Bojan Šarčević

Kunstverein München

These days, spatial interventions are no longer anything unusual. They’re one of the standard modes of exhibition praxis. Since acts of displacement often play an important role in Bojan Šarčević’s oeuvre, comparisons to Michael Asher may suggest themselves; however, Šarčević, a Bosnian living in Paris, is hardly interested in reflections on the institution or on the function and history of its architecture. Gordon Matta-Clark, another important protagonist of spatial intervention, deconstructed buildings, but as a sculptor thinking in great and violent dimensions, and his works seem massive and powerful. Šarčević, on the other hand, does not see himself connected to an architectural discourse but rather works like an illustrator, in loosely drawn lines.

The title of his exhibition, “Verticality Downwards,” affected one’s perception of what was on view. Verticality per se is neutral and

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