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Unlimited Hate
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Darja Bajagić Unlimited Hate
Edited by Sandro Droschl.
Texts by Alissa Bennett, Franklin Melendez, Natalia Sielewicz.

Graphic design: Nik Thoenen and Maia Gusberti.
published in March 2017
bilingual edition (English / German)
20 x 28 cm (softcover)
72 pages (color ill.)
€22.00
ISBN: 978-3-95679-300-4
EAN: 9783956793004
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First monographic catalogue dedicated to the works of multidisciplinary artist Darja Bajagić who culls her imagery from fan-gore magazines, true-crime TV shows, fetish websites, obscure online forums, and hidden chat rooms tucked away in the darker reaches of the Web.
For her first institutional solo, Darja Bajagić turns to the murky terrain where real and staged violence bleed into each other with an ease both unsettling and alluring. This has been a key undercurrent to a practice that spans painting, sculpture, video, and installation. Following the lure of the fringes, the artist culls her imagery from fan-gore magazines, true-crime TV shows, fetish websites, obscure online forums, and hidden chat rooms tucked away in the darker reaches of the Web. She handles these disparate source materials with a dose of humor, working them into densely layered compositions that are at once confrontational and poetically fragile. Bajagić explores loaded questions of embodiment, viewership, and power relations, all the while interrogating our need to hold images accountable.
Published following the eponymous exhibition at Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst & Medien, Graz, Austria, from June 11, to September 8, 2016.
Darja Bajagić (born 1990 in Montenegro, lives and works in New York) received her MFA from Yale University in 2014. Recent exhibitions include “When Blood Runs Dark” (as a part of “Co-Workers”) at Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris; “The Offal Truth” at New Galerie, Paris; “Diesel” at Bed-Stuy Love Affair, New York; “Softer Than Stone And Sick In Your Mind” (with Aleksander Hardashnakov) at Croy Nielsen, Berlin; and group shows at LUMA Westbau, Zurich; W139, Amsterdam; Moderna Museet, Stockholm; MoMA, Warsaw.