Your truth, interpretation and nostalgia of Saša Tkačenko & Vladimir Miladinovic
The theme of the exhibition of works by Saša Tkačenko (1979) and Vladimir Miladinović (1981) is truth, interpretation and nostalgia. Both artists were born in the former Yugoslavia and each has their own way of reflecting on their roots and painful recent history. Parts Project shows works by both artists from private collections from Belgrade, Serbia. A country where appreciation for contemporary art sometimes seems hard to find.
They are both responding to something that is non-existent. Tkačenko binds his wounds by reaching out to the distant past and uses memories of a beautiful, pre-war Yugoslavia. Miladinović, on the other hand, dives into the harsh reality of the war and examines the impact of media manipulation.
Miladinović’s drawings emphasise the ambiguity that probably applies to every war that has been fought anywhere. No matter how hard people try to return to their normal life and look to the future, the past continues to occupy the present. The earth may be tainted but it still forms the basis for moving forward while wanting to forget as well as remember what lies behind us and secretly surrounds us at the same time.
The materials and design used by Tkačenko help convey, in an almost propagandist way, a yearning for a time that is, was and ever will be non-existent. This longing for the unattainable, the search for a time or place where you belong, creates a unique, highly individual symbolism that is focused on melancholy.
About Parts Project
Parts Project selects and exhibits art from the collectors point of view. We share their discoveries in our gallery. Collectors look at a lot of art – and they view it with keen eyes. They make unforced, often idiosyncratic choices. PARTS bases its programming on those individualistic choices and takes collectors’ discoveries, opinions and experiences as the jumping-off points for all its exhibitions. PARTS is a private initiative. Through its programming, it seeks not only to broaden the Dutch art field but also motivate collectors to share their works and their passion.
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