Danilo Milovanović: Reflections

Danilo Milovanović: Reflections
Križevniška Soteska
24th May–19th June 2021


With the project, Milovanović is pursuing a clever replay of practices that are used by the city authorities to remove graffiti. The artist’s input is in a meticulous recording of all visual information on a selected piece of wall which Milovanović covers with the facade paint and thus »cleans« and then carefully restores the previous graffiti content using precise stencils and light-reflecting pigments that are visible when illuminated. Milovanović’s erasure of graffiti is thus only illusory since the erased graffiti is still visible due to the precise restoration process, but only when it’s illuminated with a lamp, be it night or day. Milovanović emphasizes with his project the value of graffiti as indisputable building blocks of urban spaces – and at the same time jabs at the city authorities for their persistent efforts to maintain a clean and sterile image of the city.

DANILO MILOVANOVIĆ (1992, Banja Luka) graduated and obtained his master’s degree at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana. He is researching the nature of the urban land space in relation to nature and culture as he’s interested in the possibilities of artistic activity and intervention in public space. His works are mostly fleeting, unspectacular and emerge beyond the safe space of artistic creation. The results of his interventions are visually eloquent and poetic just as they are radical activist acts that are easily overlooked or perceived only subconsciously.

DAILY: 21.30–23.30