As one of the global pioneers of the conceptual art in the late sixties, Braco Dimitrijević was the first to begin practicing with wide range of art media from traditional materials such as marble and bronze to those than new such as photography, video, and text. Exhibition From Stone to Video installed through the collection display of the Museum of Fine Art presents two marble stele and seven marble plates with engraved and gilded statements on the role and significance of art practice, cultural system and civilization in a dialogue with six video works on the same subject. Dimitrijević appropriates accustomed channels of communication used by political hegemony - such as marking ideologically-valued historical events and persons by placing marble memorial plates or monopolizing the media space in order to shape public opinion after ideologically-programmed content; in order to disseminate his standpoints on art as an existentially important cognitive and substantially democratic discipline. In accordance with his radical views, Dimitrijević has used the museums and their collections since the 1970s as an environment suitable for confrontation with the established order of things and the basis for humanistic transformation of the society. Dimitrijević's oeuvre largely contributed to the radical transformation of art and museum practice into the paradigm we know and live today.
Braco Dimitrijević (Sarajevo, 1948) had his first one man show in 1958 at the age of 10. From 1968 to 1971 he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb and from 1971 to 1973 post graduate studies at St Martin’s School of Art in London. His works are in collections of the most prestigious museums and private collections in the world. Dimitrijević exhibits globally and lives in Paris.
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