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Miodrag Krkobabić: “Nothing Personal”, Čolaković LegacyProgramme | 29.04.2015
The exhibition “Nothing Personal” by Miodrag
Krkobabić at the Čolaković
April 29 - June 8 2015 (opening of the exhibition on Wednesday, April 29, 19:00)
The curator of the exhibition is a curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art
Zoran Erić (PhD).
The exhibition “Nothing Personal”
encompasses a cycle of works created after 2000, such as: A portrait of a bearded man, Personal?
ID, and Necrospective. The
exhibition clearly defines the bases that these works take as their starting
points, the trajectory of their development, as well as historical and
theoretical references, and brings them into mutual interaction with new works
produced under the specific conditions of the exhibiting space of the
Gallery-Legacy. The works in question are a series of ambient sets consisting
of photos, audio- and video-installations.
Among his recent works stands out
the project entitled In Absentia,
where the artist deals with the Dragović monastery erected in 1395. After suffering
multiple devastations, the monastery was finally destroyed in 1959. It was submerged
under the water of an artificially made lake accumulated for the Peruća hydroelectric
power plant. Although the primary intention was to move the monastery and
graveyard on a nearby hill, the truth―along with the monastery and graveyard
where the artist’s ancestors were also buried―emerged with the demolition of
the dam during the collapse of SFRY. The project In Absentia draws its inspiration from a particular space, historical
developments, architectural form and people that existed there. The work is
concerned with memory and the way in which the damaged relationship between
nature and architecture, and also the ensuing migrations, had an impact on
individuals and the formation of their Janus-faced identities.
Miodrag Krkobabić (1971) lives and
works in Belgrade.
He participated at more then a hundred exhibitions, festivals and art projects
in gallery and public spaces worldwide. He is a recipient of numerous major
awards and fellowships, such as the October Award (Serbia)
in 2001, the Gallery Award at the Memorial of Nadežda Petrović in Čačakin
2002, the Honorary Award at the Videobrasil festival in São Paulo in 2003, the Jury Award at the
Cairo Biennale in 2005. The same year, with the fellowship of KulturKontakt
from Vienna, he stayed in Austria as a resident
artist. He had his education at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade. As a fellow of DAAD in 2003-2004 he
stayed in Germany (HfK, Bremen) specialising in the field of audiovisual
compositions, and this is the subject he today lectures on at the High School
of Fine and Applied Arts of Vocational Studies in Belgrade.
For more information on the
artist see online: http://www.krkobabic.net.
The exhibition will run until
June 8, every working day between 12:00 and 20:00, except Tuesdays. The
location of the Čolaković
We are grateful to Filmske Novosti for the borrowed archival materials.