Untitled, from the Series Endless Movie, 2016

  • watercolor on paper
  • 26 x 36 cm
Untitled, from the Series Endless Movie

Untitled, from the Series Endless Movie, 2016

  • watercolor on paper
  • 26 x 36 cm
Untitled, from the Series Endless Movie

Untitled, from the Series Endless Movie, 2016

  • watercolor on paper
  • 26 x 36 cm
Untitled, from the Series Endless Movie

Prenom Carmen (Jean-Luc Godard, 1983), 2015

  • watercolor on paper
  • 100 x 145 cm
Prenom Carmen (Jean-Luc Godard, 1983)

The blood of a poet (Jean Cocteau, 1932), 2015

  • watercolor on paper
  • 26 x 50 cm
The blood of a poet (Jean Cocteau, 1932)

Untitled, 2016

  • watercolor on paper
  • 36 x 48 cm
Untitled

Satantango (Bella Tarr, 1994), 2016

  • watercolor on paper
  • 50 x 70 cm
Satantango (Bella Tarr, 1994)

The man who left his will on film (Nagisa Oshima, 1970), 2016

  • watercolor on paper
  • 30 x 40 cm
The man who left his will on film (Nagisa Oshima, 1970)

Unfinished story, M (1931, 2016

  • watercolor on paper
  • 48 x 42 cm
Unfinished story, M (1931

Untitled, 2016

  • watercolor on paper
  • 95 x 145 cm
Untitled

Persona (Ingmar Bergman, 1966), 2015

  • watercolor on paper
  • 36 x 50 cm
Persona (Ingmar Bergman, 1966)

Battleship Potemkin (Sergei Eisenstein, 1925), 2016

  • watercolor on paper
  • 28 x 36,5 cm
Battleship Potemkin (Sergei Eisenstein, 1925)

Vertigo (1958), 2016

  • watercolor on paper
  • 26 x 36 cm
Vertigo (1958)

Metropolis (1927), 2016

  • watercolor on paper
  • 26 x 36 cm
Metropolis (1927)

Paper Moon (1973), 2016

  • watercolor on paper
  • 26 x 36 cm
Paper Moon (1973)

The Man Who Put His Will on Film (1970), 2016

  • watercolor on paper
  • 26 x 36 cm
The Man Who Put His Will on Film (1970)

Judex (1963), 2016

  • watercolor on paper
  • 26 x 36 cm
Judex (1963)

Through a Glass Darkly (1961), 2016

  • watercolor on paper
  • 26 x 36 cm
Through a Glass Darkly (1961)

Killer of Sheep (1978), 2016

  • watercolor on paper
  • 26 x 36 cm
Killer of Sheep (1978)

The Trial, (Orson Welles, 1962), 2014

  • watercolor on paper
  • 26 x 36 cm
The Trial, (Orson Welles, 1962)

L’Avventura (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1960), 2015

  • watercolor on paper
  • 70 x 50 cm
L’Avventura (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1960)

Battleship Potemkin (Sergei Eisenstein, 1925), 2016

  • watercolor on paper
  • 28 x 36,5 cm
Battleship Potemkin (Sergei Eisenstein, 1925)

You only live ones (Fritz Lang, 1937), 2016

  • watercolor on paper
  • 100 x 70 cm
You only live ones (Fritz Lang, 1937)

Theodoros Angelopoulos, 2016

  • watercolor on paper
  • 26 x 36 cm
Theodoros Angelopoulos

The day the earth stood still (Robert Wise, 1951), 2015

  • watercolor on paper
  • 50 x 70 cm
The day the earth stood still (Robert Wise, 1951)

The Trial, (Orson Welles, 1962), 2014

  • watercolor on paper
  • 26 x 36 cm
The Trial, (Orson Welles, 1962)

The priest and the girl (Joaquim Pedro de Andrade, 1965), 2016

  • watercolor on paper
  • 31 x 61 cm
The priest and the girl (Joaquim Pedro de Andrade, 1965)

The Trial, (Orson Welles, 1962), 2014

  • watercolor on paper
  • 26 x 36 cm
The Trial, (Orson Welles, 1962)

The Trial, (Orson Welles, 1962), 2014

  • watercolor on paper
  • 26 x 36 cm
The Trial, (Orson Welles, 1962)

The Trial, (Orson Welles, 1962), 2015

  • watercolor on paper
  • 26 x 36 cm
The Trial, (Orson Welles, 1962)

Splendor in the grass (Elia Kazan, 1961), 2016

  • watercolor on paper
  • 37 x 51 cm
Splendor in the grass (Elia Kazan, 1961)

Letter never sent (Mikhail Kalatozov, 1960), 2016

  • watercolor on paper
  • 50 x 70 cm
Letter never sent (Mikhail Kalatozov, 1960)

La Notte (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1961), 2016

  • watercolor on paper
  • 30 x 40 cm
La Notte (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1961)

La Notte (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1961), 2016

  • watercolor on paper
  • 95 x 145 cm
La Notte (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1961)

Battleship Potemkin (Sergei Eisenstein, 1925), 2016

  • watercolor on paper
  • 28 x 36,5 cm
Battleship Potemkin (Sergei Eisenstein, 1925)

Accattone (Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1961), 2016

  • Watercolor on paper
  • 26 x 36 cm
Accattone (Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1961)

Untitled, from the series 'Unfinished Story', 2016

  • watercolor on paper
  • 36 x 48 cm
Untitled, from the series 'Unfinished Story'

Unfinished Story, Un homme qui dort, Bernard Queysanne (1974), 2016

  • watercolor on paper
  • 36 x 48 cm
Unfinished Story, Un homme qui dort, Bernard Queysanne (1974)

Unfinished story Ashes and Diamonds, Andrzej Wajda (1958), 2016

  • watercolor on paper
  • 36 x 48 cm
Unfinished story Ashes and Diamonds, Andrzej Wajda (1958)

Untitled, from the series 'Unfinished story', 2016

  • watercolor on paper
  • 36 x 48 cm
Untitled, from the series 'Unfinished story'

Film by Samuel Beckett with Buster Keaton, 2013

  • watercolor on paper
  • 36 x 48 cm
Film by Samuel Beckett with Buster Keaton

L'Avventura (1960), 2016

  • watercolor on paper
  • 26 x 36 cm
L'Avventura (1960)

Charulata (Satyajit Ray)1964, 2016

  • watercolor on paper
  • 26 x 36 cm
Charulata  (Satyajit Ray)1964

Charlie Chaplin - Les Temps Modernes, 2013

  • watercolor on paper
  • 36 x 48 cm
Charlie Chaplin - Les Temps Modernes

Unfinished story, 2016

  • watercolor on paper
  • 36 x 48 cm
Unfinished story

Unfinished story, 2016

  • watercolor on paper
  • 36 x 48 cm
Unfinished story

La Notte (1961), 2016

  • watercolor on paper
  • 26 x 36 cm
La Notte (1961)

Unfinished story, 2013

  • watercolor on paper
  • 36 x 48 cm
Unfinished story

Things to Come (1936), 2016

  • watercolor on paper
  • 95 x 135 cm
Things to Come (1936)

Persona (1966), 2016

  • acrylic and oil on canvas
  • 185 x 280 cm
Persona (1966)

Red Desert (1964), 2016

  • oil on canvas
  • 36 x 60 cm
Red Desert (1964)

Red Desert (1964), 2016

  • oil on canvas
  • 50 x 70 cm
Red Desert (1964)

Red Desert (1964), 2016

  • oil on canvas
  • 50 x 70 cm
Red Desert (1964)

Red Desert (1964), 2016

  • oil on canvas
  • 40 x 50 cm
Red Desert (1964)

2001 A Space Odyssey (1968), 2016

  • watercolor on paper
  • 70x50 cm
2001 A Space Odyssey (1968)

Dreams That Money Can Buy (1947), 2016

  • oil on canvas
  • 40 x 60 cm
Dreams That Money Can Buy (1947)

Testament of Orpheus (Jean Cocteau, 1959), 2016

  • oil on canvas
  • 8 x 50 x 40 cm
Testament of Orpheus (Jean Cocteau, 1959)

The Man with the Movie Camera (1929, 2016

  • watercolor on paper
  • 100 x 149 cm
The Man with the Movie Camera (1929

Things to Come (1936), 2016

  • oil on canvas
  • 50 x 70 cm
Things to Come (1936)

Woman in the Moon (1929), 2016

  • oil on canvas
  • 60 x 40 cm
Woman in the Moon (1929)

The Seventh Seal (1957), 2016

  • watercolor on paper
  • 26 x 36 cm
The Seventh Seal (1957)

Notorious (1946), 2016

  • watercolor on paper
  • 26 x 36 cm
Notorious (1946)

Phantom Lady (1944), 2016

  • watercolor on paper
  • 100 x 145 cm
Phantom Lady (1944)

La première nuit (1958), 2016

  • watercolor on paper
  • 26 x 36 cm
La première nuit (1958)

L'eclisse 1, Antonioni, 2015

  • watercolor on paper
  • 36 x 50 cm
L'eclisse 1, Antonioni

Carmen (1983) Godard, 2015

  • watercolor on paper
  • 36 x 50 cm
Carmen (1983) Godard

GIF Animation, 2014

GIF Animation

GIF Animation, 2014

GIF Animation

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Radenko Milak

Radenko Milak

Radenko on his current work: ‘The first part of my production is watercolors, which I implemented mainly on paper Arches, 300 grams, 100% cotton. My approach to painting is based on black pigment and white paper, watercolors based on documentary photos, photojournalism, old newspapers, postcards, posters, documentary movies and other propaganda archives. My practice as an artist has always been heavily influenced by the idea that our relationship to the world and its history is largely determined by the uninterrupted and continuous flow of images that documents the world.
In 2013, I completed a project called “365”.  “365, Image of Time” is large-scale series of watercolors that create historical panoramas depicting geo-political themes, ideologies and disasters from the 20th century until today. The project consisted to paint each day during one year a black and white watercolor image of an event that occurred the same day, related to modern and contemporary history. The event could be political, tied to conflicts, to the life of ideas and the arts, to scientific or technological progress. The result symbolized the landscape, through the image, of the short but intense history of the 20th century, as I see it, as I understand it. During the exhibition of this series at the Kusnthalle of Darmstadt, I was able to see just how this landscape, through the image, met with that of others. Everyone could identify with this fresco. For me, the role, the nature of  the Image today is crucial, especially in the era of digital revolution, also I am very interested to understand the status of image today as a political fact.  To use them and to construct them as new versions of stories. This Relationship has become even more important with the expansion of social networks and new information technologies. I’ve placed at the heart of my activity as a painter the question of what a painting could be at the age of the digital time and continuous accessibility to images. This global corpus of images, impossible to mentally embrace in its entirety, vast as it has become, is one of the fundamental elements of our imagination, be it individual or collective.
The second part of my work is based on the post-war trauma in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The project deals with the media, photojournalism, and presentation of war crimes. Twenty-four part series of black-and-white painted representation of this image takes its title from the photographer Ron Haviv. When asked by a journalist, “And what else did you see?”, Haviv replied, “I couldn’t see everything!”. This photograph depicting one of Arkan’s soldiers brutally hitting with his foot a wounded and dying woman, on the pavement in Bjeljina in 1992, at the very beginning of war, circled the globe and became one of the most recognizable media icons of the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina. This project was presented at the exhibition Bild Gegen Bild, in the Haus der Kunst in Munich 2012.
Last part of my work can be called an obsession, research date as events, and historical events. That was the starting point of my collaboration with the artist Roman Uranjek (Slowenische Neue Kunst, NSK)  for a joint project titled Dates’

 

Curriculum Vitae

Radenko Milak (1980, Travnik, Yugoslavia)

Education:

1999-2003: Academy of Art, University of Banja Luka;

2003-2007: University of Art Belgrade, Faculty of Fine Arts;

Solo Shows (Selection):

2017

14/09/XX, Christine König Galerie, Vienna


University of Disaster, Pavilion of Bosnia and Herzegovina, at 57th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, Venice


From the far side of the moon, Priska Pasquer Gallery, Cologne

2016

This is a story of dreams, mixed with reality, Curated by Leon Krempel, Rutger Brandt Gallery, Amsterdam

Promise of an image, Galerie Les filles du calvaire, Paris

2015

University of Disaster & Endless Movie – Galería La Balsa Arte, Bogota

2014

Radenko Milak – 365 – Kunsthalle Darmstadt, Darmstadt

Radenko Milak – Big Time – Galerie Priska Pasquer, Cologne

Radenko Milak – Unfinished Story – Galerie Patricia Dorfmann, Paris

2012

Radenko Milak – I Have Said Too Much I Have Not Said Enough – Duplex/10m2, Sarajevo

Radenko Milak: And What Else Did You See? – I Couldn´t See Everything! – Muzej savremene umetnosti Beograd, Belgrade

2006

Radenko Milak, Intimacy of planetary experience – Museum of Contemporary Art Banja Luka,Banja Luka

Group Shows (Selection):

2016
Répétition, Villa Empain – Boghossian Foundation, Brussels
Shape of Time – Future of Nostalgia, National Museum of Contemporary Art (MNAC), Bucharest
Malerei als Film – Kunsthalle Darmstadt, Darmstadt
Dates 5: Radenko Milak & Roman Uranjek, Eastwards Prospectus, Bucarest
Dates 4: Radenko Milak & Roman Uranjek – Duplex 100m2, Sarajevo
Dates 3 : Radenko Milak & Roman Uranjek – The Cultural Centre of Belgrade, Belgrade

2015

Hommage à Malevich – Black Square Continued – group exhibition – Mestna Galerija / City Art Gallery Ljubljana, Ljubljana

Notes on the Beginning of the Short 20th Century – Quartier21, Vienna

Accrochage – Galerie Priska Pasquer, Cologne

Les Temoins – Radenko Milak, Qingmei Yao, Mazaccio & Drowilal, Enrique Ramirez – Centre d’art de Colomiers, Colomiers

2014

Memory of Violence – Dreams of the Future 1914-18 / 2014 – Museum Of Contemporary Art Vojvodina, Novi Sad

Anmerkungen zum Beginn des kurzen 20. Jahrhunderts Gegenwartskunst zum 1. Weltkrieg -Motorenhalle – riesa efau. Kultur Forum Dresden, Dresden

4th International Canakkale Biennial – International Canakkale Biennial, Canakkale

Il s’en est fallu de peu – La Fonderie, Mulhouse

Sans tambour ni trompette, Cent ans de guerres – La Graineterie, Houilles

(Hi)Stories – Galerie Bernhard Bischoff & Partner, Bern

et la Peinture … ? – Galerie du Jour agnès b, Paris

2013

En-Lighted – Galerie Bernhard Bischoff & Partner, Bern

Show Room One – Duplex/10m2, Sarajevo

2012

Bild-Gegen-Bild – Haus der Kunst München, Munich

Subjektive Empindlichkeiten / 5 Positionen – KunstHaus Wien, Vienna

Subjektive Empfindlichkeiten / 5 Positionen – Künstlerhaus Wien, Vienna

2011

1st Time Machine Biennale of Contemporary Art. D-O ARK Underground – Time Machine Biennale of Contemporary Art, Konjic

2008

Salon of the Revolution – HDLU – Croatian Association of Artists, Zagreb

2006

Eastern Neighbours – Cultural Center Babel, Utrecht

Memory (W)hole – Museum of Contemporary Art Banja Luka, Banja Luka

Awards:

2012: Premio Combat Prize for Drawing , Livorno, Italy

Selection books:

RADENKO MILAK: 365. Kunsthalle Darmstadt, 2014. Published by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther Konig, Cologne
http://www.worldwide-artbooks.com/wwb_title.php?titleno=81199
BILD GEGEN BILD/IMAGE COUNTER IMAGE. Ed. by Patrizia Dander and Julienne Lorz. Haus der Kunst, Munich, 2012. Published in association with Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther Konig
http://www.worldwide-artbooks.com/wwb_title.php?titleno=77072
Art Fairs:

2013 Art Paris, Grand Palais, Paris
2013 YIA, Art Fair, Paris
2014 Art Paris, Grand Palais, Paris
2014 Drawing Now, Paris
2015 Art Paris, Grand Palais, Paris
2015 Cologne Art Fair, Cologne
2016 Cologne Art Fair, Cologne

Public Collections:

Art Collection Telekom, Germany;

http://art-collection-telekom.com/de/artist/radenko-milak

Collection Agnès B., Paris, France;

National Art Gallery of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina;

Museum of Contemporary Art of Republic of Srpska, Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina;

Priska Pasquer, Cologne

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