Boris Mitic
Director / Filmmaker

Boris Mitić (b. 1977) is a Serbian film director, scriptwriter, and producer known for his satirical approach and “creative documentaries.” His films In Praise of Nothing (2017), Goodbye, How Are You? (2009), Unmik Titanik (2004), and Pretty Dyana (2003) have been showed around the world and presented in more than 150 festivals. His most recent film, In Praise of Nothing was screened at Locarno Film Festival, Sarajevo Film Festival, El Gouna Film Festival, Biennale de l’Image en Mouvement, Geneva, MOMENTA Biennale de l’Image, Montreal, Palazzo Grassi, Venice, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, Faena Art Center, Miami Beach, Faena Art Center, Buenos Aires.

Boris Mitić is a filmmaker known for the satirical and critical tone of his films. In Praise of Nothing is a humorous video essay based on questions relating to the dramatic framework, on the one hand: “if Nothing could speak, what would it tell us?” and on the other hand, to the cinematic aesthetics: “how can you show Nothing in a documentary manner?” Inviting dozens of cinematographers to participate in this fictionalized portrait of Nothing, Boris Mitić takes us on a global journey in which Nothing comments on the state of humanity from its unique point of view. The mosaic-style editing brings various images on the subject to complement and enrich one another to excess, up to the moment when, paradoxically, Nothing encompasses everything.

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Boris Mitic
Director / Filmmaker

Boris Mitić (b. 1977) is a Serbian film director, scriptwriter, and producer known for his satirical approach and “creative documentaries.” His films In Praise of Nothing (2017), Goodbye, How Are You? (2009), Unmik Titanik (2004), and Pretty Dyana (2003) have been showed around the world and presented in more than 150 festivals. His most recent film, In Praise of Nothing was screened at Locarno Film Festival, Sarajevo Film Festival, El Gouna Film Festival, Biennale de l’Image en Mouvement, Geneva, MOMENTA Biennale de l’Image, Montreal, Palazzo Grassi, Venice, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, Faena Art Center, Miami Beach, Faena Art Center, Buenos Aires.

Boris Mitić is a filmmaker known for the satirical and critical tone of his films. In Praise of Nothing is a humorous video essay based on questions relating to the dramatic framework, on the one hand: “if Nothing could speak, what would it tell us?” and on the other hand, to the cinematic aesthetics: “how can you show Nothing in a documentary manner?” Inviting dozens of cinematographers to participate in this fictionalized portrait of Nothing, Boris Mitić takes us on a global journey in which Nothing comments on the state of humanity from its unique point of view. The mosaic-style editing brings various images on the subject to complement and enrich one another to excess, up to the moment when, paradoxically, Nothing encompasses everything.

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  • Re-Stor(y)ing Oceania
    Mar 23 – Oct 13, 2024
    Ocean Space
    Venice, Italy
    TBA21–Academy announces Re-Stor(y)ing Oceania, a new exhibition comprising two new site-specific commissions by Indigenous practitioners from the Pacific, Latai Taumoepeau and Elisapeta Hinemoa Heta. The exhibition is curated by Bougainville-born artist Taloi Havini, returning to Ocean Space after her 2021 solo exhibition. Re-Stor(y)ing Oceania platforms artists and communities who live and work in the vast and diverse region of islands and atolls (more…)
  • Helen Cammock: I Will Keep My Soul
    Publication
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    International
    Convening polyphonous voices from past and present, I Will Keep My Soul is an orchestral layering of photography, historical documents, poetry and interviews, all rooted in the social history, geography and community of New Orleans. In this prismatic artist’s book, UK-based artist Helen Cammock traverses the city, rendering her observations and encounters into reverberant texts and percipient photographic images that tender the city’s invisible histories. (more…)
  • Celine Condorelli: Museum Hours
    Apr 11 – Jun 8, 2024
    Galeria Vera Cortês
    Lisbon, Portugal
    Galeria Vera Cortês is delighted to announce Céline Condorelli’s new solo exhibition at the gallery. Céline Condorelli was artist in residence at the National Gallery from Sept 2022 to September 2023, at the end of which she had an exhibition titled Pentimenti (The Corrections). All the works in this exhibition were developed during that time and intimately relate to the experience of the residency, but were not part of the exhibition at the time. (more…)
  • Emily Ferguson: It Girl.
    Jun 1 – Jul 13, 2024
    Nicodim Gallery
    Los Angeles, USA
    What’s an It Girl? An image of an seraphic figure, glowing almost too bright to be looked at until the flashbulbs recharge and the cameras become visible. Glamoured, the viewer is still seeing spots and rubbing their eyes as the figure stalks out of view, no-one quite sure if she’s real or not, an apparition disappeared. An apparition, by its very nature is uncertain, the intention defined by the person who sees it – The angel becomes a monster if enough people describe it so. (more…)