BG BOOM: DUSAN RELJIN, EXHIBITION FOR NOTED FASHION PHOTOGRAPHER,
TO DEBUT AT MILK GALLERY OCTOBER 22ND, 2013
Exhibition will run from October 22nd – November 3rd in New York City.
Milk Gallery will launch its next exhibition, BG BOOM: Dusan Reljin, with top fashion
photographer, Dusan Reljin on October 22nd, 2013, with an opening reception from 7PM-
The exhibition will be comprised of 20 pieces, each of which are manifestation of the artist’s
musings on his past and present.
BG BOOM: Dusan Reljin is a project that embraces collage and color treatment.
Exhibition images feature renowned models including Natalia Vodianova and Laetitia
Casta. However, unlike the photographer’s commercial work, these portraits (set against
the ruins of a bomb-ravaged Belgrade) are sliced, blown up, cropped and altered to create
a new interpretive context.
Born in Serbia, the photographer was living in New York in 1999 when NATO bombed
Belgrade for 72 days leading to the withdrawal of the Yugoslavian forces from Kosovo.
Traveling back to Serbia after the war, Reljin took photographs of the wreckage of this once
vibrant and cosmopolitan city.
BG BOOM merges Reljin’s seemingly opposing realities into one visual form. On the one
hand is the reality of the current state of his native country and on the other hand are his
experiences as a rising fashion photographer in New York City.
BG BOOM: Dusan Reljin is an exhibition open to the public. To RSVP for the Opening
Reception, please visit http://milkmade.com/BGBOOM.
Dusan Reljin has exhibited his work in the “Model as Muse” show at the Metropolitan Museum of
Art. His advertising and editorial clients include Gucci, Helmut Lang, Estee Lauder, Lancome,
Cover Girl, YSL and Virgin Records. His work has appeared in Vogue, W, V Magazine, GQ and
Numero. BG BOOM is his first solo exhibition at Milk Gallery.
Milk stands at the crossroads of the fashion, music, photography and film worlds. A media company
based out of New York and Los Angeles, Milk spans contemporary culture and is a hub for
nurturing creativity and supporting partnerships with some of the industry’s most visionary talent
and innovative brands.
Allegra Lee, Milk Gallery, TheGallery@milkstudios.com
450 West 15th St
New York, NY 10011