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Open door days with Ilija Šoškić at the Museum of Contemporary Art / Sunday, December 23rd and Monday, December 24thTalk programs | 23.12.2018
Museum of Contemporary Art Belgrade (Ušće 10)
Sunday, December 23rd and Monday, December 24th from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm and from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
The Museum of Contemporary Art in Belgrade will mark the last two days of “Action forms”, the Ilija Šoškić retrospective exhibition by opening its doors to visitors, that are interested in meeting and talking to the artist Ilija Šoškić and the exhibition curators, Nebojša Milenković (MoCAV) and Dr. Zoran Erić (MoCAB).
The audience will have an opportunity to meet with the artist on Sunday, December 23rd and Monday, December 24th from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm and from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.
Ilija Šoškić (Dečani, 1935) is a member of the first generation of Yugoslav artists who worked in the spirit of the new artistic practices. Before entering art, he was an athlete and was the state champion and representative of SFRY in the hammer throw. He attended the art school in Herceg Novi, the Academy of Fine Arts in Belgrade and the Art Academy in Bologna (Accademia di belle arti). From 1969 until 1972, he lived in Bologna and from 1972 in Rome. He gained world attention through his cooperation with the legendary Gallery L’Attico in Rome where he exhibited together with Jannis Kounellis, Luigi Ontani, Michelangelo Pistoletto and others. Famous critics such as Emilio Villa, Achille Bonito Oliva, Mario Diacono have written about him. He exhibited at the most important international and Yugoslav art manifestations (Venice Biennial, Trigon, the Yugoslav Documents, April Meetings, etc.) He has lectured at the most eminent European art academies (Düsseldorf, Rome, etc.). Ilija Šoškić’s artistic practice spans more than five decades and his work encompasses performance, tableau vivant, the art of behaviour, guerrilla art, cultural and political mythology, mathematics and the metaphysics of nature.