research group Ljiljana Kolešnik, PL Irena Kraševac Petar Prelog Tamara Bjažić Klarin

doc. Željka Tonković

doc. Dalibor Prančević Artur Šilić Sanja Horvatinčić


doctoral students

Nikola Bojić

Ivana Meštrov

Sanja Sekelj

professional assistants

Irena Šimić, Head of the IAH Documentation and Archival collections; Copyright law specialist

Paolo Mofardin, Photo laboratory, IAH

artnet is a research project in digital art history exploring models of organization and communication embedded in the modern and contemporary artist networks. The research hypothesis is that there is a definite number of such models sharing the same characteristics, regardless of the geographical locations and cultural contexts overarched by a particular artist / architects network; if identified, described and explained in terms of analytic patterns, they could be applied on research of artist networking practices in a diverse national, regional, transnational and cross-cultural settings.


artnet research group also intends to prove that the diversity of organisation and communication models underlying artist networks operative at the particular art scene, at particular historical moment, is directly proportional to the dynamics and volume of the participation of these art scenes in the international visual culture.

the theoretical framework of the project is informed by the insights of spatial art history, cultural history, theory of social networks, theory of communication, and by the recent theoretical debates in digital humanities.

digital research tools and methods applied in the research are geospatial data analysis, geospatial data presentation, social networks analysis, network visualization, VR/AR data visualization, topic modelling and text corpora analysis. 


keywords: digital art history, social networks; network analysis; network visualization; geospatial data visualization, interface design; modern art, contemporary art, digital media art 



© 2014 Institute of Art History, Zagreb, Croatia


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     project objectives 


  • to develop digital research and data presentation tools based on the interdisciplinary approach to the object of research and test their applicability in digital environment on a diverse body of textual data 


  • to develop methods of semi-automatic data retrieval, network visualization, and multidimensional / multi-media visual data presentation


  • to take the advantage of knowledge transfer workshops in establishing the connections with the DAH research groups from the Region with the objective of creating a virtual platform for a collaborative research on modern and contemporary artists networks


  • to develop user interfaces facilitating data dissemination tailored according to the interests of different user groups (professionals, students, wider public)


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