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april - september 2004
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BALKAN WALZER 2004
5 april – 20 may
The Balkan-Walzer (2004) installation, recently presented at the Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel, as part of the “In the Gorges of the Balkans” exhibition, refers back to a group of works begun by Dimitrijević during the mid-70s and titled Triptycus post-historicus, whereby a masterpiece of art history was installed next to an everyday object and a fruit or vegetable. His deconsecration of the works of past and modern masters - moving them from the wall to the floor, pairing them with potatoes, peppers or apples, placing them in a supermarket trolley or bath-tub - is intended to question the conventions and “fetishism” of art and contest the hierarchy of values in general. In Balkan-Walzer nine large-format photographs of famous 19th and 20th-century composers are “demythicised” by nine pigeons and nine peppers.
Curated by: Stefano Marson and Ana Janevski
Dimitrijević was born in Sarajevo in 1948. His solo exhibitions have been held in most of the leading European museums: the Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagabria (1973); the Städtisches Museum, Mönchengladbach (1975); the Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels (1975); the Nationalgalerie, Berlin (1976); the Centre d'Art Contemporain, Geneva (1978); the Stedelijk van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven (1979); the Tate Gallery, London (1985); the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (1989) and the Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna (1994). He lives and works in Paris.
Studio d'Arte Contemporanea Pino Casagrande
Via degli Ausoni, 7 Roma Italia