sergej vutuc

In the presence of absence, The Growlery SF

Exhibition is to see till 24th february, only on appointment – please write me

On feb 24th would be closing event with talk with Rich Jacobs

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In The Presence of Absence – The Growlery, SF

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The Growlery, San Francisco
In The Presence of Absence, Sergej Vutuc

http://www.thegrowlery.org
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Exhibition opening: Sa Feb 17th 7:00 PM
with sound performance and video premier Állatkert by Brett Nichols
Artist Talk Sa Feb 24th 6:00 PM
with Rich Jacobs

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Sergej Vutuc

The work is about observing the (over)development of modern society and the privatization of public space;
nature being conquered by concrete, concrete being conquered by the subversive act of skating. The work is
based in nomadic movement through space and time, an endless sense of mobility, existence in between
cities, countries, borders, worlds etc. Contested spaces, such as Fukushima, Detroit, Chernobyl, Israel and
Palestine — strong symbols of ongoing human error and conflict, mistakes and misdirections in socioeconomic
development.
Then there is the documentation of this ever-shifting landscape (physical and symbolic) through analog
photography, publishing zines, mounting exhibitions, making music, drawing on walls, constant collaboration
(as the essence of human creative exchange) and generally non-stop action and movement; fragmenting,
altering, rearranging reality over and over, as necessary.
One must also follow the natural human urge to expand one’s consciousness, to live in parallels, through
imagination. Skate culture is one of many contemporary social subcultures whose philosophy is based on
human playfulness, a re-imagining and restructuring of reality, and the use of open space as a freedom of
expression.
The analog photo process allows for altering and scratching the film, another manipulation and questioning
of (documented) reality.
While music and sound allows instant connection with the viewer, and reaction from audience.
All of this combined unifies the space of the work and allows a complete transformative experience.
The energy created in this visual/soundscape confronts the viewer, challenging them to (re)see the strength
and fragility of human relationships, family, tradition, intimacy, personal and global conflict.
The work functions to shift our perception reality, humanity, and society in general.

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handprint, 2017
used in publication “jenseits von innen”

Anno Domini Gallery, San Jose, Ca

Anno Domini Gallery, San Jose, Ca

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San Jose, Ca Anno Domini Gallery
INTIMATIONS OF SUBSTANTIALITY BENEATH
Sergej Vutuc (B. 1979, Doboj, Bosnia)

Artist Reception First Friday February 2nd, 7pm–11pm
Solo Exhibition February 2–March 17 , 2018
366 South First Street, San Jose, CA 95113 www.galleryAD.com 408.271.5155

Since the mid 1980s; Vutuc’s work has been about observing the (over)development
of modern society and the privatization of public space; nature being conquered by
concrete, concrete being conquered by the subversive act of skating. The work is
based in nomadic movement through space and time, an endless sense of mobility,
existence in between cities, countries, borders, worlds etc. Contested spaces, such as
Fukushima, Detroit, Chernobyl, Israel and Palestine–strong symbols of ongoing
human error and conflict, mistakes and misdirections in socioeconomic development.
Then there is the documentation of this ever-shifting landscape (physical and
symbolic) through analog photography, publishing zines, mounting exhibitions,
making music, drawing on walls, constant collaboration (as the essence of human
creative exchange) and generally non-stop action and movement; fragmenting,
altering, rearranging reality over and over, as necessary.
But one must also follow the natural human urge to expand one’s consciousness,
to live in parallels, through imagination and it is here that Vutuc makes his departure
to embark on a new series of work entitled Intimations of Substantiality Beneath. This
exhibition begins a journey between exploring the landscape of flesh and passing
moments on the way to somewhere; held in between, chosen by moment, by light,
and by the energy drawn on the moment. It’s a melting point of Vutuc’s two latest
publications: there was something on the fence and jenseits von innen (beyond inside).
Vutuc sees the “scratching on the surface of blurry dream and fantasy as the only
existing reality based on self creation.” The analog photo process allows for altering
and scratching the film; another manipulation and questioning of (documented) reality.
Adding to his poetic imagery music and sound allows an instant connection
with the viewer, and reaction from an audience. All of this combined unifies the space
of the work and allows a complete transformative experience. The energy created in
this visual/soundscape confronts the viewer, challenging them to (re)see the strength
and fragility of human relationships, family, tradition, intimacy, personal and global
conflict. Vutuc’s work functions to shift our perception of reality, humanity, and society
in general.

www.sergejvutuc.com

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Hamburg, Sautter+Lackmann

Hamburg
New publication

JENSEITS VON INNEN

now available at
Sautter+Lackmann, Admiralitätstraße 71/72, 20459 Hamburg
Online order: http://www.sergejvutuc.bigcartel.com

Jennseits von Innen, Sergej Vutuc

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Jenseits von Innen, Sergej Vutuc

20 x 28,50 cm, 24 pages, bound
cover 300gr, inside 60gr
Risograph by We Make It, Berlin
Edition of 100, 2017

15,00 Euro + shipping cost (1,50 € Germany | 3,50€ Worldwide)

http://www.sergejvutuc.bigcartel.com

New Book with Gato Negro Editiones

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As far as we can

open it again

bind as

could be

Breathing,

Sergej Vutuc

60 pages

17 cm x 23 cm

Printed in Risograph

2017, Gato Negro Ediciones, Mexico

https://www.gatonegro.ninja/asfaraswecanopenitagain