Saturday

16 December 2017


Darinka Pop-Mitić
explores the relationship between history and the space of memory moving from bourgeois salons “decorated” by images of sites of mass killings from the latest Yugoslav wars to decrepit walls containing half-erased messages of solidarity with “The Third World”. Her objects and paintings thus constitute a trigger for souvenir involontaire, which reactualises the past for the viewer.

Her recent exhibitions include: Austrian Cultural Forum, New York, Ground Floor America, Den Frie, Copenhagen, Denmark, Fondazione Puglisi Cosentino, Catania, Italy (2010), 50th October Salon, Circumstances, Belgrade, 11th International Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul (2009).

 

Two Exhibitions, Belgrade

 

Two exhibitions on art and politics, 2011
Cartoon graphic novella, black and white
Indian ink-and-brush, pencil on paper
Courtesy of the artist

The artwork of Darinka Pop-Mitić focuses primarily on the influence of cultural policies on writing and perception of past and present. Her objects and paintings thus constitute a trigger for souvenir involontaire, which reactualises the past for the viewer.  In the form of a comic book, the piece Two exhibitions on art and politics juxtaposes a number of artistic events – exhibitions organised in Serbia in the 1990s. Pop-Mitić’s main tools for research, archiving and interpreting what she sees as important exhibitions for a local art history, are the scarce documentation and photographs from these original events.


 


© Oktobarski salon Beograd
Belgrade October salon 2011

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