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The grand opening of artist Mijo Mijušković’s exhibition will take place on Tuesday, April 23, 2024, at 7:00 PM at the MCAM Gallery.

The exhibition is organized in collaboration with the “ForA” gallery from Berlin, showcasing artworks from the Natalie Pervak collection. The opening remarks will be delivered by exhibition curators Nikolina Zuber and Dr. Nikola Marković, with Olga Lystsova representing the “ForA” gallery.

In the accompanying monograph text, Boris von Brauchitsch notes that sometimes, minimal intervention is enough—as Mijušković compellingly demonstrates—to transform even purely abstract objects into entities, imbued with just a few accents.

“He often turns them into entities instantly endearing to us, akin to benevolent spirits. They are rarely anthropomorphic, as there’s no attempt to evoke something human in them; instead, they are respected for their uniqueness and idiosyncrasies. When grouped in a garden, gallery, or museum, they begin to communicate with each other, exchanging information about visitors and passersby, almost returning our gaze when we look at them. It is wrong to believe we are mere observers because, in fact, they have always observed us sincerely and deeply.”

Brauchitsch highlights that the essence of Mijušković’s art lies in a deep connection with the primitive, a visible contribution of geological happenstance that persists despite the artist’s technical prowess, vividly depicted even in the raw elements of his numerous sculptures.

“Yet, Mijušković always respects it profoundly, for nature is never trivialized, belittled, or tamed. It’s merely about bringing to the surface: extracting bodies, arteries, textures, colors. The artist effortlessly demonstrates the existence of extraterrestrials too, as even meteorites awaken under his hands into an entirely unexpected life.”

The exhibition will be open to the public until May 23, 2024.