About the piece
When Roland Barthes coined the term “neurosis of fashion” (La névrose de la mode) in the seventies, I doubt that he was able to foresee importance of this phenomena. In short, he argues that fashion contains ability to “tame “the new” even before ”the new” is produced, which results in paradox that “the new” is unpredictable and disclosed at the same time. The world of fashion, therefore, represents raw ideological construct, a manifestation of visual utopia. This utopia, decorated with hyperaestheticized content, offers “amnesia which allows the present to give place to the future.
About the artist
Born on 9th May, 1989. in Valjevo, Serbia. Obtained Bachelor's degree in painting at the Faculty of fine arts, University of arts, Belgrade. Graduated with Master's degree at same university, in the studio of professor Mileta Prodanović, in 2014. Currently, Luka is a Ph.D student at the same University. Publishing theoretical work since 2015. His first novel, “Smile beneath the Mount Of Olives” ( Osmeh pod gorom maslinovom) was among top 11 contenders for the biggest regional literary award (NIN Award). Solo exhibitions: 2016. "Too Human", Valjevo Cultural Center, Valjevo 2015. "Human Factor" (with Stefan Tasic), "Dom Omladine" Gallery, Belgrade 2015. "Too Human" (with Stefan Tasic), "Ribnica" Cultural Centre, Kraljevo Selected group exhibitions: 2016. Exhibitions of artists chosen by "Niš art foundation" in Belgrade, Novi Sad and Niš. 2015. FESA (European Festival of Student Animation), Barutana, Belgrade 2013. Exhibition at Campus gallery of Georgian College, School of Design and Visual Arts, Canada 2013. Exhibition "7x3", part of course "Kustosiranje - about and around curating", Art space U10, Belgrade 2013. Exhibitions of artists chosen by "Niš art foundation" in Belgrade, Novi Sad and Niš. 2013. Mixer festival, “Curating: Thrill in movement” 2013. Exhibition "Body flavour", Cultural centre "Studenstski grad", Belgrade 2013. Exhibition "What can i not know about you", Sarajevo, curated by Amila Puzić and Anja Bogojević, supported by Bauhaus university, Weimar 2012. Group exhibition of drawings and small plastics, "Silos" gallery, Valjevo 2012. Group exhibition in Valjevo Cultural centre " Dva gosta dosta" (Two guests are enough) 2012. Participated in "Mixer" festival, with group work "Find the Artist" (with colleague students and professor of sculpture Radoš Antonijević), Belgrade Workshops: 2014. "New collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Belgrade" , organised by art organisation "Third Belgrade", Belgrade 2014. Nelt and 12 HUB Gallery educative program, Belgrade 2013. "Mostar city lab" - Bauhaus goes East-Europe, Mostar, BiH Awards: 2014. "Ljubica Sokić", award of Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade 2014. "Stevan Knežević" award for drawing, award of Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade 2014. "Perspektive 14", Shock community, Novi Sad 2014. Scholar of the Fondation for Young talents of Republic of Serbia - 400 best students of Master studies 2012. Sholar of the Fondation for Young talents of Republic of Serbia - 400 best students of Master studies Speaks English and French language.