Rena Rädle & Vladan Jeremić are Belgrade-based artists whose artistic practice comprises working with drawing, text, video, and photography. Since 2002, they have developed a joint artistic practice, exploring the overlapping space between art and politics. In their artistic work, they focus on social and economic conditions of reproduction, unveiling in a provoking way the contradictions of today’s societies. With means of artistic research and analysis that combine text, slogans, photo, video, drawing, and public action, they transform discourses both in the arts and in the political field. A focus of their work is historical and emerging constellations that bring forward emancipatory action and movements of precarious workers, art workers, and migrant workers. Their projects include engagement in current public debates and struggles, cross-disciplinary collaboration, and dissemination through different media and channels. Rena Rädle and Vladan Jeremić are editors of a number of publications, including the issue Reclaiming Realism of the Open Systems Journal, Austria and the ArtLeaks Gazette. Rädle and Jeremić have worked with groups such as the Chto Delat?, ArtLeaks, Perpetuum Mobilε, and other collectives. They are founders of the Unbribables together with Tony Maslić and Nikola Radivojević.
The recent scandalous arrest of the Belgrade-based artist Vladan Jeremić, which happened in the Serbian capital at the re-opening of the Museum of Contemporary Art—after 10 years of closure—has angered