New Reproductions, 2014

Basel 2015
Georg Kargl Fine Arts
David Maljkovic New Reproductions, 2014 Collaged inkjet prints mounted on alucore, aluminium frame 150 x 100 cm The collages, films, and architectural mises-en-scènes of Croatian artist David Maljković (born 1973) are well-known for its sophisticated use of aesthetic and display strategies, his interest in codes of exhibition set-ups, and his concern with the relationship between form and content. Maljkovic's artisitc approach counts the inclusion of research, as well as the interweaving of past, future, and present. David Maljković's collages New Reproductions are each unique works. The artist laid on top of each other images of previous pieces to evoke his past artistic involvement with form. The techniques involved range from exposure, digital reworking, decollage and combined or partial covering of the works. Maljković literally discards different layers of the inkjet prints and as such examines them anew for the present day. David Maljković has had numerous international solo exhibitions, e.g. at Palais de Tokyo (2014), LOK Kunstmuseum St. Gallen (2014), BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead (2013), GAMeC, Bergamo (2013), CAC Vilnius (2013), Van Abbemuseum Eindhoven (2012), Secession Vienna (2011), Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb (2011), Centre Pompidou, Paris (2010), Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid (2009), Istanbul Biennal (2009), Berlin Biennale (2008), London’s Whitechapel Art Gallery (2007),  Kunstverein Hamburg (2007) Artists Space New York (2007). Currently, his work is on show in the main pavilion at Venice Biennial 2015 and at the group exhibition "Scenes for a New Heritage" at MoMA, New York. His work is represented in the collections of e.g. Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein; mumok, Vienna; Tate Collection, London; Centre Pompidou, Paris; MoMA, New York; Ludwig Museum, Budapest; and Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.