Radenko Milak & Roman Uranjek

Radenko Milak & Roman Uranjek

Radenko Milak (1980) was born in Travnik, Roman Uranjek (1961) was born in Trbovlje, both cities were part of the former Yugoslavia. Uranjek was the founding member of the Slovenian art collective IRWIN and a member of the Neue Slovenische Kunst (NSK). The two artists started working together on their joint project DATES in 2014, after realizing that both of them tied their artistic work to the domain of cultural and political activism using artistic means.

Uranjek collects images from different periods of history and presents them as one collage, constructing a narrative based on the avant-garde aesthetics of storytelling. These image-making methods express his relationship with the flood of news nowadays, where the quantity and speed of information overwrites its accuracy and gravitas. Milak reworks photojournalistic images into monochrome watercolours. By keeping some features of black and white photography, he refers to the origins of his artworks. This way they give new meaning to well-known or abandoned images of the 20th Century history. Their perspectives on political history, society, and art create a common ground for their cooperative work as artists; hence they create a contemporary art puzzle with countless layers of significance for interpretation.

 

EXHIBITIONS – DATES

2019
Dates 9, Ani Molnár Gallery, Budapest

2018
RADENKO MILAK + ROMAN URANJEK, Facing Gaïa, Christine König Galerie, Vienna

2017
Radenko Milak, University of Disaster with international guests, curated by Christopher Yggdre, Sinziana Ravini, Fredrik Svensk, Anna van der Vliet, Pavilion of Bosnia and Herzegovina, at 57th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia

2016
Dates 7, curated by Ani Molnár, Galerija Fotografija, Ljubljana
Dates 6 (Historical Encounters), Krank Art Gallery, Istanbul
Dates 5, curated by Tevž Logar, Eastwards Prospectus Gallery, Bucharest
Dates 4, Duplex/100m2, Sarajevo
Dates 3, curated by Zoran Đaković Minniti, The Cultural Centre of Belgrade, Belgrade

2015
Dates 2, Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb
Dates 1, curated by Dr. Sc. Sarita Vujković, Gallery of Matica Srpska, Novi Sad

 

EXHIBITIONS – RADENKO MILAK (SELECTION)

2019
Fields of Emotional Habits (with Albrecht Schäfer), Priska Pasquer Gallery, Cologne
University of Disaster, National University of Colombia, Bogota, Columbia

2018
Escenarios para utopias fallidas (with Pablo Mora), curated by Melissa Aguilar, La Balsa Arte, Medellin, Columbia

2017
2017 14/09/Xx, Christine König Galerie, Vienna, Austria

2016
Radenko Milak, curated by León Krempel, Rutger Brandt Gallery, Amsterdam
Promise of an Image, Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire, Paris


2015

University of Disaster & Endless Movie, Galeria La Balsa Arte, Bogota

2014
Canakkale, 4th International Canakkale Biennial
Il s’en est fallu de peu, La Fonderie, Mulhouse
(Hi)Stories, Galerie Bernhard Bischoff & Partner, Bern
et la Peinture … ? Galerie du jour agnès b, Paris
365, Kunsthalle Darmstadt, Darmstadt
Big Time, Galerie Priska Pasquer, Cologne
Unfinished Story, Galerie Patricia Dorfmann, Paris

2012
Bild-Gegen-Bild, Haus der Kunst München, Munich
And What Else Did You See?– I Couldn´t See Everything! curated by Branislav Dimitrijević, Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade

2011
1st Time Machine Biennale of Contemporary Art, D-O ARK Underground, Konjic

2008
Salon of the Revolution, HDLU – Croatian Association of Artists, Zagreb

 

EXHIBITIONS – ROMAN URANJEK (SELECTION)

2017
NSK from Kapital to Capital, Reina Sofia, Madrid

2016
From Kapital to Capital, Garage Museum, Moscow

2015
NSK-FROM KAPITAL TO CAPITAL, Museum of Modern Art, Ljubljana

2014
The New International, The Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, Moscow
Art Turning Left, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool

2013
Was ist Kunst Hugo Ball, Gregor Podnar gallery, Berlin

2012
NSK Passport Office
, MOMA Museum of Modern Art, New York,
Time for the New State and NSK Folk Art, Calvert 22,  London
Rdeči Revirji,
The European Biennial of Contemporary Art, Manifesta 9, Genk
A Bigger Splash: Painting after Performance, Tate Modern,  London

2010
Taipei Biennial, Taipei