Maja Bajevic: «Power, Governance, Labor»

 

20. May 2017  – 13. August 2017

Featuring artworks by:
Maja Bajevic

Maja Bajevic, Liberté pour les Libres Égalité pour les Égaux Fraternité pour les Frères* *Based on actual events, 2017,
Neon, 352 cm x 96 cm x 4 cm, Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich, Commissioned by Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, photo: Lorenzo Pusterla

In a large overview exhibition, the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst presents the oeuvre of French-Bosnian artist Maja Bajevic (b. 1967 in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina). This exhibition concentrates on her works from the last ten years, supplemented by new pieces, which were produced for this exhibition. Since the mid-1990s, the artist has worked on a very wide range of different issues, encompassing globalisation, inclusion/exclusion, exploitation, neo-liberalism and their reciprocal effects. At the same time, Bajevic also repeatedly raises the issue of personal identity and homeland, and how these are constituted or “made impossible”. The presentation at the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst demonstrates Bajevic’s ongoing work on themes like the abuse of power and religion, migration and marginalisation of the foreign, and the tension between local and global, while also positioning her oeuvre within the tradition of art that performs a social, informative function and focuses on changing prevalent convictions.

Visitors' guide

List of works

Maja Bajevic: The Bosnian Hair of the Artist 50 KM (25 Euro); The French Hair of the Artist 500 Euro

Maja Bajevic

The Bosnian Hair of the Artist 50 KM (25 Euro); The French Hair of the Artist 500 Euro
2012/17
Color pencil, hair on paper (diptych)
2 parts each: 32 x 23 cm

Maja Bajevic: I Believe More in Horoscope Than in Nationalities

Maja Bajevic

I Believe More in Horoscope Than in Nationalities
2006/17
A2 Poster (unlimited edition)

Maja Bajevic: Hide and Seek

Maja Bajevic

Hide and Seek
2017
Scaffolding, light bulbs, controller box
Dimension variable

Maja Bajevic: How to Explain the World to the Martians (Chapter II: MK ULTRA)

Maja Bajevic

How to Explain the World to the Martians (Chapter II: MK ULTRA)
2017
Collage (paper, watercolor on paper)
4 parts: each 78 x 57 cm

Maja Bajevic: How to Explain the World to the Martians (Chapter III: Women)

Maja Bajevic

How to Explain the World to the Martians (Chapter III: Women)
2017
Collage (paper, watercolor on paper)
6 parts, each: 78 x 57 cm

Maja Bajevic: How to Explain the World to the Martians (Chapter IV: Cold War)

Maja Bajevic

How to Explain the World to the Martians (Chapter IV: Cold War)
2017
Collage (paper, watercolor on paper)
6 parts, each: 78 x 57 cm

Maja Bajevic: Arts, Crafts and Facts

Maja Bajevic

Arts, Crafts and Facts
2015
Single-channel video projection (color, sound)
22:18 min.

Maja Bajevic: Arts, Crafts and Facts (Income of Top 1%, Productivity, Average Wages)

Maja Bajevic

Maja Bajevic: Arts, Crafts and Facts (JP Morgan Chase, HSBC, Société Générale)

Maja Bajevic

Maja Bajevic: Arts, Crafts and Facts (Oil, Coal, Gas)

Maja Bajevic

Arts, Crafts and Facts (Oil, Coal, Gas)
2015
Embroidery on cotton
65.5 x 130 x 2 cm

Maja Bajevic: Arts, Crafts and Facts (Palladium, Cotton, Banana)

Maja Bajevic

Arts, Crafts and Facts (Palladium, Cotton, Banana)
2015
Embroidery on cotton
90 x 120 x 2 cm

Maja Bajevic: Art Has to Be National

Maja Bajevic

Art Has to Be National
2012
Single-channel video on monitor (color, sound)
7:50 min.

Maja Bajevic: Layers

Maja Bajevic

Layers
2011
Color photograph and embroidery on cotton
3 parts; 1 part 128.5 x 90 cm, 1 Teil: 93 x128 cm, 1 part 90.5 x 127.5 cm

Maja Bajevic: To Be Continued—Steam Machine

Maja Bajevic

To Be Continued—Steam Machine
2011
Steam machine, slide projector (80 slides)
113 x 126.5 x 179 cm

Maja Bajevic: How Do you Want to Be Governed?

Maja Bajevic

How Do you Want to Be Governed?
2009
Single-channel video on monitor (color, sound)
10:40 min.

Maja Bajevic: I'm Eating Somebody Else's Bread

Maja Bajevic

I'm Eating Somebody Else's Bread
2006
B/w photograph (diptych)
2 parts: each 91.4 x 119.3 cm

Maja Bajevic: Double Bubble

Maja Bajevic

Double Bubble
2001
Single-channel video projection (color, sound)
3:36 min.

Maja Bajevic: To Be Continued—Archive

Maja Bajevic

To Be Continued—Archive
unknown
2011—ongoing Paper, laminated (163 pieces), wooden box
125 x 37 x 75 cm

Maja Bajevic: To Be Continued—Performance

Maja Bajevic

To Be Continued—Performance
unknown
Scaffolding, dust machine
2011—ongoing

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