Vladimir Frelih: BLACK RAW MEMORY

Museum of Contemporary Art Skopje

19. September – 21. October 2018

 

Things that surround us and that we are in some kind of relationship with, leave an emotional trail  in us. As much as we are indifferent to a particular thing or subjectively interested, in the end everything can be summed up in two categories: our positive or negative attitude. Through a positive perspective we see all what we do not want to be free from, what we are surrounded by, what we collect and pile, building an image od ourselves. The rest, that for whatever reason does not appeal to us and is considered to be wasted, spoiled or uncomfortable, if not by a quick decision, then gradually is suppressed from us, as we are storing it in a place where we will not be hampered and reminded of it every moment. As time passes that place becomes further away from us. Individuals, societies, institutions, villages, cities, states, everyday reject parts of their memory and material identity, building for themselves a utopian, epic-perfect picture in a mirror.

 

Vladimir Frelih is a Croatian artist from Osijek. He graduated from the Art Academy in Düsseldorf, Germany. He deals with conceptually multimedia works, which often come to the border areas of the medium, i.e. areas where nonconformities and deviations of the medium itself occur. Since 2007 he has been a professor at the Art Academy in Osijek, at the Multimedia Department, and since 2010 has been a visiting professor at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad.