Zlatko Kopljar’s works (performances, videos, films, photo-prints) were created in the 1990’s and 2000’s in a paradoxical confrontation between the current world’s micro- and macro-politics. Through the strategies and tactics of performance art, Kopljar problematized the relationship between the contemporary body and the contemporary world in the confrontation of the paradigmatic idealistic notions active-passive, aggressive-meditative, political-religious, materialistic-Christian, neoliberal-postsocialist, and local-global. His provocative mappings of the body/with the body comprise a wide span of presentations of bodily indexation ranging from behavioral expressiveness to rhetorical inexpressiveness. The symbolic knot of expressive lines of behavior and inexpressive positionings of the body presents a problem which he, as an artist responding to current events, places before the future and in relation to the past. (from: Miško Šuvaković – MAPPING OF THE BODY/WITH THE BODY)
Born in Bosnia & Herzegovina (1962), currently lives and works in Zagreb, Croatia. He graduated painting at Academy of Fine Arts in Venice, Italy.
Kopljar has exhibited at Sao Paulo Biennale 2004, Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Rijeka, The Kitchen – New York, Gallery Manes- Praha, Kunststation Sankt Peter, Cologne, Germany, Moving image Art fair New York , Luc Tuymans, A Vision of Central Europe – The Reality of The Lowest Rank, Bruges, Belgium, A Pair of Left Shoes, Kunstmuseum Bochum, Germany, etc. His works are in collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Rijeka, Museum of Modern Art Zagreb and some private collections.
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