Project “Probe”

Blažo Kovačević
September 6th, 2010 > Start at 20h

Blazo Kovacevic will present his project  Probe at O3ONE on Monday, September 6th, 2010 at 20h.

One of the participants in the exhibition “Why go anywhere else?” (O3ONE Gallery until September 14th), will present in the Cetinje gallery the same installation that the audience in Belgrade will have a chance to see at the same time.
“The installation titled Probe metaphorically speaks about the contemporary culture of fear that permeates the perpetual war on terror.  Kovacevic is implying crucial moral questions regarding the renunciation of personal freedoms for the sake of collective safety. In order to open a discussion on the implications of monitoring people, the artist sets the stage within the only space he can assert control – the gallery.  In it, he invites the audience to participate in his orchestrated action. In order to make his viewer aware of the discomforts of being controlled Kovacevic is clearly delineating the movement within the gallery space.” Jovana Stokić

Blažo Kovačević was born in 1973 in Podgorica, he lives in Savannah, Georgia. He graduated in 1997, at the Fine Art department of the Faculty of Fine Arts in Cetinje, and acquired his master’s degree in 2001, at the Academy of Fine Arts in Pennsylvania.

In 2004 he established International digital art festival in Montenegro.

He is a member of the Association of Fine Artists of Montenegro, since 1997.

He is a lecturer at Savannah State University.

This project is co-financed by the Ministry of Culture of Montenegro.

Selection of solo exhibitions:

  • Maps and Cuts, Hurong Lou Gallery, Philadelphia;
  • Continental breakfast, gallery Chaos, Belgrade;
  • Liquidation, Montenegrin Cultural Centre, Paris, France;
  • Sale, gallery Siano, Philadelphia

Selection of group exhibitions:

  • Digestion – Athens Contemporary Arts Institute, Athens, Georgia;
  • First Salon Petar Lubarda, Plavi Dvorac, Cetinje, Montenegro;
  • Montenegrin Contemporary Art,  Stephansdom Cathedral, Vienna, Austria;
  • International Festival of Alternative Cultural Exchange, Belgrade, and Novi Sad, Serbia; Cluj and Bucharest, Romania; Plovdiv and Sofia, Bulgaria; Sarajevo, Bosnia, and Herzegovina; Strasbourg, France; Eindhoven, Holland;
  • Utopia Station, 50. Venetian Biennale, Italia

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