Ex Axes, 2021

25/02/2022 — 01/04/2022

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Ex axes explore topics of ecstatic fascinations with extremes; overexposure as ‘obscenity’—which is, really, absolute proximity of the thing seen—as a method of destruction, fading of meaning; and, seductive signs of pain and pleasure.

As brutal as they are seductive, there is a palpable dynamism to the axes: an allusive reference to realtime and use—they are utilitarian objects, after all. Thus, the re-presented images, fetishizing the content, shift from flat to bodily—alive. As many of Bajagić's artworks, they toe the line between the fictitious and the “real,” bleeding into one another with an ease that is unsettling yet alluring. ⁠

The Montenegro-born artist Darja Bajagić created and exhibited the first series of Ex Axes in 2015. Ex Axes is an ongoing project, emblematic of the artist's early concerns with violence and representation, themes that continue to transfigure in the work of Bajagić. ⁠⁠

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DARJA BAJAGIĆ

Ex Axes – Mourning Star

2021

Direct-to-substrate print on steel axe

33 x 12.7 x 2.5 cm / 13 x 5 x 1 in

Ed. 1 of 2 plus 1 AP

$ 6,300.00

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DARJA BAJAGIĆ

Ex Axes – Lord, Make Me An Instrument Of Your Wrath

2021

Direct-to-substrate print on steel axe

33 x 12.7 x 2.5 cm / 13 x 5 x 1 in

Ed. 2 of 2 plus 1 AP

Unavailable

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DARJA BAJAGIĆ

Ex Axes – Voodoo Bumblebee

2021

Direct-to-substrate print on steel axe

33 x 12.7 x 2.5 cm / 13 x 5 x 1 in

Ed. 1 of 2 plus 1 AP

$ 6,300.00

Please get in touch with us if you're interested in acquiring a work or learn more about Darja Bajagić.

Gard Eiklid - gard@golsa.no - +47 99787475

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Darja Bajagić, born 1990 in Podgorica, Montenegro, raised in Cairo, Egypt. Bajagić received her MFA from Yale University in 2014. Selected institutional solo exhibitions include Goregeous, Le Confort Moderne, Poitiers (2020); Born Losers, Hessel Museum of Art, Annandale-On-Hudson (2018); Unlimited Hate, Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst & Medien (KM–), Graz (2016). ⁠

Selected group exhibitions have taken place at National Gallery Prague (2021); Casino Luxembourg - Forum d'art contemporain (2020); Futura Centre for Contemporary Art, Prague (2019); Es Baluard Museu d'Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma (2018); Contemporary Art Centre (CAC), Vilnius (2018); LUMA Westbau, Zürich (2017, 2015, 2014); Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (2015); Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2015); Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw (2014); Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Oaxaca (2014); Museum of Applied Arts (MAK), Vienna (2013).

Her work has been included in the 42nd Montenegrin Salon of Visual Arts, Cetinje, ME (2020), the 57th October Salon, Belgrade, RS (2018), and the 13th Baltic Triennial of International Art, Vilnius, LT (2018).