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Previous Exhibitions - Galerija 73

May 4 – May 12, 2011

"My architecture" (Moja arhitektura) – by Goran Vojvodić

The well known Serbian architect Goran Vojvodić displayed his work in Gallery ’73. The exhibition, titled “My architecture”, was organized anent his obtainment of the Union of Architects of Serbia Grand Award for lifework.
Goran Vojvodić was born in 1959. He graduated from the Faculty of Architecture of Belgrade University in 1986, and then he worked in Institute for Materials Research, «Energoprojekt», Institute for traffic CIP and from 1989 in the architectural bureau of prof. W. J. Krings in Germany. From 1992 he worked in his own bureau, and in 2007 with Jelena Ivanović Vojvodić he founded BIRO.VIA.
The architect is in the board of directors of the Union of Architects of Serbia. He is also member of scientific council of Faculty of Architecture (Belgrade University), and member of the Commission for Architecture for the city of Belgrade.
He is the author of numerous projects and housing, business, trade, sport and other objects, as well as reconstructions, adaptations and interiors of public and private space. Among them are the Administrative building of the Basketball Union of Yugoslavia, Gemax sport - commercial complex, Anex commercial objects, Hemofarm (in Bad Homburg), Porsche SCG, showrooms Audi, Porsche and Volkswagen, housing objects for Dexon, Gemax and Exing; reconstruction of Belgrade Philharmonia objects, French Cultural Center and GranitiFiandre showrooms; as well as interiors of boutiques, restaurants, business spaces, residential objects and other.
Goran Vojvodić participated in over twenty international and domestic contests. He carried out work on over 25 objects in Serbia and 19 objects abroad. He participated in numerous expositions and received 21 awards and acknowledgments, among which the most important are: The Museum of Applied Art in Belgrade award, Architectural Showroom in Novi Sad award, «Borba» award for architecture, Award from the city of Belgrade for architecture and urbanization, the Association of Fine Artists of Applied Arts and designers of Serbia (ULUPUDS) award and the Union of Architects of Serbia Grand Award for lifework.
«SUSTAINABLE/UNSUSTAINABLE» was the theme of the sixth Belgrade international week of architecture – 6th BINA 2011. It took place in Belgrade from May 5 to May 14, 2011 in organization of Society of Belgrade Architects and Belgrade Cultural Center. BINA manifestation is traditionally recognized by generations and various professions of Belgradians. This year it proposed a thematic mosaic of exhibitions, lectures, workshops, forums, film projections and other activities. As before, one of the thematic exhibitions was set in Gallery ’73.

April 14 – April 28, 2011.

«Let’s imagine...» (Hajde da zamislimo…) - exhibition of children’s work of Fine Art workshop «Petlovo brdo» and «At Kaća’s atelier»

Exhibition of children’s work titled “Let’s imagine” was held in Gallery ’73. Visitors had the opportunity to see the work by very young attendants of the Fine Art workshop «Petlovo brdo» and «At Kaća’s atelier».
The Fine Art workshop «Petlovo brdo» exists since 2004, while «At Kaća’s atelier» in Banovo Brdo was open in 2009. The attendants of these workshops are children of school and pre-school age. These Fine Art workshops follow a program that can be adjusted to every child depending on age, character, experience and interests. Attendants are managed by Danijela Anđelković and Miodrag Vargić, who have Masters in Fine Arts.
Children who attend these workshops are introduced to various Fine Art disciplines and techniques, including the basics of history of art. They are principally directed to solve art problems they encounter through creative ways of thinking.
The pedagogues accomplished significant results during many years of interaction with the attendants, whose work was previously shown in exhibitions of children’s creation. It was awarded several times in the Children’s October salon, which is a traditional manifestation of the Applied Arts Museum in Belgrade.
During the exhibition, free workshops for children were organized in Gallery ’73.

April 1 – April 14, 2011.

«Traditional modern» (Tradicionalno moderno) - annual exhibition

The largest annual exhibition of Fine Art – Graphics section from the Fine Artists Association of Applied Arts and Design of Serbia was opened in Gallery ’73.
For the fourth time, the artists involved in the theme of traditional - modern. They confirmed their authenticity through different approaches, points of view and techniques of expression.
The “Traditional modern” exhibition was initially held in April 2008, in the Ethnographic Museum in Belgrade. Artwork from thirty six authors was displayed; nearly every technique and style used by well known Serbian creators was represented (Bora Nježić, Svetlana Pavlović Džindo, Mirjana Lehner, Zorka Stevanović, Nebojša Đuranović, Mihajlo Pisanjuk etc.). In 2009 it was held in the Army House in Belgrade. The exhibition has its own council and a jury composed of eminent authors and art historians.
Latin word “traditio” signifies the transmission of knowledge and beliefs through time by being taught by one generation to the next, while a French expression “moderne” refers to something that is contemporary and fashionable. The confrontation of these concepts opens the way to numerous researches, constructions and deconstructions of standards. Harmony between the traditional and the modern can be achieved only if their productive possibilities enter into dialogue. This type of dialogue can be realized in form of synergistic crossing of universal values, shaped in ancient cultures or in a field of modern culture which erases the barriers among national cultures.
This exhibition represented a mirror showing how the reaches of today’s art correspond with their equivalents in Europe and worldwide.

March 17 – March 30, 2011

«Too much photography – Tumač fotografije» - by Branimir Karanović

Branimir Karanović was born in 1950 in Belgrade, where he graduated from the Faculty of Applied Arts in 1974. He obtained his Master’s degree in Graphics from the Fine Arts Faculty in 1976. Since 1997, he teaches photography in the Graphics department of the Faculty of Applied Arts in Belgrade. He practices graphics and photography. His work is displayed in independent and group exhibitions in Serbia and abroad since 1974. He merited a number of significant awards for graphics and photography.
Branimir Karanović started practicing photography in the seventies of XX century. Since then, he has been putting his art focus on urban thematic. By capturing hidden, barely visible at first sight motifs, he demonstrates paradox and ironic situations. This aspiration of the artist was the most obvious in the nineties, when in cataclysmic situation he produced photography of depots, signs, broken or improvised baskets.
The experience is the same for the work from his exhibition in Gallery ‘73, which was titled “Too much photography - Tumač fotografije”. This exhibition, while accommodating a cycle of black and white, as well as color photography, displayed the way Karanović deals with the phenomenon of excessive photography exploitation in contemporary society. The theme of the exhibition can be related to words of the American critic and art historian Douglas Crimp: «While it once seemed that pictures had the function of interpreting reality, it now seems that they usurped it».
Gallery ’73 was crowded with people who came to attend the exhibition opening. Among them were many celebrities from the photography world, as well as Branimir Karanović’s colleagues and students.
The exhibition was opened by Jelena Matić, Art and Media theoretic. In her interpretation, she reasoned the point of view that Branimir Karanović has toward excessive presence of photography in today’s society. National television crew (RTS) filmed the opening and interviewed the author.

11 March – 17 March 2011

Annual exhibition of members and attendants of the drawing and painting studio of Cultural Center Čukarica (Godišnja izložba članova i polaznika Studija crtanja i slikanja KC Čukarica)

This traditional exhibition showed work by forty-five artists, which was produced in various techniques. The organizer, Mrs. Nada Tanasijević, had the foreword. Mrs. Snežana Spasojević, director of the Cultural Center of Čukarica greeted the visitors and officially opened the exhibition. The evening was marked by pleasant atmosphere and delightful company.

28 February – 10 March 2011

«Life – form» (Život - forma) – by Aleksandar K. Brusilovski

This retrospective exhibition in Gallery ’73 displayed more than fifty artworks by Aleksandar K. Brusilovski. He used various techniques, so the audience had an opportunity to see oil paint, pastel techniques, water-color and drawings of different formats.
Aleksandar Brusilovski was born on May 14, 1940 in Belgrade. He studied in the Academy of Fine Arts in Belgrade from 1962 – 1964 in class of prof. Bajić. He displayed his work in multiple independent and collective exhibitions in Serbia and abroad. He won the silver medal and diploma at the First Biennale of graphic art in Trieste, in 1971. All of his life he created in Belgrade and Italy.
Work of Aleksandar Brusilovski can be seen in the Musée d’art moderne de Céret (France), Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art (Japan), as well as in numerous private collections in Belgrade, Brussels, Paris, Stuttgart, Rome, Ravenna, Bologna, Pesaro, Treviso...
«During childhood he was a permanently curious boy - his favorite experiment consisted of finding two rocks and then scratching them one on another. A brightly red spark would appear, and so a rock created fire. The paintings of Aleksandar Brusilovski represent a stone boulder transformed into living material, a core of everything that exists in a constant touch of groups of boulders, realized with oil technique or water-color and brought to life by Aleksandar’s unique painter alchemy. He depicted rare beauties provided by a description of life from the depth of micro cosmos, by swarming «boulders» in form of constellation and the appearing of a man and a woman. And so the rock became soft as a divine clay, forming body curves an their wet whisper, warmth, harmony of final touch and merging into a force of the timeless eros, into love without words, without a face...» - a part of text for a catalog written by Kosta Bunuševac, well known Serbian painter and multimedia artist.

11 February – 24 February 2011

«Life is my TV» (Život je moj TV) – by Zoran Đorđević

Zoran Đorđević was born in Kragujevac in 1959. He graduated from the Faculty of Law in Kragujevac and from the Yugoslavian Institute of Journalism in Belgrade, in the section of newspaper photography. He is a member of the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI). He teaches Film studies in the Student Cultural Center in Kragujevac. Zoran Đorđević is one of the founders of BELDOCS - International Documentary festival in Belgrade. In addition, he works in Kragujevac television as film and documentary program director.
He started his photography artist career in mid-seventies as cooperator of papers: „Omladinske novine“, „Mladina“ (Slovenia), „Feral“, „Oko“, „Polet“ (Croatia), and „Pogledi“, where he also worked as photography editor.
From 1985 until 1995 he worked as editor in the domains of photography, film and video in promotion of Zastava - Yugo cars. He cooperated with designer and marketing services of BMW, FIAT, Yugo cars America as well as with commercial agencies from the Yugoslavian area. This photographer received significant awards in the area of ex – Yugoslavia, including the «Anastas Jovanović» diploma. He won over 70 international and domestic awards. The Photo alliance of Serbia gave him a calling of photography master; he also obtained the title of AFIAP (Artist FIAP).
His independent exhibitions: „Life is my TV“, Gallery of Contemporary Art, Smederevo, 2011; „Ordinary people“, Gallery of the Photo Kino Allience of Vojvodina, Novi Sad, 2009; „Ordinary people“, Gallery of Student Cultural Center, Kragujevac, 2008; „Heroes“, Kirchgemeindehaus Hottingen, Zürich, Switzerland, 2008; „Heroes“, Hrastnik, Slovenija, 2008; „Israel at first sight“, Gallery of Student Cultural Center, Kragujevac, 1999; „Photography“, Galllery of the Youth house, Kragujevac, 1998; „Guardian of your dreams“, Gallery of Student Cultural Center, Belgrade, 1998; „Guardian of your dreams“, Gallery of Priština library, 1995; „Destinies“, Gallery of Photo Club, Kragujevac, 1985.
He held collective exhibitions in: Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, France, Croatia, Israel, India, Italy, South Africa, Hungary, Macedonia, Poland, Germany, India, Bulgaria, Ireland, Danmark, Canada, Czech Republic, Portugal, Slovenia, Switzerland, Spain, Yougoslavia and Serbia.
Analogue technique, film, chemicals and a camera with 36 photos only may seem as distant past, however this «step back» does not put focus on technology but on author and his ability to capture deciding moments using only one shot. The exhibition „Life is my TV“ was to remind that behind a photography there is always an author, not technology; a conceiving of a cadre based on a «Magnum group» tradition, not a choice of a picture from a recorded show.
With this exhibition in Gallery ’73, the author introduced himself to Belgradian audience with approximately 50 works of photography in 50 x 60cm format, among which the majority was created from 2008 – 2010.
Technique: Black and white
Genre: Life

28 January – 10 February 2011

«Super class» (Superklasa) – by Nevena Prijić

Nevena Prijić was born in 1985 in Zemun. She graduated painting at the Art Academy, in the class of prof. Dušan Todorović in 2009. She is a regular member of ULUS since 2010. Currently, she is doing her Master’s degree at the Art Academy in Novi Sad, section of painting. She has won the annual award of the Art Academy in the painting section for most successful artwork (2009), as well as third place award from «Perspective 8» for students of art academies in Belgrade and Novi Sad who are qualified with the most perspective. Her work was displayed in four individual and around ten group exhibitions. Nevena Prijić belongs to a generation of young artists which was formed in the period of transition and globalization in our society.
A growing chasm between the rich and the poor leads to some changes in the system of values. Money, being the main cause, provides fame, power and security. Globalization trough mass media influences the individual aggressively and destructively, resulting with an endangered individuality.
The main characteristic of Nevena’s work is a blend of painting skills and behavior forms of global communication. She finds inspiration for her artwork in mass media and billboards. By collecting elements from the given context, she creates a new reality, by using the experiences of radical pop art realism, while she interjects letter symbols which guide us in a new reality and determine the way we comprehend her work. The observation of such a theme implies a serious language of visual on which Nevena insists.
The cycle „Super class“ depicted the moment when the stars (from the world of music, politics, sport) become trapped in the circle of exclusivity that provides expensive houses with pools, cars and body guards. It leads to false security. The paintings of Nevena Prijić represent a critical point of view towards globalism, as well as problems of the individual in the system that imposes and consummates uniformity. Her artwork was not created to change the world, however it causes us to be deeply disturbed and direct us into questioning where this kind of system will lead us.

17 December 2010 – 27 January 2011

23. Čukarica’s Fine Art salon (23. Čukarički likovni salon) – group of authors

Čukarica’s Fine Art salon is a traditional art manifestation. It takes place in Gallery ’73 for more than two decades. The intention of the organizer of this exhibition was to collect authors who have a good reputation in the Belgrade art scene. This year’s 23. Čukarica’s Fine Art salon offered a selection of work by fourteen artists, self-depended creative personalities who used their imagination and aesthetic experience to form interaction of communication, art and life.
By using the language and ranges of diverse media and approaches, the works of art exhibited in this year’s Salon treated the motive of urban spaces and city topographies. Postmodern megalopolis in the era of globalism and multiculturalism implies insights that differ from the former ones. A video work by Mirjana Boba Stojadinović, a photography by Branislav Stanković, as well as paintings by Milena Putnik and Jadran Krnjanski revealed a perception of the city that was in all completely personal. „Fissure in a total“, a video work from series called «HEMA-HEMA», illustrated how a harmless misreading in a Serbian transcription of a commercial sign in a department store in Rotherdam can open number of questions and not only concerning the obvious, the non-existing and what is missing, but also concerning identity and origin, belonging and non belonging.
Next, a recognizable and intimate figuration of Krnajski proposed a complete cycle devoted to the city of Belgrade. These paintings were engraved with a chain of motives of wholly intimate and symbolical values.
Finally, while using different media Stanković and Putnikova examined a problem of perception, more precisely of the one that aims at places inside the core of the city which we rarely notice.
On a completely different level, there were authors who conspicuously indicated the individual political and ethical visions of our contemporary society; the ones who used diverse media to represent current problems of ideological, social, psychological and political nature. Examples of such art could certainly be found in work of Gabriel Glid, Davor Dukić, Maja Obradović and Ivana Jakšić. Among their artwork there were two to which we could, without any doubt, refer to as objects of art seen as a product that cannot be inserted in a specific discipline, in this case a sculpture. Glid continually uses a motive of tires in his artwork, which clearly refers to human and cultural entities that have been ran over. This time he added some witty and ironical elements.
On the other hand, “Ego-toy” by Davor Đukić simulated a precision of serially produced merchandise, representing a unique attempt of deconstruction and critique of a different ideology of the world of toys; at the same time examining the cult of plastic, aesthetically modified body. Ivana Jakšić used a language of a hyper realistic, magnified modification of the Schengen motive in form of painting, in order to describe the isolation of Serbian citizens that lasted several decades, and the problems they encountered when attempting to leave the country.
Finally, the diptych under the name „Question of time“ by Maja Obradović clearly encrypted the cruelty of constant violence over human body, intensified by her brutally realistic treatment of figure.
In addition, there was another particular critique expressed in form of art: an artwork from the series of „Stupid paintings“ by Žolt Kovač. It depicted an ironical, almost cynical way of resistance to the normative art language, which can be interpreted as resistance towards a certain „smart“ art equally as an attempt to examine boundaries and the reach of the doomed stupidity.
The participants of the 23. Čukarica’s Fine Art salon were: Ana Adamović, Bora Iljovski, Branislav Stanković, Gabriel Glid, Gordan Nikolić , Dušan Junačkov, Davor Dukić, Žolt Kovač, Ivana Jakšić, Jadran Krnajski, Maja Obradović, Milena Putnik, Mirjana Boba Stojadinović and Nataša Kokić.

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