Od 23.05. do 06.06. u galeriji PRO3OR

NOĆ NA ZEMLJI BEZ SNOVA – Jagoda Mićović

Radovi predstavljeni na izložbi „Noć na zemlji bez snova“ nastajali su sukcesivno tokom proteklih pola godine i predstavljaju odraz i trag ‘transformišućeg’ perioda života umetnice. Nedavni lični traumatični događaji izmestili su je i naveli da potraži i definiše sebe (da ‘dođe sebi’) a samostalna, intimna, dubinska potraga dovela ju je do horizonta života i umetnosti. S verom u introspekciju zatresla je i zavrtela taj horizont i sa publikom podelila sveže zapise ličnih životnih meandriranja i samospoznaje – plod često problematizovane strastvene veze unutrašnjeg razvoja i stvaranja.

Safari lov na sebe

Motivi koji su se Jagodi nametali i koje je koristila u građenju vizuelnog simboličkog narativa ukazuju na putovanje, safari i egzotiku – tu su mapa i predeli, divlje životinje, koža jelena , žena sa puškom… Osećaju se uzbuđenje, opasnost, brutalnost i neizvesnost pred divljim i nepoznatim otkrićima. Crteži su na momente ovlašne, primitivne skice a na momente se izraz pretvara u opsesivno-minuciozno građene simboličke predstave i u odnosu na to možemo ih razdvojiti na zabeleške određenih procesa i arhetipski statične predstave kao što su veliki crteži na slikarskim platnima. Ukupan registar korištenih simbola određuje i prirodu putovanja kao safari lova na sebe. Sebe kao egzotičnog primitivca, ranjenog i proteranog iz prirodnog staništa sopstva.

Od Brisela do sebe dugačak je put

“Šta me određuje?” je trofejno pitanje ovog putovanja, izbrijano na koži jelena. Ta koža divljeg stvora je membrana bića, referentna tačka u odnosu na koju sve ostalo postoji isključivo kao sadržaj koji je izvan ili unutar nje. Tako se i traženje statičke tačke lične stabilnosti i vrednosti kreće napipavanjem prostora unutra i spolja. Ko i šta me definiše? Gde je moj/naš centar? Ko sam ja a ko su oni? U odnosu na koga i šta sam dobro ili u odnosu na koga ili šta mi je loše? Gde na toj mapi osećam moć a gde sam bespomoćna? ,Mapa Evrope ili snovi bez sna’ je mapa svesno prihvaćenog konstrukta, ponavljanje mita da su centar, moć i odgovornost izvan nas. Težak život na periferiji teritorije još je teži psihološki jer negira sopstvenu važnost i zavodi na depresiju i samozaborav. Na poziciji periferije nemoć se progresivno multiplicira i iscrpljuje.

Nagon, strast i mir

Izložba je nastajala kao sredstvo svesne artikulacije psihološkog haosa . Jagoda je kretala od simbola i uzbudljivih vizuelnih nadražaja koje je ugrađivala u tok, proces, tkanje, priču. Jedna od takvih, za umetnicu, stimulativnih slika je stara fotografija njene majke na kojoj ona mlada, lepa i odlučna nišani sa puškom u rukama. Rad ,U mojim rukama’ je prelomna tačka u ritmu i toku izložbe i deo je niza od tri monumentalna, ikonična crteža na sirovim slikarskim platnima. Ovi crteži – ,Mapa Evrope ili snovi bez sna’, ,Planina zvana Opsesija’ i ,U mojim rukama’, su fragilni ali i snažni u efektu. Bledi trag grafitne olovke na zagužvanim, ‘naturalnim’ platnima stvara utisak da su poruke koje oni nose važne, drevne – arhetipske, poruke iz nesvesnog. Efekat bleđenja i nestajanja dočarava njihovo trajanje u vremenu i pre njihovog ukazivanja u svesti umetnice. Tako je motiv žene koja drži oružje tj. moć i kontrolu otrežnjujući i osvešćujući.
Kroz pucanj snažne žene prelama se i ritam izložbe i prekida se haotični, niski registar nagonske energije koji kulminira u video crtežu “Preživljavanje”. Haos instikata koji nose nemirni, isprekidani crteži i pokretne slike lova i parenja prekida se pucnjem i kanališe se i ‘kultiviše’ u proces individuacije. Umetnica se u krajnjoj instanci smiruje i prepušta „opsesivnom“ građenju crteža grandioznog planinskog venca koji po jungovskoj analitičkoj teoriji simbola može da se tumači kao put ličnog razvoja.

Marija Radoš

Jagoda Mićovoć završila FLU u Beogradu, smer slikarstvo 2009, god. Doktorske umetničke studije završila na FLU kod Milete Prodanovića , 2015 god. Realizovala 12 samostalnih izlozbi u zemlji i inostranstvu, preko 40 kolektivnih izložbi u zemlji i inostranstvu (Brisel, Grac, Sofija, Solun, Hjuston, Diseldorf, Zagreb, Rovinj, Rikona).

Nagrade:

„Velika nagrada Beta i Rista Vukanović, slikari“ školske 2008/09, najpresižnija nagrada od matičnog fakulteta za najbolje izvedeni umetnički rad.
„Perspektive 08“ u 2009. godini od umetničke organizacije Art klinika- Led Art iz Novog Sada.
Nagrada za pordšku i doprinos u likovnim istraživanjima u 2009. godini, Salon mladih 2009 – Galerija Garden art iz Sombora.
Nagrada knjižare – komision Talent iz Beograda.
Bila je stipendista Ministavrstva Prosvete RS, Ministavrsva omladine i sporta RS, Grada Geograda i Grada Diseldorfa.
Gostujuća umetnica Kulturamt-a u Diseldorfu na Kunstpounkt 2012
radovi se nalaze u javnim zbirkama: UH Clear Lake Hjuston, Centra za grafiku i vizuelna istraživanja u Beogradu, Kulturamt u Diseldorfu, kao i u monografijama: Univezitet Umetnosti u Beogradu, Beograd 2012; Eutanazija 2009-2011, Novi Sad, 2012;

i u privatnim kolekcijama: Njujorku, Visbadenu, Londonu, Briselu, Rimu, Melburnu, Podgorici, Banja Luci i Beogradu.

Jagoda Micovic (1984)
www.jagodamicovic.com
strouberi@gmail.com

English:

DREAMLESS NIGHT ON EARTH

The works presented at the exhibition titled “Dreamless Night on Earth” have been emerging successively during the past half of a year representing the reflective and marking a ‘transformative’ period in the artist’s life. Recent personal traumatic events shifted her person, leading her to search and define herself (to ‘come to her senses’), while a single, intimate, and profound quest led her to the horizon of life and art. Believing in introspection she shook and spun that very horizon and shared with spectators the fresh records of personal life’s meanders and self-knowledge – a fruit of an often problematized passionate relationship between internal development and creation.

A Safari Hunt on Self

Motifs that have been imposing themselves to Jagoda, and that she used in building a visual symbolic narrative indicate traveling, safari and exotic – there is a map with landscapes, wild animals, a deer hide, a woman with a rifle… There is a sense of excitement, danger, brutality and uncertainty in facing the wild and unknown discoveries. Sporadically, the drawings are executed as light, primitive sketches, while at other times the expression turns to obsessively, minutely built symbolic representations – and with regard to these facts, we can divide the works into notes of certain processes, and archetypal static representations such as large-scale drawings on painting canvases. The complete registry of used symbols determines the nature of this journey as a safari hunt on self. The self – as an exotic primitive, wounded and banished from the natural habitat of her own.

From Brussels to self, the road is long

“What determines me?“ is the trophy question of this voyage, shaved into the deer hide. This skin of a wild creature is in fact the membrane of a living being, a particular referential point where everything exists solely outside of or within it. In the same way, the search for that static spot of personal stability progresses by feeling the space on the inside and out. Who and what defines me? Where is my/our center? Who am I and who are they? In regard to whom and what am I well, or in regard to whom or what am I unwell? Where on this map do I feel power and where am I powerless? “Map of Europe or Dreams without Dream” is the map of consciously accepted construct, the repetition of the myth that the center, the power, and the responsibility are found outside of self. A difficult life on the periphery of this territory is psychologically even harder because it negates its own importance and seduces into depression and self-oblivion. From the peripheral position, the helplessness multiplies progressively and as such, exhausts further.

Instinct, Passion and Peace

The exhibition ensued as the means of conscious articulation of psychological chaos. Jagoda started from symbols and exciting visual stimulants she planted into the course, the process, the fabric, the story. One of these stimulating images for the artist was an old photograph of her mother in which she is young and beautiful, while decisively aiming a shotgun. The piece “In my hands” represents a breaking point in the rhythm and flow of the exhibition as a part of the sequence of three monumental, iconic drawings executed on raw painting canvases. These drawings “Map of Europe or Dreams without Dream”, “Mountain Called Obsession” and “In My Hands” are fragile, but also of strong effect. A pale trace of graphite pencil on crinkled, “natural” canvases creates an impression that the messages these works carry are important, ancient – the archetypal messages of the unconscious. The fading and disappearing effect describes their existence in time even before they appeared in the mind of the artist. Hence, the motif of a woman holding a weapon, i.e. power and control, is both sobering and awakening.

Through the shot of a powerful woman the rhythm of the exhibition is broken, and the chaotic, low register of instinctive energy culminating in the video drawing “Survival”, is disrupted. The chaos of instincts carried by restless, interrupted drawings and moving images of hunting and mating, is cut off with a gunshot, being channeled and “cultivated” into the process of individualization. In the final instance, the artist is calm, letting herself engage into an “obsessive” construction of a drawing of a grand mountain range that, according to the Jungian analytical theory, can be interpreted as a path of personal development.

Marija Radoš

Translation to English: Ana Bambic Kostov

Jagoda Micovic (1984)
www.jagodamicovic.com

She finished Faculty of Fine Arts of University of Arts in Belgrade, Department Painting, 2009; PhD Arts Studies at the Faculty of Fine Arts of University of Arts in Belgrade, mentor Doctor of Arts Mileta Prodanović, 2015.
She had done 12 solo exhibition in county and abroad, more than over 40 collective exhibitions in the counrty and abroad (Houston, Brussels, Sofia, Thessaloniki, Graz, Zagreb, Rovinj, Ricciona),
Guest artist at Kulturamt 2012 in Dusseldorf, 2012

Awards:
2009 – Awarded by the Faculty of Fine Arts of University of Arts in Belgrade with Great prize “Beta and Rista Vukanović, painters” for the best realized artistic work in 2008/2009 school year.
2009 – Awarded by Art organization Art Clinic from Novi Sad (Serbia) “Perspectives 08” for Painting
2009 – Garden Art Gallery in Sombor for artistic research and development
2009 – Awarded by bookstore Talent from Belgrade
Scholarship of the City of Dusseldorf, Germany
Republican Foundation for Scientific and Artistic Youth, Ministry of Education, R. Serbia
Fund for Young Talents, Ministry of Youth and Sports, R. Serbia
Scholarship of the City of Belgrade

Public and private collections: Center for graphics arts in Belgrade, UH Houston Clear Lake, Kulturamt Dusseldorf; and in monograph The University of Arts in Belgrade, bilingual issue, 2012; monograph Euthanasia 2009-2011, Novi Sada;
Private collections: Brussels, London, Melbourne, Rome, Wiesbaden, Podgorica, Banja Luka and Belgrade.