57th October Salon

curated by Danielle Kvaran and Gunnar B. Kvaran


Sept 15 – Oct 28, 2018

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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 
Pamela Rosenkranz 
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 
Daria Bajagic, aна фото: накрытое чёрной плёнкой тело убитой Ани БЕШНОВОЙ, 2018 
Anselm Kiefer, Extases Féminines, 2015, © Anselm Kiefer, courtesy of Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, London · Paris · Salzburg 

Mathis Altmann, Korakrit Arunanondchai, Darja Bajagić, Ivana Bašić, Larry Bell, Hemali Bhuta, Dineo Seshee Bopape, Marija Ćalić, Ian Cheng, Jasmina Cibic, Vuk Ćuk, Lidija Delić, John Divola, Maja Đorđević, Aleksandra Domanović, Olafur Eliasson, Erró, Cao Fei, Vadim Fiškin, Helgi Þorgils Friðjónsson, Gabríela Friðriksdóttir, Fernanda Gomes, Ivan Grubanov, Marie-Ange Guilleminot, Romuald Hazoumè, Elika Hedayat, Yu Honglei, Marguerite Humeau, Fabrice Hyber, Nina Ivanović, Cui Jie, Marta Jovanović, Anselm Kiefer, Tijana Kojić, Eva Kotatkova, Olya Kroytor, Jean-Jacques Lebel, Ann Lislegaard, Tobias Madison, David Maljković, Bjarne Melgaard, Jelena Mijić, Radenko Milak, Branko Milisković, Takashi Murakami, Kazumi Nakamura, Nemanja Nikolić, Yoko Ono, Dušan Otašević, Đorđe Ozbolt, Athena Papadopoulos, Paulo Nimer Pjota, Agnieszka Polska, Magali Reus, Pamela Rosenkranz, Claude Rutault, Torbjørn Rødland, Tom Sachs, Cindy Sherman, Chiharu Shiota,  Sumakshi Singh, Veličković Vladimir, Hannah Weinberger, Anicka Yi, Katarina Zdjelar, Urban Zellweger, Xu Zhen, Helen Marten, Alex Baczynski-Jenkins, Donna Wa Kukama, Ana Prvački.

Photos by Milan Kralj

SpazioA, Pistoia
Pivô@Kunsthalle Lissabon
NoguerasBlanchard, Barcelona
Le Grand Café, Saint-Nazaire
Istituto Svizzero, Rome
Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London
Perrotin, Hong Kong