Igor Grubić

Igor Grubić

Monument (2015)

HD Video, 50 min

Igor Grubić has been active as a multimedia artist since 1995. His work includes site-specific interventions in public spaces, performances, photography and video works. He is known for his activism and his consideration about public space as a means of expression. In 2000, he started to work as a producer and author of documentaries, tv reportages and socially committed commercials. Grubi’c has exhibited internationally including Manifesta 4 and 9; Tirana Biennale 2; 50.Oktobarski Salon Beograd; 11. Istanbul Biennial; 4. Fotofestival, Mannheim; Gwangju Biennale 20th Anniversary Special Project; Moma PS1, New York.

Monument (2015) was made over five years from 2010-2015. In Croatia in the 1990s three thousand anti-fascist monuments were destroyed. Grubi’c originally wanted to make a film which included interviews about this problem, but the scenario changed when he saw the monuments again and decided to let them speak their own story about their ‘metaphysical life’. Although it may not be visible, several of these monuments were bombed or partially destroyed. A poetic-experimental documentary about the condition and ‘life’ of monuments the resulting work creates an existential, or even spiritual resonance to the political issues questioning the purpose of monuments today.