PLAYTIME

April 4th - 10th, 2012 > Opening on April 4th, at 19h

Multimedia project PLAYTIME by artist Bogdan Pavlović is going to be shown at the O3one gallery from the 4th until the 9th of April, 2012.

Minimalist, black and white graphic shows that Pavlović is suggesting are situated on the very edge between the documentary and the artistic. Photographic dissections of events are formally related to Maybridge’s anatomical photo-studies of people in motion whilst conceptually they are close to Joseph Boyce’s or Yves Klein’s approach, based on constant interactions between the social and the aesthetics.

The topics which the artist was working on are : custodian of one of the most influential galleries of contemporary art– (The Gagosian Gallery) playing with the dog belonging to the British painter Elisabeth Peyton while her exhibition was being put up, a haircut session during which the artist was photographing himself, and an opening of the exhibition by famous Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka is all a pretext for the new, visual “reading” of what we consider to be an “everyday life”.

Such a position is supported by altering the art space into a hair salon. The reality, in a funny way which also defines the movie of the same name -PLAYTIME by the French director Jacques Tati, conquers the gallery.

Liberated from the complex of being too serious and the narrative which burdens a great deal of contemporary art, this project by Bogdan Pavlović offers a specific type of intellectual and visual sparkle whereby art as well as reality, are perceived as just one great play.

Bogdan Pavlović

Born in 1969, Belgrade. Lives and works in Paris.

Graduated Fine Art at Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris in 1997.

He completed post-graduate studies at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade in 2002. He is teaching at Parsons School of Art and Atelier de Sevres in Paris.

His works are part of the following art collections: Zepter, Lefranc&Bourgeois, Aéroport de Paris, Rado France, Opel France, City of Belgrade Museum.