The Venice Questionnaire #21: Mladen Miljanović

May 24, 2013 7:57PM
ArtReview sent a questionnaire to a selection of the artists exhibiting in various national pavilions of the Venice Biennale, the responses to which will be published over the coming days. Mladen Miljanović is representing Bosnia. The pavilion is in the Palazzo Malipiero, San Marco.

What can you tell us about your plans for Venice?

So far as the whole project of Bosnia and Herzegovina pavilion named “The Garden of Delights” is developed and produced, the only thing I’m concerned about as an artist is the performance I will do on the opening of the pavilion on May 30th. After that performance, all art is done and gone concerning my contribution.

Are you approaching the show in a different way to how you would with a ‘normal’ exhibition?

You know, if we look from the moon, there is no difference between Venice and some village in Bosnia! I always do exhibitions with the same conscience and responsibility, not making any difference in relation to place.

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The Sweet Simphony of Absurdity 2013 photo Drago Vejnovic - courtesy by artist. The Garden of Delights, installation-engrawed drawing on marble 2013 Photo: Vladimir Klepic