SMALL GESTURES, GREAT SYMBOLIC POWER
Zlatko Kopljar (born 1962 in Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina; lives and works in Zagreb, Croatia) critically examines contemporary history in his performances, video works, and installations. He calls his works “constructions” because they question and reconstruct patterns of memory, both during the performative creation process and in their reception. In the photo series K9 Compassion, his act of kneeling in front of places such as New York’s Wall Street, the EU Commission in Brussels, or the Duma in Moscow is a compelling pose of powerlessness against global power structures. With this clear and potent gesture of humility, Kopljar symbolically calls for reflection.
The catalog Constructions accompanies Kopljars eponymous exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb and reviews nearly 30 years of artistic creation.The texts were written by Sanja Cvetnić, Ory Dessau and Kate Christina Mayne.
Publisher: DISTANZ Verlag GmbH, Berlin