From February 6th to March 21st 2020, the first Milanese exhibition of the most important Montenegrin artist, Vesko Gagović, will be inaugurated, after having participated in the last 58th Venice Biennale as an exponent in the official Pavilion of Montenegro.
Vesko Gagović was born in 1963 in Nikšić (Montenegro), an important cultural centre. He is one of the most important artists in Montenegro. He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo in 1988 and graduated in 1988 from the Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo, the city where he made his first personal exhibition in 1990, as well as numerous collective exhibitions in various cities including the 1988 and 2018, including Podgorica, Venice, Vienna concluding with a retrospective at the Podgorica Museums and Galleries in 2018 and 2019 as representative of Montenegro in the official Pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale.
Gagović creates an illusionistic image that acts on reality, transforming it, and therefore becomes a reality in itself. The project of floating objects (exhibited at the 58th Venice Biennale 2019) leads us through the archetypal use of shapes, colours (gold) and light beyond the concept of time. The artist's inspiration finds its starting point in the film '2001: A Space Odyssey' by Stanley Kubrick, which deals with human evolution, the idea of the existence of intelligent extraterrestrial life and its possible impact on life terrestrial. The Monolith symbolizes the highest human ideal, whose boundaries are always out of reach, but which is always a source of inspiration for personal development and attempts to achieve it. Inspired by the socialization process and social relations, as well as by the considerable developments of technology and its impact on human life - especially in the field of communication development - the artist Vesko Gagović creates a work that reports his reflections on the subject, with possible solutions and causes, as well as on interpersonal relationships.
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