: I am not married, I have not a dog or cat, I have not full time job (here, where I am living, it is almost a suicide). I am prepare to leave my city and state, to live on the edge of society, to be threated as a fool...

11. Your specifications: height-weight / colour of hair-eyes / breast-waist-hips.
177 cm, 69 kilos, grey hair, brown eyes

12. What is your 'sound theme'? Tell us what kind of music you like
I like Van Morrison ("Astral Weeks" allways), Scot Walker ("Boy chlid" sometimes), Amalia Rodrigues (what a voice!), "Baobab" (when I want to feel relax), Terry Callier (old but g-old-en).

13. What are your perversions?
My favor perversion is to act a passion when I don` t feel it. The aim of it is to put that girl or woman to the arms of other man. Also I enjoy to smell and kiss female armpits (like some kind of arm- pit- bull).

14. Have you ever been to a psychologist?
Yes, of course. I am living in Split (you know, of course, what means "split personality"), in Croatia (first: the war, after: the transition). Who could stay normal in these circumstances?!

15. Are you interested in politics? Why?
Yes, I am "zoon politikon" too. I have to be interested in politics because it is a question of surviving here.

16. A slogan that represents you (it will be published on the poster).
BE SMART, SUPPORT MY ART.
CV
2004
-director of broadcast "LIBERATE COLORS INSIDE OF YOU" for STV
-codurector of broadcast "ILLUSIONS AND DREAMS" for STV
-director of broadcast "SHOPPING-PONG" for STV (in the same tame it` s
video-catalogue of my exhibition with same title)
-solo-exhibition "SHOPPING-PONG", Split
-screenplayer, cameraman and director of four travel-episodes "OBRIGADO,
PORTUGAL" for STV
-screenplayer, cameraman and director of documentary "I JA SAN TORCIDA" for
STV
-screenplayer, cameraman and director of second part of tv-documentary
"GRAZ. EUROPEAN CITY OF CULTURE 2003." for STV
-photo solo-exhibition "ALL THAT SPLIT: PART TWO", Split
-photo solo-exhibition "DALMATIA, MY LOVE", Graz
2003
-screenplayer and director of first part tv-documentary "GRAZ.
EUROPEANCITY OF CULTURE 2003." for ATV, Split
-16th ADRIA ART ANNALE, Split
-solo-exhibition "WARLBORO"; Split, Zadar, Rijeka
2002
-15th ADRIA ART ANNALE, Split
-member of HZSU (Croatian Association of Independent Artists)
-frre-lance jounralist for "JUTARNJI LIST", Zagreb
2001
-screenplayer and director of documentary "LAST PORT AMSTERDAM"
-member of HULU (Croatian Association of Visual Artists)
-group-exhibition "90 YEARS OF PHOTO CLUB SPLIT", Split
-14th ADRIA ART ANNALE, Split
-talk-show "KUSTRINICA" for STV
-group-exhibition "METRE SQUARE", Split
-project "E,SOLIDARITE", Zagreb
-solo-exhibition "WHEN FISH SPEAK UP", Split
2000
-cameraman, screenplayer and director of video-documentaries:
"LENINGRAD COWBOYS GO TO PRAGUE" (shown on ATV Split), and "DAYS WHEN
TUDJMAN DIED"
-solo-exhibition "ENVELOPES AND POSTCARDS", Trogir
-solo-exhibition "MARKET THINK"; Split, Prague
-free-lance jornalist for "NOVI LIST", Rijeka
1999
-cameraman, screenplayer and director of video-documentary "WATER AND
FREEDOM" (shown on 4th international festival of new film and video in
Split) and three travel-episodes from Budapest for ATV Split
-solo-exhibition "THERE IS NO SPLIT LIKE SPLIT", Split
-solo-exhibition "GREEN STEP", Split
-biennale "MARUBI 99.", Tirana
-free-lance journalist for "ZAREZ" , Zagreb
1998
-stopped working as a journalist in the dailynews "SLOBODNA DALMACIJA" Split
-screenplayer, cameraman and director of video-documentaries "LAME PIGEON",
"UPSIDE AND INSIDE" and "POPE IN SPLIT" (shown on ATV Split)
1998
-group-exhibition "BOOK AND SOCIETY: 22%", Zagreb
-solo-exhibition "LETTER-HEAD", Split
1997
-solo-exhibition"ALL THAT SPLIT: PART ONE", Split
1997/96 -screenplayer, cameraman and director of seven travel-episodes from
Rome, Barcelona and Prague for TV MARJAN, Split
-editor and host of the programme "RHYTM OF LIFE" on Radio Brach
1992
-INTERNATIONAL MAIL-ART EXHIBITION, Sombor
-solo-exhibition "INVITATION FOR A DANCE", Split
-BIENNALE OF PICTURE AND SMALL FORMATE SCULPTURES, Split
1989
-"GREEN PERISTIL" (urban intervention), Split
1986.
-screenplayer, actor and co-director of the short feature film "DA
CAPO AL FINE", Split
1984
-SPLIT SALON, Split
1983
-SPLIT SALON, Split
-started working as a journalist (particularly as a film critic) in the
dailynews "Slobodna Dalmacija" Split
1981
-YOUTH SALON, Split
1980
-first solo-exhibition "HAPPY NEW YEAR", Split
-got degree in literature and sociology at Zagreb University
1977
-got degree in law at Split University
1955
-born on the same day and the month as Michelangelo, G.G. Marqes and
Andrzey Wayda, March 6th