Danke / Thank you
graphic print on matte foil, lamination, paper mache on Forex (3 mm)
60 x 60 cm (17x)
Uprkos / In spite of
100 x 100 cm
Raša Todosijević is one of the main protagonists of the Belgrade group of conceptual artists. In the early seventies, during the dominance of traditional media and uncritical modernism, this group began to use new media, video, performance, actions, etc., to provoke and question the structure and functioning of current art practice, and society in general. Young artists (Marina Abramović, Era Milivojević, Neša Paripović, Zoran Popović, Gergelj Urkom) gathered in Belgrade's Student Center, where a new form of artistic expression was conceived, later called Nova umjetnička praksa (The New Artistic Practice).
His works are politically and socially critical; through a constant re-questioning of traditional art currents, and the society in general, the artistic practice of Dragoljub Raša Todosijević focuses on exploring various media and techniques, from performances, interventions, video works, installations, ambient set-ups, to problematizing the painting medium, and even the painting technique as such.
Dragoljub Raša Todosijević (1945, Beograd) graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in 1964. He lives and works in Belgrade as a freelance artist. Sme of his most appreciated series are “What is art?” (“Was ist Kunst?”), “God loves the Serbs” (“Gott liebt die Serben”) and "My Fluxus Pianos" ("Moji Fuxus klaviri").