Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Subtracting of Zeroes / Mladen Stilinović

September 6 - November 3

Mladen Stilinović lives and works in Zagreb, Croatia, and has been exhibiting since 1975. Researching the interactions between visual and verbal signs and intervening on inexpensive and found material, his projects have assumed a variety of forms: installations, collages, artist books, video, and performance.

In the recent years, Stilinović participated in exhibitions at the Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum in Graz, Essl Collection in Vienna, Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel, Tate Modern, Apex Art, New York, the 2003 Venice Biennial, 2006 Sydney Biennial, and Documenta XII.

The exhibition will pivot around the issue of economy with reference to the previous use of Platform's building as a bank in the 1980s. A selection from Stilinović's production of over 70 artist books, from the 1970s to today, will be exhibited in the mezzanine.

Platform has produced a publication in collaboration with Van AbbeMuseum focusing on Stilinović's practice with artist books. The exhibition will be reconfigured in the beginning of 2008 for Van AbbeMuseum in Eindhoven.

Subtracting of Zeroes is realized with the support of the American Center Foundation.

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