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Radenko Milak, Drone delivers aid to people amid the lockdown measures to halt the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Catapilco, Valparaiso Region, Chile, April, 2020, watercolor on paper, 13 3/4 × 9 3/4".

Radenko Milak, Drone delivers aid to people amid the lockdown measures to halt the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Catapilco, Valparaiso Region, Chile, April, 2020, watercolor on paper, 13 3/4 × 9 3/4".

Radenko Milak

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The black-and-white watercolors in Radenko Milak’s exhibition “Sideratio” were made between February and April of this year, while the artist was confined to his home in Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina, watching the Covid-19 pandemic unfold globally via the screen. As the exhibition’s emotional compass, the Latin title—referring to the malign influence of a particular configuration of the stars, and, more recently, as explained in the press release, a state of numbness resulting from a traumatic event—suggested a personal starting point for broader reflection. To document and potentially start working through the unfolding collective crisis, Milak transformed Covid-related images from around the world into finely rendered chiaroscuro depictions. With the dates and places of their origin often incorporated into their titles, the works became a partial archive of a media landscape intent

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