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The Artist at Work

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The Artist at Work

Mladen StilinoviĆ »


The work is called The Artist at Work and is based on the idea that the work of an artist is hard to quantify. Is he sleeping, drowsing, and perhaps thinking up something new? What can we know at all about the work the artist has put in when we see the final result? After all, attacks on conceptual art in the former Yugoslavia on the whole came from positions of criticism of the art work (the creation) as insufficiency of work put in, of creative, elaboration, energy… Work, outside art, is a big word, and a big topic, and work in socialist countries is specifically coloured with ideology. Can this kind of artist be seen in any way as a parasite on society? On the other hand, laziness is also a big topic. Doing nothing, nothing except being a man, is the essence of the wisdom of the Orient.



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Dates: 5th September - 2nd October 2012
Project curator: Branka Stipančić






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