May 25, 2015
May 21, 2015
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PIKASOV DEČAK SA LULOM
Sada u Beogradu, sada i nikad više
“It takes a very long time to become young”
– Pablo Picasso
Autor i izvođač: Branko Milisković
Vreme: 19-21h, nedelja, 31. maj 2015.
Performans „OVO (NI)JE DEČAK SA LULOM“ inspirisan je slikom Pabla Pikasa „Garçon a la Pipe“ naslikanoj 1905. godine koja pripada njegovom ‘’Ružičastom periodu’’. Ova slika predstavlja mladog parižanina koji u levoj ruci drži lulu, a na glavi nosi venac od cveća. Slika je godinama menjala vlasnike sve do 5. maja 2004. godine kada je na aukciji u kući Sotebi (Sotheby) u Njujorku prodata za do tada najvišu svotu novca u iznosu od neverovatnih 104 miliona američkih dolara. Aukcijska kuća Sotebi je odbila da otkrije identitet kupca, međutim nekoliko godina kasnije otkriveno je da je privatni kolekcionar zapravo poznati italijanski magnat Gvido Barila (Guido Barilla), vlasnik Barila kompanije.
U ovom performansu, umetnik „pozajmljuje“ Dečaka sa lulom i izlaže ga, kako bi bar na kratko, publika dobila priliku da ponovo vidi taj portret. Slika „Dečak sa lulom“ je prodata biznismenu, takoreći oteta od očiju javnosti, i sada najverovatnije, kao kapital u formi umetničke slike jednog od najvećih umetnika modernog doba, čeka najpovoljniju šansu da bude ponovo prodata za mnogo veći novac. Sa ciljem da napravi „kontra težu“ ovom konceptu, umetnik koristi filozofsku osnovu jedne druge slike čuvenog belgijskog umetnika- Rene Magrita (Rene Magritte) pod nazivom „The Treachery of Images“, odnosno „Ovo nije lula“. Fuzijom ova dva dijametralno različita koncepta, umetnik nastoji da postavi pitanje: Da li je ovo dečak sa lulom? Ovu tročasovnu živu instalaciju je 2. juna 2012. godine naručio festival TROUBLE #8 iz Brisela, da bude izvedena u okviru koncepta ‘’Velika galerija živih skulptura‘’ u teatru Les Halles.
U Galeriji 12 HUB, nakon prve samostalne izložbe ATTENTION ! HERE I AM (2014) i performansa THE SONG OF A SOLDIER ON WATCH (WW3 LILI MARLENE) u teatru la Comedie u Remsu, feb 2015, Branko Milisković premijerno će izvesti obnovljenju verziju ovog performansa koji će trajati puna dva sata u hipnotičkom slow motion-u gde će beogradska publika po prvi put dobiti priliku da vidi Dečaka sa lulom, sada i ovde / sada i nikad više.
Branko Milisković je rođen 1982 godine u Beogradu-Srbija. Nakon završetka srednje arhitektonske škole, Milisković je studirao višu politehničku školu, odsek za industrijski dizajn, kao i Fakultet likovnih umetnosti u Beogradu, klasa Mrđana Bajića. Krajem 2007. godine dobija stipendiju holandske vlade i nastavlja studije na Kraljevskoj akademiji umetnosti u Hagu-Holandija na kojoj je 2009. godine diplomirao. Master studije je završio 2012. godine na Akademiji umetnosti HFBK u Hamburgu-Nemačka u klasi Jeanne Faust (Žan Faust). Branko Milisković trenutno živi i radi na relaciji Nemačka-Srbija-Francuska, reprezentovan od strane Les Halles (Brisel), Kampnagel (Hamburg) i FRAC Champagne-Ardenne (Rems). Svoje performanse i izložbe realizovao je u Italiji, Nemačkoj, Belgiji, Francuskoj, Austriji, Srbiji, Izraelu, Rusiji, Poljskoj, Finskoj, Norveškoj, Holandiji, Indoneziji i Sjedinjenim Američkim Državama.
Galerija 12 HUB i ArtElle
PICASSO’S BOY WITH A PIPE
Now in Belgrade, now and never more
“It takes a very long time to become young”
– Pablo Picasso
Author and performer: Branko Milisković
Time: 7 p.m.- 9 p.m., Sunday, 31st of May 2015
Performance “This is not a Boy with a Pipe”, basically came as an inspiration from early Picasso’s rose period painting “A Boy with a Pipe” painted in 1905. The oil on canvas painting depicts a Parisian boy holding a pipe in his left hand and wearing a garland or wreath of flowers. On May 5, 2004 the painting was sold for US$104 M at Sotheby’s in New York City. Sotheby’s did not name the buyer though sources say that it was Guido Barilla, owner of Barilla Group. At the time, it broke the record for the amount paid for an auctioned painting.
In this performance (tableau vivant) an artist ‘’borrows‘’ ‘a Boy with a Pipe’ and exhibits, allowing the audience to be able to see the art piece that has been literary stolen and hidden for private pleasure/business of some Italian magnate. In order to make the contra line he took a philosophical context of another famous painting by Rene Magritte which was entitled ‘ This is not a Pipe’. So fusing those two paintings / concepts he wanted to ask the question ‘Is this a Boy with a Pipe?’ This 3 hour-long living installation was firstly commissioned in 2012 for TROUBLE #8 performance festival at Les Halles theatre in Brussels. It was a part of the curatorial concept by Antoine Pickels entitled “The Great Gallery of Living Sculptures.”
At G12 HUB, after his very first solo exhibition entitled ATTENTION ! HERE I AM (2014) and his one man opera THE SONG OF A SOLDIER ON WATCH (WW3 LILI MARLENE) at La Comedie de Reims (2015), Branko Miliskovic will give a Serbian premiere of this performance which will last for 2 uninterrupted hours in a slow motion, giving an opportunity to Belgrade’s public to see it, here and now, here and never more.
Biography of the author:
Branko Miliskovic was born in 1982 in Belgrade/Serbia. Born in Former Yugoslavia he was the last generation of Marshall Tito’s Pioneers. In 1989 Yugoslavia broke up and he has started his primary school passing through the period of isolation, embargo, inflation and devastation of his country. After having completed the secondary school for Architecture, Miliskovic studied Polytechnic High School (Industrial Design) and Faculty of Fine Arts, class of Mrdjan Bajic, department of Sculpture in Belgrade/Serbia. In 2007 he has received the Dutch scholarship HSP Huygens and continued his Bachelor at the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague/The Netherlands and obtained his degree in 2009. Miliskovic has earned his Master degree from Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Hamburg, class of Jeanne Faust (2012). His work have been shown internationally such as at Reims Scenes d’Europe 2015 at La Comedie de Reims, Galerie Metropolis, Paris 2014, CSW/CoCA, Torun, G12 HUB, Belgrade, solo productions at Kampnagel, Hamburg, Les Halles, Brussels 2011-2014, Zeitraumexit, Mannheim 2013 etc. Miliskovic currently lives and works between Germany, France and Serbia and was also performing and exhibiting in Italy, Germany, Belgium, France, Austria, Serbia, Israel, Russia, Poland, Finland, Norway, The Netherlands, Indonesia and USA.
Production of the performance:
Gallery 12 HUB and ArtElle
Production FRAC Champagne-Ardenne
Photography: Martin Argyroglo
http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Festival_Reims_Scènes_d%27Europe photo by Martin Argyroglo
Camera by Clément Chevelt / Edited by Branko Milisković
La Première Guerre mondiale fut aussi l’objet de plusieurs performances plus intimistes et personnelles comme The Song of a soldier on watch (ww3 Lili Marlene) une performance sensible de Branko Miliskovic sur l’attente et la souffrance des familles pendant et après le champ de bataille.
Christophe Candoni for TLC – Toute la Culture 23.02.2015
With The Song of a Soldier on Watch, the Serbian artist Branko Milisković mystified and enchanted the audience of Reims Scènes d’Europe in a performance about the wait and suffering of families during and after WWI, a war which is at the heart of the current edition of the festival with for example the shows of Luk Perceval or Bob Wilson. Accustomed to hours-long performances, Branko Milisković offers in Reims a more traditional format of 62 minutes. In the overcrowded Studio of La Comédie where the last arrived spectators could not enter, the Serbian performer awaits his audience, standing like a White Lady, half-hidden at the back of the stage. This time, he chose to incarnate a widow. With his blood red lipstick, smoky eyes and ultra thin eyebrows, he reminds us Marlene Dietrich, the one who made Lili Marleen go down in history. Between a couple of songs, she waits for a soldier that will never come back. The slightly shifted clock runs, trains go by, one last letter reaches her. And he sings, Lili Marleen. He is both the soldier who is about to die of asphyxiation, and his lover who is mourning him in the stunning final of the opera Erwartung by Schönberg. If the succession of scenes tends to dilute the strength of the statement, there is no doubt that the supernatural performer Branko Milisković owns the power to embody his characters and create images that will remain etched in the memory of his audience, like the surreal scene where he stands and sings while smoke is invading the stage and the whole room.
Photo by Tina Marić
Reims Scenes d’Europe @ La Comédie de Reims
Sunday, 8 February 2015 @ 16:00 / Duration: 62 min
Branko Milisković a toujours été intéressé par le contact direct avec le public, jouant de sa présence charismatique pour tenter de « fusionner » avec lui. Afin d’entrer ainsi en relation avec son auditoire, que ce soit directement ou de manière plus subtile, il utilise son corps et son identité comme médium principal. Branko Milisković proposera à Reims une performance inédite, inspirée du célèbre opéra Erwartung d’Arnold Schönberg. Intitulée One Man Opera, il s’agit d’une variation sur la souffrance de milliers de familles pendant et après la première guerre mondiale, dans l’attente du retour de leurs proches partis au front.
In Reims, Branko Milisković proposes a novel performance, inspired by Arnold Schönberg’s famous opera Erwartung. Involved here is a variation on the suffering of thousands of families during and after the First World War, awaiting the return of their loved ones from the front. The origins of this performance lie, moreover, in a work created earlier by the artist, titled The Song of a Soldier on Watch, and inspired by one of the most popular German songs of recent decades, as well as one of the most controversial, Lili Marlene, regarded as one of the first songs encouraging fraternization between enemy soldiers.
Branko Milisković has always been interested in direct contact with the public, playing with his charismatic presence to try and blend with the audience and take it under his wing. In order to thus relate with people, be it directly or more subtly, he uses his body and his identity as his main medium. Playing characters who echo his own origins, he sees his work as “a progressing linear system of situations pinpointed and controlled, through which he evolves, trying to leave a trace by summoning his own norms.” In his recent works, he is concerned with “social and individual choreography”, and their relations within a specific political context. Lastly, his main intention is to make his body an independent territory, with its own rules and its own gravitation.
January 2, 2015
Autorka: Milica Lapčević
Razgovor sa mnom: 11:05 – 32:10
December 16, 2014
RAZGOVORI / Branko Milisković / ATTENTION ! HERE I AM
Prva samostalna izložba Branka Miliskovića u Beogradu je održana u galeriji G12Hub od 18. novembra do 2. decembra. Pored postavke u galeriji Branko je izveo tri performansa tokom trajanja izložbe. Njegovi performansi su visoko estetizovani i često na granici teatra, opere i performansa. Za Branka je sve važno: kostim, šminka, kretanje, svetlo, interakcija sa publikom, sadržaj, izvedba i zato on za sebe kaže da nije samo performer, već da je “direktor celog koncepta i izvođenja”. Razgovaramo o performansima koje je izveo, o reakciji beogradske publike u odnosu na publiku iz Brisela, Hamburga i Marseja, o stanjima u koje performer dugotrajnih performansa ulazi i o novim planovima.
Razgovor vodio i transkribovao Žolt Kovač
December 10, 2014
Camera by Tina Marić
THE SONG OF A SOLDIER ON WATCH ( WW3 LILI MARLENE )
In the piece “The Song of Soldier on Watch (WW3 Lili Marlene)” he seems to incarnate both, the figure of the mythical heroine from the song as well as the figure of the soldier who wrote it. In 1915 Hans Leip, a German poet and playwright called to join the army and fight on Eastern front during World War I, wrote lyrics for the song than entitled “The Girl Under the Lantern” which later on, especially during the World War II, became extremely popular by the name Lili Marlene. During the Nazi occupation of Yugoslavia in 1941, Radio Belgrade became Soldatensender Belgrad and broadcasted programs to entertain the German armed forces. This song was played frequently and was also very popular on both sides of the front line. “Lili Marlene’’ was presumably one of the first songs of which one thought it could lead to an individual and collective resistance of the soldiers on the front.
Part of a text written by Dobrila Denegri for an exhibition Theatre of Life, CSW/CoCA, Torun, Poland 2012. p. 89
Concept & performance by Branko Milisković
Performed on the 02nd of December 2014 , 19:00 – 21:00 / Duration: 2 hours
Song: “Lili Marlene”(Lili Marleen), written by Hans Leip (1915), set to the music by Norbert Schultze (1938), firstly recorded by Lale Andersen (1938)
Instrumental composed by Anton Karas.
Thanks to Radio Belgrade and Dejan Ivanović for rare audio materials.
Thanks to G12 HUB, Milica Pekić, Jelena Piljić, Ivan Bulbuk, thanks to Branislav Pećaranin
Special thanks to Anđela Grabež, Jelena Bokić, Helen Schröder and to my parents for various organizational as well as financial supports.
October 2011 at Bains Connective, Brussels, Belgium
November 2011 at Les Petit Bain, Paris, France
May 2012 at CSW/CoCA, Center for Contemporary Arts, Torun, Poland
June 2012 at Kampnagel, Hamburg, Germany
July 2013 at Zeitraumexit, Mannheim, Germany
June 2014 at Gallery Metropolis, Paris, France
8th February 2015, FRAC #6, Comedie de Reims-Centre dramatique national, Reims, France
December 6, 2014
Camera by Senja Vild
Video edited by Branko Milisković
In this scene, Helen Schröder and Branko Miliskovic, representing two distinctive bodies of fictional persona HERR MILISKOVIC, are approaching each other with a bottle of champaign and two glasses, opening a bottle, purring champaign into champaign glasses and very gently asking each other a question Have You committed Genocide !? They are repeating the same question over and over again, getting faster and faster, producing a very bizarre ‘’singing dialogue’’, which by an intensive repetition and serialism at certain point, can become a surreal mantra. This repetitive dialogue is getting louder as time progresses, eventually reaching a culmination half an hour later. For Branko Miliskovic, this performance is one of the most significant performances in his carrier, since the simplicity of an image and yet hardcore work are getting together, questioning this incredibly notorious question for both nations, German and Serbs, problematizing the absurdity of an individual as well a collective responsibility and guilt.
Performance by Branko Milisković
with Helen Schröder and Branko Milisković
Original scene from theatre production HERR MILISKOVIC ( Life of an Intruder )
coproduced by Kampnagel, Hamburg
Saturday 29th November 2014 , at 20:00
Duration / 30 minutes
G12 HUB, Belgrade, Serbia
Original costumes by Jules Hepp
Original stage design and props by Swen Erik Scheuerling
Adapted for G12 HUB by Branko Milisković
December 3, 2014
Photo by Tina Marić