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Gallery-Legacy of Milica Zorić & Rodoljub Čolaković

2 Rodoljuba Čolakovića St, Belgrade
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The City―Chronicles of Urban Space

Programme | 26.12.2013


















The City―Chronicles of Urban Space

Authors of the exhibition: Mišela Blanuša (MA), senior curator, and Žaklina Ratković, senior curator
Concept of the exhibition: Mišela Blanuša (MA)

The exhibition The City―Chronicles of Urban Space explores and presents different modalities of urban environment and life of a city using the examples from the collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art.

This exhibition brings forth the works of 46 authors: Sava Šumanović, Beta Vukanović, Milena Pavlović Barili, Petar Lubarda, Peđa Milosavljević, Mihail Petrov, Milan Konjović, Kosta Hakman, Cuca Sokić, et al. The selection of works is focused on specific phenomena and cultural models proper to the nature of urban environment, as well as the diverse aspects of the presentation of a city. Through the artworks showcased in this exhibition one can follow the development of an urban space as well as its symbolic ramifications, relationship between the categories of urban/rural, existence of centre and perifery, status of individual and collective identity, coexistence of a host of different social and cultural phenomena.

The representation of the city as a theme was featured prominently in the 20th-century art, since the city has always been one of the favourite zones of reality the artists felt compelled to relate to and depict in their works. The city was always a special source of artistic inspiration with respective forms of expression anchored in various perceptions of modernity, and the artist him/herself was often involved in the creation of cultural identity of the city s/he inhabits. Thus emerged the landscapes of the city artist lived in, the city where s/he received his/her education, and where s/he matured creatively, but also of those cities that had made a lasting impression on him/her with the mentality of their inhabitants, historical landmarks, and general style of urban living. More often than not, such artworks originate also as the representations of a city meant to serve as a basis for stylistic explorations in art, and as the representations of an urban lifestyle which lent an aesthetic dimension to public and semi-public space, together with the critique of citizens’ social position or the negative consequences of swift changes in civilisational and societal paradigm.

Also, apart from the visual-aesthetic analysis of artwork one by no means can fail to take notice of a contextual approach to this subject since the representations of a city yield insight into its historical trajectory, bright and dark sides of urban environment, as well as city events and tokens of urban space, but also development of the society as a whole. The works for this exhibition were selected focusing on peculiar phenomena and cultural models that are in keeping with the nature of urban environment, as well as different aspects of the presentation of a city as a place where human individual is a consumer of the artistic and cultural happenings and the spiritual life of an urban environment.

The exhibition traveled to:
Gallery of Matica Srpska, Novi Sad
9/12/2008-10/7/2008
City Gallery, Užice
6/14/2010-6/30/2010
Museum of Rudnik-Takovo region, Gornji Milanovac
9/14/2010-10/7/2010
City Museum, Subotica
3/24/2011-4/20/2011
Gallery-Legacy of Milica Zorić & Rodoljuba Čolakovića, Belgrade
4/27/2011-5/25/2011
Culture Centre Lazarevac
9/7/2011-9/20/2011

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