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Museum of Contemporary Art

Ušće 10, blok 15, Belgrade
Working hours: from 10:00 to 18:00, Thursday from 10:00 to 22:00
The Museum is closed on Tuesdays
Admission fees
Individual visit - 300 rsd
Group visit - 200 rsd
Students, pensioners - 150 rsd
Free admission on Wednesdays/p>

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Salon of the Museum of Contemporary Art

14 Pariska St., Belgrade
Working hours: from 12:00 to 20:00, except Tuesdays
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Gallery-Legacy of Milica Zorić & Rodoljub Čolaković

2 Rodoljuba Čolakovića St, Belgrade
Working hours: from 12:00 to 20:00, except Tuesdays
Admission is free of charge

Social Graphics

Programme | 25.01.2013
Social Graphics – Between Propaganda and Visual Arts Expression

Gallery-Legacy of Milica Zorić & Rodoljub Čolaković, 2 Rodoljub Čolaković St.
January 25 - March 10, 2013.

Curator: Mišela Blanuša

In the 20th century, 20s and 30s were a period of major social and political turmoil, as well as conflicts raging across the globe. The spread of fascism and nationalism, the struggle against existing political system, provoked a reaction to the state and culture establishment and the emergence of an opposition in the form of the leftist-oriented social tendencies and political ideologies. Art became the activist, the spokesperson, and the weapon, in the socio-political struggle for civil rights and intellectual liberties and, also, for the dissemination of the Marxist, antifascist, socialist, and proto-communist ideas.

Such circumstances brought about the expansion of the socially engaged art, and graphics as an art medium experienced an unprecedented prominence. With its status in the realm of media and technology, but also its social and theoretical identity, it came to be the leading form in the social art, voicing the reaction to the aestheticism of the Paris art schools students and the art-for-art’s-sake typical of the fourth decade of the century and exemplified in the painting of expressionism, intimism, and poetic realism. Inexpensiveness of the materials and the production process, along with the possibility of multiplication in vast series, turned the graphics into the single most powerful vehicle of the engaged art. Due to its easy and quick reproducibility in large number of copies, graphics was to become a sort of a mass art medium. A graphic sheet is no longer supposed to have the properties of a product of a highly regarded craftsmanship, and its full application as a visual art expression and a means of propaganda in engaged art will be realised through the simplicity of its message, as well as its availability to the wide population, which, altogether, will make it a leading art form in the struggle for the new socio-political ideas.

This exhibition will present some 70 works by renowned artists from the Collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art , such as: Đorđe Andrejević Kun, Mirko Kujačić, Pivo Karamatijević, Ivan Tabaković, Arpad Balaž, Bogdan Šuput, Bratislav Stojanović, Marijan Detoni, Vilko Gecan, Sergije Glumac, Krsta Hegedušić, et al.

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