Milena Milosavljevic – LOST IN SWARM
18. 1. – 24. 2. 2018
Roehrs & Boetsch is pleased to present Milena Milosavljevic's first solo exhibition 'Lost in Swarm' at the gallery.
In recent years, fuelled by advancing digitalisation and online networking, the importance of groups and their dynamics within virtual communities such as social media have steadily increased. In her latest works - many of which were created specifically for this exhibition - Milosavljevic examines how a crowd responds to political and social content and how the people within this crowd communicate by looking closely at social media trends and contemporary communication.
Milena realises these topics in sculptural works that surprise with their heavy physical presence. They are cast in concrete, chiselled out of stone, embroidered on cotton; their solid bodies are very real. This stands in stark contrast with the often ephemeral nature of their content. With her exceptional approach the artist manages to create works that question our group behaviour like social media trends or our excessive use of emoji, as we increasingly give up our individuality and become lost in a swarm.