Aleksandar Dimitrijevic, "Playground", oil on canvas, 60x80 cm. On view in BALKAN PARTY group show until July 29, 2017 @ MAC, Rome
The starting point of Aleksandar Dimitrijevic's work is a collection of found incidental notes by unknown authors, keeping score for a variety game. Organized as a grid, the papers recorded the victories (+) and the losses (-), as well as each player's initials. By transcribing - and often transposing - the signs, Dimitrijevic legitimized them, creating an artistic archive, which he in turn used to question the trivial nature of contemporary life, of its games, and the relationships they produce.