Opening: 5 September 2019, 7pm
Artist: Milica Mijajlović
Title: How am I to protect my wax-built castles of love from the devouring heat of your fires?
Venue: Easttopics (Budapest, Képíró utca 6.)
On view until: 12 October 2019
Easttopics is proud to present Milica Mijajlović’s first solo exhibition in Hungary as a result of the young artist’s residency in Budapest. Featuring her most recent paintings on textile as well as objects and a video piece realized specifically for this show, the project explores the artist’s reminiscences about the Yugoslav war, more precisely about the bombing of Belgrade in 1999 that she experienced as a small child. The flashes of the explosions that she first innocently misinterpreted as fireworks constitute the central motif of her works, which conceptualize – both in their symbolic content and in their technical characteristics – the swirling confusion and antithetic emotions felt ever since by the artist in the apprehension of this traumatic period.
Milica Mijajlovic (1993) is a student at the Department of Fine Arts at The Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design, Prague, in the class of Michal Novotný and Jiří Černický. Her artistic practice focuses mostly on painting, though recently she has been working with other media such as text, objects and performance. Her work is predominantly a reflection of her personal memories which she connects with current issues, mostly using the language of symbols. Her most recent solo shows are Awaiting a Big Event at the Rampa Gallery in Usti nad Labem (Czech Republic) and Wish You Were Not Here at The Solution in Prague (Czech Republic). She is originally from Belgrade, Serbia, but currently she is based in Prague, Czech Republic.