June 22, 2023

The starting point of Danica Dakić’s new production LA CASA, which stretches from Weimar to Rome is the Goethe’s Weimar residence. At the centre of this trilogy of two films and a leporello are the empty private library — due to renovation work — and a backdrop of a volcano for a puppet theatre belonging to Goethe’s son August. 

The film sets in Rome and Weimar became performative spaces for a (utopian) journey through the convulsions and seismic shifts of past and future, between dream and trauma. On a graphic level, a leporello takes up one of Goethe’s aphorisms from Zahme Xenien: “The old man slumbers as does the child and we, like the humans we are, all sleep atop volcanoes”, which refers to a state of existential threat, but also to the fragility and beauty of life. 

The trilogy LA CASA 2022/2023 was commissioned by the Klassik Stiftung Weimar and additionally supported by the Villa Massimo Rome and the Comune di Ladispoli. 


Danica Dakić's scope of work extends from video and film to photography and installation. Her work is based on performative and collaborative processes exploring concepts of cultural memory, identity, language and history as well as social roles in their ongoing changes. 
Her solo exhibitions have debuted, e.g. at the Bosnia-Herzegovina pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale 2019, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt 2013, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles 2011, Generali Foundation, Vienna 2010 and at Kunsthalle Düsseldorf 2009. She has participated in group exhibitions such as the documenta 12 2007, 8th and 11th Istanbul Biennial 2003, 2009, Sydney Biennale 2010 and São Paulo Biennial 2014. 
In 2021 she received the Rome Prize of the Villa Massimo. Dakić lives in Düsseldorf and Sarajevo. 


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Palazzo delle Esposizioni - Sala Cinema

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