Branko Milisković

Branko Milisković (b.1982 Belgrade, Serbia) visual and performance artist, working in the fields of live art, cabaret, opera, film and photography. Graduated from Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, The Netherlands and Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Hamburg, Germany. Milisković works internationally, mainly represented by Les Halles (Brussels), Kampnagel (Hamburg) and G12HUB (Belgrade). He was performing, exhibiting and working as an Artist in Residence in Italy, Germany, Belgium, France, Austria, Switzerland, Serbia, Israel, Russia, Poland, Finland, Norway, The Netherlands, Scotland, USA etc.

"Appointed" ADC grand studio, Theatre du Grütli, Geneve, Switzerland - Photo/Video: Hangfeng Chen
Ceci n’est pas un Garçon a la Pipe
“It takes a very long time to become young.” – Pablo Picasso

Performance-living installation “Ceci n’est pas un Garcon a la Pipe” (in English, “This is not a Boy with a Pipe”), basically came as an inspiration from early Picasso’s rose period painting “A Boy with a Pipe,” triggering my imagination for more then 5 years. “Garçon à la Pipe” (“Boy with a Pipe”) was painted in 1905 when Picasso was 24 years old, during his Rose Period.  The oil on canvas painting depicts a Parisian boy holding a pipe in his left hand and wearing a garland or wreath of flowers. On May 5, 2004 the painting was sold for US$104 M at Sotheby’s in New York City. Sotheby’s did not name the buyer though sources say that it was Guido Barilla, owner of Barilla Group. At the time, it broke the record for the amount paid for an auctioned painting.
‘’Ceci n’est pas un Garcon a la Pipe’’ 2013, 2015 - ArtElle, G12HUB, Les Halles - Photo/Video: Tina Marić, AdriaMedia, Milana Paunović, Nicolaos Zafiriou, Fanny Amblard
Couvre-Feu (Curfew)
In times of curfew, certain rules come into force. The audience plays the main role here. Methods of crowd control and mass influence will be in store, as well as the chance for some civil disobedience!

Couvre-feu (eng. Curfew), in the political sense of that word, is a military order specifying a time after which certain regulations apply. This piece would be a fusion of live performance and political theatre in which the artist will intend to engage the entire public to play the main role in this experimentally constructed social platform. The artist is ready to setup the methods for controlling and conditioning the masses, as well as to remain aware of possible civil disobedience at any time.
‘’Couvre-Feu’’ 2013, 2014 - Les Halles, Kampnagel, Friche la Belle de Mai, G12HUB - Photo/Video: Hichem Dahes, Christopher Hewitt, Swen-Erik Scheuerling, Aurélie Guinot Alcaraz
Herr Miliskovic (Life of an Intruder)
Branko Miliskovic, Belgrade born visual and performance artist had a premiere of his new production entitled HERR MILISKOVIC (Life of an Intruder) at Kampnagel theater in Hamburg. This piece symbolizes two entities of his own body, asking personal as well as notorious social questions. While observing political connotations of The Body, Miliskovic is intending that, by dividing his own-self in two entities, achieve some other forms of hybridity, establishing a bizarre fusion between man and women, animal and machine. In this production, Miliskovic collaborates with german performer and theater director Helen Schröder who represents one side of Miliskovic, while author himself represents his own irrational, androgenic, queer, promiscuous and socially intolerable body. HERR MILISKOVIC is ageless, genderless with unspecified socio-political declaration, living somewhere in-between, somewhere on the way, but basically levitating.
‘’Herr Miliskovic’’ 2014. Kampnagel, Hamburg - Photo/Video: Anja Winterhalter, Robert Falckenberg
The Song of Soldier on Watch ( WW3 Lili Marlene)
In the piece “The Song of Soldier on Watch ( WW3 Lili Marlene)” he seems to incarnate both, the figure of the mythical heroine from the song as well as the figure of the soldier who wrote it. In 1915 Hans Leip, a German poet and playwright called to join the army and fight on Eastern front during World War I, wrote lyrics for the song than entitled “The Girl Under the Lantern” which later on, especially during the World War II, became extremely popular by the name Lili Marlene. During the Nazi occupation of Yugoslavia in 1941, Radio Belgrade became Soldatensender Belgrad and broadcasted programs to entertain the German armed forces. This song was played frequently and was also very popular on both sides of the front line. “Lili Marlene’’ was presumably one of the first songs of which one thought it could lead to an individual and collective resistance of the soldiers on the front. Part of a text written by Dobrila Denegri for an exhibition Theatre of Life, CSW/CoCA, Torun, Poland 2012. p. 89
‘’The Song of a Soldier on Watch (WW3 Lili Marlene)’’ 2015, 2016 La Comedie-Rems, G12 HUB, CHB Berlin, KAAI-Brisel - Photo/Video: Martin Argyroglo, Hannes Jung, Eve Bonneau