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David Maljkovic

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  • David Maljkovic
  • Parallel Comppositions
  • 2008
  • photo collage on paper
  • 29.9 x 22.4 cm / 11.77 x 8.82" (5)


donated by the artist
courtesy: Annet Gelink Gallery


Some recent solo exhibitions
Glasgow International Festival of Contemporary Visual Art, Glasgow 2010
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid 2009, 'Out of Projection'
Fondazione Morra Greco, Naples 2009, 'After Giuseppe Sambito'
Sprüth Magers, Berlin 2009
Georg Kargl Box, Vienna 2009, 'After the Fair'
Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam 2008

Some recent group exhibitions
Centre Pompidou - Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris 2010, 'Les Promesses du passé'
museion, Bolzano 2010, 'Che cosa sono le nuvole? Artworks from the Enea Righi Collection'
De Hallen, Haarlem 2009, 'Lunar Distance'
11th International Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul 2009, 'What Keeps Mankind Alive?'
5th Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art, Berlin 2008, 'When things cast no shadow'


Selected publications
David Maljkovic: Lost Review, London: Koenig Books 2008
Els Roelandt, A-Prior: David Maljkovic, Daniel Knorr, Kristina Norman, Brussels: [s.n.] 2008
Yilmaz Dziewior, David Maljkovic: Almost Here, Cologne: Dumont 2007

Selected public and corporate collections
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, NL • Van Abbemuseum Museum, Eindhoven, NL • De Appel, Amsterdam, NL • Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Madrid, ES • Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, FR • Fonds municipal d'art contemporain, Ville de Paris, FR • Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest, HU • Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rijeka, HR • Museum of Modern Art, New York, US

Catalogue Note

David Maljkovic´'s practice engages with the heritage of modern utopias, both in its theoretical and practical manifestations. His films, drawings, sculptures and installations often evolve around the potential of monuments and pavilions built during a period of optimism in former Yugoslavia in the 1960s and 1970s that have now been neglected or forgotten. Maljkovic´ resuscitates such former memorials by turning them into sites for alternative activities, often carried out by members of his own generation. A narrative and fragmented style is characteristic for Maljkovic´'s oeuvre. His recent series of photo-collages, Retired Form (2008), takes a shiny silver obelisk once designed as a public monument and imagines it floating in the sea or standing in an empty field. Though 'retired forms' such as these may have failed to live up to their utopian promises, Maljkovic´ envisions uses for them in an era that has not yet arrived. As the artist says: 'I consider the tired place also to be an oasis, a place of potential pause.'

David Maljkovic´ was resident artist at the Rijksakademie in 2003-2004.
He won the 2009 ARCO Prize for Young Artists (ES).