BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 CALSCALE:GREGORIAN PRODID:iCalendar-Ruby VERSION:2.0 BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Sperone Westwater is pleased to announce a solo exhibition o f historical and recent works by Braco Dimitrijević. The conceptual artist first exhibited at Galleria Sperone in Turin in 1974 and in New York in 197 5. On the Bowery this September\, he will present a monumental obelisk scul pture\, an inscribed marble slab\, a group of photographic works and a vide o piece resulting from his installations with living animals. The exhibitio n will be on view 6 September through 27 October 2012.

\n

Dimitrijević first gained international attention in 1970s with his “Casual Passerby” s eries\, where photo-portraits of anonymous people were displayed on promine nt facades in European and American cities. At the core of Dimitrijević’s p hilosophy is his idea of “Post History”\, which he defines in his 1976 book \, Tractatus Post Historicus\, as the coexistence of differing values and m ultiple individual truths. In 1976\, Dimitrijević initiated his series Trip tychos Post Historicus\, where original paintings by artists such as Kandin sky\, Mondrian\, Picasso\, Monet and Manet are presented alongside ordinary objects and fruit. Introducing organic matter into a museum setting\, the artist juxtaposes the sacred (high art and the museum)\, and the secular (s imple fruits of nature and objects of daily life and work). In so doing\, h e subverts traditional art historical contexts and values\, transforming on e’s perception of the art work and the language used to describe it.

\n< p>On the floor of the Moving Room\, he will install a white Carrara marble slab engraved with the words “This Could Be a Place of Historical Importanc e” (1971-2012). Here\, the significance of places and objects are called in to question as well as conventional hierarchy of values.

\n

In his pho tographic works\, Dimitrijević presents encounters between animals and work s of art\, creating a world where both exist together in harmony. In Memori es of Childhood (1983)\, a classical sculpture and painting from a private collection in Paris are placed in close proximity to a pair of lions in a d en. In Last Witnesses of Another Logic (1983)\, the artist plays the piano among elephants in a field. “Animals represent the irrational\, unknown\, u npredictable element because their logic is different from ours and often b eyond our comprehension\,” explains the artist. A green marble obelisk\, Po st Historic Landmark (1981-2012)\, measuring 7’ 5 1/8” feet\, is inscribed with the following text in golden lettering: “If One Looks from the Moon Th ere is no Distance between the Louvre and the Zoo.” 

\n

Dimitrijević w as born in Sarajevo (formerly Yugoslavia) in 1948 and currently lives and w orks in Paris\, France. He graduated from the Zagreb Academy in 1971 and co mpleted his post graduate studies at Saint Martin's School of Art in London in 1973. Solo museum exhibitions have taken place at Städtisches Museum Mö nchengladbach (1975)\; the Stedelijk van Abbemuseum\, Eindhoven (1979)\; IC A\, London (1979)\, Museum Ludwig\, Cologne and Kunsthalle Bern (1984)\; Ta te Gallery\, London (1985)\; the Israel Museum\, Jerusalem and the Museum M oderner Kunst-Stifung Ludwig\, Vienna (1994)\; Kunsthalle\, Dusseldorf (199 6)\; The State Russian Museum\, St. Petersburg and Musée d’Orsay\, Paris (2 005)\; the Slought Foundation\, Philadelphia (2007)\; Ludwig Museum\, Budap est (2008)\, Musee d’Art Moderne de Saint Etienne (2009)\, Musee d”Art et d ’Histoire Luxemburg (2011). He has participated in Documenta in 1972\, 1976 \, and 1993\, the Venice Biennale in 1976\, 1982\, 1990\, 1993\, and 2009\, the Sydney Biennale in 1978 and 1986\, SITE Santa Fe in 1995\, the Kwangju Biennial in 1995\, the São Paulo Biennale in 1996\, and the Moscow Biennal e in 2009. His work can be found in approximately 70 public collections\, i ncluding The Museum of Modern Art\, New York\; Tate\, London\; Musee Nation al d’Art Moderne Centre Georges Pompidou\, Paris\; Museum Ludwig\, Cologne\ ; and The Israel Museum\, Jerusalem\, among others.

\n

Between the Lou vre and the Zoo\, with texts by Hans Ulrich Obrist\, Nena Bal\, and Braco D imitrijevic\, is published on occasion of this exhibition (Allemandi\, Engl ish\, 288 pages\, 176 color reproductions). There will be an opening recept ion for the artist on Thursday\, 6 September from 6 - 8 pm. 

\n

For mo re information as well as photographic images\, please contact Maryse Brand at +1 212 999 7337\, or maryse@speronewestwater.com. Please find further d ocumentation on our website: www.speronewestwater.com.

DTEND:20121027 DTSTAMP:20140731T040232 DTSTART:20120906 GEO:40.723144;-73.9925559 LOCATION:Sperone Westwater\,257 Bowery \nNew York\, NY 10002 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Braco Dimitrijević\, Braco Dimitrijević UID:234207 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20120906T200000 DTSTAMP:20140731T040232 DTSTART:20120906T180000 GEO:40.723144;-73.9925559 LOCATION:Sperone Westwater\,257 Bowery \nNew York\, NY 10002 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Braco Dimitrijević\, Braco Dimitrijević UID:234208 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR