SLADJAN NEDELJKOVIC



CONSTELLATIONS, 2007-10
Newspaper images, photocopies, computer prints, postcards and photos on cardboard (details)


Sladjan Nedeljkovic’s "Constellations" are based on the artist's own visual archives: newspaper clippings, old photos, personal pictures, and images taken from the internet. He leaves some of these visual documents in their "original" form, while copying others on coloured or patterned paper, or modifying colours and contrasts. Nedeljkovic removes these images from their original context, which can no longer be clearly identified, and places them into new contexts: new environments are created. The juxtaposition of images pinned onto the wall in groups encourages the observer to formulate hypothetical stories.



The mind compares, searches for rules and order. These expectations on the part of the viewer are precisely what Nedeljkovic systematically subverts. The apparently "makeshift" organisation of the images, as well as the title of the work, suggest that each constellation observed is temporary, that it could also look different. This ambiguity also points to the importance of context – be it media-related, cultural or individual – in the interpretation of images, and to the circumstances in which they are (originally) perceived, which ultimately have a major impact on the possibility or impossibility of (meaningful) interpretation.

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View of the "Top of Central Switzerland" exhibition, Museum of Art Lucerne
Photo: Stefano Schröter

left: CONSTELLATION 4, 2007, 250 x 450 cm
right: CONSTELLATION 5, 2007, 250 x 350 cm
Newspaper images, photocopies, computer prints, postcards and photos on cardboard

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View of the exhibition, Galerie 35, Berlin

CONSTELLATION 1 + 2, 2007, each 200 x 350 cm
Newspaper images, photocopies, computer prints, postcards and photos on cardboard
Back: UNTITLED, 2007, paper on plinth<

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View of the exhibition, lokal-int, Bienne
Photos: lokal-int

CONSTELLATION 3, 2007, 200 x 250 cm
Newspaper images, photocopies, computer prints, postcards and photos on cardboard

GHOSTWORK, 2007
Computer keyboards, text

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View of the exhibition, landpartie, Zürich
Photos: Irene Müller, Thomas Zirlewagen

CONSTELLATION, 2007
Newspaper images, photocopies, computer prints, postcards and photos

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View of the exhibition "Ein Platz",
Platz der Vereinten Nationen, Berlin

CONSTELLATION, 2008, 200 x 200 cm
Photocopies and computer prints on cardboard

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View of the exhibition, Projektraum Enter, Kunstmuseum Thun

CONSTELLATIONS, 2009, 180 x 250 cm and 180 x 300 cm
Newspaper images, photocopies, computer prints, postcards and photos on MDF

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