At the M77 Gallery, History According to Braco Dimitrijević

At the M77 Gallery, History According to Braco Dimitrijević
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Two ships with sails that depict the faces of intellectuals and artists, from Tesla to Modigliani and Malevič, greet visitors at the M77 Gallery. They all share the common bond of immense hardship, each having only been recognised for their remarkable contributions years after creating their works of genius. Several faces of famous composers are presented as “scarred” to the public by pick-axes that break the works’ glass surfaces, remaining stuck, along with a red pepper that evokes a spurt of blood. The entire artistic study of the Bosnian Braco Dimitrijević - with certain themes that are particularly important to him, such as the mixing of nature and artifice, the honouring of historic figures, or the stigmatising of historic figures, expressing both ethical and aesthetic judgements on culture and art - is narrated over the two floors of the M77 Gallery. An “arranger” sort of artist, an initial situation with a co-author-public that will bring about an unpredictable result. These are the themes of the itinerary dedicated to Dimitrijević, which also includes a selection of installations that create alienating encounters between wild animals and works of art. Braco Dimitrijević’s work starts from a critical position regarding history, with a concept of “post-history” defined as “ the co-existence of varying concepts and models, a pluralism of truth and time from a multi-angled vision.”
Samantha De Martin - © 2019 ARTE.it for Bulgari Hotel Milano