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58th October Salon: THE DREAMERS

Belgrade Biennale 2020

Belgrade, Serbia

October 16 – November 21, 2020

The exhibition intends to investigate the complexity of the current times, questioning not only the misleading nature of the real, but the space occupied by dreams, intended as the metaphorical embodiment of a space of freedom, which is able to challenge the certainty of the real world, of acquired knowledge and of our own beliefs.,  

The exhibition intends to investigate the complexity of the current times, questioning not only the misleading nature of the real, but the space occupied by dreams, intended as the metaphorical embodiment of a space of freedom, which is able to challenge the certainty of the real world, of acquired knowledge and of our own beliefs.

 

For centuries philosophers have asked to what extent our external world can legitimately be considered real, utilizing the oneiric as an argument to criticize our most common certainties. Today, the accelerated development of new technologies seems to have overturned the issue. The possibility of creating and taking part in increasingly refined virtual spaces seems to represent an escape from reality, an escape towards a dimension that is not strictly oneiric, but that is undoubtedly related to our dreams.


The question is: how can we perceive today’s world? What are the conditionings that interfere in our capacity to critically experience reality? How can artists explain the complexity of the human being in our current times? Dreams allow us to rethink our relationship with reality, with the truth of Nature, of the plant world and of the animal beings ?

 

The exhibition will include the work of 55 international artists from different countries worldwide.

 

Jean-Marie Appriou, 1986; Marija Avramović / Sam Twidale, 1989/1988; Trisha Baga, 1985; Davide Balula, 1978; Neïl Beloufa, 1985; Will Benedict, 1978; James Bridle, 1980; Dora Budor, 1984; Elaine Cameron-Weir, 1985; Ian Cheng, 1984; Than Hussein Clark, 1981; Claudia Comte, 1983; Sanja Ćopić, 1992; Vuk Ćuk, 1987; Alex Da Corte, 1980; Simon Denny, 1982; Nicolas Deshayes, 1983; DIS (Lauren Boyle, Solomon Chase, Marco Roso, David Toro), 2010; Aleksandra Domanović, 1981; David Douard, 1983; Cécile B. Evans, 1983; Cao Fei, 1978; Cyprien Gaillard, 1980; Nenad Gajić, 1982; Camille Henrot, 1978; David Horvitz, 1974; Marguerite Humeau, 1986; Invernomuto (Simone Bertuzzi and Simone Trabucchi), 2003; Alex Israel, 1982; Melike Kara, 1985; Nadežda Kirćanski, 1992; Josh Kline, 1979; Oliver Laric, 1981; Mark Leckey, 1964; Hannah Levy, 1991; Hana Miletić, 1982; Ebecho Muslimova, 1984; Katja Novitskova, 1984; Wong Ping, 1984; Puppies Puppies (Jade Kuriki Olivo), 1989; Sonja Radaković, 1989; Jon Rafman, 1981; Anri Sala, 1974; Bojan Šarčević, 1974; Max Hooper Schneider, 1982; Augustas Serapinas, 1990; Igor Simić, 1988; Marianna Simnett, 1986; Emily Mae Smith, 1979; Colin Snapp, 1982; Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, 1977; Diamond Stingily, 1990; Nora Turato, 1991; Nico Vascellari, 1976; Jordan Wolfson, 1980.

 

For more information please visit the 58th October Salon's website.

 

Thumbnail: Katja Novitskova, Storm Time Approximation (Hominids, IR Thermal Vision), 2016 (detail)

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