Time: October 4, 2014 at 11am to December 7, 2014 at 5pm
Street: Number Nine Guildhall Road
Website or Map: http://www.nncontemporaryart.…
Phone: 01604 638944
Event Type: exhibition
Organized By: NN
Latest Activity: Aug 22, 2014
NN is delighted to present the first solo exhibition in the UK by Mladen Miljanović. The exhibition brings together a number of his recent artworks including the eponymous Garden of Delights. This central piece contains more than one hundred tombstone motifs found and collected in the Central Balkans and engraved onto a triptych of granite slabs mounted on a metal frame. Before enrolling at the Academy of Arts in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Miljanović worked engraving tombstones. These motifs were chosen as illustrations of their indulgences and because they wish to see them immortalised by means of the realistic, a practice that became popular during the rise of kitsch and turbo-folk culture in the 1980—1990s. Referencing Hieronymus Bosch's Renaissance painting The Garden of Earthly Delights, the form of the image of a personal indulgence becomes an expression of the collective absurd and discord. For Miljanović the graveyard is an area storing an encyclopaedia of images of individual lives joined to form a garden of a collective eternity.
This project is part of NN's Northampton Multiverse series of exhibitions exploring different artist's worlds. A series of events will accompany this exhibition.
For further information about the project and NN visit: www.nncontemporaryart.org
For more information about Mladen Miljanović visit his website:
Opening night: Friday 3 October 2014, 6pm–8pm. All welcome.
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