David Maljković


David Maljković


David Maljković is a Croatian artist known for his use of film, sculpture, collage, and installation. His work often explored themes related to time and the relationship between past and present through abstract structures and digital effects. He is most commonly associated with his video installation Out of Projection, which he describes various types of fissures, not only historical and generational, but narrative too. Therefore, he employs two projections to show two different cinema genres: science fiction and documentary. Through this he is able to generate both more interest in the viewer, and palpable frustration at not reaching an understanding of the historical message the leading characters are trying to portray. Born in 1973 in Rijeka, Croatia, he studied philosophy at the University of Rijeka and fine art at the University of Zagreb, before attending the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam. Since then, he has presented his work at number of exhibitions at major institutions around that world, including the Palais de Tokyo in Paris and the Museo Reina Sofía in Madrid. Today, his works are held in the collections of the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, The Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the Tate Gallery in London. Noticed to international attention as one of the most interesting contemporary artists, he is the protagonist of the 56th Venice Biennale, "All the World's Futures", directed by Okwui Enwezor. Maljković lives and works in Zagreb, Croatia.


Maljković, David

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Lost Pavillion
David Maljković's unrealized work was a reconstruction of the American Pavilion designed and built by John Johansen for the 1956 Zagreb Fair.The pavilion was meant to represent American presence at the fair, which had for many years, symbolized a…
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