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On Monday, April 15th at 5:00 PM, MCAM will host the unveiling of artist Emir Šehanović’s sculpture in the museum park.

This artistic creation emerged during the artist’s residency at the Museum and is part of the “In the Park” project, spearheaded by MCAM’s Experimental Department.

Throughout the process, a masterclass was conducted with students from the Sculpture Department of the Faculty of Fine Arts in Cetinje, under the mentorship of Emir Šehanović, offering students a direct involvement in the artwork’s production.

Šehanović is renowned for his heterogeneous artistic practice, which experiments with contemporary technological advancements and blurs the line between the real and virtual worlds. Observing today’s world disintegrating before our eyes into fragments, he imbues objects with new life or brings them to a point where they begin to mimic life itself. Most of his works represent post-human mutating forms, envisioned outcomes of galloping processes of technological innovations, ecological disasters, and the dissolution of objective reality through post-media fervor for imagery. In a highly complex and expansive artistic process, from classical sculptural approaches to masterful manipulation of digital imagery, he creates a world of hybrid landscapes, bodies, and species, projecting sci-fi visions of the future that deeply unsettle.

Emir Šehanović was born in 1981 in Tuzla. Beyond the region, he has exhibited solo and in group shows at Jeune Création, Les Beaux-Arts de Paris (2018), AQB Project Space Budapest (2018), Ultrastudio Los Angeles (2018), Gallery Weekend Berlin (2015), Athens Video Art Festival (2013), among others. He has also participated in Liste Art Fair (2015), Parallel Vienna, ArtGeneve (2018), Vienna Contemporary, ArtGeneve (2019). Recently, Šehanović was selected as one of the “100 Sculptors of Tomorrow,” featured in the publication by Thames and Hudson. He currently lives and works in Belgrade.

Artworks created as part of this program will be exhibited in MCAM’s park, providing the audience with a more direct experience of the art.