ARS AEVI Museum of Contemporary Art (City of Sarajevo) and MESS International Theatre Festival (Sarajevo Kanton) have the honour to invite you to the opening of the exhibition
BRACO DIMITRIJEVIC FUTURE POST HISTORY
The exhibition will be open from 16-31.10.2010 from 12.00-20.00 h at the National Library (Vijecnica) in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
is a seminal artist of conceptual art who gained international reputation in the seventies with his Casual Passer-by series, in which gigantic photo portraits of anonymous people were displayed on prominent facades and billboards in European and American cities. Dimitrijevic also mimicked other ways of glorifying important persons by building monuments to passers-by and installing memorial plaques in honour of anonymous citizens.
In the mid-seventies he started incorporating in his installations original paintings borrowed from a museum collection. The Triptychos Post Historicus, realized in numerous museums around the world, unite in a harmonious synthesis high art, everyday objects and fruit. The artist’s statement “Louvre is my studio, street is my museum” expresses both the dialectical and transgressive nature of his oeuvre.
Braco Dimitrijevic’s work as well as his theoretical book Tractatus Post Historicus (1976) were an important influence on two tendencies that dominate artistic discourse today: critical practices in public space and interventions in museum collections.
Cornelia Lauf In “Braco Dimitrijevic”, Monograph, Edizioni Charta, Milan, 2006
Photo: Ars Aevi, Press Kitt