VOJISLAV RADOVANOVIĆ (1982. Valjevo, RS, former Yugoslavia) is a Serbian visual artist, art director, and filmmaker based in Los Angeles, CA. Witness in his youth to turbulent political unrest and war in the Balkan region, his work advocates for beauty, environmentalism, mental health, and societal transmutation.
His work often utilizes a conceptual concentration on wild plants, specifically weeds. The resilient, boundary-defying plants become a metaphor for nature’s powerful ingenuity. Weeds’ conceptualization also applies to humanity’s multiple aspects: its endurance, queer identity, the immigrant experience, and colonization.
Since his first solo exhibition in the National Museum of Valjevo at age fifteen, he has participated in over 200 group exhibitions. Important cultural institutions where he presented his works are Museum of Art and History in Lancaster and Brea Art Gallery (California, USA); Mall Galleries in London (Great Britain); UNESCO Headquarters and The Institut Suédois in Paris (France); Centre of Contemporary Art in Torun, (Poland); The Círculo de Bellas Artes de Madrid (CBA), Madrid, (Spain); Belgrade City Museum, Museum of Yugoslavia, Art Pavilion Cvijeta Zuzorić and The White Palace in Belgrade, (Serbia).
His television career as a director and journalist for Serbian and European TV stations led him to found the media company Art Documents to preserve, promote, and curate the contemporary art scene, primarily working in Los Angeles.
Vojislav began “Art Documents” originally in 2009 as a YouTube Channel but further developed the project into “L.A. Art Documents” in collaboration with American multimedia artist Jason Jenn as full production and archival company.
JASON JENN is an interdisciplinary multimedia artist, frequently working as a performer, writer, producer, director, designer, video editor, consultant, and an avowed protean-of-many-trades.
Jason worked for several years in traditional film and television Hollywood art departments. In 2001 he founded ReEvolutionary Productions, his own independent multimedia company, to consult upon and produce a wide variety of alternative performance and multimedia art happenings. Since then he has produced hundreds of video shorts and features, full length theatrical evenings, and performance art pieces. From 2002-2009 Jason trained and performed under the guidance of renowned performance artist Rachel Rosenthal. He has performed original works at such venues as the MOAH Lancaster, Getty Museum, Highways Performance Space, NY Film Anthology Archive, San Francisco Art Institute, and the Beat Museum.
Since the age of 13 Jason has actively produced, directed, and edited videos riding the transitional wave of analog to digital formats. He received his BA double majoring in both Film & Media Production and Theatre Arts from the University of Iowa. He was General Manager of the Student Video Productions, helping led the 15 year organization to its best year of documenting live events and producing original content for the Campus and Public Access Television.
Other positions include: Outreach Specialist for Torrance Art Museum, Operations Director for Virtularium / Holonyne Corporation – a videowall consulting business and videowall art gallery utilizing over 64 television screens within the exposition space (2014-2019); Producer & Co-creator of the Stuart Timmons’ City of West Hollywood Immersive LGBTQ History Tour (2015-2017); Project Manager for Entertainment Business Consulting (2004-2010); Production Manager for the Lily Tomlin & Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Department at the Los Angeles LGBT Center (2001-2002).
Jason has always maintained a fluidity moving between both the live and recorded media genres, as well as working both in the creative and administrative fields at various times.
His personal artwork ranges from collage to photography and video design to performance art, often reexamining familiar archetypes and themes of universal interest with a fresh, revelatory perspective that aims to engage the mind as well as the heart, often mixing humor with tragedy, and are frequently infused with socio-political and/or queer empowered themes.