Vukadin Filipović is an artist of a young generation, born in the year 2000 in Užice, Serbia. He is currently studying at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna in the class of Prof. Christian Schwartzwald. In his practice, he re anticipates his intimate topographies and past(s), narrating histories of irregular landscapes, of home and the lack of one. He questions the points of (un)belonging offering the documents of uncertain chronological veracity yet touching sincerity. He records, photographs, and scrutinizes his body and its markings, making them trustworthy narrators of his dainty precise drawings, paintings, inks, and embroidery. He offers texts and images - undisguised, blatant, humorous, homoerotic, grammar dislocated - capturing the untold. In Vukadin’s current series of works 'The Following' he records the passage of home coming (Video document Transit 22), (dis)union with past, embodying his diaries in reprints, notes on glass and soft photographs. The texts in his works follow a misshapen timeline of his dream worlds, his queerness, his quotidian desires – durational events of ethnography of self that stands unable to be measured. He lets his diary entries be broken into pieces of intimacies sardonically open. Self-remembering, not looking back. As an extended practice, he collaborates with other artists, like on the film 'Vreća od Papira'(The Paper Bag) directed by Srđan Marković. The film documents a nocturnal action of recreation of the monument of President Tito which had previously been removed from the Užice's main square. The removal of the monument marks a symbolic end of the socialist regime. The paper likeness of the Marshal, Vukadin created, in a staggering 5.2 m sparked critical and media interest questioning the return of the original artwork. He has been exhibiting in group shows and most recently, his works have been shown at Parallel Art fair, 2022 in Vienna where he currently lives and works.
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