Serbian-born Canadian artist Milutin Gubash has developed a diverse practice incorporating performance with video, photo and digital installations and focused on the investigation of his own personal, social, and cultural identity. This first monograph examines the overlap of history, humour and authenticity found in his multifaceted practice. Often cast as the lead alongside his family and friends, Gubash employs narrative to blur the boundaries between real, lived lives and the people that we wish we were. Major projects featured include Which Way to the Bastille?, which recounts the story of his father’s life in, and escape from, communist Yugoslavia. These Paintings explores the life of the artist under Communism. The hilarious Born Rich, Getting Poorer is a sitcom-style video series (complete with laugh track) starring Gubash as himself, the Buster Keatonish everyman who embarks on a hapless search for home and for roots after the recent death of his father. Published to accompany a multi-venue ten year survey of Gubash’s work, the publication includes original essays and complete photographic documentation. Born in Novi Sad, Serbia and living in Montréal, Milutin Gubash has exhibited throughout Canada, the United States, and Europe since 2000. In English and French.
Milutin Gubash is distributed by ABC Art Books Canada and can be purchased from ABC, book retailers, and co-publishing galleries.
Co-published by Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Carleton University Art Gallery, Musée d’art de Joliette, Rodman Hall Art Centre, and Southern Alberta Art Gallery
192 pages, 80 colour illustrations
11 x 8 in, hardcover