David Maljkovic, Secession 2011.

The collages, films, and architectural mises-en-scène of the Croatian artist David Maljkovic form part of the current critical engagement with modernism. Maljkovic turns his attention to sculptural and architectonic symbols that, against the backdrop of Yugoslav socialism, signified the dawn of a new era: Vojin Bakic’s monument to the victims of World War II; the Italian pavilion at the Zagreb trade fairground; the works of EXAT 51, a group of experimental architects and artists who championed abstraction and the synthesis of art and social context in the early 1950s.

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