Welcome to the Zlatko Ćosić: Still Adjusting online exhibition. Gallery 210 originally presented this exhibition from January 25 to March 22, 2014. The artist has graciously put together a virtual exhibition of his exhibition for the Gallery 210 homepage.
The works in the exhibition, featuring seven experimental and non-fiction short films videos and an installation, are inspired by the artist’s experience of dislocation resulting from 1990s conflicts in the former Yugoslavia.
Addressing the themes of dislocation, identity, immigration, culture shock and assimilation Ćosić states, I feel as if I am part of a performance, caught between my past and the present. I adjust how I communicate with the people who are not from my culture. At the same time, this other society has altered the way I communicate with people from my country. (excerpt from the exhibition essay What’s in a Name by Dana Turkovic). Please click on the catalog button on the exhibition window to read the full essay.
Zlatko Ćosić is a video artist born in Banja Luka, Yugoslavia (present day Bosnia and Herzegovina). Ćosić’s artwork includes short films, video installations, and live audio-visual performances. His work relates to issues of identity, immigration, and the complexities of living in unfamiliar cultural environments. Ćosić’s artwork has been shown in over fifty countries, for which he has received a variety of recognition and he continues to create new work. To see more of Zlatko Ćosić’s work visit his website at www.zlatkocosic.com.
This exhibition was supported by grants from the Regional Arts Commission and the Missouri Arts Council with additional assistance from the Center for the Humanities at UM-St. Louis.