David Maljković

David Maljković

Van Abbemuseum

David Maljkovic, Sources in the Air, Design: Mevis & Van Deursen, 2012.

October 3, 2012

David Maljković
Sources in the Air

6 October 2012–27 January 2013

Opening: Saturday, 6 October, 3pm

Van Abbemuseum
Bilderdijklaan 10
Eindhoven, the Netherlands

T +31 040 238 1000
info [​at​] vanabbemuseum.nl


For Sources in the Air, David Maljković (Rijeka, Croatia; 1973) presents an overview of his practice from the last ten years. The spectres of modernism—its politics and aesthetics—loom over and inform this multi-faceted oeuvre consisting of sculpture, collage, painting, drawing, and architectural mises-en-scène. The exhibition focuses attention on the artist’s varied artistic strategies, from earlier work that draws on the history of his native Croatia and the avant-garde of former Yugoslavia, to more recent explorations into the act of exhibition making itself.

The series of installations at the Van Abbemuseum are staged as a subtle and elegant operation of disruption where the viewer is invited to go on a speculative journey into the space marked for art, experiencing a variety of visual and aural encounters. The artist will present atmospherically and architecturally charged installations to both house and interpret his own works, staging a series of encounters between viewer, artwork and the classic location of the Van Abbemuseum’s old building.

Starting at the Van Abbemuseum, Sources in the Air will continue to BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead, UK, and GAMeC in Bergamo, Italy, having a distinctly different architectural form in each venue. Taken as a whole, this will be the artist’s most comprehensive survey to date. Trained at the Rijksacademie in Amsterdam and now living in Zagreb, Maljković has exhibited extensively internationally.

A major new publication, titled Sources in the Air, is launched at the opening, which will serve as the conceptual linchpin for this travelling exhibition. Designed by Mevis & van Deursen (Amsterdam) and distributed by JRP Ringier, it will include a main essay by Anselm Franke, with contributions from Charles Esche, Annie Fletcher (both Van Abbemuseum), Alessandro Rabottini (GAMeC), Alessandro Vincentelli (BALTIC), and Andrea Viliani (Fondazione Galleria Civica). The publication is edited by Nick Aikens (Van Abbemuseum).

Curator Van Abbemuseum
Annie Fletcher

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Sources in the Air is a collaboration between the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead, UK, and GAMeC – Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea in Bergamo, Italy.




Sources in the Air – David Maljković, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven
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