About authors and works:
"Let's call it love"
strong music and a static picture of a phonograph that has lost its
status due to the appearance of other audio devices are disrupted by
the accompanying sound and later by dominant images of war plane manoeuvres.
A pessimistic spirit caused by the helplessness we feel at the sight
of media embellishment of war machinery permeates this work…
Author: Breda Beban (Novi Sad,
Graduated from the Academy of Applied Arts in Zagreb in 1976. She completed
her postgraduate course in Zagreb in 1982 and at Hochschule der Künste
in Berlin. Breda Beban exhibited her works independently or in group
exhibitions at numerous biennial shows and film and video festivals
on four continents. She is the winner of several international video
art awards. Since 1998, she teaches Critical Theory and Film Direction
at the Northern Media School in Sheffield, England.
"6=36" (2001, 21')
In a Kragujevac suburb, six friends living in the same building meet
at the author's birthday party. Each of them gets the chance to speak
into the camera and give his opinion about himself and his friends.
These statements reflect the state of a generation. The work was awarded
the first prize at the "Oktobarski salon" exhibition in 2001.
Author: Miodrag Krkobabic (Kraljevo, 1971)
Graduated from the Belgrade Faculty of Fine Arts. He is currently a
postgraduate student. His works were exhibited at two solo exhibitions
in Yugoslavia and a number of group shows in several European countries
and Canada. He won various art scholarships.
"Marta and her friends" (2000, 10')
At first sight, this work seems to be a cartoon showing a number of
carefree topics. However, in this incoherent and banal story a sharp
criticism of idle bourgeois everyday life can be discerned…
Author: Margareta Stanojlovic (Belgrade, 1967)
Graduated from the Department of Painting of the Faculty of Applied
Arts in Belgrade in 1992. She is a member of ULUS (Association of Fine
Artists of Serbia) and ULUPUDS (Association Of Applied Artists and Designers
of Serbia) since 1997. In 2000 she became a member of the Association
of Fine Artists of Austria BVO (Berufsverband Bildender Kunstler Osterreichs).
Her works were exhibited at several solo exhibitions in Yugoslavia and
a number of group shows in the country and abroad.
"Death in Dallas" (2001, 22')
A single by Jozo Karamatic, a gusle player from Herzegovina, appeared
soon after the assassination of the former US president John F. Kennedy.
It featured a song about this tragic event. Thirty years later, the
author gets hold of the record which provided the inspiration for this
work. Applying the method of combining documentary footage shown on
TV and this particular folk song sang to the accompaniment of the gusle
a dramatic effect is achieved as the plot unfolds…
Author: Zoran Naskovski (Izbiste, 1960)
Graduated from the Belgrade Faculty of Fine Arts in 1986. His works
were exhibited in several solo and group exhibitions in the country
and abroad. Participated in numerous foreign video art festivals.
"How to become a great artist" (2001, 10')
Vladimir tries to persuade Vera to master the skills necessary for a
contemporary artist in order to become famous. We are watching a set
of video instructions for adopting and practicing the rules of a behaviour
that guarantees success.
Vladimir Nikolic (Belgrade, 1974)
Graduated from the Belgrade Faculty of Fine Arts in 1999. In the same
year, he enrolled on the postgraduate course at the same faculty. His
works were exhibited in Belgrade, Vrsac, Warsaw, Ljubljana, Subotica,
Strasbourg, Salonika, Oslo, Bratislava Pancevo...
Vera Vecanski (Ibadan, Nigeria, 1975)
Graduated from the Belgrade Faculty of Fine Arts in 1999. Completed
her postgraduate course at the same faculty 1999-2002. She exhibited
her works in Vancouver, Novi Sad, Warsaw, Belgrade, Ljubljana, Subotica,
"Ten with onions - ten with difficulty" (2000, embroidered
Authors: SKART (REJECTS) + ZENA (WOMAN) - Association of Single
Mothers from Zemun (drawing: Dusica Tomic, embroidery: Lenka Zelenovic)
SKART are: Dragan Protic and Djordje Balmazovic (1965).
They graduated from the Faculty of Architecture in Belgrade. During
the nineties, they carried out artistic campaigns and participated in
numerous exhibitions in the country and abroad. The members of the SKART
art group were awarded a number of art and design prizes, as well as
European and American art scholarships.
"Wow, little boats -dada said" (performance, Pristina,
Author: Sasa Stojanovic (Leskovac, 1968)
Graduated from the Department of Painting of the Faculty of Fine Arts
in Pristina. His works were exhibited at several solo and group exhibitions
in Novi Sad, Belgrade, Nis, Leskovac, Cacak, Pristina and Vranje where
his performances could also be seen.
"Asbestos housing project" (2002, photographs)
Author: Ana Adamovic (Belgrade, 1974)
Graduated from World Literature Department at the Faculty of Philology
in Belgrade. Throughout 1998, she studied photography at the Art Institute
of Boston. Her works were exhibited at three solo and a number of group
''Hollywood'' (2002, digital photography)
Author: Smiljana Pesic (Belgrade, 1972)
Graduated from the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade. Her works were
exhibited in Belgrade, Kanagawa, Barcelona, Devitrie and Vrsac. She
is currently a postgraduate student of graphic design and multimedia.
(2002, photographs from the I don't work for money only, but for art's
sake as well series. The series consists of a single photograph…)
Author: Slavoljub Zivanovic - Zli
Studied camera at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts. His works were exhibited
at several solo and group exhibitions in the country and abroad. Collaborated
on various projects by well-known Yugoslav video artists and shot a
number of video clips for the biggest stars of Yugoslav entertainment
"Contemporary art is unclear to the audience" (2002, photographs
from the Blurred series)
Author: Zolt Kovac (Pancevo, 1975)
Graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade in 1999. He is currently
a postgraduate student. He also attended courses at the School for History
and Theory of Art from 1999 to 2001. His works were exhibited at three
solo and a number of group exhibitions in the country and abroad.
"A poster for the match" (2002, from the Populist project
Author: Uros Djuric (Belgrade, 1964)
Graduated from the Department of Painting of the Faculty of Fine Arts
in 1992 where he received his MA degree in 1998. He first appeared on
the local artistic scene in 1998 when he founded the Autonomist Movement
together with Stevan Markus. They wrote the Autonomist Manifesto in
1994. He exhibits throughout Europe. He is also the founder and member
of Remont - an independent artist association. Since 1992, he has been
working as an independent Radio B92 host.
"All Schengen visas"
(flyer, 2002, photographs of the works: "Waiting for a visa"/"Illegal
crossing of the border"/"I am looking for a husband with the
Author: Tanja Ostojic (Uzice, 1972)
Graduated in 1995, received her MA in Sculpture from the Faculty of
Fine Arts in Belgrade. 1998-1999 attended a postgraduate course at the
Academy of Fine Arts in Nantes. Her works were exhibited in numerous
solo and group exhibitions; she also organized and took part in different
performances and campaigns in the country and abroad. She is a member
of the Board of Founders of the independent artist association "Remont".