Danica Dakić


Safe Frame

2013, Mixed Media Installation

The starting point of the installation is Paul Almásy’s photograph Louvre, Paris. This work was taken in 1942 during the time of the World War II evacuation of the Louvre and depicts a museum hall in which hang only empty frames. In her installations, Danica Dakić links a video projection developed from this photograph to a large empty picture frame, from which voices issue. Young migrant women are talking about identity and history, about flight, escape, safety and freedom, and discussing the institution of the museum.

Danica Dakić,born 1962 in Sarajevo, lives and works in Düsseldorf and Weimar. Numerous international exhibitions, including documenta 12, Kassel (2007), 17th Biennale
of Sydney (2010) and 31st Bienal de São Paulo (2014).

Produced for the MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main, with support of Crespo Foundation.