On Thursday, June 30, 8 PM, Belgrade artist Biljana Djurdjevic is opening her solo exhibition “Case Study” at MSURS, Museum of Contemporary Art Republic Srpska.
The exhibition “Case Study” by Belgrade artist Biljana Đurđević, associate professor at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade, continues this year’s successful cooperation between the Museum of Contemporary Art in Belgrade and the Museum of Contemporary Art of Republika Srpska. After the extremely notable exhibition of Biljana Đurđević in the Salon of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Belgrade, where a part of her new multimedia art project was presented in its full scope, it will be organized in the Museum of Contemporary Art of Republika Srpska.
Biljana Đurđević is a recognized artist in the international contemporary art scene. Her works are exhibited in world-renowned galleries and museums. For two and a half decades, Biljana Đurđević’s artistic practice has been continuously developing around the research of the conceptual potentials of the medium of classical painting, whereas in recent years her creative interests have been extended to work in the field of stop-motion animation.
The exhibition “Case Study” is a continuation of the research that the artist began as part of the series of works “Tools of Action”, in which she shows modern society immersed in the processes of continuous production and consumption. With this multimedia art project, she remains faithful to depicting her own experience of the world in which she finds herself, but also everyday life, which she considers anxious, tense and full of conflicts and fears.
The cinematic nature of the scenes in her works is emphasized by framing interior and exterior situations – long, empty factory corridors, railway stations, industrial landscape. Her work is characterized by a special dramatic tone, with the presence of the main actors of the plot, depersonalized exponents of exploitative systems, in the act of supervising, controlling and potentially punishing a disobedient subordinate.
The series of works “Case Study” partly derives from a graphic novel published by the author in 2020, which received further visual elaboration first in a series of large and medium format paintings, in which it introduces certain novelties in the art process, then in video animations. a kind of transmedia and essayistic approach to the topic is completed.
This exhibition represents the starting point of a case study on human, social and ethical degradation, which are not part of a dystopian vision of the future, but a reflection of the world in which we currently live.
The curators of the exhibition are Miroslav Karić, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Belgrade and Mladen Banjac, the senior curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art of the Republic of Srpska.
Tue – Thu
By appointment only
11:00 – 16:00
11:00 – 14:00