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  • Braco Dimitrijevic, Casual Passer-By I Met at 1:43 PM, Venice 1976.

    Braco Dimitrijevic, Casual Passer-By I Met at 1:43 PM, Venice 1976.

    Braco Dimitrijevic

    Lille Métropole Musée d'Art Moderne (LAM)
    1 Allée du Musée
    May 16–August 16, 2009

    Curated by Lorand Hegyi

    “Louvre is my studio, street is my museum” runs the motto of Sarajevo-born, Paris-based Conceptualist Braco Dimitrijevic, who for forty years has upended notions of masterpiece and genius. The artist’s audacious interventions, which critique the univocal authority of cultural heritage, will be well represented in this retrospective, which offers nearly ninety works made since 1963, including selections from two ongoing series: “The Casual Passer-By,” 1968–, photographic portraits of pedestrians on banners that drape magisterially over facades, and “Triptychos Post Historicus,” 1976–, canonical artworks complemented by found objects and fresh fruit. With paintings by Picasso and Léger on hand in Saint-Étienne, Dimitrijevic—who once famously staged an exhibition inside animal cages at the Paris zoo—will no doubt continue chipping away at the bulwark of patrimoine culturel.