All Day All Year, 2016-17
inkjet on canvas painted with oil colors, mounted on aluminium composite panel
150 x 100 cm
David Maljkovic’s (1973, Rijeka, HR) oeuvre focuses on the historical artistic legacy of modernism, his own work and art in general. Maljkovic often researches the past in order to imagine the future: he often re-evaluates his existing artworks for the sake of progress, which lends an ever-developing nature to his works on view. David Maljković has been repeatedly problematising the studio space, both on the personal level and in the general sense. This research started with "Place with Limited Premeditation (2003/04)" associated with his Amsterdam studio. It then further developed with other projects such as "Temporary Projection (2011) at Georg Kargl Gallery in Vienna, where Maljković placed a fictive studio, shattering the paradigm of work space -that is also an intimate space- by its very inexistence. "All Day All Year" presents a kind of a continuity with these projects, but here, the studio does not become a format ; it represents a position. This position is defined by its space and location, but it is also a position in the sense that it is a decision to act. It raises questions pertaining to the politics of gaze, and culminating in the exhibition "A Retrospective by Appointment", where the studio became the location of the exhibition, as well as both the comment on and the symptom of the institutional frame in Zagreb.