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MEMORY FIELDS

Brankica Žilović Chauvain

10/9 - 20/10/2020

With the exhibition Memory Fields, Novembar Gallery is presenting Brankica Žilović Chauvain’s most recent artworks to the Belgrade audience.

Brankica has been living, creating and teaching for many years in Paris, and in the last seventeen years she has participated in numerous international artistic and educative projects, and exhibited her works in museums and galleries all over the world: France, Italy, Germany, USA, China, and Senegal.

After graduation from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade she furthered her studies at the École Nationale Superieure Des Beaux Arts in Paris, where she lives and works today. Currently, she teaches at two faculties in Paris: at the University Parsons, the Institute of Applied Arts LISSA, and the École Superieure des Beaux Arts in Angers.

In her artistic career she has always explored different materials testing different media, but what marks her work considerably is a peculiar use of textile, presented to the Belgrade audience on this very occasion.

The works on display through the exhibition Memory Fieldsare formally focused on the investigation of expressive abilities of textile combined or even contrasted with other “harder” materials, while content-wise they deal with the exploration of collective and personal memory and memorizing processes. By using symbols and elements from personal history, Brankica raises universal questions that art continuously explores – Who are we, where do we come from and where are we going?