The title of Miljanović’s solo exhibition in acb Gallery, Budapest is a reference to his performance series, where he hangs from the façades of galleries all over the world, struggling with gravity, sometimes at a height of ten stories. The performance was presented to the Budapest audience at the opening of the exhibition. Among others the Budapest exhibition features his Indigo Power drawing series, granite works, his photo series entitled I Serve Art, as well as a large-scale photo series entitled Show Where it Hurts With Your Hand, a series that comprises a visual diary of the daily communication between a man, incapacitated by war-related PTSD (posttraumatic stress disorder), and his wife.
“Mladen Miljanović (1981, Doboj, Bosnia-Herzegovina) is a defining figure of the young generation of artists that emerged after the Balkan Wars, introducing a radically new art practice that points far beyond national boundaries. He attained international attention and acknowledgement already at a very young age: in 2009, he was granted the Henkel.Art.Award, which honours the most prominent young artists of Central and Eastern Europe. This was followed by a solo exhibition in one of the largest and most important museums of the region, the Mumok of Vienna. He had numerous solo exhibitions from New York to Berlin to Bosnia-Herzegovina. In 2013 Francesco Bonami asked for his collaboration. Last year, Miljanović was invited to the Bosnia-Herzegovina Pavilion of the Venice Biennale; his project entitled The Garden of Delights was deemed one of the most notable pavilions by the international press.”