Live performance by Branko Miliskovic
Duration: 7 hours
Video by Marcel Hermans, duration: 3min 28sec
Performed on May 28, 2017 at Cuypers Kiosk, Munsterplein
Roermond, The Netherlands
An immense Dank to Laura Adams and Edwin Becker
The performance [G]RAND MASTER, was carefully staged, under the round Kiosk, next to the Munsterkerk, adapted by Pierre Cuypers. The concept was meticulously thought out in all its details, props, setting, floor, etc. When I overlook the photographs I realize all the more, that it was a remarkable event, which gives new food for thought about Cuypers, his architecture and heritage. Branko’s performance was really spiritual, very concentrated and evocative.
Edwin Becker (Chief Curator of Exhibitions at Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam)
[G]RAND MASTER is 7 hours long performance by Branko Miliskovic. This concept was specially designated for Cuypers-kiosk pavilion (1880) in Roermond.
Cuypers, an extraordinary person, was experimenting with historical styles in particular with Gothic. He restored many churches, such as the Munsterkerk, but also designed Central Station and Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.
Branko Miliskovic, like Cuypers, is inspired by the notion of ‘’Gesamtkunstwerk’’ where all art disciplines are united as a whole.
Miliskovic also studied architecture and (through the studies of sculpture) he became a performance artist.
The performance by Branko Miliskovic is not a historical description of Cuypers life but rather an internal monologue of an artist himself. The performance is dominated by intense body presence and an expressive symbolical narrative.
[G]RAND MASTER, performance by Branko Miliskovic
Duration: 7 hours
Performed at ‘‘Kunst op Straat‘‘ in Roermond, The Netherlands
Curated by Laura Adams and Edwin Becker (Chief curator at Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam)
Photos by Eef Bongers
May 28, 2017