SI OFFSITE | FADE IN 2: EXT. MODERNIST HOME – NIGHT

Jul 14 - Aug 21 2017

 

Swiss Institute, Fade In 2

 Gallery-Legacy of Milica Zorić & Rodoljub Čolaković
2 Rodoljuba Čolakovića St.
11000 Belgrade, Serbia

With Danai Anesiadou, Darja Bajagić, Dora Budor, Ulises Carrión, Heman Chong, Brice Dellsperger, Aleksandra Domanović, Mathis Gasser, Daiga Grantina, Siniša Ilić, Alex Israel, Bertrand Lavier, William Leavitt, Christian Marclay, Rodrigo Matheus, Benjamin Ramírez Pérez, Carissa Rodriguez, Bojan Šarčević, Amie Siegel, Tobias Spichtig, Raša Todosijević

Inhabiting the rooms of the Museum of Contemporary Art – Belgrade’s Milica Zorić and Rodoljub Čolaković Gallery-Legacy, FADE IN 2: EXT. MODERNIST HOME – NIGHT investigates the role that art plays in narrative film and television. The exhibition acts as a sequel to FADE IN: INT. ART GALLERY – DAY, which was on view at Swiss Institute in March 2016. This new iteration allows participating artists to further reclaim the manner in which art is represented on screen, whether as props, set dressings, plot devices, or character cues.

The nature of the exhibition is such that sculptures, paintings, performances and installations transition from prop to image to art object, staging an enquiry into whether these fictional depictions in mass media ultimately have greater influence in defining a collective understanding of art than art itself does. Certain preoccupations with artworks are established early on in cinematic history: the preciousness of art objects anchors their roles as plot drivers, and anxieties intensify regarding the vitality of artworks and their perceived abilities to wield power over viewers or to capture spirits. Across genres, the character of the artist is habitually portrayed as a volatile, mercurial figure with license to subvert societal norms, who is thereby ridiculed, feared and revered. From many such narratives, FADE IN 2 draws out the art objects, granting them the status only previously achieved on-screen, whilst pointing to moments in which one form of media wrangles with the power of another.

FADE IN 2 reimagines the original exhibition in the Gallery-Legacy Čolaković, the converted former residence of Milica Zorić and Rodoljub Čolaković, now one of a venues of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade. The space’s storied history as a residence, hotbed of organized crime and art museum further reinforces the exhibition’s ambition to recast the gallery in a new role as a set for dramatic scenes. Newly commissioned works in the exhibition by Darja Bajagić, Aleksandra Domanović and Siniša Ilić delve into the canon of Serbian and ex-Yugoslavian cinema, enabling a coalescence of filmic, social and political histories.

In addition to new commissions made for FADE IN by Dora Budor, Brice Dellsperger, Mathis Gasser, Bertrand Lavier, Christian Marclay, Carissa Rodriguez and Amie Siegel, FADE IN 2 features additional new works from Danai Anesiadou, Daiga Grantina, Rodrigo Matheus, Benjamin Ramírez Pérez and Tobias Spichtig. Source material ranges widely from Rondo (1966) and La Collectionneuse (1967) through Xanadu (1980) and Risky Business (1983), to Žena s Krajolikom (1976), The Princess Diaries (2001)and The X-Files (1993-2002).

FADE IN 2: EXT. MODERNIST HOME – NIGHT is curated by Swiss Institute with Julie Boukobza, and produced by Balkan Projects. Screening program organized in collaboration with Jugoslovenska kinoteka / Yugoslav Film Archive, Belgrade. Please see the schedule below. Special thanks to Jadran film, Zagreb.

For more information, please see Museum of Contemporary Art Belgrade.

 

FADE IN 2 screening series:

Jugoslovenska kinoteka / Yugoslav Film Archive
Uzun Mirkova 1, Belgrade, SerbiaJuly 15, 6pmSedam I Po (2006); Miroslav MomčilovićJuly 15, 8:30pm
The Maltese Falcon (1941); John HustonJuly 16, 6pm
Vizantijsko Plavo (1993); Dragan MarinkovićJuly 16, 8:30pm
9 1/2 Weeks (1986); Adrian LyneJuly 17, 6pm
Lijepe Žene Prolaze Kroz Grad (1986); Želimir ŽilnikJuly 17, 8:30pm
Teorema (1968); Pier Paolo PasoliniJuly 18, 6pm
W.R. Misterija Organizma (1971); Dušan MakavejevJuly 18, 8:30pm
The Thomas Crowne Affair (1999); John McTiernanJuly 19, 6pm
Tajvanska Kanasta (1985); Goran MarkovićJuly 19, 8:30pm
Vertigo (1958); Alfred HitchcockJuly 20, 6pm
Mlad I Zdrav Kao Ruža (1971); Jovan JovanovićJuly 20, 8:30pm
Great Expectations (1998); Alfonso Cuarón

Image: Rondo (still), 1966. Director: Zvonimir Berković

 

 

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Press

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Raša Todosijević, Murder, 1997
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Daiga Grantina, Liz's zards Cereales and Pomegrenates, 2017
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Tobias Spichtig, Heiner Müller, 2017
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Amie Siegel, 9 ½ Weeks, 2016
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Amie Siegel, 9 ½ Weeks, 2016
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Bojan Šarčević, exhibition element (MA-SARCB-00075); installation view
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Bojan Šarčević, exhibition element (MA-SARCB-00075), 2016
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Siniša Ilić, “Why there is no tragedy in art anymore?", 2017
Siniša Ilić, “Why there is no tragedy in art anymore?”, 2017
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Amie Siegel, Another 9 ½ Weeks, 2016
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Darja Bajagić, In spite of everything, I am still not ashamed, 2017
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Rodrigo Matheus, Mute Scenes, 2017, detail
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Aleksandra Domanović, Landscape with a Woman, 2017
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Rodrigo Matheus, Mute Scenes, 2017
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Christian Marclay, Made to Be Destroyed, 2017, still
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Carissa Rodriguez, La Collectionneuse, 2016
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William Leavitt, Set for The Tropics with Jaguar (from “The Tropics”), 1974
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Alex Israel, Risky Business, 2014-2015
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Ulises Carrión, The Death of the Art Dealer, 1982
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Brice Dellsperger, Body Double 35 (After Xanadu 1980), 2016-2017, still