Thursday

14 December 2017

Nebojša Šerić – Šoba (born in Sarajevo, 1968), studied at the School of Applied Arts from 1983-1987, Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo  1989 - 1992. In 1999 he moved to Amsterdam to attend Rijksakademie, an international two-year artist residency and studio program. Nebojsa Seric – Shoba have been exhibited in Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville, Paris; Jeu de Paume, Paris; Kunsthalle Bern,  Deutsches Hygiene Museum, Dresden, De Appel, Amsterdam,  Moderna Museet, Stockholm,  Creative Time, New York City, Exit Art, New York City, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, The 50th Venice Biennale (2003),  MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA, and P.S. 1, New York City. Šoba  currently lives in New York City.

 

 

Broadway Boogie-Woogie, 2006           
clay, plaster, wood, foam, ready mades
15 x 63 x 76 cm
Courtesy of the artist

His artwork combines elements from different historical, political and social contexts, from and between which Šoba creates unexpected parallel stories and connections. He acts as a critic of the post-war political and social setting in Bosnia and Herzegovina, associating painful social issues with personal experiences – as such, the artist frequently appears as the main character in his work. The piece presented in this exhibition is a model the artist made more than a decade after the war ended. Šoba’s model serves as a memory of an event and as an idea never implemented, as a document which keeps the story alive. At one point during the war, Šoba proposed to his senior officers to arrange trenches on the frontline according to a Mondrian famous painting Broadway Boogie Woogie.

 


© Oktobarski salon Beograd
Belgrade October salon 2011

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