BELGRADE:NONPLACES

31/07 – 06/09/2009 | Salon of the Museumof Contemporary Art, Belgrade

Artists: diSTRUKTURA (RS) • Wojciech Gilewicz (PL) • Irena Kelečević (RS) • Verica Kovačevska (MK) • Vanessa Mayoraz (CH) • Milorad Mladenović (RS) • Erin Obradovic (USA) and Marija Đorđević (RS) • Milena Putnik (RS) • Maja Radanović (RS) • Boba Mirjana Stojadinović (RS) • Marija Šujica (RS) • Predrag Terzić (RS) • Reijiro Wada (JP)
Curatorial team: Dušica Dražić, Una Popović

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While the main building of the Museum of Contemporary Art is under reconstruction, the focus of curatorial practice has been shifted towards art in public space. As a result, the museum was relocated into the city and the public was consequently redefined – in fact the whole community became both the creator and the consumer. The public symbolizes a crucial element of this exhibition – either consciously or unconsciously, they are now an active participant directly involved in realization of certain artworks. 

predrag_terzic

25 x 15 m, 2009
Predrag Terzic
Photo: Dusica Drazic

Artists have been invited to react to the city by their own site-specific works. While exploring the city of Belgrade, artists have discovered many public spaces that are flexible, have an open identity and great potential.

Obelisk, 2009

Obelisk (Monument to The First Non-Aligned Movement Summit), 2009
Wojciech Gilewicz 
Photo: Ivan Petrovic

Salon represents an information and a meeting point in which the contents will be changed during the exhibition, while following the progress of each work within the city. The gallery becomes a mediator between the visitor/passer-by and the city. When the visitor enters the Salon, he/she is invited to re-enter the city in order to see the original artworks.

The exhibition BELGRADE:NONPLACES is a story about the city and its urban, social and personal dilemmas.

Temporary Viewing Platforms

Temporary Viewing Platforms, 2009
Milena Putnik
Photo: Ivan Petrovic

ACCORDING TO RAYLEIGH, 2009

According to Rayleigh, 2009
Vanessa Mayoraz
Photo: Ivan Petrovic

You can download the exhibition’s catalogue (pdf) here.

You can find out more about the exhibition at belgradenonplaces09.wordpress.com

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Authors thank for the support to: Pro Helvetia | Poljska ambasada | Američka ambasada | Monterra | Turistička organizacija Beograd | JKP Zelenilo | Moskovska banka Beograd | Artinvest | Osram | Balon Marketing | Industrija stakla Pančevo | Geokarta | ETC Hosteli | Win Win

Special thanks to the following institutions and individuals: Zavod za zaštitu spomenika kulture grada Beograda, Sekretarijat za urbanizam i građevinske poslove, GO Novi Beograd, GO Savski venac, GO Stari grad, Crkva Svetih Apostola Petra i Pavla (Topčiderska crkva), Agnieszka Czerwinska, Susan Delja, Marija Bjelopetrović, Darja Butigan, Eva Vaništa, Miljan Pajović, Protonamesnik Milan M. Cvetić (Paroh Topčiderske crkve), Aleksandar Šišović, Jasna Dimitrijević, Ivana Milatović, Radovan Draškić, Goran Micevski, Aleksandar Šarković, Nikola Tesla, Leon Dražić, Vladan Stojović, Emmanual Lupulesku, Saša Kovačević, Miroslav Laješić, Kristina Ćebić, Nebojša Radojević, Tomislav Đorđević, Miloš Kovačević, Ivan Petrović, Wim Janssen, Milorad Mladenović, Ivan Zaklanović, Vuković Momčilo, Nebojša Lazarević, Šukri Duljaj, Hekim Ramičević, Rajko Predojević, Ivica Anev