We are happy to announce the solo exhibition “Case Study” by Biljana Đurđević opening this Friday, March 25, at the Salon of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Belgrade.
Curated by Miroslav Karić, MSUB, the exhibition will be on view through May 23, 2022.
“Case Study” is a sequel to the artist’s previous research started within a series of works entitled ‘Instrument of Activity’, which thematises the crucial setup that allows the functioning of today’s society, engulfed in processes of continuous production and consumption, routinisation of everyday life, efficiency and effectiveness as the dominant social value criteria. Biljana’s ideas aim at re-examining and problematising man’s ambitions and his constant desire to control, instrumentalise, “commodify” the surrounding world, and the mechanisms of their realization, which often bring violent methods, exploitation, disenfranchising, or cancellation of individual and collective liberties.
“Case Study” is partly based on a graphic novel that the author published in 2020, which was first visually elaborated in a series of large- and medium-format paintings in which she introduced novelties in her creative process, and later also in video animations, completing an extraordinary essayistic transmedia approach to the subject.
The artist’s practice continuously evolves around researching the conceptual potentials of the medium of classical painting, while in recent years, her creative interests have expanded to include work in the domain of stop-motion animation.
Photo: Biljana Đurđević, From the series’Instrument of Activity, detail, photo: Bojana Janjić / MoCAB
Tue – Thu
By appointment only
11:00 – 16:00
11:00 – 14:00