ALEKSANDAR JESTROVIĆ - JAMESDIN
WHO IS SCREWING WHO?
17. 12. 2010 - 17.1. 2011
The painter and performer currently living and working in Belgrade and Berlin responded to the question as to why does he use sex as a dominant expressive theme in his artwork with the following words:
"Some are good at writing, others at sculpting, some again at painting or taking photographs, … However, we all have in common that we do not need previous knowledge in order to fuck, even through art. Sex is a basic performative act that everyone is familiar with, and through this act power is manifested - personal, economic and political. Thus the question: "Who are we screwing and who is screwing us?" is always applicable. The Ra?ka gallery will present works that treat contemporary artistic and socio-political themes through sexual practices.
A few words on the author:
Aleksander Jestrović - Jamesdin (1972, Zagreb) was awarded his MA from the Academy of Fine Arts in Belgrade. In Slovenia he drew attention to himself in 2003 at the Break 2.2 festival where he exhibited the multimedia installation Invisible that was created from the remains of the F117 bomber shot down over Serbia.
For more see: http://jamesdin.wordpress.com/