When planning the exhibition of new works of artist Jelena Bando at the MSU Gallery last year, we did not even begin to realise how the exhibition Drago mi je / Nice to meet you – which covers the topic of personal narration, emotion, and interaction – would be responsive to the times in which we have found ourselve.
The latest series by artist Jelena Bando is a critical reflection upon her recent stay in Vietnam.
This time, the so often mentioned Other has found his safe place in the artist’s pleasant everyday, in the interior of her apartment, surrounded by real motives from her life.
Drawing ‘Matches in the disappearance’ deals with the problem of indigenous communities historically tied to a certain territory.
Is it possible that the Other has lost its exotic identity nowadays? Having conquered, measured, mapped and digitalised the “New World”, how do we Europeans see it today?