From 4 May through 8 June 2022

From 4 May through 8 June 2022, IPERCUBO in Milan (Corso di Porta Ticinese, 87) presents the first Italian solo show of Ivan Grubanov (Belgrade, 1976), who represented Serbia at the Venice Art Biennale in 2015. The exhibition presents Skin Nation Class, a large polyptych over 10 meters long and three paintings from the Motto paintings series.

«In 2015, at the Venice Art Biennale—says Ivan Grubanov—I exhibited the installation United Dead Nations, a fresco of 200 square meters, painted with the flags of countries that no longer exist. The initial trigger and the feeling behind this work was my experience of the wars in the former Yugoslavia and the urgency to transcend it through art ». «My reflection on the notion of the national representation in the arts—Grubanov continues—established a very good dialogue with the Italian public and had numerous significant feedbacks. In my first solo show in Italy I wanted a new body of works that further explores the idea of nationhood at a time when the repercussions of this very notion had started a new war in Europe, providing yet another, albeit sad and conflicting, opportunity for an exchange with the Italian public».


Corso di Porta Ticinese, 87 Milan