Radenko Milak & Roman Uranjek

Radenko Milak (1980) was born in Travnik, Roman Uranjek (1961) was born in Trbovlje both cities were part of the former Yugoslavia. Uranjek was the founding member of the Slovenian art collective IRWIN and a member of the Neue Slovenische Kunst (NSK). The two artist started working together on their joint project DATES in 2001, after realising that both of them tied their artistic work to the domain of cultural and political activism using artistic means.

Uranjek collects images from different periods of history and presents them as one collage, constructing a narrative based on the avant-garde aesthetics of storytelling. These image-making methods express his relationship with the flood of news nowadays, where the quantity and speed of information overwrites its accuracy and gravitas. Milak reworks photojournalistic images into monochrome watercolours. By keeping some features of black and white photography, he refers to the origins of his artworks. This way they give new meaning to well-known or abandoned images of the 20th Century history. Their perspectives on political history, society, and art create a common ground for their cooperative work as artists; hence they create a contemporary art puzzle with countless layers of significance for interpretation.

Born in 1961 in Trbovlje, Slovenia

Memberships

2015

Began Dates, a joint project with Radenko Milak

2008

Began photo diary One Cross a Day

2005

Launched project Artists Book

2002

Launched project At Least One Cross a Day After 1.1.2002 (still in progress)

1985

Co-founded Novi Kolektivizem group

1984

Co-founded Neue Slowenische Kunst group (NSK)

1983

Co-founded IRWIN Group

Exhibitions as member of the IRWIN Group since 1983 (Dušan Mandič, Miran Mohar, Andrej Savski, Roman Uranjek, Borut Vogelnik)

Selected solo exhibitions

2017

NSK from Kapital to Capital, Reina Sofia, Madrid

2016

From Kapital to Capital, Garage Museum, Moscow

2015

NSK-FROM KAPITAL TO CAPITAL, Moderna Galerija, Ljubljana

2013

Was ist Kunst Hugo Ball, Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin

2012

Time for the New State and NSK Folk Art, Calvert 22, London

Solo Exhibitions of Dates, a joint project with Radenko Milak

2017

Radenko Milak, University of Disaster with international guests, curated by
Christopher Yggdre, Sinziana Ravini, Fredrik Svensk, Anna van der Vliet,
Pavilion of Bosnia and Herzegovina, at 57th International Art Exhibition, La
Biennale di Venezia

2016

Dates 7, curated by Ani Molnár, Galerija Fotografija, Ljubljana

Dates 6 (Historical Encounters), Krank Art Gallery, Istanbul

Dates 5, curated by Tevž Logar, Eastwards Prospectus Gallery, Bucharest

Dates 4, Duplex/100m2, Sarajevo

Dates 3, curated by Zoran Đaković Minniti, The Cultural Centre of Belgrade, Belgrade

2015

Dates 2, Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb

Dates 1, curated by Dr. Sc. Sarita Vujković, Gallery of Matica Srpska, Novi Sad

Selected group exhibitions

2017

Issues of Uncertainty, Ani Molnár Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

2016

Passion, Fan-Verhalten und Kunst, Stadtgalerie Kiel, Kiel

2013

Art Turning Left, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool

2012

Genk, Manifesta 9, The European Biennial of Contemporary Art, Rdeči Revirji

A Bigger Splash: Painting after Performance, Tate Modern, London

2010

Taipei Biennale, Taipei

Art Fairs

2018

Art Market Budapest

Art Brussels