Sigmar Polke: Music from Unknown Source

Forty kitsch and crazy gouache paintings by Sigmar Polke (1941-2010) are currently on display in Dedinje in one of the more elegant outposts of the currently (but permanently) closed Museum of Contemporary Art. Polke was a key figure in European pop art and one of the most important German artists post 1945. These works – dripped, painted, printed and weird – were produced in collaboration with the German Institute of Foreign Cultural Relations in 1996.  The exhibition has been co-organised with the IFA in Stuttgart and the Goethe Institute in Belgrade. The paintings use blown up fragments of an advertisement, a photograph or an illustration and combine them with fluorescent colour and witty, ironic and often incomprehensible titles. Everyday except Tuesdays, 12-8pm, until 31st October 2014 at the Gallery-Legacy of Milica Zorić and Rodoljub Colaković, Rodoljuba Colakovića 2, Belgrade http://www.bgdart.rs/en/lokacije/gallery-of-the-legacy-of-milica-zoric-and-rodoljub-colakovic. Polke is currently the subject of a large retrospective, Alibis at Tate Modern, London http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2014/oct/06/sigmar-polke-alibis-tate-modern-review

polke 1

Woman Exchanged, 1996

polke 3

Left, right, which way should the German eagle look, 1996

polke 2

When you meet the demand in the market.., 1996

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