APPOINTED

APPOINTED finished version

Branko Milisković
APPOINTED inaugural photo portrait
Hairstyle, photography and postproduction: Danilo Mataruga
Makeup: Brana Kostić
Costume: Olivera Lekić

Production: 57th October Salon / Belgrade Cultural Centre
Coproduction: G12HUB

Digital C-print 100x80cm
Edition 10 / signed

Year 2018.

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APPOINTED, 57th October Salon, Belgrade, Serbia (September 16, 2018)

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Photo by Boris Burić
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Photo by Boris Burić
APPOINTED portrait by Boris Buric 2
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Photo by Vlada Milinković

“In order to make a firm critical reaction against the UN’s policy of separating themselves with armed security guards and steel fences from civilians, whilst working as a secret society and in parallel retaining the position of global peacekeepers, I have decided to make myself a new fictive Secretary-General of the United Nations; working and existing in its own dimension having an unlimited mandate. In a 3 hour long public performance, I have delivered eight inaugural statements of previous UN General Secretaries, since 1946 until now.

In the frame of the 57th October Salon, I made a premiere of my newly constructed Secretary General’s body which, for the very first time in history,  was a woman.“

Branko Milisković
APPOINTED
Live performance, duration 3 hours
Curated by Gunnar Kvaran and Danielle Kvaran
Photo by Boris Burić
Hairstyle by Danilo Mataruga
Makeup by Brana Kostić
Costume by Olivera Lekić
Lectern by Boban Stojmenović
Logo by Branko Milisković
Assistant Nikolina Janković
Production: Belgrade Cultural Centre / 57th October Salon
16th September 2018 at Belgrade City Museum

http://www.oktobarskisalon.org/en/umetnik/branko-miliskovic/

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APPOINTED
Photography and postproduction by Sean MacLeod
Geneva 2016

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Photo by Isidora Bojovic
FINAL
Photo by Alex Eisenberg / LADA

APPOINTED
Extravagant Bodies (Crime and Punishment)
18 November 2017, duration: 2h
LADA (The Live Art Development Agency), London, UK
Curated by KONTEJNER, Zagreb and Kiosk Platforma, Belgrade

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APPOINTED
Extravagant Bodies (Crime and Punishment)
20 November 2016
Duration: 2h30min
Dom Omladine Beograda
Curated by KONTEJNER | biro suvremene umjetničke prakse, Kiosk Platforma, Milica Pekić
Photo by Katarina Markovic

”APPOINTED” (promotional 05’43” teaser)
Performed on 22nd June 2016, duration: 2 hours @ADC grand studio,of Theatre du Grütli, Genève, Switzerland
Filmed by Chen Hangfeng, edited by Branko Miliskovic
Supported by Embassy of Foreign Artists, Adc Saison Danse, Foundation MALI PRINC.

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INVITATION for APPOINTED

APPOINTED
to name or assign to a position, an office, responsibility etc.

While on an artist in residence program in Geneva, Branko Milisković’s main goal was to try to enter the United Nations quarter while following his basic concept, that of being an intruder (a foreign body). Milisković made several attempts to obtain legal permission to get access to the UN’s Ariana Park as well as to the main building complex in order to have a photographic session. However, after negotiating for more than two months with several UN bureaucrats responsible for accreditation, Milisković’s inquiries were turned down due to his inability to provide the required documents. In order to react to and strongly criticise the UN’s policy of separating themselves with armed security guards and a steel fence from the civilians, working as a secret society and simultaneously retaining the position of global peacekeepers, Branko Milisković decided to inaugurate a new fictive Secretary-General of the United Nations, working and existing in its own dimension with an unlimited mandate. In his 2 hour-performance APPOINTED, Branko Milisković delivers the eight inaugural speeches written for the eight UN Secretary Generals since 1946.

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