Dejan Kaludjerović

Dejan Kaludjerović

Dejan Kaludjerovic portrait

Dejan Kaludjerovic was born in Belgrade, ex-Yugoslavia. He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Belgrade, Serbia, in 2004. Since the beginning of his career in the mid-1990s, Dejan has spoken about looking at the relationship between consumerism and childhood, and analyzing identity formation:

My work explores the central role of image in Western society, the social obsession with fear and violence and the structure and mechanisms of capitalism.

Most of his paintings, drawings, videos and installations employ the processes of recycling, copying and reenacting, thus creating patterns that simulate mechanical reproduction and criticizing the homogeneity embedded in popular culture.

With Public Delivery Video festival Fairy Tales, 2015

Dejan Kaludjerović - Je Suis Malade/Azerbaijani Version – Fidan ( A cappella), 2014, installation view, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan, 2015
Dejan Kaludjerović – Je Suis Malade/Azerbaijani Version – Fidan ( A cappella), 2014, installation view, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan, 2015
Fairy Tales was a video art festival at the Plaza of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan.

Artists: Lida Abdul, Said Atabekov, Mohamed Bourouissa, Chen Chieh-Jen, Cao Fei, Yang Fudong, Cyprien Gaillard, Dejan Kaludjerović, Mari Kim, Kamin Lertchaiprasert, Taus Makhacheva, Almagul Menlibayeva, Mariko Mori, Ahmet Ögüt, Adrian Paci, Public Delivery, Wang Qingsong, Walid Raad, Cheng Ran, China & Item Idem, Taps & Moses, Guido van der Werve, Erwin Wurm, Miao Xiaochun

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Exhibited: Je Suis Malade/ Azerbaijani Version – Fidan ( A cappella), 2014

Je Suis Malade is an ongoing project that started in 2008. In each video, a child interprets the French song Je Suis Malade, originally sung by the Egyptian-born French singer Dalida. The video is filmed so that the performer is standing peacefully in a dark space, so all the visitors’ attention is focused on them.

Lara Fabian – Je suis Malade
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The song speaks about a woman in great pain due to her love’s lost life, which contrasts with the performers’ age and innocence and produces a language and experience foreign to the visitors. This mismatch highlights, for Kaludjerovic, a globalized instrumentalization of the youth only for the purpose of visual consumption.

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