SLADJAN NEDELJKOVIC



UNTITLED (WHERE THE TRUTH LIES), 2007
12-piece wall installation, each 57 cm x 80 cm, newsprint


For this photo-text installation, artist Sladjan Nedeljkovic used original double-page spreads from German newspapers. The texts have been systematically cut out and pasted onto a globe. The texts on the globe mix together and interfuse, forming a metatext without a beginning or an end. The skeletons of the newspaper pages, with only pictures remaining, have been placed onto a surface near the globe. The strange coincidental combinations of photo and news material which can be observed every day in the newspapers are thus emphasized.



Reports of bloodbaths alongside weather forecasts, political news alongside trivial events. The globe with its news collage can also be understood as a global news mishmash, fed and renewed 24 hours a day, a perpetually rolling ball which systematically misses its target: to inform. Hence the work's ambiguous title: "Where the truth lies"…



View of the FernNah 2 exhibition at Kunsthaus Zug
Photos: Alexander Odermatt

Wall piece: UNTITLED (WHERE THE TRUTH LIES)
12-piece wall installation, each 57 cm x 80 cm,
newsprint

Spherical object: UNTITLED (GLOBUS)
85 cm diameter, collage with newsprint