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Slavic Traditions – “Serbia’s CraftBeat” project presentation

Today, 17th April 2018 at 18h, opening of “Slavic Traditions” photography exhibition of Russian photographer Ilmara, Ruski dom, Kraljice Natalije 33

The Serbia’s CraftBeat project aimed at promoting Serbian culture in the world presents the exhibition of Russian photographer Ilmar “Slavic Traditions”.

The exhibition is dedicated to traditional crafts of Serbia, places where the crafts are developed and to people who preserve the traditions of their ancestors. The project is supported by the National Tourism Organisation of Serbia and Ethnographic Museum of Belgrade.

The project “Serbia’s CraftBeat” made by photographer Ilmar and journalist Victoria Martynova draws a new map of this Balkan country. Try Serbia, taste Serbia, buy the most original souvenirs – and you will definitely fall in love. You just need to pull off the beaten path, well-known by all tourists and go the hidden places where sweaters are being knitted, pies are being baked and pottery is being fired exactly as it had been doing centuries ago. Being jealous of traditions, Ilmar shoots all the photographs on film only, and Victoria does interviews with local residents to give you personal experience and impression, to make this map truly lively and interactive.

The project consists of series of publications describing different Serbian towns and crafts.

Victoria Martynova:
Journalist Victoria Martynova writes for Cosmopolitan, Men’s Health, FHM and other established magazines, works with numerous TV channels. She has a Master’s degree in International relations and has been studying the cultural and geographical characteristics of Serbia for over 15 years. She’s the creator of the Faces of Belgrade project, and has written the majority of the texts on the project’s site. On a daily basis, several thousand people read her blogs about life in the Balkans on social media and on various websites.

New Talents (Young Culture, our Future Heritage) – exhibition of winning photographers from the past three years

Today, 17th April 2018 at 11h, opening of “New Talents” competition exhibition of winning photographers from the past three years, EU info centre, Kralja Milana 7

Photo contest and international competition for young photographers, “New Talents”, has been organised three years in a row as part of the international photo festival “Belgrade Photo Month”.

The main objective of the competition is to support and promote the work of young artists and photographers, thus enabling their future cooperation with local and national institutions, as well as with European and world photo festivals.

Belgrade Photo Month Festival, in cooperation with the EU Info Centre, recognised the value in providing support to young authors as a certain form of cultural heritage, and is thus clearing a path for them to represent their work on the international photography stage.

The work of winning photographers from the past three years of the festival’s “New Talents” competition will be shown at an exhibition in the EU Info Centre, taking place on 17th April, at 11am.

Allison Morris
Jakub Ochnio
Teodora Ivkov

Luka Trajković
Oleksandr McQuartz
Paweł Starzec

Adam Żądło
Miljan Vuletić
Nanna Heitmann •
#EuropeForCulture • #EvropaZaKulturu
Event financially supported by the Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Serbia and EU info centre

Landnemar – photography exhibition by Álvaro Sánchez-Montañés

Tonight, 16th April 2018 at 19h, opening of photography exhibition “Landnemar” by Álvaro Sánchez-Montañés, Dom Omladine Beograda, Makedonska 22

Born in Madrid in 1973, where he completed his studies.
Had his work exhibited in Madrid, Barcelona, Seville, Bilbao, London, Mexico City, New York…
Recipient of significant awards for his photography, such as Epson Photography Award 2009, International Photo Award 2009, Descubrimientos PhotoEspaña 2010, Fundación AENA 2012, the highest place for photography award Fundació Vila Casas 2018.
His works have been included in numerous publications and are part of many private collections.
He is living and working in Barcelona.

As if you were asleep… And dreaming a single dream…
Always the same one… For years.
One island, new experience, familiar feeling…
It is a far-away place.
It looks ideal as a place to run away from everything, to disappear.
And then to find yourself again.

It stealthily creeps under your skin and becomes the life you start loving.

Landnemar is made of rare settlements, solitary houses, endless deserted roads, lonely shops, signs that lead nowhere…
Aesthetics of the derelict. Minimalistic villages for minimalistic landscapes.

Landnemar is both winter and the heat. The land of ice and of volcanoes, of snow and lava. Infinite plains, frozen landscapes, immense deserts, frozen roads. The nature that is giving, but also taking away; the one that refuses to destroy us.

Landnemar is peace. The sea of silence. The harmony between man and nature. Surrender as the only way to live in harmony with oneself, and with nature.

Landnemar are the first settlers. Rare dwellers. Centuries later, the island without people.

Landnemar is Iceland.

Landnemar is a unique journey of Álvaro Sánchez-Montañés.

Curated by: Ana Šćepanović
Translated by: Mirjana Kosić

(de)construction – exhibition of students of Digital Arts, Faculty of Media and Communication

Tonight 4th April 2018 at 19h, opening of “(de)construction” exhibition of students of Digital Arts, Faculty of Media and Communication, in gallery “Kvaka 22”, Ruzveltova 39

The exhibition (DE) CONSTRUCTION represents the selected photographic and video works of students from all years from the Faculty of Media and Communication, Department of Digital Arts. Within the problem framework (DE)CONSTRUCTION, they investigate the irregularities of the environment, its binary, inconsistencies, deviations, differences, illogicality, compose and disassemble architecture, relations, language, time, space and the medium of photography. From the existing elements, they construct and deconstruct the system as an endless number of variables, none of which is either right or wrong.

The exhibition is organized by students of FMK Digital Art: Jana Ljubičić, Viktorija Jovanović, Jana Bjelica, Milica Lazarov and Ana Đapić.

The participants of the exhibition are: Aleksandra Nestorov, Aleksandra Pešić, Ana Đapić, Irena Canić, Ivana Miljković, Jana Ljubičić, Jovan Marković, Hana Piščević, Katarina Marković, Kristina Tica, Luka Bezuha, Marko Božić, Marko Granić, Milena Milutinović, Milica Josimović, Milica Milica Lukić, Miodrag Mrkšić, Nikola Hajduković, Nikolina Škundrić, Sofija Ivanović, Stefan Isaković, Tamara Tasić, Viktorija Jovanović.

Visual identity: Jana Bjelica

Musical postcard – photography exhibition by Aleksandar Pfićer

On Saturday, 14th April 2018 at 19h, photography exhibition “Musical postcard” by Aleksandar Pfićer, Railway Museum in Belgrade, Nemanjina 6

Aleksandar Pfićer, born in 1980. Graduated master of Photography in 2005, at the Academy of Art IVAS Munich, department in Belgrade, in the class of professor Nikola Radošević. He is a member of the Association of Independent Artists and Masters of Photography USUF of Serbia and the Association of Serbian Railways artists from Belgrade. He had 10 solo exhibitions and participated in more than 100 collective exhibitions in the country and abroad. Awarded 7 times. He lives and works in Belgrade.

Trains and people – photography exhibition by Katarina Ristić

On Saturday, 14th April 2018 at 19h, photography exhibition “Trains and people” by Katarina Ristić, Railway Museum in Belgrade, Nemanjina 6

Katarina Ristić, photographer amateur, takes part in the Belgrade Photo Month Festival for the third time in a row with a clear desire to make her modest contribution to the development of photography in Serbia and to bring the photo closer to the local population through its popularization and presence. Katarina participated in over a hundred collective exhibitions and this is her fifth solo exhibition of photographs that will try to show her views of people connected with rail and trains…

I am Rohingya – photography exhibition by Mohammad Rakibul Hasan

Come today, 14th April 2018 at 17h, to the opening of photography exhibition “I am Rohingya” by Mohammad Rakibul Hasan, gallery Božidarac, Radoslava Grujića 3

According to the United Nation’s declaration of Human Rights, “Everyone has the right to live”. Rohingyas are Indo-Aryan- speaking people, who have been living in the Rakhine State of Myanmar for centuries. Myanmar Government never officially recognized these people, as an ethnic minority group among the other major eight national indigenous races, which I believe, is a complete violation of human rights. They live there as stateless people who are deprived of their rights, and are always under pressure of various levels of social discrimination and violation by other major religious belief holders. One million of Rohingya refugees were estimated to have gradually entered into Bangladesh by boat, on bare foot and by other means of transportation from many distant places of Myanmar, risking their lives and belongings. In every case, humanity comes first. We should not believe in the existence of borders and partitions among nationalities or races. We all are humans, and are here on earth for a certain period. It is always better to think broader and about the equality and justice for all. These inner feelings always can force us all become a good human being who cares for each other.

I am Rohingya

The Rohingya is a minor Muslim ethnic group who has been living in Myanmar for centuries. However, due to the racism and many other socio-political issues accelerated from the majority in Myanmar, they became a victim to a categorization of themselves as Bengali descendents, the recent migration of whom began on August 2017, from Myanmar to Bangladesh. These people are deprived of their ethnic rights by their own country, which includes non-enlistment with other 135 official ethnic groups, as Myanmar government has regarded them as stateless refugees from Bangladesh [1]. Over one million Rohingyas used to live in Myanmar, and they are the most persecuted people in the world and their current exodus has made more vulnerable.

It was not an easy condition at all for a conscious photographer to listen to the stories, and taking the photographs to produce the best aesthetical piece of art. It was more like documenting the horror of truth. I went to the local hospitals for several times to see the victims who entered into Bangladesh with injuries brought by the Myanmar Armies during the time they were fleeing. Or perhaps, the army just wanted to loot the belongings of these people. The Nobel Peace Laureate, Aung San Suu Kyi, might not have pondered to go against the elite Army Generals for the sake of material happiness of life, but there are great chances reserved for the owner and creator of everything and this universe, and He can bring justice for once and for all, before it is too late for innocent human beings.

Written by Mohammad Rakibul Hasan

Larger than life – Olga Titova’s photography exhibition

Today, 13th April 2018 at 19h, we are inviting all street photography lovers to Olga Titova’s exhibition “Larger than life”, opening at Zoom Art Cafe, Dobračina 76

“Street photography is a complicated, interesting and unpredictable art. Every time I go out with completely no idea of what surprises the streets had prepared for me I and what am to see today.

Sometimes you can face scenes like from a theater of the absurd and people really amaze me. Or the usual city landscape suddenly turns in a fantastic combination of forms, lights and color.

In a split second the puzzle of circumstances put together, and you are only to press the button, and the next minute it falls apart and never happens again. These photos are imprints of that unique moments, and maybe they seem a little more alive and vivid than real life can be. But it is a point where two realities intersect – a sudden street scene and the inner state of the photographer, and this mix is providing the most amusing and unpredictable result.”

Olga Titova

At the exibition opening Olga will present her new photo book “Pride” – the winner of three latest photobooks’ contests:

– Fuam Dummy Book Awards (Istanbul), 2017
– ViennaPhotoBookAward, 2017
– PhotoBookFest (Moscow), 2017.

Solo un ricordo – photography exhibition by Matteo Girola

On Friday, 13th April 2018 at 18h, in the presence of the artist and curator of the exhibition, we are inviting you to the opening of the exhibition of photographs “Solo un ricordo” by Matteo Girola, Italian Institute for Culture in Belgrade, Kneza Miloša 56

Matteo Girola explores the mutation of the photo in time with saturated images and shaped social networks. During his first exhibition in Belgrade, the artist invites the audience to travel through time and space, from the creation of photography to its contemporary use, revealing the social and anthropological revolution caused by this medium. With minimalistic interventions and poetic playfulness unique to Girola, the exhibition offers “Solo un ricordo” of the time when the photo was still an unexplored territory and when surrealism did not take over reality.

Curator of the exhibition is Julia Rajačić.

Ceux du Monde – photography exhibition by Yann Laubscher

From today, 12th april 2018, you can send a request (by email to to organize a Group Visit to “Ceux du Monde”, photography exhibition by Yann Laubscher, in Swiss Ambassador Residence, Andre Nikolica 30, Senjak, Belgrade

In 2010, the photographer Yann Laubscher goes on his first trip to Siberia in the Republic of Tuva (Russia). He has since then returned to the wilderness of this country each year, in regions such as Siberia, Kamchatka and the Urals. Associating portraits, landscapes and objects, without distinct chronological nor geographical markers, his previous work The Call is an immersion into the footsteps of a rough and precarious life, full of free dignity.

On his journey, he discovered an isolated valley crossed by a river, the Ka-Khem (Little Yenisei River), where approximately 1000 people live out of this world. During eight months each year, the valley is cut off by the snow, the river being frozen over. Six years after this first expedition, the photographer decided to return, this time in the heart of winter, walking 100 kilometers back up the frozen river to the last family living the most upstream, and therefore the most isolated.

After several endless days of walking, fighting cold bites and the pitfalls of the Ka-Khem, the photographer and his interpreter discovered, nestled in the heart of the valley, anchorites living in hermitage in simple shacks. In their daily life, where praying, reading, gardening, caring for livestock, cultivating, hunting and fishing are mingled, a kind of exclusive asceticism is established. Living in hermitage means salvation.

The past of these Orthodox Old Believer families, settled in this valley for over 100 years, is part of a flight linked to a schism of the Church in 1653. Opposing the Tsar, rejecting all powers, and denying government laws, official papers, food and customs of the “century” led them into hiding away in the most inaccessible nooks of the taiga and living in total rupture with the world. By being kept free from the latter – full of temptations, sins and contempt for God – they save their bodies and souls. Their daily practices, their clothing, their food, their habits, their language, their icons, their rites, their old manuscript books and their legends : all is preserved in this valley of past times, thanks to a certain distance and inaccessibility, despite the exchanging with travelers of basic food and petrol against fish and fur.

This face-to-face with nature, both rich and ruthless, is supported by a force of faith, almost frantic, helping them to survive and endure everything fate brings their way. Furthermore, the violent events of the past century reinforce these anchorites in their vision of the sinful world.

Yann Laubscher adopts the role of the involved observer, located both inside and outside of the subject. For him, pointing his lens at them would be an act of betrayal. A temptation to which he did not yield, photography being fundamentally contrary to the spirit of confidentiality of forest hiding. Ka-Khem, taiga, snow, ice and izbas compose the photographs designed to recreate the photographer’s journey through a hostile environment, with a frozen river as a narrative thread.

The photographs seized are suspended in an ambiguity related to the increasing trade with the world. They appear in the same movement present and absent in the world, physically strained by a resistant and almost animal beauty of their way of life, but intrinsically worked by a form of renunciation, abandonment. Without seeking simplification or obeying any logic, the photographer structures a language rather than a style. Wide shot or close-up vision: each of his images is ruled above all by its own point of equilibrium.

With the support of the Embassy of Switzerland in Belgrade