Metro Pictures Presents Croatian Artist David Maljkovic’s Latest Works "Recalling Frames"

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NEW YORK, N.Y.- Croatian artist David Maljkovic’s latest works, Recalling Frames, are photomontages that interweave still images from Orson Welles’ film The Trial, shot in Zagreb in 1962, with the artist’s own contemporary photographs of the filming locations. Welles’ haunting exploration of the terror of faceless bureaucracy was set against the city’s Cold War-era Modernist buildings, to which Maljkovic returned to carefully photograph the sites from the same dramatic angles shown in the film. Spliced together from black-and-white negative prints, the resulting unique prints conflate five decades of aesthetic and ideological change. This is his second one-person exhibition at Metro Pictures on view from February 19 to April 2. In some of Maljkovic’s works, sections of austere concrete architecture are seamlessly