TRPKOVIĆ Jelena

BJelena Trpkovićorn in 1952 in Belgrade, Serbia.

Lives and works in Belgrade.

 

1. Ein griff, heisses wasser!, 1983

Combined technique

 

 

2. American Monday, 1988

Combined technique

 

 

3. Mama’s Big Jumper (grey),1989

Combined technique

 

4. Visit, 2000

Combined technique

Courtesy Museum of Applied Arts, Belgrade

 

5. Аурора|Aurora, 2000

Combined technique

Courtesy Cultural Centre of Belgrade

 

 

 

 

6. Male Affairs, 2016

Combined technique

Production 56th October Salon, 2016

 

 

7. Мушка посла 2 |Male Affairs 2, 2016

Combined technique

Production 56th October Salon, 2016

 

 

Á la manière de Hans Christian Andersen SCISSORS’ MEMORIES

We are the contented scissors of Jelena Trpković

 

Sometimes the thought of getting dull and duller while cutting cloth – silk and fustian – sends shivers down our steel spines. We are not too proud for tailoring. Nonetheless the finer ‘cuts’ of a collage require sharper minds. Of course, it could be much worse. Just think of our poor colleagues involved in scandals, such as Baroness Castelli Glembay or Grace Kelly (with that sadist Hitchcock!). We are in the service of construction. When you are sharp it is the stupidest thing possible to be destructive. Maybe we sound a little bit conceited, so we should also mention our assistants (as we call them) Miss Coloring Pens and the others, the Masters Glue and Sprays. But let us not kid ourselves: it is not glue(colle) that makes a pastiche (collage). Nor do all that handle (such a disgusting word!) scissors and glue – and there is no end of them – deserve to be called collageures. You may have noticed that we also speak foreign languages. We are sophisticated scissors. How do you say in English ‘štric, štric?’ ‘Snip! Snip!’ Presto!) Our favorite collageuresare an interesting and merry bunch: Schwitters, Höch, Cornell, Štyrský, Mvraua, Richard Hamilton, Terry Gilliam. We are just mentioning those that our mistress (we are being a little ironic here – it is not really clear who has mastered whom) has chosen. One of us, there is more than one of us (the royal ‘we’ just shows our respect for grammar even when it creates confusion); so, the older one remembers English picture books from the end of the last century that kids could cut out (Snip! Snip!) and then glue together as a stage, curtain, figure or décor. These were Victorian treats for kids. Jelena and us, we make a much more perfect, macabre et grotesque(oui, on parle français aussi) theatre of the World Today. It is quite natural for someone who is a set designer also to make collages. Where we work and live it is quite fashionable (?) to be unglued (décollagé). We often can hear someone lamenting: ‘I am falling apart!’ Our theatre is created in this ‘heroic’ age of mass falling apart/ungluing – but in spite of all this. We are contented scissors. Snip!!! Snip!!! (Branko Vučićević as told by ‘Scissors’, Catalogue of collages by Jelena Trpković,  ULUS-a Gallery, Belgrade, 2000; Srpske lepe umetnosti, Fabrika knjiga, Belgrade, 2007) Aurora

 

  • ALEXI-MESKHISHVILI Ketuta
  • BALADI Lara
  • BLANK Andreas
  • BORGERMANS Hilde
  • BOŽANIĆ Antonia
  • ČEKIĆ Jovan
  • DESTIL MARKOVIĆ Milovan
  • DJURDJEVIĆ Biljana
  • DRAŠKOVIĆ BOČKOV Kristina
  • EDEFALK Cecilia
  • EKICI Nezaket and SHAHAR Marcus
  • EPHEMERKI Jasna DMITROVSKA + Dragana ZAREVSKA
  • FAJFRIĆ Bojan
  • FUDONG Yang
  • HAHN Mariana
  • HOLZER Jenny
  • HUŠMAN Ana
  • IKEMURA Leiko
  • ILIĆ Siniša
  • IVKOVIĆ Ivana
  • JANIČIĆ Tadija
  • JOHANSSON Peter
  • k.r.u.ž.o.k
  • KANDL Johanna
  • KARAMUSTAFA Gülsün
  • KENTRIDGE William
  • KLOTZ Franziska
  • KOVAČ Irena
  • KRIPPENDORFF David
  • LAURANCE Janet
  • LEWANDOWSKI Via
  • LÜDEMANN Sarah
  • MARKOVIĆ Dejan
  • MAXIMOVA Natalie
  • MELHUS Bjørn
  • MILADINOVIĆ Anuk
  • MILAK Radenko
  • MILISAVLJEVIĆ Olga
  • MOFFATT Tracey
  • NIKOLIĆ Nemanja
  • PERIĆ Vladimir i Milica
  • PHILIPSZ Susan
  • PIROGOVA Sasha
  • RADULOVIĆ Siniša
  • RAEDLE Rena & JEREMIĆ Vladan
  • REINHARD Aurora
  • RUBIKU Anila
  • SAVADOV Arsen
  • SCHMALE Toni
  • SELANDER Lina
  • SHIROKI Asako
  • SKOKO Snežana
  • SOLAKOV Dimitar
  • STANOJEVIĆ Jovanka
  • Susan PHILIPSZ
  • TOMIĆ Miloš
  • TRPKOVIĆ Jelena
  • VASILEVA Mariana
  • VEPREVA Anastasia
  • VUČIĆEVIĆ Dejana
  • XUN Sun