Call me Ishmael: Endi Poskovic New Works

November 9 - December 1, 2018

Opening Reception: Friday, November 9, 2018 5:00 to 9:00 PM

Call me Ishmael_ Endi Poskovic New Works

Born in Sarajevo, Endi Poskovic was educated in Yugoslavia, Norway, and the United States. Poskovic's works have been exhibited worldwide, and have brought him many notable awards and honors, including grants and fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the United States Fulbright Commission, the John D. Rockefeller Foundation, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, the Norwegian Government, the Camargo Foundation, the Flemish Ministry of Culture, the New York State Council on the Arts, the MacDowell Colony, and the Art Matters Foundation, among others. Museum collections which hold works by the artist include the Philadelphia Museum of Art; the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University; the Detroit Institute of Arts; Fondation Fernet Branca, France; Jincheon Art Museum, South Korea; and many others. Poskovic is Professor of Art at the University of Michigan. Poskovic was a Bemis Center Artist-in-Residence during 2004 and 2007.

Through his creative practice, Poskovic seeks to construct representations which suggest broader themes of displacement, exile, memory, and reconciliation. Poskovic's new work, the eloquently disquieting Crossing Series and Dream Series, are avatars of his ongoing explorations between the analog and digital realms, which converge according to pillars of the printed image: multiplicity, seriality and translation. Reflecting on a way of life unaffected by temporality yet devastated by violent events in the country of his birth, Poskovic's Crossing Series and Dream Series, serve as an allegory, penetrating into the idea of reconstructive and reflective ‘nostalgia’, dissecting the themes of exile, diaspora, cultural memory and national identity.

All works are fine art prints, both lithographs and woodcuts.