What did Tomorrow Bring Us?, 2001
The past doesn’t exist as a fact – it is a construction. With digital manipulation, two photographs become one whole “document” of the past. Projection of a photograph in gallery ambiance actualizes an idyllic love situation: two people meeting on a bridge, with a sound of running water indicating passing of time. The image emerged in trifling with reflection; on a huge photograph it seems that there is something missing in this ideal meeting. A divided tree in the center opens up a gate that makes it clear that the “left” and “right” moments are not the same. Manipulated memory – characters from the past, brought to the line of the present which is common to the viewer, asks the question: ‘What did tomorrow bring us?’, the question about the manipulation, the real moment, the past and the future.
Dejan Kaludjerović (Belgrade, 1972)
Studied at the Fakulty of the Applied Arts in Belgrade, and School of Visual Art in New York. He received BFA and MFA degree from the Fakulty of Fine Arts in Belgrade. Lives and works in Vienna.
Selected solo exhibitions: Je suis malade, gallery Jack the Pelican Presents, Williamsburg, New York (2008)//Can I change my career for a little fun?, Salon of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade (2007)// Europoly, Mimar Sinan Fine Art University, Osman Hamdi Bey Hall, Istanbul (2007)// Can I change my career for a little fun?, Steinek gallery, Vienna (2007)// Tomorrow belongs to us?, Sammlung Essl, Vienna (2003)
Selected group exhibitions: Matrix: The Unstable Reality, 28th International Biennial of Graphic Art, Ljubljana (2009)// In Between, Contemporary Austrian Art, Michel Kikoine Foundation, Tel Aviv (2008)// The New Order of Things, 2nd International Sinop Biennial, Sinop (2008)// The Violence of the Image/ The Image of Violence, Bucharest Biennial (2004)// Passage d’Europe, Museum of Modern Art, Saint-Etienne (2004)