K16 / 2012

Full HD video / 10ʼ42″/ sound / colour

I’m digging a hole at the edge of Europe. It’s a square hole of the unresolved deep history, workaday hole for the oblivion to trample down the everyday reality. The hole is deep.

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K15 / 2012

Full HD video / 4ʼ22″/ sound / colour

K15, is a re-enactment of Willy Brandt’s historic kneeling in Warsaw. Reaching for documentary material, i.e. footage, Kopljar reconstructed all known elements of Brandt’s 1970 commemoration of the Nazis’ victims in the Warsaw ghetto. With the mise en scène transferred to the night ambience of modern-day Warsaw, we follow the action from

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K14 / 2010

Full HD video / 12ʼ05″/ sound / colour

In K14, the artist is still wearing the same luminescent suit, as he moves further out into the world, into Sopnica Jelkovec, a pre-constructed district of Zagreb that was originally slated to become an affordable housing area for young people. Over the years, the project passed through the hands of various property developers and political

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K9 Compassion At Home / 2010

Print on UV synthetic foil / 225 x 180 cm

In the manner of a pilgrim, the artist has staged a photographic performance at the Mirogoj Cemetery in Zagreb, on the grave of the first Croatian president, Franjo Tuđman. The artist decided to continue his series of performances in the way he has done them in K9 Compassion (2004) in New York, before cult urban toponyms, and in K9 Compassion+ (2005) before parliaments in centres of international political power: Washington, London, Brussels, Moscow, and Beijing. Like before, the performance includes the ritual of kneeling in a humble posture; the artist always wears the same black suit, a white shirt, and a white handkerchief beneath his knees.

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K13 / 2009

Full HD video / 13ʼ22″/ sound / colour

 

In Kopljar’s latest “construction”, K13, which will for the first time be shown at the Styria Autumn in the Minorite Gallery Graz and then at the Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb, this LIGHT TOWER becomes the place of an unconditional scene. It is again the forest that heralds the beginning of this transformation, but we do not see the

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