previews

  • Bojan Šarčević, He, 2011, onyx, 96 1/2 x 65 x 18 3/4”.

    Bojan Šarčević, He, 2011, onyx, 96 1/2 x 65 x 18 3/4”.

    Bojan Šarčević

    Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein

    February 10–May 6, 2012

    Curated by Christiane Meyer-Stoll

    The output of Bojan Šarčević can appear by turns massive and delicate, highly political and exclusively aesthetic, serious and absurd. Such complexity is an active component of Šarčević’s practice. After all, this is the artist who gave us a wilderness survival guide written in phonetic English, to reflect a thick Eastern European accent, and who republished a report on Balkan-EU geopolitical relations and called it an exhibition catalogue. Now, for his first large-scale museum exhibition, Šarčević will occupy the entire upper floor (four thousand square feet) of the Kunst­museum Liechtenstein with a selection of fifteen pieces made in the past four years. Among the lot will be the work At Present, 2011, which sets forth nine questions. Question two may be particularly germane: “Why is every attempt at criticizing society simply disarmed and discredited?”