Seventy-two artists from the local and international scene have been selected in order to embody The Marvellous Cacophony exhibition curated by Danielle Kvaran and Gunnar B. Kvaran in the frame of the 57th October Salon in Belgrade.
The title marvellous cacophony suggests a constellation of works able to express, through their forms, structures and contents, the diversity and richness of a cacophony of voices, as an important condition of freedom and diversity in the contemporary art practice. Despite the western notion of contemporary, has emerged that the art world has many centres, multi-layered activities, a plurality of ideas about what art is and what it can be.
Artists today are not worried about borders, be they geographic, between disciplines, or between institutions. The concept of “mondialitè” conceived by Édouard Glissant as being thre contrary of globalisation, means different peoples, cultures, imaginations living peacefully together in the respect of diversity. Reacting to the temptation towards nationalism and identarian closure, it introduces the image of a world that is multiple and complex. Under the light of a plurality of voices the exhibition aims thus to present a 'mirror of the world', which explores the state of coexistence of different identities that convey common tolerance, multiplicity and, speaking in terms of democracy, respect for the other, in order to create a meaningful narrative on art and culture, social issues and politics.
Nina Ivanovic, Mountain, 2018
Fabrice Hyber, Metahéroe , 2017 and Hyberhéroes, 2017,
Ivana Basic, A thousand years ago 10 seconds of breath were 40 grams of dust #1, #2, 2017 courtesy of Marlborough Contemporary, New York
Installation View; Magali Reus, Hwael (Soft Soap), 2017 Courtesy of The Approach, London / Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zürich / New York and David Maljkovic, Yet to be titled, 2017, courtesy of Dvir Gallery, Brussels
Agnieszka Polska, New Sun, 2017, Courtesy of Zak Branicka Galllery, Berlin
Claude Rutault, de-finition/method The Marvellous Cacophony, 2018
Korakrit Arunanondchai, With history in a room filled with people with funny names 4, 2017, Courtesy of C L E A R I N G, New York/Brussels, Carlos/Ishikawa London, Bangkok; City Gallery, Bangkok
Marguerite Humeau, (Old Mums) Queen with Leopards from the Venus series, courtesy of CLEARING, New York/Brussells
Errò, Silver Sable Saga, 1999 courtesy of The Hilger Collection, Vienna