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Milica Tomić (rs)
One Day, Instead of One Night, a Burst of Machine-Gun Fire Will Flash, if Light Cannot Come Otherwise

Photo/video action, 2009

Milica Tomić presents herself as a trustworthy person who calmly strolls around the city of Belgrade carrying a rifle in one hand and a white plastic bag in the other. On her way she visits places which have seen important actions of the Yugoslavian resistance against the German occupying forces during World War II. Tomić overrides the intuitive mistrust against weapons and succeed in placing the dangerous object in public space without allowing it to unfold its powers.

About the artist

Milica Tomic works and lives in Belgrade. She is a visiting lecturer at international institutions of contemporary art, such as Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki, NIFCA (Nordic Institute for Contemporary Art), Piet Zwart Institut, Rotterdam, Akademie der bildenden Künste, Vienna, and others. Currently she is a PhD candidate at the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki. Tomic's work centres on issues of political violence, nationality and identity, with particular attention to the tensions between personal experience and media constructed images.
Milica Tomic has participated in international biennales, such as Venice Biennale (2001 and 2003), Sao Paulo Biennale (1998), Istanbul Biennale (2003), Sidney Biennale (2006), Prague Biennale (2007) and Gyumri Biennale (2008), and exhibited internationally, including Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Arnhem, Kunsthalle Wien, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, MUMOK - Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Fundacio Joan Miro, Barcelona, Ludwig Museum Budapest, Malmo Konsthall, Palazzo Della Triennale Milano, Museum of Contamporary Art Belgrade, GfZK- Galerie fur Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig, State Museum of Contemporary Art Thessaloniki, Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel, Copenhagen Contemporary Art Center, Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, Freud Museum, London, KIASMA Nykytaiteen Museo, Helsinki, Nasjonalmuseet for Kunst, Arkitektur og Design, Oslo, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.

30 July–5 September 2010

Dortmunder U – Centre for Art and Creativity
Floor U3
44137 Dortmund

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