Opening: 7.11.2023 at 19:00
Vaccilating between soft and hard, ferocious and tender, Games, Planes and Soft Openings presents twelve unique and uncompromising voices of Serbian art, with an overview of their different poetics, politics and considerations of process.
Children’s guns in museum displays evoke irreversible imagery of schoolyard shootings (Miodrag Stajčić); ghosts of masculinity question structures of power, faith and success (Predrag Damjanović); signifiers of twentieth-century rolemodels (Uroš Djurić) hide in plain sight beside ambiguous and filmic scenes of intimacy (Marija Šević). Softly folded fabrics create vibrant tactile abstractions (Bosiljka Zirojević) or rhythmic landscapes (Ana Vrtačnik). Skin is cut, marked and put on display like a tailor’s dummy in a defiant reinvention of self-image and power (Marina Marković). The grids and planes of new abstractions hide music, movement and stillness (Nemanja Nikolić), ambiguous games (Aleksandar Dimitrijević), or poetic monumentality (Andrea Ivanović Jakšić). Ethereal spaces void of human presence (Miljan Stevanović) confront endlessly innovative thought-machines for public projections (Joskin Šiljan).
Encapsulating the challenges of contemporary living, with common threads connecting the disruptors and the weavers, this polyvalent mirror of alternate selves reflects love, angst and hope of contemporary life.
Curated by Alexandra Lazar and Hektor Peljak, produced by AUGS.ART for Galerie Ernst Hilger.
Predrag Damjanović, Aleksandar Dimitrijević, Uroš Djurić, Andrea Ivanović Jakšić, Marina Marković, Nemanja Nikolić, Marija Šević, Joskin Šiljan, Miodrag Stajčić, Miljan Stevanović, Ana Vrtačnik, Bosiljka Zirojević
Games, Planes and Soft Opening. Serbian Art Now
8 Nov 2023 - 20 Dec 2023
Absberggasse 35, 1100 Wien, Österreich