Works of Marko Tadić are marked by their own scalation. Many works are arranged in scenarios, which seem to resemble scaled models of exhibition spaces. His animated videoworks are presented in wooden boxes, which could act as models for huge cinemas with gigantic screens. If you place yourself into the model, the scale is enlarging. Miniature artworks of a few centimetres obtain monumental weight. Drawings and paintings on small photoprints are indeed gigantic artistic statements in relation to the altitude of the represented buildings. In such a way, Marko Tadić reserves for art a space full of possibilities, potentiality and allusions. This elegant argument for an artistic utopia leaves the question open, if the miniatures themselves are the artworks or if they are just sketches, studies and small crafts, which only illustrate the true monumental work.
Marko Tadić represented Croatia 2017 at the 57. Biennale di Venezia.
Initiated in 2016 in Zagreb, Croatia.
Work: EQUALS – FOR THE ACCEPTANCE OF DIVERSITY
*1969 in Zagreb, Yugoslavia, now Croatia. Lives and works in Zagreb.
Work: East Side Story
*1949 in Zagreb, Yugoslavia, now Croatia. Lives and works in Zagreb.
Work: Women's House (Sunglasses)
*1986 in Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia, now Croatia. Lives and works in Zagreb, Croatia.
Work: KYKLOP I – V
*1951 in Zagreb, Yugoslavia, now Croatia. Lives and works in Zagreb.
Work: Art Has No Alternative