I’m thrilled to be presenting work by Sydney artist Biljana Jančić in ‘Memory Betrays Everybody’, opening at Black Box at UNSW Art & Design next week. Join us for opening drinks on Thursday the 30thof May from 5-8pm.
The key theme in Biljana Jančić’s work is displacement. She works primarily with large-scale spatial interventions. These works respond directly to architecture and socio-historical contexts of spaces. Jančićregularly exhibits work in a wide range of independent and institutional contemporary art spaces.
In ‘Memory Betrays Everybody’, Biljana Jančić’s work Concrete (Variations 1-5) takes everyday objects and transforms them through photography. What is known at the moment the photo is taken is remade over time by the image. Images like memory can betray reality.
Concrete (variations 1-5)began as an observation of a tissue box sitting on the dining table. A single tissue had been illuminated by the afternoon sun in such a way that it almost appeared as if it was made of concrete. This gave the tissues a symbolic value, as tiny, ephemeral monuments to the fragility and revery of domestic space. In this project the tissue dispenser became a random form generator that revealed endless architectonic variations.
Pictured is ‘Concrete (variations 1-5)’, 2018,Digital prints on vinyl – from the NSW Visual Arts Emerging Fellowship finalists exhibition at Artspace. Photo by Zan Wimberley.