January 2022. 


(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, Novi Sad. Apsolutno, Studio Archive DT20, New Media, 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, 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.