L'ACTUALITÉ DES EXPOSITIONS D'ART CONTEMPORAIN A PARIS ET EN ÎLE-DE-FRANCE

15 Dec

Expo Solo Show: Maja BAJEVIC « We are the last ones of yesterday, but the first ones of tomorrow »

Publié par Eric SIMON  - Catégories :  #Exposition solo show, #Expo Installation Contemporaine

Du 29 Novembre 2014 au 17 Janvier 2015

 

the occasion of Maja Bajevic’s third personal exhibition at the Michel Rein Gallery (“Quelqu’un veille sur toi”, 2008 and “Terrains Vagues”, 2005), a series of phrases suspended in blue neon dominate the Gallery’s space :

 

We Are Hungry in Three Languages We’ll be on Top

We Are anImage of the Future

We Are the People

We’ll Take More Care of You

We Shall Overcome

We Want Bread, and Roses Too

"To be continued", 2014 de Maja Bajevic Courtesy Galerie Michel Rein © Photo Éric Simon

"To be continued", 2014 de Maja Bajevic Courtesy Galerie Michel Rein © Photo Éric Simon

"To be continued", 2014 de Maja Bajevic Courtesy Galerie Michel Rein © Photo Éric Simon

"To be continued", 2014 de Maja Bajevic Courtesy Galerie Michel Rein © Photo Éric Simon

Short, violent, incantatory, these phrases are part of a collection of slogans derived from the great social and political uprisings of 20th century, patiently archived by Maja Bajevic to be used as materiel for a series of museum exhibitions initiated in 2011:

 

“To Be Continued” at Museo Reina Sofia, Palacio de Cristal (2011), the DAAD Gallery in Berlin (2012), “Take Liberty!” at the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo (2014).

 

A display case allows visitors to view 150 files, documenting this collection of slogans. Two voices, that of a man and that of a woman, recite the archived slogans in turn.

 

"Steam machine", 2014 de Maja Bajevic Courtesy Galerie Michel Rein © Photo Éric Simon

"Steam machine", 2014 de Maja Bajevic Courtesy Galerie Michel Rein © Photo Éric Simon

Expo Solo Show: Maja BAJEVIC « We are the last ones of yesterday, but the first ones of tomorrow »

A “Steam Machine”, a -home made-construction, put together from a washing machine drum, where the laundry produces steam through which the texts and slogans are project- ed. In the mist, the slogans appear, become deformed, and then disappear, as if to show erratic changes in the historical moment in motion.

"How to explain the world to the Martians, 5", 2013 de Maja Bajevic Courtesy Galerie Michel Rein © Photo Éric Simon

"How to explain the world to the Martians, 5", 2013 de Maja Bajevic Courtesy Galerie Michel Rein © Photo Éric Simon

"How to explain the world to the Martians, 6", 2013 de Maja Bajevic Courtesy Galerie Michel Rein © Photo Éric Simon

"How to explain the world to the Martians, 6", 2013 de Maja Bajevic Courtesy Galerie Michel Rein © Photo Éric Simon

A series of drawings and collages from the project “How to Explain the World to the Mar- tians” presented for the first time at the exhi- bition “The Unanswered Question. Iskele 2” at the Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (2013) explores the German capital’s past. Iconography of a vanished town, which lost its populations and its buildings to leave place for real estate projects at the service of a globalised gentrification.

 

The exhibition at the Gallery follows on from the work of Maja Bajevic, where personal experience, collective history, and great history merge. The question of identity is omni- present, an identity which is constructed in a permanent coming and going, at times fluid and violent.

"How to explain the world to the Martians, 8", 2013 de Maja Bajevic Courtesy Galerie Michel Rein © Photo Éric Simon

"How to explain the world to the Martians, 8", 2013 de Maja Bajevic Courtesy Galerie Michel Rein © Photo Éric Simon

Maja Bajevic (Sarajevo 1967) Franco-Bosnian . A graduate of Fine Arts in Sarajevo andthe Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris,  she lives and works in Paris and Sarajevo.

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