I got a chance today to have a quick look round the Mladen Stilinović exhibition at the CCA in Glasgow. I really enjoyed the show and wish I could have spent more time with it.
What interested me most was the use of language in his text works which were sometimes written in English and sometimes written in Croatian (at least I assume it is croatian, strangely I couldn’t find any reference to the exact language in the labels). I particularly liked the work An Artist Who Cannot Speak English is No Artist (1991) which embodied exactly what I have been thinking about the use of the English language in contemporary art lately.
Here is a sneaky picture I took of the work on my mobile phone whilst the gallerina wasn’t looking (terrible I know but at least I didn’t use flash!)
For those of you who want to see a nice installation shot of the work click here