INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ART EXHIBITION ▪️ ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE ▪️ GROWING COLLECTION ▪️ CULTURAL EXCHANGE ▪️ GLOBAL COLLECTORS PLATFORM
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The Museum of Now *Berlin edition 2019 was showing a wide collection of installations, site specific artworks, new media, photography, prints and paintings featuring 14 artists.
CURATED BY: Denis Leo Hegic, Michelle Houston, Jan Fiedler, Katia Hermann
PRESENTED BY: Berlin Art Society, Estrel Berlin
PRODUCED BY: YES, and… productions
The Museum of Now was presenting 21 aquatint prints combined with painting by Denis Haračić in the main exhibition space and additional 27 works in his media room. As the youngest artist in the 2019 edition Haračić`s work generated huge public interest. The author was showing three separate series.
“The witnesses” (2018)
Set up as a wall-piece consisting out of 9 aquatint prints “The witnesses” are meant as a sampled display of numbed humanity. The pieces, which are seemingly emitting an archaic aura, are depicting a society turning to apathy, witnessing its own emotional destruction. The danger of a so called inner petrification while facing a fast ever-changing modern world and lifestyle is a major theme in Haračić`s work.
“The soldiers” (2019)
This series consists out of 12 pieces so far, executed as a combination of printmaking and painting. Haračić`s main goal was to speak about the archetypal idea of a soldier, seen as a tragic waste of individual human potential. The pieces visually narrate a clash between group identity and a personality trapped within trough an elaborate play between repeating shapes and uniquely painted characters. This work also contains a lot of symbolical hints to what the artist sees as death of the individual, shown trough depictions of neolithic death masks and the positioning of body parts, particularly hands, common to certain burial traditions.
The initial sheets were displayed in formation, shoulder to shoulder, as an installation which is in interaction with natural and ambient light.
“The scream” (2019)
Taking inspiration from the original “Scream” by Edward Much, this work reflects on social anxiety trough an evolving picture of a monstrous scream. Set up as a two-part installation in a separate media room, “The scream” consists of a wall piece defined by 3 light boxes holding 9 images each, and an animated loop of those images projected onto the opposing wall. Dimmed light as well as a soundtrack including samples of street noises and music, are creating a cold and suspenseful ambient.