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'In the Same Space' / Conversation with the artist, Salon of MoCAB, 12.10.17. at 6 p.m.

Talk programs | 12.10.2017






















The Salon of the Museum of Contemporary Art (14 Pariska St., Belgrade)
Thursday, October 12, at 6 p.m

Conversation with the artist Selman Trtovac.
The conversation will be moderated by Una Popović.

At first glance, it is almost impossible to notice any major common points between the works of the artists Selman Trtovac and Vladimir Frelih since the two use different artistic agendas and different artistic languages. Through direct confrontation of their works in the Salon of the Museum of Contemporary Art, they construct a space of dialogue, reflecting thus a model of fluid understanding of “art strategies”. The exhibition is titled In the Same Space, which is a name of their joint video work, made for the purpose of this exhibition.

First and foremost, Selman Trtovac expresses himself in the medium of drawing, aspiring to define drawing as a primary energy for all of his posterior artistic endeavours. Trtovac's statement about him being in a “search for the truth in art” defines his practice as inclined to experiment, i.e. permanently inquiring about where the idea about realisation comes from, and also whether it is possible to perceive the content of a drawing as an autochthonous mechanism in a non-explicit way. The series of drawings and photos called Consequences―Magnetic Stimulation of Brain (2016/2017) was made during a brain stimulation experiment at the Military Medical Academy in Belgrade. At the neurological lab of the MMA, with the great help from Prof. Dr. Tihomir Ilić and his team, Trtovac underwent a non-invasive magnetic brain stimulation used in the treatment of dementia, but also applied on the pilots of US Army as a part of the training aimed to improve the speed of reflexes and reactions. With this procedure Trtovac wanted to upgrade the mental process in terms of energised activity, and to reexamine the consequence of drawing in relation to this intention.

Selman Trtovac was born in Zadar. From 1990 to 1993 he studied painting at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade. In March 1993, he moved to the Art Academy in Düsseldorf (Kunstakademie Düsseldorf), to the class of Klaus Rinke, where in 1997 he was promoted into a master, and in 2000 he completed his studies. The same year he returned to Belgrade. Since 2003 he has been a member of the International Art Gremium. He is an active participant in the art scene. He is an initiator and a co-founder of the Free Art Cooperative “Third Belgrade” and Perpetuum Mobile Heterotopia. He received his PhD from the Department of sculpture at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade. His works are part of private and public collections and foundations of contemporary art (Stadt Düsseldorf, MSUV Novi Sad, H2 Museum Augsburg, Contemporary Gallery in Zrenjanin, etc.). He lives and works in Belgrade.