Opening: Thursday, September 28th, at 8 pm
Curator: Danijela Halda
Text: PhD Miško Šuvaković
Artists: Dragomir Ugren, Slobodan Knežević Abi, Zdravko Santrač, Petar Lolić, Miroslav Knežević, Ivo Ćorković, Dragan Šijački, Bosiljka Zirojević, Marija Sarvan, Jovana Čajović.
Geometric art, one of the two main branches of abstract art (the other being non-geometric abstraction), has, before the introduction of autonomous and self-referential elements of visual language, such as colors, geometric shape, light, rhythm, and other art elements, gone through a dramatic journey until the appearance of new media artistic practices. A particularity of this expression represents a consistent tautological strategy of its sustainability. Geometric abstraction as an art phenomenon directly explores a relationship between art and science, primarily due to its algorithmic character.
The aim of this exhibition is to show and analyze current incidences in the area of geometric art abstraction in Vojvodina in the past 17 years, as well as to prove that the appearances on Vojvodina art scene after year 2000 do not represent innovations, but rather a constant grounded in global artistic practices.
The 21st International Video Festival Videomedeja will be held this year from September 22nd to September 24th at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina in Novi Sad (Dunavska 37) in the production and organization of Video Art Association Videomedeja.The guests and participants of the festival are world-renowned visual artists, visual groups, theorists, critics, media activists, producers, promoters and distributors.
Since its foundation, Videomedeja has passed through various changes and challenges, but what is emerging every year as an imperative is the opportunity for Novi Sad's video art lovers to see the best and most recent works of both domestic and foreign artists who left a trace in this art field and meet the selection criteria of Videomedeja.