20 July 2018

52th october salon > artists > Katarina Zdjelar

Katarina Zdjelar
(born in Belgrade, 1979) lives and works in Rotterdam, Holland.
Recent solo exhibitions include: Center of Contemporary Art, Celje (2011), Fri-Art Fribourg – Centre d’art de Fribourg, Fribourg (2010), TENT, Rotterdam (2009), Serbian Pavilion at the 53rd Venice Biennial (with Zoran Todorovic), Venice (2009). Recent group exhibitions include: The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto (2011), Kunsthaus Dresden, Dresden (2011), Sheffield (2010), Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo (2010), Morality. WdW, Witte de With Centre for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam (2009), Henie Onstad Art Centre, Hovikodden (2009).


Act I, Act II, 2010
video, 24,55 мин; 5 min
Courtesy  of the artist and Gallery Circus, Berlin

Video and sound projects, as well as projects involving books, are the artists’ primary media in her exploration of sound, language and body language. Sound, which practically has no communicative function, apart from speech, is the key element in the works of Katarina Zdjelar, which are characterized by lyrical interpretation and political connotations. The timelessness and spacelessness in these videos are an important element of Zdjelar’s artworks – making it possible for us to perceive the stories in her works could happen at any time and in any space. On account of this, the viewer finds it easier to focus on the topic of conversation and the gesticulation of the players: key elements for reading and understanding Zdjelar’s meaning.
Act I and Act II (the latter is not an independent unit but an integral part of the former) is a video recording of a conversation between an investigator and a person being interrogated; communication between them is possible only through an interpreter.


© Oktobarski salon Beograd
Belgrade October salon 2011

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