Culturescapes 1976–1984
Braco Dimitrijević
Published by Kunsthalle Bern, Bern, 1984, 144 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 22 × 27 cm, German
Price: €35

Produced on the occasion of the exhibition Braco Dimitrijević, Culturescapes 1976–1984 at Museum Ludwig, Köln, 30 March–6 May, 1984, and Kunsthalle Bern, 15 June–15 August, 1984.

Braco Dimitrijević gained an international reputation in the seventies with his Casual passer-by series, in which gigantic photo portraits of anonymous people were displayed on prominent facades and billboards in European and American cities. The artist also mimicked other ways of glorifying important persons by building monuments to passers-by and installing memorial plaques in honour of anonymous citizens.

In the mid-seventies he started incorporating in his installations original paintings borrowed from museum collections. The Triptychos Post Historicus, realized in numerous museums around the world, unite in a harmonious synthesis high art, everyday objects, and fruit. The artist’s statement “Louvre is my studio, street is my museum” expresses both the dialectical and transgressive nature of his oeuvre.

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