Gallery 210 opens 2014 with Still Adjusting, an exhibition of video and installation by St. Louis artist Zlatko Ćosić. The exhibition opens January 25 at 4PM with a slide presentation by the artist in the Gallery 210 Auditorium. A reception for the artists follows immediately afterward. The works in the exhibition, featuring seven experimental and non-fiction short 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).
Zlatko Ćosić is a video artist born in Banja Luka, Yugoslavia (present day Bosnia and Herzegovina). He earned a Master of Fine Arts in Visual Art from Washington University St. Louis and a Bachelor of Arts in Video Production and Interactive Digital Media from Webster University, St. Louis, Missouri. Ćosić’s artwork includes short films, video installations, theater projections and live audio-visual performances. Ćosić’s work often relates to issues of identity, immigration, the complexity of living in a new environment, the acceptance of cultural differences, and the necessity of establishing dialogue among people. His artwork was shown in over thirty countries, for which he has received a variety of recognition.
This exhibition is 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.
Gallery 210 is on the University of Missouri – St. Louis at 44 East Drive, TCC between the North UM-St. Louis Metro Station and Touhill Performing Arts Center. The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11AM to 5PM. The gallery phone is (314) 516-5976; the fax is (314) 516-4997; and email is email@example.com. For parking locations, directions, and campus map, please visit gallery210.umsl.edu. Handicapped parking is available near Gallery 210.
Identity Artifacts, 2013
Image courtesy of the artist