DARJA BAJAGIC AT CARLOS/ISHIKAWA, LONDON
This new body of work will continue to develop Bajagic’s strategies for shifting contexts in order to complicate the consumption of images, momentarily deactivating fixed judgements and leaving images open to ulterior connections.
Bajagic’s works concede to the tensions between fascination and revulsion, pleasure and disgust, and to the redemptive quality of humour in light of the heinous. “Bajagic might be less interested in the accountability of images than the driving need to make them so”. (Franklin Melendez, Where's Your Appetite?, CURA.#20)
Reporting Darja Bajagic’ First Amendment: “Some of us have precious little need for an identity, and can operate within and without all levels of ourselves and society.
There are diversities of individual fact. This is how and why I am able to accept those whose individual facts exclude others’ individual facts. In this way, I am perhaps the most open- minded man in the world.
This is the ultimate test of fairness: Accept those who treat others unfairly. It is an individual of strong character who is able to discriminate and accept on totally subjective terms. Intellectual strength, above all else, is how one’s worth is measured. Physical strength always proves itself inadequate for the survival of high quality. Just take a look at the world’s dumb jocks.”
Nobody Knows I'm Funny by Darja Bajagic
Through October 29