The Guest Artist Programme of AAAD in Prague in the winter semester 2018
The Guest Artist in the Guest Professor Programme of AAAD in Prague in the upcoming winter semester 2018 is David Maljkovic.
Profile of the Visiting Artist
Born 1973 in Rijeka, Croatia and currently based in Berlin and Zagreb, David Maljkovic studied at the Academy of Fine Arts at the University of Zagreb and the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam.
Maljkovic’s work is a highly controlled variant exploitation of formalist concerns.
While narrative is the driving element at the origination of a project, the artist’s varied means of visual implementation profoundly modifies and compromises its supremacy. The process of construction within a set of formal directives encrypts the narrative and postulates what Maljkovic describes as a new semantic logic. His overall project is engaged in the variable relationship between form and content in art terms, or signifier and signified, in linguistic terms; it is within this relationship that Majlkovic negotiates his formal methods and disjunctive intentions.
Virtually all of Maljkovic’s work is engaged with historical and technological markers that are characterized by situations both local and universal. In each, the erosion and corruption of memory are the subjects that are left for the viewer to re-organize. The subject of defective memory and the use of collage, in its more literal as well as more complex application, is a formal principle for dislocation, subtraction and juxtaposition for Maljkovic’s mythical “missing archive”.
Maljkovic’s recent solo exhibitions include: Palais de Tokyo, Paris, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, GAMeC, Bergamo, Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid, Seccesion, Vienna, Whitechapel, London, CAPC Musee d’art Contemporain, Bordeaux, Kunstmuseum Sankt Gallen,, CAC Vilnius, Kunsthalle Basel, SculptureCenter, New York, MOMA PS1.
His work has been included in group shows in museums around the world such as 11th Gwangju Biennale, 56th Biennale di Venezia, Kunsthaus Bregenz, MAXXI Rome, MUSAC Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y Léon, Spain, The Power Plant, Toronto, Wiels Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels, Centre Pompidou, Paris and La Triennale 2012, Paris, 29th Sao Paulo Biennial, 11th and 9th Istanbul Biennial among others.
His work is part of major public collections such as Centre Pompidou, Paris, MUMOK, Vienna, Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid, MOMA, New York, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam and Tate Collection, London.
The structure of the programme in winter semester 2018
The UMPRUM Guest Artist in winter semester 2018 David Maljkovic will give a theoretical and practical course focusing on crossovers of installation, film and other media.
The schedule will be structured in several few-days blocks with the presence of both the guest Professor David Maljkovic and the Czech pedagogue Sláva Sobotovičová and in regular working sessions once a week with the Czech pedagogue only.