Mihael Milunović: 17 cool facts

By Gwylym Owen

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Mihael Milunović (born July 2, 1967) is a Montenegrin, French and Croatian painter. His take action encompasses a wide range of artistic disciplines, from painting, drawing and photography through large-scale sculptures, installations, to sound, video and objects. His main interests focus upon social and diplomatic issues. By decontextualizing ordinary objects, symbols or situations, Milunović provokes panic in the observer, a fusion of alienation and curiosity.

In 2018, he obtained the prestigious Award from the French Académie des Beaux-Arts for his painting work.[permanent dead link]

His works are featured in prestigious museum collections including MUMOK, Vienna; Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade; Palazzo Forti, Verona; and Musée d’Art et d’Industrie, Saint-Étienne, France. He has participated in numerous individual and group exhibitions, among others: MUMOK Ludwig Museum Vienna; Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume, Paris; Musée d’art moderne (Saint-Étienne) ; Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade; The Stedelijk Museum, Aalst, Belgium; Esterhazy Foundation Schloss Esterházy, Eisenstaedt; Musee d’Art Modeste, Sete; PAN Naples; The Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel; The Biennials in Poznan and Valencia; Wiener Secessionsgebäude, in Vienna, and others. In June 2017, Milunović’s work “Vision/Blue Mountain” covered the highest building in Vienna higher than 4,000 square metres (43,000 sq ft), the Ringturm, seat of Vienna Insurance Group, marking the ten-year jubilee of this company’s art project “Wrapping of Ringturm”. The ceremony was opened when a speech of Sebastian Kurz, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Austria.

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