06. May 2020

Andres Serrano (b. 1950, New York City) is an artist whose works centre on large-scale images that incorporate bodily fluids and religious iconography. Due to his upbringing, references to Catholic iconography and doctrine run throughout his work. His photographs do not hesitate to touch on such themes such as faith, sex, death, homelessness, race and bigotry.

Serrano sends for the project two pictures he took in his dining room for us. As can be expected, he and his wife spend most of our time at home, in New York City. As for a message, he sends a straight statement that “things will never be the same.”

New York City, NY, 06/05/2020

Artists Respond project was started by the Institute for the Research of the Avant-Garde and the Marinko Sudac Collection. Addressing the current global pandemic, the project aims to virtually present the thoughts and attitudes of neo-avant-garde artists, their energy and the message they have for the present moment. This is the moment in which the world as we know it is on hold and the moment in which we need optimism and solidarity more than ever. We wish for the public to welcome the creative energy of these artists - artists who are ready to point out the state of things, to respond with art and creativity, as they have done in all difficult times in the past.

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