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David Maljković

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Courtesy David Maljković, photo by Vojko Bašić/Cropix

David Maljkovic is a Croatian artist known for his use of film, sculpture, collage, and installation influenced by Yugoslavian Modernist aesthetics. His work often explored themes related to time and the relationship between past and present through abstract structures and digital effects.

Maljkovic is most commonly associated with his video installation Out of Projection, which parodied documentary filmmaking and science fiction. The film followed a group of elderly former Peugeot employees, as they reminisced on both the past and future and drove futuristic automobiles around a test track. Born in 1973 in Rijeka, Croatia, he studied philosophy at the University of Rijeka and fine art at the University of Zagreb, before attending the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam. Since then, he has presented his work at number of exhibitions at major institutions around that world, including the Palais de Tokyo in Paris and the Museo Reina Sofía in Madrid. Today, his works are held in the collections of the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, The Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the Tate Gallery in London, among others. Maljkovic lives and works in Zagreb, Croatia.