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VLADIMIR NIKOLIC
 
FOREVER YOUNG
KEREN BENBENISTY, NICOLAS BOULARD, BETH CAMPBELL, LIU CHUANG, AURELIE DUBOIS, CHOUROUK HRIECH, CIPRIAN MURESAN, VLADIMIR NIKOLIC, ANA PRVACKI, CLEMENT RODZIELSKI, SYLVAIN ROUSSEAU, STEPHANE VIGNY
 
The First Murder Murder, 2008, video installation, 1' 55''
 
For several years, Vladimir Nikolic has attracted international attention thanks to his artworks which astutely mix humour and elaborate conceptual layers. It suffices to remember this lively Rhythm (2001) where five men and women sign themselves with the sign of the cross in the orthodox tradition to the rhythm of techno beat music or another Death Anniversary in which three Montenegro mourners that the artist has purposely made travel, work on singing their ritual litany on Marcel Duchamp’s grave in Rouen cemetery. This emblematic work has ended up in the most significant museum collections. The double projection The First Murder by Vladimir Nikolic shows us an emblematic piece of archive footage, the first film report on a high-profile murder, that of Alexander, King of the Serbs in Marseille in 1934. Going back to the scene of the crime, the artist reconstituted the document, keeping the original shots and camera positions. Nikolic thus marks that key moment in the history of images when the media became the new tool for perceiving reality.
 
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Death Anniversary, 2004
About Death Anniversary, 2004
Rhythm, 2001
 

ph. Rémy Lidereau