Ivan Grubanov

Non Institutionnal

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Exhibition

  • Exhibition from october 6th to december 2007 

Le Grand Café has invited Ivan Grubanov (born in 1976, and living in Belgrade) for his first individual exhibition in France. He is one of the most active young artists on the Balkan scene and his work has caught the attention of many European observers, notably because his working practice has been developed during prestigious residencies such as the Delfina Studio Programme in London and the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam. He is currently taking part in the Istanbul Biennial.

In the 2006 group exhibition Histoire(s), Le Grand Café presented one of his works (Study of My Father, A Relation To The Origin). This time the exhibition, entitled "Non-Institutional", offers a wider view of the artist's work. It brings together recent work, predominantly paintings, with video works and the fundamental piece Visitor: a series of 170 drawings of the trial of Slobodan Milosevic at the International Criminal Tribune in The Hague. This last work is a special loan from the Kunstmuseum in Berne, Switzerland.

Ivan Grubanov's work leads us into a universe that is both terrifying and terribly human. This is the case in the works that make up the "Stages" series - paintings of the scenes of political meetings, devoid of all life - and in the artist's performance addressing the crowd in front of Belgrade's parliament building... and it is also the case in the daily drawings made at the Tribunal; beneath the image and the representation, the piercing complexity and violence of having to describe a personal trajectory as a man and as an artist in a historic context that ceaselessly imposes itself upon him. 


Related event

Meeting with the artist

In discussion with Philippe Pirotte
art historian and director of Städelschule Academy of Fine Arts
wednesday october 9th 2013 at 3:00 pm
at Le Grand Café

Works

Visitor
series of 170 drawings, 2002-2003,
Ink on paper
collection of Kunstmuseum Bern 

Speech in front of the National Parliament, 2006
Belgrade, Serbia, 17 April 2006,
video stills,
Collection of the artist and courtesy of Nogueras Blanchard Gallery, Barcelona

Beauty of Believing, 2005
video 5mm
Collection of the artist and courtesy of Nogueras Blanchard Gallery, Barcelona

Death to the State, 2005
photograph and watercolor
70x200cm
Collection of the artist and courtesy of Nogueras Blanchard Gallery, Barcelona

Beneath the wall, 2006
Oil on canvas
60x80 cm
Collection of the artist and courtesy of Nogueras Blanchard Gallery, Barcelona

The General, 2006
Oil on canvas
150x200cm

Chains in the box, 2006
Oil on canvas
150x200cm

Institutional, 2006
Oil on canvas
130x150cm

Non-Institutional, 2006
Oil on canvas
170x190 cm

Screen, 2007,
Oil on canvas, 140x160 cm
Collection of the artist and courtesy of Nogueras Blanchard Gallery, Barcelona

Depth of Field, 2007
Oil on canvas,140x160 cm
Collection of the artist and courtesy of Nogueras Blanchard Gallery, Barcelona

Memorial Bush, 2007
Oil on canvas,140x160 cm
Collection of the artist and courtesy of Nogueras Blanchard Gallery, Barcelona       

All the exhibited works belong to the artist and come from the Nogueras Blanchard Gallery, Barcelona


Biography

  • Born in Belgrade, Serbia in 1976.
  • Lives and works in London

Solo shows

2007

- Non-Institutional, Belgrade Cultural Center, Belgrade. Curated by Svetlana Petrovic, YU2006 NoguerasBlanchard, Barcelona

2005

- Stroom, Den Haag, NL
- Visitor, Salon of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade, SCG.

2004

- Study of My Father, a Relation to the Origin, Ron Mandos Gallery, Rotterdam, NL
- Visitor, Lawrence O'Hana Gallery, London, UK
- Cages, Expodium, Utrecht, NL

2001

- Level, Dvoriste Gallery of Contemporary Art, Pancevo, YU

Group shows

2007

- Every wind that blows, Smart Project Space, Amsterdam
- Common Destinations, Selections Fall, Drawing Center, New York
- Delfina Studios, London
- Vila Jelmini, Kunsthalle Bern, CH. Curated by Philippe Pirotte.

2005

- Sweet Taboos, Tirana Bienale, Tirana, AL. Curated by Hou Hanru
- Off-Key, Kunsthalle Bern, CH. Curated by Philippe Pirotte
- Manif d'Art, 3rd Biennial of Quebec, Quebec, CA

2004

- The World is Fine, We Ourselves Unfortunately Somewhat Less, De Appel, Amsterdam, NL.Curated by Ritsaert Ten Cate
- Values, 11th Biennial of Visual Arts, Pancevo, SCG
- ART Rotterdam, NL, Smart Project Space stand

2003

- Open Ateliers, RABK, Amsterdam, NL

2002

- Open Ateliers, RABK, Amsterdam, NL
- Violence-Silence, US Art Gallery, Stellenbosch, SA
- Rendezvous in Xiamen, Chinese-European Art Center, Xiamen, CN
- Violence - Memory, Goethe Institute, Tel Aviv, IL
- Glass, KCB Gallery, Belgrade, YU, International Workshop
- Publikum's Calendar of New Art and Contemporary Life, Belgrade, YU

2001

- International Triennial of Drawings, The Modern Gallery, Rijeka, HR
- Resistances and Confrontations, Gallery of Contemporary Art, Pancevo, YU
- Resistances and Confrontations, Museum of Voevodina, Novi Sad, YU
- Open Sensuality, Cinema Apolo, Pancevo, YU
- 11th BELEF, Barutana, Belgrade, YU
- Glass, Gallery of Contemporary Art, Pancevo, YU
- Under Construction, Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowsky, Warsaw, PL

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