Printmaking that is created at the periphery of mediums and transverses into the fields of other media represents a common point that joins the works of this author. In Veljko Zejak’s work, it is the relationship of ceramics and sculpture. By creating a relation between the image, and political and historical textual messages from postage stamps he is creating a relationship with the social context within which the work is created. Ellisif Hals and Susanne Skeide collaborate to create hanging collages using copper etching prints. In her individual work, Ellsif uses the possibilities of multiplication to create slightly three-dimensional images by overlaying prints. In Marko Pašalić’s printmaking works, the print is based on the relationship of digital technology and errors formed in the permutations of television and video signals. The works of Bojana Petković are silk-screen prints that derive from notes with which she systematically attempted to capture her dreams through textual and visual traces. The subconscious content reflects crossing points of nature and culture and delineates an area where the personal joins the collective with body and mind. The main themes of her work are connected with the process of procreation and directly point to the characteristics of female biological habit: menstrual blood, the fetus, cyclical repetition, and the possibilities of cleansing. They have strong autobiographical elements.
This exhibition was initiating in 2010 during a residential stay at Cite Internationale des Arts in Paris. During his residential stay in Paris Veljko Zejak held two workshops in which he demonstrated the technique of printmaking in clay, a technique he independently created in 2001 during his studies at FLU in Belgrade. Ellisif Hals, Susanne Skeide, Marko Pašalić and Arion Asllani, who also made a video documentation, attended the first workshop. Following this workshop held with a small group of artists at Cite, Veljko begins his collaboration with artist Tiago Hacke and holds a workshop in the Roma settlement in the outskirts of Paris. Tiago had worked with people from this camp for two years and has filmed documentaries about them. Work on the creative potential of this group is extremely important. The creative expression of their position can provide answers to questions of social equality, freedom and racism in today’s society of Western Europe. The social standing of the participants of these workshops is specific and represents a realized creative potential formed from different cultural and social circumstances.
Veljko Zejak, exhibition author