LUKA SAVIĆ: Love in Dreams

LUKA SAVIĆ: Love in Dreams
Light sculpture
Argentina Park // until 22 June
OPENING: Friday, 24 May, 9:30 p.m.

Luka Savić is presenting his new project that thematises the transformation of the form of a sculptural work by means of the effects of light (day vs. night). The artist drew the inspiration for his work of art from the conceptualisation of the obelisk as it appeared in the influential book Hypnerotomachia Poliphili (1499), purportedly written by the monk Francesco Colonna at the height of the Renaissance. This dreamlike image of the obelisk was the foundation for the famous obelisk by Bernini from 1667 in the Piazza della Minerva in Rome, which later inspired many other obelisks. Savić conceptualised the artwork in such a way that the base itself turns into an independent sculptural work that we can admire during the day, whilst at night, there is an obelisk with an elephant drawn on it. The pedestal therefore transforms into a dream at night, which is another allusion to the author of the work, as according to him, he saw the obelisk with the elephant in his dreams.

(1990, Ljubljana) graduated from the High school of Design and Photography Ljubljana, from the Department of Graphic Design, and continued his education at the Academy of Visual Arts (AVA). After completing his studies, he enrolled into The Faculty of Arts, where he graduated at the Department of Philosophy in 2017. In 2021, he obtained his master’s degree at Die Angewandte (TransArts) in Vienna. Between the years 2010 and 2017, he was an assistant to the artist Miran Mohar, after which he became a partner of the David Gothard Archive, as part of which he organised several events. In the last period, he presented his work at the 31 Graphic Biennale in Ljubljana, he exhibited as part of the Mahler and LeWitt Studios residency in Spoleto, Italy, at the Arte Fiera Polis BBQ Show in Bologna, and at solo exhibitions in the Ljubljana galleries DLUL (2018) and Škuc (2021; curator Guy Robertson). He is a lecturer at The Academy of Visual Arts (AVA) in Ljubljana and an external researcher for the Vienna art collection Kontakt. 

Technical support and implementation: Jan Pungerl

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