Tomo Savic-Gecan

Tomo Savic-Gecan is an artist who almost as rule exhibits 'nothing'. Conceived in the manner of tabula rasa, the author's projects function as empty sites filled with various charges, concealed tensions, references and interlinkings. By intervening in space, the basic ‘material’ of his work, the artist initiates marginal, uncommon interactions between the space, viewer and the non-existent object of exhibition. Dematerialization, absence and emptiness are the consequences of the specific treatment of gallery space.
Overall, artist's works can be seen as an ongoing tactical positioning vis-à-vis and within the space of the gallery white cube the ‘archetypal space of modern art’. It seems that the artist's interest in the perception of architecture and the process of movement derives precisely from his persistent opposition to the museum's white cube seen as a timeless and neutral framework meant for the production of „autonomous art objects”.
By abolishing the object of exhibition and impinging on the physical and symbolic dimension of space of art, the artist indirectly interrogates the ways artistic institutions function.

(Part of the text "Tomo Savic-Gecan" by Ana Devic)