Recalling the absence

Elvedin Klačar
Recalling the absence

saturday, 14.12.2013 at 7 PM
Fundacja Salony, ul. Fabryczna 13b, Zielona Góra
Exhibition is open by 20.01.2014 r.
Installation in Millennium Park (13.12.2013 – 10.01.2014)

The space of the Millenium Park in Zielona Góra shows traces of its past by preserved elements of funeral architecture. This past is also fostered in consciousness of local citizens interested in the city’s history. During discussions on commemoration of the park’s history arguments regarding preserving and restoring elements of old cemetery along with cultivation of the greenery are often brought up.
Elvedin Klačar in his project brings back memory of late local citizens. With his installation he seeks links between past and present. The project deals with disappearing places that did not go down in the history, but in the past served as the sense of daily routine. Klačar valuates the importance of the history in shaping our identity. In this case the history of the park not only consists of places and materials remains but also the absence of those who shaped the town and influenced everydayness.
The installation is followed by the exhibition in the Salony Foundation that literally shows impossibility of connecting with what is absent. With the use of archived regional documents that lost its use value the artist plays with the meaning of historical sources in our perception of the history. “Recalling the absence” is the project about constant disappearance and presence, but also about our behaviour towards the history.

Elvedin Klačar was born in 1976 in Rudo (Bosnia and Herzegovina). He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna between 2003- 2009 and graduated in the department of Performance and Sculpture. In 2007 he was at the École supérieure des beaux-arts de Marseille.The space, as the basis of works, gets a position and deals with the current social und political system. For that, his main inspiration comes from personal experience and his everyday life.Social behavior, claim of ownership, positions of power and political systems are his subjects.Elvedin Klačar lives and works in Vienna and Sarajevo.

Organized by: The Salony Foundation, BWA Zielona Góra
Cooperation: Austrian Culture Forum in Warsaw
Media patron: Magazine Miasta, Res Publica Nowa, Radio Zielona Góra
The exhibition is a part of the project “Millennium Park. Trials, sketches, scenarios of the new public space”. The project is founded by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, the Austrian Culture Forum in Warsaw and Zielona Góra City Council.

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