While on an artist in residence program in Geneva, Branko Milisković’s main goal was to try to enter the United Nations quarter while following his basic concept, that of being an intruder (a foreign body). Milisković made several attempts to obtain legal permission to get access to the UN’s Ariana Park as well as to the main building complex in order to have a photographic session.
However, after negotiating for more than two months with several UN bureaucrats responsible for accreditation, Milisković's inquiries were turned down due to his inability to provide the required documents. In order to react to and strongly criticize the UN’s policy of separating themselves with armed security guards and a steel fence from the civilians, working as a secret society and simultaneously retaining the position of global peacekeepers, Branko Milisković decided to inagurate a new fictive Secretary-General of the United Nations, working and existing in its own dimension with an unlimited mandate.
In his 2 hour-performance APPOINTED, Branko Milisković delivers the eight inaugural speeches written for the eight UN Secretary Generals since 1949.
Foundation MALI PRINC, Geneva-Serbia
Embassy of Foreign Artists, Geneva
ADC association pour la danse contemporaine, Geneva
Branko Milisković (RS)
Branko Milisković (b. 1982, Belgrade, Serbia) studied Sculpture at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade under Prof. Mrđan Bajić. He continued his studies as a Dutch Government scholar at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague and graduated from the Department of 3D Art in 2009. In 2012, he received his Master’s degree from the Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Hamburg, the Extended Media Department under Prof. Jeanne Faust. Branko Milisković is dedicated to live performance, mono-opera, cabaret, photography and film. He has realized his performances at prestigious international and national festivals, exhibitions and residencies such as at Reims Scènes d’Europe, France; CSW/CoCA, Toruń, Poland; Utrecht Film Festival and TENT Rotterdam; Netherlands Media Art Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; solo productions at Kampnagel, Hamburg, Germany; Les Halles, Brussels, Belgium; G12HUB, Belgrade, Serbia; CIRCA art actuel, Montreal, Canada; LADA, London, UK; YFV, Seattle (WA) USA; 57th October Salon, Belgrade, Serbia; Centre Culturel de Serbie, Paris, France but also in Italy, Austria, Bulgaria, Israel, Russia, Switzerland, Finland and Norway. His work is included in the book Performance Art in Eastern Europe since 1960, by Dr. Amy Bryzgel.