MSUV http://msuv.org Official site Wed, 01 Jun 2022 11:07:31 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=6.0 FEMINIST AVANT-GARDE OF THE 1970s. Works from the VERBUND COLLECTION, Vienna http://msuv.org/en/2022/06/01/feminist-avant-garde-of-the-1970s-works-from-the-verbund-collection-vienna/ Wed, 01 Jun 2022 10:57:32 +0000 http://msuv.org/?p=76087 The post FEMINIST AVANT-GARDE OF THE 1970s. Works from the VERBUND COLLECTION, Vienna appeared first on MSUV.

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FEMINIST AVANT-GARDE OF THE 1970s – PUBLICATION

ON THE ROAD TO FREEDON – PUBLICATION

FEMINIST AVANT-GARDE OF THE 1970s. Works from the VERBUND COLLECTION, Vienna

ON THE ROAD TO FREEDON MSUV

19th May – 21st June 2022

 

Published by: Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina

office@msuv.org

www.msuv.org

Executive Publisher: Branislava Sekulic

Editors: Dr Gabriele Schor, Dr Sanja Kojić Mladenov

Texts by:  Dr Gabriele Schor, Dr Sanja Kojić Mladenov

Artists’ Biographies by: Christina Kastner, Theresa Dann, VERBUND COLLECTION, Vienna;

Image Editor: Mara Metzmacher, VERBUND COLLECTION, Vienna

Translation: Darja Gogoljev Snežana Ciganović

Proofreading: Ljiljana Maletin Vojvodić

Design: Mirjana Dušić

Photographs by: VERBUND COLLECTION, Vienna, Marko Ercegović, MSUV, Novi Sad

Print: Sajnos, Novi Sad

Print run: 300

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FEMINIST AVANT-GARDE OF THE 1970s. Works from the VERBUND COLLECTION, Vienna http://msuv.org/en/2022/05/06/feminist-avant-guard-of-the-1970s/ Fri, 06 May 2022 17:02:33 +0000 http://msuv.org/?p=75487 The post FEMINIST AVANT-GARDE OF THE 1970s. Works from the VERBUND COLLECTION, Vienna appeared first on MSUV.

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Opening

19

19th May at 8 p.m. 

FEMINIST AVANT-GUARD OF THE 1970s

WORKS FROM THE VERBUND COLLECTION, VIENNA

ON THE ROAD TO FREEDOM

WORKS FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART VOJVODINA, NOVI SAD

 

Muzej savremene umetnosti Vojvodine (Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina)

Dunavska 37, Novi Sad

Duration: 19th May – 21nd June 2022

Curator of the exhibition FEMINIST AVANT-GUARD OF THE 1970s

WORKS FROM THE VERBUND COLLECTION, VIENNA  

Gabriele Schor, PhD, VERBUND COLLECTION, Vienna

 

Curator of the exhibition ON THE ROAD TO FREEDOM

WORKS FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART VOJVODINA, NOVI SAD

Sanja Kojić Mladenov, PhD, MSUV, Novi Sad

 

Project partners: Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina, VERBUND COLLECTION, Vienna, Cultural Forum from Belgrade, The Foundation Novi Sad – European Capital of Culture 2022

FEMINIST AVANT-GUARD is an international group exhibition that includes works by 78 international women artists from the VERBUND collection, of which a special selection will be made for the exhibition in Novi Sad, with a special segment of works by artists from the MSUV collection. Among the artists presented in the VERBUND COLLECTION are: Judy Chicago, VALIE EXPORT, Sanja Iveković, Katalin Ladik, Cindy Sherman, Birgit Jürgenssen and others. Historically, women have been portrayed as a projection of male fantasies, prejudices and relationships. However, in the 1970s, there was a change in the way women were presented in art. Women artists started to explore visual representations of their own beings in order to create alternative views on the female identity. Gabriele Schor, as the director of the collection and editor of the accompanying monograph, has researched the feminist avant-garde to highlight the role which these artists have played in the last four decades. The results are radical, poetic, ironic, angry, cynical and cordial. Most of all, they are sincere, sharing a collective consciousness that has re-examined and rejected what previously dominated, turning to new ways of expression in the fields of photography, performance, film and video. The exhibition and the book highlight the achievements of women artists who encouraged and inspired those who developed on the experiences of their predecessors.

Arists:

Sonia Andrade | Judith Bernstein | Renate Bertlmann | Teresa Burga | Judy Chicago | Veronika Dreier | Orshi Drozdik | Mary Beth Edelson | Renate Eisenegger | VALIE EXPORT | Gerda Fassel | Barbara Hammer | Margaret Harrison | Sanja Ivekovic | Anne Marie Jehle | Birgit Jürgenssen | Anna Kutera | Auguste Kronheim | Ketty La Rocca | Katalin Ladik | Brigitte Lang | Suzy Lake | Karin Mack | Anita Münz | Florentina Pakosta | Howardena Pindell | Ingeborg G Pluhar | Lotte Profohs | Ulrike Rosenbach | Martha Rosler | Victoria Santa Cruz | Lydia Schouten | Cindy Sherman | Annegret Soltau | Anita Steckel | Gabriele Stötzer | Betty Tompkins | Francesca Woodman

The exhibition of the VERBUND COLLECTION in Novi Sad will be expanded by addition of the exhibition of art works from the MSUV collection, i.e. the exhibition of artists from the geopolitical space of Serbia whose artistic practice transcends the traditional media and gender positions and operates in the international cultural space. The selected works, coming from women artists such as: Katalin Ladik, Milica Mrđa, Tanja Ostojić, Vesna Perunović, Bogdanka Poznanović, Jelena Radić, Judita Šalgo, Vesna Tokin and Milica Tomić, analyse the position of personal identity in contemporary art practice and society, explore the processes of performativity, immateriality, as well as the transgression of borders, and explore the idea of breaking through formal, media and spatial frameworks.

Artists:

KATALIN LADIK, MILICA MRĐA, TANJA OSTOJIĆ, VESNA PERUNOVIĆ, BOGDANKA POZNANOVIĆ, JELENA RADIĆ, JUDITA ŠALGO, VESNA TOKIN I MILICA TOMIĆ

MoCAV Patronage is Provincial Secretariat for Culture, Public Information and Relations with Religious Communities. Exhibition supported by the Ministry of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia and Novi Sad City Council – Culture Department,  Instituto Italiano di Cultura, Goethe-Institut in Belgrade and Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Serbia.

The general sponsor is company dm drogerie markt Serbia

 

Cover photos

© Renate Eisenegger / SAMMLUNG VERBUND, Vienna

© Milica Tomić / MSUV, photo: Srđan Veljović

 

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Krsto Andrijašević: Human, in a Peculiar Way http://msuv.org/en/2022/03/07/krsto-andrijasevic-human-in-a-peculiar-way/ Mon, 07 Mar 2022 12:22:44 +0000 http://msuv.org/?p=74477 The post Krsto Andrijašević: Human, in a Peculiar Way appeared first on MSUV.

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Krsto Andrijašević: Čovjek, na čudan način / Human, in a Peculiar Way PUBLICATION

Krsto Andrijašević: Human, in a Peculiar Way

Specifications:

Published by: Muzej savremene umetnosti Vojvodine, Novi Sad and Narodni muzej Crne Gore, Cetinje, 2021.

Editors: mr Suzana Vuksanović, Ljiljana Karadžić

Texts: dr Anastazija Miranović, Ljiljana Karadžić, Suzana Vuksanović

Translation: Žarko Cvejić

Proof reading: Avakum Kvas

Design: Mirjana Dušić

Photographs by: Lazar Pejović, Duško Miljanić

Print: SP print, Novi Sad

Print run: 300

104 str. : ilustr. ; 21×26 cm
ISBN 978-86-6333-070-2
COBISS.SR-ID 43419401

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UNSTABLE PRACTICES (Media Ontology) http://msuv.org/en/2022/02/02/unstable-practices-media-ontology%ef%bf%bc%ef%bf%bc/ Wed, 02 Feb 2022 10:04:28 +0000 http://msuv.org/?p=74057 The post UNSTABLE PRACTICES (Media Ontology) appeared first on MSUV.

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Opening

21 

January 2022. 

UNSTABLE PRACTICES

(Media Ontology)

Generating unstable and emancipatory artistic research in Novi Sad

Kaunas Photography Gallery, Kaunas, Lithuania

Duration: 22. January – 27. February 2022. 

Production: Stanislav Drča

Architect: Donatas Stankevičius

Content and works are taken from exhibitions produced and curated by the Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina and New Media Center_kuda.org, Novi Sad. Apsolutno, Studio Archive DT20, New Media Center_kuda.org, Aleksandar Davić, Doplgenger, Čedomir Drča, Slobodan Tišma, Group  KÔD & friends, Vladan Joler, Katalin Ladik, Božidar Mandić, Novi Sad City Commune, Bogdanka Poznanović, Judita Šalgo, Predrag Šiđanin, Dragan Vojvodić.

Exhibition © All rights belong to the artist.

The exhibition presents examples of unstable and emancipatory art practices in Novi Sad, from neo avant-garde to contemporary, media and postmedia art. Its starting point are the results of the project “Trajni čas umetnosti”(“Eternal Art Time”), by the New Media Center_kuda.org, aimed at mapping social and artistic history of Novi Sad, presenting a network of protagonists and references, artistic, social and political theories and practices, which influenced the Novi Sad neo avant-garde scene of the 60s and 70s.

The exhibition is a part of Kaunas ECoC 2022 and Novi Sad ECoC 2022 programmes.

Three years ago Videomedia launched a new Lunartis project, through which will be presentedthe most talented students of the 11 most prestigious film academies and faculties around the world. This year’s competition program will include three selections – Screenings, Media installations / Liveand Lunartis. Lunartis films compete for two awards, the Lunartis Prizefor the best Film awarded by the Jury and the Lunartis Audience Award for the best Film awarded by counting audience votes.In the Screenings competition will be presented 55 works, which will compete for the Sphinxaward, while 9 media installations will be featured in the Media Installation / Live, among which will be awarded the Bogdanka Poznanović Award. On Sunday, September 24th, the three-member International Jury will announce the winners of the festival, after which the audience will have the opportunity to seethe awarded works.
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Avant-garde processes, as initiators of artistic experiment, innovation, progressiveness, engagement and freedom of artistic expression, marked the artistic and social history of Novi Sad. This raises the question of preserving values in the local environment, its visibility and connection with similar, important activities in regional and international cultural space, as well as their connection to contemporary media and post-media practices.

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EVROVIZION.CROSSING STORIES AND SPACES http://msuv.org/en/2021/11/17/evrovizion-crossing-stories-and-spaces-2/ Wed, 17 Nov 2021 14:46:19 +0000 http://msuv.org/?p=73057 Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina: Galerije N&S
Opening: 26th November 2021 at 07.00PM with Ivana Ivković performance
Duration: 26th November 2021 to 27th February 2022
Curators:
Sanja Kojić Mladenov, Sabina Klemm

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Opening

26

November 2021 at 7PM

Galleries N&S: The Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina

Opening of the exhibition: 26th November 2021 at 07.00PM with Ivana Ivković performance

Duration: 26th November 2021 to 27th February 2022

Curators:
Sanja Kojić Mladenov, Sabina Klemm

Artists:
Nevin Aladağ, Igor Bošnjak, Vajiko Chachkhiani, Lana Čmajčanin, Johanna Diehl, Petrit Halilaj, Ivana Ivković, Janine Jembere, Vladimir Miladinović, Henrike Naumann, Emilija Škarnulytė, Selma Selman, Slavs and Tatars, Adnan Softić

Project partners: Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina, Novi Sad; ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen), Stuttgart and Goethe-Institute in Serbia, Belgrade

Guided tour of the exhibition: 27th November 2021 at 12.00

Participants: Sanja Kojić Mladenov, Igor Bošnjak, Vajiko Chachkhiani, Lana Čmajčanin, Ivana Ivković, Vladimir Miladinović, Adnan Softić

 © All rights belong to the artist

The co-creative exhibition EVROVIZION.CROSSING STORIES AND SPACES by ifa (Instutut für Auslandsbeziehungen) explores the current social and political situation in Europe and the idea of a European identity. The focus is on less visible and marginalised geopolitical and cultural spaces, in particular in southeast and eastern Europe. These are so-called semiperipheries and places of diversity that often play only a minor role in many international theoretical discourses and exhibition practices.

Artists from each of the 12 stations will join and continue the tour together with the others and thus change the space within the exhibition, open new topics and ask new questions for reflection, all the way to the last stations in Berlin where, through all these processes and changes, perhaps a different Europe from the usual one will be presented.

The goal of the exhibition is pointing out the current socio-political orders and illuminating the specific impulses of certain places, in order to generate a continuous development of space for dialogue. The exhibition title EVROVIZION is a construct made of similar and yet still different languages – Eurovisione / Evrovizija / Евровизия – a fusion of potential unities; a free version of potential togetherness.

The co-creative exhibition EVROVIZION.CROSSING STORIES AND SPACES by ifa (Instutut für Auslandsbeziehungen) explores the current social and political situation in Europe and the idea of a European identity

The artists and art collectives participating in the exhibition explore very different current socio-political issues in their works: the question of origin, personal and collective identity, history and mythology, the politics of memory and archiving, a critical view of neoliberalism, colonialism and nationalism, ruling stereotypes and the positions of the other and the different in relation to the socially dominant.

The exhibition also includes a traveling library, available to all visitors to the exhibition, a web presentation of the project and the MAGAZINE PRE-ISSUE which contains initial information about the project. Also, in each city of the presentation, a new issue of the magazine will be conceived, including EUROVISION.CROSSING NOVI SAD – realized with local partners and through the coverage of all additional contents and events of the project in Novi Sad. Eventually, a collection of different magazines is expected, as a specific “travel archive”.

During the presentation of the exhibition, November 26th 2021 – February 27th 2022, several accompanying programs will be held in Novi Sad, while in February 2022, an exhibition by the artist Henrika Nauman will be realized at the gallery of the Goethe-Institute Exchange Office in Belgrade.

EVROVIZION.CROSSING STORIES AND SPACES is an exhibition by ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen) and is organized in Novi Sad in cooperation with the Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina and the Goethe-Institut Serbia. The exhibition is part of the Novi Sad – European Capital of Culture program.

The Institute for International Relations in Culture from Germany, ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen), conceives, promotes and realizes exhibitions on fine arts, design and architecture around the world; from Bauhaus history to contemporary art practice and contemporary photography. This artistic and cultural exchange is initiated by the ifa art department with its programs at the gallery in Stuttgart and the gallery in Berlin, its traveling exhibitions, its support of artists, exhibition funding, as well as programs for biennials and conferences. Ifa organisation is the oldest German intermediary organization for international relations in culture, supported by the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Germany, the state of Baden-Württemberg and its capital Stuttgart. https://www.ifa.de/en/

Exhibition stations:

Sarajevo / BA, Novi Sad / RS, Nicosia / CY, Athens / GR, Varna / BG, Tbilisi / GE, Chisinau / MD, Brussels / BE, Krakow / PL, Kaliningrad / RU, Vilnius / LT, Berlin / DE

 

Web addresses

http://msuv.org/

https://www.facebook.com/MsuvNoviSad/

https://www.instagram.com/msuv_novisad/

https://www.facebook.com/GoetheInstitutBelgrad

https://www.instagram.com/goetheinstitut_belgrad/

https://www.facebook.com/ifa.visualarts/

https://www.instagram.com/ifa.visualarts/

Project website:
https://evrovizion.ifa.de/en

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PLATEAU RESIDUE: Sub Persona II http://msuv.org/en/2021/09/06/plateau-residue-sub-persona-ii-2/ Mon, 06 Sep 2021 13:20:52 +0000 http://msuv.org/?p=71577 The post PLATEAU RESIDUE: Sub Persona II appeared first on MSUV.

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Opening

September 2021.

Kino Room: The Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina

Duration: Tuesday, September 7th 2021, 8.00 – 10.00PM

The Centre for Intermedia and Digital Art of the Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina, during the opening of the central exhibition of the Danube Dialogues Festival, SOCIETY AND ART IN A FORCED REALITY, which is part of the Novi Sad Garden of Ars Electronica festival, organizes a POP-UP video presentation of the Slovenian art duo PLATEAU RESIDUE, consisting of Eva Pavlič Seifert and Aljaž Celarc. The presentation will be shown at the Kino Room of MSUV, followed by music created for the project by Domen Učakar under the creative name LIFECUTTER.

PLATEAURESIDUE. SUB PERSONA © All rights belong to the artist.

Sub Persona is a project that explores the importance and ethics of human forest management. It emphasizes the shared responsibility of all people to use modern methods to examine the intertwining of forest ecosystems and to develop sustainable management methods that take into account the simultaneous ecosystem, economic, recreational, and cultural functions of the forest that people too often take for granted. This project encourages reflection on human attitudes towards the environment and its changes in the contemporary world through sensory perception.

The event is realized in cooperation with MMC KIBLA from Maribor and the contemporary art festival Danube Dialogues.

P L A T E AU R E S I D U E is an imaginary identity of the artistic duo Aljaž Celarc (graduate geographer [Faculty of Arts] and master of photography [AKV St. Joost, NL]) and Eva Pavlič Seifert (graduate art historian [Faculty of Arts] and MA in Visual Culture [Aalto University, FI]). Their works deal with landscape ecology and new media and are looking for new ways to raise public awareness. The starting point of their artistic production is video installations. In their video works, they apply voice to project participants and collaborators, natural forms such as rocks, air, organisms, and other sets of substances, which they reorganize into new material forms and new media systems. They presented their works in most major art institutions in Slovenia. For their work in 2019, they received the Tesla Award of the Museum of Transitional Arts MoTA and participated in exhibitions abroad. Eva and Aljaž have been living and working in Novi Kot since 2019, in the hinterland of the forests of Gorski Kotar and Snežnik, where they designed the Hiša Mandrova/Mandrova House project in 2020. They are dedicated to creating, regenerative self-sufficiency, manual woodworking, and reviving the area’s building heritage in question.

 

https://www.plateauresidue.com/sub-persona

http://www.kibla.org/en/sections/kibela-space-for-art/archive/kibela-arhiv/2021/p-l-a-t-e-au-r-e-s-i-d-u-e-sub-persona-ii/

Lifecutter: Sub Persona

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Zoran Janjetov: Antibody http://msuv.org/en/2021/07/27/zoran-janjetov-antibody/ Tue, 27 Jul 2021 09:22:13 +0000 http://msuv.org/?p=70645 The post Zoran Janjetov: Antibody appeared first on MSUV.

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Zoran Janjetov: Antibody … PUBLICATION

Zoran Janjetov: Antibody

Works 1979-2021

Published by: Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina 21000 Novi Sad, Dunavska 37

Executive Publisher: Branislava Sekulić

Editor: Vladimir Mitrović

Texts by: Vladimir Mitrović, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Ilija Bakić, Momčilo Rajin, Zoran Đukanović, Zoran Stefanović

Translation: Nikolina Nedeljkov, Ivana Krgović

Proof reading: Silvija Čamber

Design: Zoran Janjetov, Mirjana Dušić

Print: SP print, Novi Sad

Print run: 300

ISBN 978-86-6333-069-6

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Transformatorium | Rena Raedle & Vladan Jeremic http://msuv.org/en/2021/04/29/transformatorium-rena-raedle-vladan-jeremic/ Thu, 29 Apr 2021 07:58:27 +0000 http://msuv.org/?p=69715 The post Transformatorium | Rena Raedle & Vladan Jeremic appeared first on MSUV.

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Opening

04 

June 2021. at 7 p.m.

Gallery N: The Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina

Duration: June 04 – July 24, 2021.

Curator: Maja Ciric

From June 4 until July 4 2021, Rena Raedle & Vladan Jeremic’s exhibition titled “Transformatorium” will be on display in the Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina in Novi Sad. The curator of the exhibition is Maja Ciric.

The exhibition is articulated in three units and presents artistic interventions and research conducted by the artists within the last seven years to the public. The first room contains documentary materials from their interventions in Norway, Croatia, Albania, Serbia, North Macedonia, Austria and Estonia, while the second room hosts a collection of the transformative tools, props and objects that served the artists in their exploration of the ‘use value’ of art. The installation of drawings and specially designed benches in the public park between the Museum of Vojvodina and MSUV adds a third aspect of their work to this show.

A publication with texts by Maja Ciric, Corina L. Apostol and Rena Raedle will be issued, containing a record of works with descriptions.

In times of multiple crisis, with the conditions of everyday reality fundamentally changing, Rena Raedle and Vladan Jeremic expose the contradictions of their own practice to the public and propose a radical model for (self)evaluation: Do their artistic practice succeed in moving beyond the aesthetic, having a lasting effect on non-artistic surroundings? By means of this line of questioning, the public is invited to assess the potential of each work. With their dose of satirical humor, Rena and Vladan do not refrain from the assumption that our world can be changed.

Rena Raedle & Vladan Jeremic are Belgrade-based artists whose research-oriented work comprises installations and artistic interventions in public space. In their collaborative practice, Rena & Vladan explore the relation between art and politics, unveiling the contradictions of today’s societies. They use techniques that are easy to reproduce and distribute such as drawing and prints, and simple materials such as textile, cardboard and wood, and they insist on their artistic production’s use value and social & ecological awareness. They develop the transformative potentials of art in the context of social struggles and in collaboration with social movements. They have recently exhibited at Brooklyn Museum, New York; Creative Time Summit, Miami; Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova, Ljubljana; Moscow Museum of Modern Art; Museum of Contemporary Art, Skopje; Galleria del Progetto, Milano; Intercultural museum, Oslo; 56th October Salon, Belgrade; EKKM, Tallinn; Autostrada Biennale, Prizren; Politics of Dissonance in the framework of Manifesta 12, Palermo; < rotor >, Graz; Borey Art Center, St. Petersburg and the Museum of Yugoslavia, Belgrade. The official website of the artists: http://raedle-jeremic.net/

A publication with texts by Maja Ciric, Corina L. Apostol and Rena Raedle will be issued, containing a record of works with descriptions.

 

The program will be organized in compliance with current safety and distancing measures.

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MISSING STORIES. Forced Labour under Nazi Occupation. An Artistic Approach http://msuv.org/en/2021/03/11/missing-stories-forced-labour-under-nazi-occupation-an-artistic-approach/ Thu, 11 Mar 2021 11:59:25 +0000 http://msuv.org/?p=68327 The post MISSING STORIES. Forced Labour under Nazi Occupation. An Artistic Approach appeared first on MSUV.

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Opening

11

March 2021 at 7 p.m.

Gallery N and S: The Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina

Duration: March 11th – April 30th 2021.

“MISSING STORIES. Forced Labour under Nazi Occupation. An Artistic Approach” is a joint artistic project initiated by the Goethe-Institut in Serbia with the support of the EVZ foundation. Five curators (Thomas Elsen, PhD – The Art Collections and Museums of Augsburg: H2 – The Centre for Contemporary Art, Augsburg, Sanja Kojić Mladenov, PhD – The Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina, Novi Sad, Una Popović – The Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade, Adela Demetja – Tirana Art Lab, Tirana, Natalija Vujošević – Institute for Contemporary Art, Cetinje) carefully selected ten artists from Serbia, Montenegro, Albania and Germany to join the project and to deal artistically with its main theme – forced labour in the Third Reich.

The topic of forced labour during the German occupation of the Balkans is seldom tackled in collective memory – the relevant documentation is scant, public events or debates dealing with the topic are rare, and this sad chapter of European history is left out in history classes and textbooks. On the other hand, numerous families remember the fate of their ancestors who were engaged in forced labour in Nazi Germany during the occupation, be it in factories, labour camps or agricultural work. Owing to this, the destinies of the forced labourers are also present in the individual memories of the current generation, with artists and intellectuals approaching them in a special way.

The artists participating in the project are: Burkhard Schittny (Germany), Christian Hörl (Germany), Aleksandar Zograf (Serbia), Milorad Mladenović (Serbia), diSTRUKTURA (Serbia), Dragan Vojvodić (Serbia), Ivan Salatić (Montenegro), Lenka Đorojević (Montenegro), Donika Çina (Albania) and Remijon Pronja (Albania). They are joined in Novi Sad by Lea Vidaković and Selman Trtovac, from Serbia.
The editor of the catalogue for the “Missing Stories” project is a famous German author Tanja Dückers.
Their works have been created through the use of different media – from photography, through paintings to audio-visual installations. The inspiration for the works of some of the artists partaking in the project stems from the experiences of their own ancestors who were engaged in forced labour in the period of the Nazi occupation.
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The aforementioned art pieces will be exhibited as part of the “Missing Stories” tour exhibition in the origin countries of the artists – Serbia (Belgrade and Novi Sad), Albania (Tirana), Montenegro (Podgorica) and Germany (Berlin and Augsburg).

For more information visit: missingstories.net

www.goethe.de/serbien/missingstories

Facebook: Missingstories2020
Instagram: missingstories2020
Twitter: missing_stories
Goethe-Institut: www.goethe.de/belgrad
EVZ: https://www.stiftung-evz.de/

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Nenad Šoškić: TRANSFORMATION http://msuv.org/en/2020/09/15/nenad-soskic-transformation/ Tue, 15 Sep 2020 11:32:04 +0000 http://msuv.org/?p=59697 The post Nenad Šoškić: TRANSFORMATION appeared first on MSUV.

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Opening

30

September 2020. at 7 p.m.

Gallery S: The Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina

Duration: September 30 – October 24, 2020.

Curator: Sanja Kojić Mladenov

Nenad Šoškić, a sculptor by art education, is focused on researching the border forms of this visual medium and acting in the expanded field of spatial installations and ambiences medium, with the introduction of contextuality and the dialogue with current social topics and relations, especially the mass-media, information and news.

Developing a concept with a standpoint in the analysis and questioning of the role of mass media culture today, the speed of information flow, their non-selective placement and consumeristic evaluation, he opens up a number of questions about modern society and the way it functions. He first developed a series of works dedicated to this topic in USA, at the MANA Gallery in New York, organized by ‘‘Mana Contemporary‘‘, and then at the prestigious manifestation ‘‘Art Basel‘‘ in Miami, with an exhibition titled ‘‘Transformation‘‘. Inspired to research the socio-political and cultural role that the everyday news, their frequency and, at the same time, their transiency have in the United States, he, then, continues with a series of single works and solo exhibitions in Montenegro, the space of his personal environment, as well as in the region (Novi Sad, Sarajevo, Zagreb, etc.)

Nenad Šoškić  © All rights belong to the artist.

He conceives the exhibition in Novi Sad as a site-specific installation composed of three segments which complement each other, thus creating a conceptually unique setting. The individual elements of the art work lead an active dialogue with the space of the exhibition, changing the expected relation of the rooms and the usual way of moving of the visitors through it, including them actively in communication and interaction with the changed ambience. This specific relation between the audience and the work of art is an important segment of contemporary art practice which emphasizes the importance of hypermedia, i.e. communication, contact, transfer, transmission, reception and connection between the visitor and the art work through perceptual experiences that exceed the basic visual experience through other sensory cognitions.

The presentation will be realized within the scope of the international project Risk Change supported by the European Union program Creative Europe and the Provincial Secretariat for Culture, Public Information and Relations with Religious Communities.

As the exhibition space of the Gallery S of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina has a geometric form of a meander at its base and requires a specific zig-zag movement within three, somewhat separate spatial units, the author posed the question of possible ways of communication within it, exploring what is typical and expected, and what would be the challenge, interruption and obstacle in it, the necessary change that would open new paths and situations.

With his concept Transformation, he continued to develop artistic practice based on the application of aspects from his own social environment, autobiographical construct and current socio-political discourse, using the universally understandable language of contemporary art, using fragmentation, repetition and reduction of aesthetic expression.

The prescribed protection measures due to the pandemic caused by COVID-19 are being implemented in the MoCAV, so it is obligatory to wear protective masks, and a maximum of 30 people are allowed to stay at the same time.

Nenad Šoškić was born in 1970 in Bar, Montenegro. He graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Cetinje in 1994, and completed his postgraduate studies in 1996 at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade, Serbia. He is a professor at the study programme Sculpture, Faculty of Fine Arts in Cetinje. From 2008 – 2014 he was the dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts in Cetinje. From 2014 he has held the position of business director of the Centre of Contemporary Art of Montenegro in Podgorica.

He started his artistic activity by participating in the important visual events, such as:  Youth Biennale, Vršac (1994), The Cetinje Biennale, Cetinje (1994, 1997), Sculpture Triennial, Pančevo (1997), as well as exhibitions at the art institutions of the former Yugoslavia. He is a participant of many exhibitions of contemporary art of Montenegro held abroad and, in recent years, he has done significant art projects in the USA and Italy. Several of his sculptures are displayed in the public spaces in Montenegro. He is

the winner of the Montenegro Academy of Science and Art Award (2004), Milunović – Stijović – Lubarda Award, the Award of the Traditional Exhibition of ULUCG, Podgorica (2000), etc.

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