Bojan Šarčević at Modern Art

January 9th, 2017|

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Artist: Bojan Šarčević

Exhibition title: invagination

Venue: Modern Art, London, UK

Date: November 23, 2016 – January 14, 2017

Photography: all images copyright and courtesy of the artist and Modern Art, London

‘invagination’ refers to the idea of something being turned inside-out, turned-in, or folded back on itself.

This is Bojan Šarčević’s third solo exhibition with Modern Art. Šarčević’s work was the subject of survey exhibitions at Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz, Liechtenstein, and Institut d’Art Contemporain, Villeurbanne, France (2012). Recent solo exhibitions include ‘Rhombic Oath’, Leopold-Hoesch-Museum and Kirche Sankt Anna, Düren, Germany (2012); ‘Éventuellement’, Le Grand Café Centre d’art Contemporain, Saint-Nazaire, France (2010); ‘Involuntary Twitch’, Vleeshal, Middelburg, Netherlands (2010); ‘Only After Dark’, Kunstverein Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany (2008); ‘Already Vanishing’, MAMBO, Bologna, Italy (2008); and ‘Kissing the back of your hand makes a sound like a wounded bird’, BAWAG P.S.K. Contemporary, Vienna, Austria (2007). Šarčević’s work was included in the 50th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy (2003), the 3rd Berlin Biennial, Berlin, Germany (2004); and Manifesta 2, Luxembourg (1998). His work has been included in exhibitions at Berardo Collection Museum, Lisbon, Portugal (2014-2015); WIELS, Brussels, Belgium (2013); Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, USA (2011); Tate, St. Ives (2009); Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna, Austria (2009); ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany (2012, 2008); Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany (2006); Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA (2005); Tate Modern, London (2004); New Museum, New York, USA (2004); Modern Art Oxford, Oxford (2004); and Witte de With, Rotterdam, Netherlands (2004).

Bojan Šarčević was born in Belgrade in 1974. He studied at L’Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France, graduating in 1997, and undertook postgraduate study at Rijksakademie, Amsterdam, Netherlands, from 1999 to 2000. He lives and works in Berlin and Paris.

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Bojan Šarčević, invagination, exhibition view, Modern Art

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Bojan Šarčević, exhibition element (MA-SARCB-00075), detail, 2016, stones, aluminium, 120 x 323 x 206 cm, 47 1/4 x 127 1/8 x 81 1/8 in

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Bojan Šarčević, exhibition element (MA-SARCB-00081), 2016, woven plastic, silicone, 110 x 30 x 30 cm, 43 1/4 x 11 3/4 x 11 3/4 in

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Bojan Šarčević, invagination, exhibition view, Modern Art

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Bojan Šarčević, invagination, exhibition view, Modern Art

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Bojan Šarčević, exhibition element (MA-SARCB-00085), detail, 2016, silicone, polyurethane, two parts: 93 x 52 x 2 cm, 36 5/8 x 20 1/2 x 3/4 ins, 93 x 49 x 3 cm, 36 5/8 x 19 1/4 x 1 1/8 in

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Bojan Šarčević, invagination, exhibition view, Modern Art

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Bojan Šarčević, invagination, exhibition view, Modern Art

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Bojan Šarčević, exhibition element (MA-SARCB-00089), 2016, laserjet print, 37 x 38 cm 14 5/8 x 15 in

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Bojan Šarčević, invagination, exhibition view, Modern Art

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Bojan Šarčević, invagination, exhibition view, Modern Art

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Bojan Šarčević, exhibition element (MA-SARCB-00088), detail, 2016, aluminium, plasterboard, paint, epoxy, concrete, styrofoam, polyurethane, dried meat, 278 x 200 x 536 cm, 109 1/2 x 78 3/4 x 211 1/8 in

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Bojan Šarčević, invagination, exhibition view, Modern Art

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Bojan Šarčević, exhibition element (MA-SARCB-00088), detail, 2016, aluminium, plasterboard, paint, epoxy, concrete, styrofoam, polyurethane, dried meat, 278 x 200 x 536 cm, 109 1/2 x 78 3/4 x 211 1/8 in

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Bojan Šarčević, invagination, exhibition view, Modern Art