Encuentro con el fotógrafo García de Marina

April 2 5:30 – 7PM
Instituto Cervantes de Belgrado
Čika Ljubina 19, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia

La fotografía de García de Marina es profundamente irreverente con lo real, busca transformar e imprimir nuevas identidades a los objetos, se subleva ante lo obvio y repara en la grandeza de lo cotidiano. La desnudez de sus imágenes, deja todo el protagonismo a los objetos que son despojados de su esencia para ser reinventados. El artista busca dar emoción a un cubierto, a una cerilla o contar una historia, su propia historia, con una cáscara de un huevo.

García de Marina no realiza ninguna manipulación fotográfica en las imágenes, sino que transforma los objetos creando escenarios y busca la mejor perspectiva para fotografiarlos. Desde el minimalismo, la creatividad de su mirada reivindica otra realidad. Desde la observación podemos crear, desde la imaginación podemos innovar.

En esta charla con el director del festival Belgrade Photo Month nos hablará sobre su obra personal, mostrando fotografías de su evolución en la búsqueda y desarrollo de conceptos, de cómo llegó al mundo del objeto, y sobre las construcción y realización de las imágenes. También recordará dos de sus últimos proyectos más relevantes “Diálo2” e “Inocentes”.

Actividad en español con traducción simultánea al serbio. Entrada libre. Aforo limitado.


BPM 2019: Dragan Babović – Flight Above Paris

April a 8PM
Atelje i galerija Čubrilo
Milenijumska kula na Gardošu
Grobljanska bb, Zemun

While photographing scenes on the streets, contemporary street
photographers approach the subject starting from the idea of perceiving the absurd, unusual and lucid life situations that, by choosing the angle and relation of the first and second plan, approach the ideas of surrealism.

The photographs of Dragan Babović are exploring exactly that line and, in addition to being photographed in Paris, they are actually illustrating the phenomenon of the city on a universal scale. The artist avoided the romantic attitude towards Paris, did not fall to the idea of a tourist photograph or the rise of the city solely by its historical toponyms.

On the other hand, Babović insisted on life stories, the
communication of passers-by, and we must mention the surrealism of everyday life in which essential moments are interesting for photography, because the street is always a place of provocative motives. But they are often the product of the intelligence of a photographer who manages to link situations that a common passer-by does not notice. When limiting the field of view is an
essential choice, it is the identity of the photographer that determines what is worthy of attention. And with the street photographs of Dragan Babović, this is precisely the key detail in defining the artistic view of Paris, but also the world around us.


BPM 2019: Raul Rodrigo Rafael Diaz – The kids are alright

1. April 18:30
Bartcelona Gallery
Čumićeva, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia

An artist originally from Chile, today living and working in Paris,
photographer, experimentator and one of the biggest stars of the
polaroid world, is coming to Belgrade Photo Month 2019, with his instant photography exhibition. Bringing with him a glamorous and nostalgic beauty of Polaroids, but also a unique creativity as Raul is not afraid of cutting the polaroid photographs, opening them, peeling them off and reassembling in a new piece of art. His work, detached from all the digital processes and trends of modern times, is often timeless in its aspects.

Raul Diaz, best known as RRRDIAZ, was born in Santiago de Chile in 1968 and miseducated in the United States through his adolescent years where he studied at the New York School of Visual Arts and eventually graduated from the Corcoran School of Arts in Washington with a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in photography. In 1990 he moved to Paris, France and began his career as a fashion photographer where he became the assistant to big names in fashion photography like Mario Testino and JB Mondino. In 2009,
after a short but busy career in fashion photography, he decided to open En Face, a boutique-gallery devoted to instant photography. His store was the first store to sell Impossible Project film locally in Paris and he has hosted numerous exhibitions featuring artists from around the world at his gallery.

This exhibition is supported by Polaroid Impossible and it will include 2 workshops that will be done is the Bartcelona Gallery.
On 30/03 11-15h – Polaroid double exposure
On 31/03 11-15h – Polaroid light painting


Polaroid workshop – Light painting

March 31 11AM – 1PM
Bartcelona Gallery
Čumićeva, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia

Polaroid films are light sensitive materials, you create an image on them by exposing it to the light that is coming through the lens of your camera, but do you know that you can draw and paint on them using point light source in the complete dark. We will show you this interesting technique in the darkroom, come to our Polaroid workshop.


Polaroid workshop – Double exposures

March 30 11AM – 1PM
Bartcelona Gallery
Čumićeva, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia

Double (or multiple) exposures is one of the many creative techniques you can use to express yourself more effectively through photography. As in your mind, images are stacked one above other, overlapping old memories with the fresh impressions. We can make double exposure photos in modern digital cameras, we can combine them in photoshop or in any other photo editing computer or mobile phone application, but do you know that you can make them using the new or even old Polaroid cameras? Come to our Polaroid workshop and Raul Diaz will show you how to do this.


BPM 2019: Verena Andrea Prenner – Congo Blue

March 30 at 5PM
Radisson Collection Hotel, Old Mill Belgrade
Bulevar Vojvode Mišića 15, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia

The exhibition will open on 30/3/2019 17h and will finish on 2/5/2019 19h

Verena Andrea Prenner accidentally met again her former neighbour who told her he has pictures that might interest her. Original photographs taken by the former researcher and hunter in Africa, Rudolf Grauer, during his expedition to Uganda and Congo-Kinshasa between 1904 and 1906.

A few months later, she was invited to realise a photographic project in Congo-Brazzaville.

In this work, still in progress, she wanted to refer to Grauer’s photographs and engage in a dialogue between the two perspectives, that of a former hunter and collector and her view, that of a sociologist.

In order to explore conditions, colors and light on site, she started making cyanotype prints. Cyanotype is one of the oldest photographic processes.
The paper is coated with a chemical solution sensitive to light and then
exposed to sunlight. The results are blue colour images. Blue, a very rare colour in the tropics.

Verena Andrea Prenner is sociologist and photographer born and raised in Austria. The last years she mainly spent in the Middle East working on various sociological and artistic projects. In her artistic work she focuses on humans and their social environment and combines sociological theories and field research with the medium of photography.

Exhibition by Бартcелона POP UP with the support by Radisson Collection Hotel, Old Mill Belgrade and Kulturforum Belgrad


BPM 2019: Susanne Junker – Talk about 21st century woman

March 30 from 11AM to 1PM
UK Stari grad
Kapetan Mišina 6a, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia

In collaboration with Cedra Belgrade Susanne Junker will talk about her work with Marija Jovanovic and will present her book XXI Century Woman.

Susanne Junker is an artist with focus on photography. Born 1973 in Germany, she lives and works in Paris, France. Autodidact, her work concentrates on identity and femininity.


This talk presentation is part of the exhibition that is placed in Laufer Art.


BPM 2019: Erostalgija vs Pornivora

March 29 at 8PM
X Vitamin
Studentski trg 11, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia

EROSTALGIA vs. PORNIVORA/ The erotic and porographic discourse in XXth (and XXIst) century
Author & curator Dušica Popović
Exhibited photographs from the collection of Miloš Jurišić
Part of Belgrade photo month

The exhibition titled EROSTALGIA vs. PORNIVORA problematizes the erotic and pornographic cultural content in mass, that is, nonartistic global culture primarily of the twentieth century with a short overview of the previous period and anticipation of the possible future cultural trends. The core of the exhibition presented in the catalogue essays discusses the topic through the prism of three (conditionally speaking) epochs: the period till the middle of the XIX century when the erotic and pornographic cultural contents were not so strictly demarcated; the period from the middle of the XIX century up to the seventies of the XX century when a tension and always ambivalent polarization between the terms and contents they refer to were present; and the period that came after the seventies of the last century and continues until the present when pornography has taken cultural primacy both in the literal and metaphoric sense. The material that illustrates the mentioned thesis will be the exhibited photographs of erotic or/and pornographic provenience from the collection of the collector and photographer of the Museum of Science and Technology Miloš Jurišić.

About author

Dušica Popović born 1981. in SFRJ. Graduated art history at Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade. Writes art criticism and essays. Translates humanistic papers from english to serbocroatian language for The Third Programme of Radio Belgrade. Continuosly works on her own art movement titled otogrifism. Lives and works in Belgrade. Contact: otogriff@gmail.com


BPM 2019: Božidar Vitas – Oproštaj od Stare dame

March 29 at 6PM u 18h
Železnički Muzej U Beogradu
Nemanjina 6, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia

Božidar Vitas was born on November 26th, 1939 in Belgrade, Dorćol area, where he still resides. He has been engaged in the “art of painting with light” since 1957. He has had 132 solo exhibitions (84 “art of light paintngs” – photo exhibitions, 15 slide shows and 33 light shows) throughout Serbia. He has also had two solo exhibitions in Thessaloniki, one in the city of Tajimio (Japan), seven in Frankfurt (Germany), two in Doboj, one in Trebinje and Višegrad (Republic of Srpska), one in Travnik (Bosnia and Herzegovina) and one in Perth (Australia). He has participated in 290 multi-artist exhibitions and art events, domestically and internationally, as well as 62 art gatherings
and workshops. Altogether, 3800 different photographs and 1300 different dias oeuvres have been presented. More than 300 art pieces are now part of national and foreign museums, galleries and private collections.