BPM 2019: Timeless: alternative manual prints photography exhibition

April 7, 4PM
Zoom Art Cafe & Photo Studio
Dobracina 76, Beograd Belgrade, Serbia

Within Belgrade Photo Month, this exhibition presents three series of photos in the alternative printing technique performed by two Russian photographers. «The Wailing Wall» by Svetlana Borozentseva is dedicated to Jerusalem – beyond the age and time. Her expressive, though delicate and inspiring works many are created with gum bichromate manual printing. «Time machines» and «Meatless Wednesday» by Asya Gordeeva are masterful exploring of aesthetics of withering and decay, a symbiosis of live and dead nature, comparing with its beauty and grandeur to ruined fortresses or ancient cities gone into the sand. Asya uses author’s water&oil printing and etching machine to convey the magic of rusty iron and its absorption by the environment.


BPM 2019: Katarina Ristić i Aleksandar Pfićer

April 6, 6PM
Železnički muzej u Beogradu, galerija
Nemanjina 6

Katarina Ristić – Miniature of Praha

Katarina Ristic was born one winter evening in 1967 in Niš. She has lived in Belgrade since 1971.
Discovering her love for photography during one trip, she has been taking photos since 2009 as a member of the Photo Association of Serbia and the Association of Railway Artists.
She has participated in more then 100 group and five solo exhibitions, winning a number of awards and praises. This is her sixth solo exhibition of photographs with which she will try to show her views of details she found interesting in Prague. It is about the author who uses photography to depict her feelings about life and the surrounding world. She loves life, people, animals, architecture, loves travelling and meeting other cultures. With such a wide range of occupations, she makes real life snippets in which every viewer can read their own story.
Through many photographs, Katarina Ristic is performing the concept and scenes of journey. With her particular attention in photography she finds the details around us. This time we can see a series of interesting details from Prague styled in the form of miniatures as a form of artistic expression.

Aleksandar Pfićer – Zumiranje prošlosti

Aleksandar Pfićer, born in 1980, Graduated as 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 has shown work in ten solo exhibitions and participated in more than 100 collective
exhibitions in Serbia and abroad, and has been awarded seven times. He lives and works in Belgrade.


BPM 2019: Laurent Baheux – Instinkt i teren/Instinct and Terrain

April 5, 7PM
Institut français de Serbie/ Francuski institut u Srbiji
Knez Mihailova 31, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia

Instinct and terrain are the two premises of French photographer Laurent Baheux. Born in Poitiers in 1970, he began his career by covering international sports events before eventually turning to the subject of animals and wildlife. Since the early 2000s he has been developing a collection of images of nature in a raw monochrome style, dense and contrasted. Like the humanists who roamed the streets to capture the lives of people, Laurent Baheux travels through wild territories to photograph the life of animals.
Without a cage or enclosure, his subjects become individuals expressing in a single moment the power of freedom, the beauty of their personalities, and all the tenderness of their life within a community. Whether the perspective is narrow or without axis, set amidst a grain or a forest, Laurent explores every possibility in order to magnify the animals’ subjectivity rather than simply represent it.

As an activist, the photography is committed to animal welfare and supports initiatives, associations and foundations such as GoodPlanet, Jane Goodall, Cheetaf For Ever, One Voice and L’Aspas. In 2013 he became a good will ambassador for the United Nations Environment Programme and their Wild and Precious anti-poaching campaign. Primarily, it supports actions aimed at protecting wildlife from exploitation. The photographer calls for
the cessation of destructive activities towards animals such as hunting, along with the physical or psychological abuse caused by circuses, zoos and bullfighting.

Praised for their aesthetic strength and authenticity, Laurent’s black and white photos are the subject of various books, publications, exhibitions and lectures, and are regularly displayed in galleries in France and abroad.


BPM 2019: Ivan Hadži Zdravković SOSA – Dinaric Beauty

April 5, 7PM
Muzej Jovana Cvijića
Jelena Ćetković 5, Belgrade, Serbia

Dinaric Beauty
Curated by Ivana Zdravković and Ljudmila Đukić

An interest in photography and motion pictures motivated Ivan Hadži
Zdravković Sosa to move from Niš to Belgrade in 1971 to study camera at a newly founded department at The Faculty of Dramatic Arts. He continuously followed contemporary technologies and generously transmitted his love and knowledge to younger generations by teaching photography. He taught in both specialised schools and at university level throughout his life. The exhibition is inspired by the research of Jovan Cvijić on the relationship between humankind and nature, and his description of the Dinaric type as closely connected to the land and nature. Dinaric Beauty and the ecological sensibility of Jovan Cvijić are conveyed through
the beauty of a female form and motifs from nature. The exhibited art works were produced during the later periods of Sosa’s life and epitomise both his endless love and talent for photography. The strong color scheme and balanced composition are distinctive to photographs of both female nudes and nature. By superimposing images, for which he was famous for, the artist placed female nudes in a natural setting. Through photos that illustrate Cvijić’s words, the exhibition is striving to inspire a return to nature, reflecting on his work, and to highlight his timeless idea about human ecological sensibility. Authors of the exhibition of Ivan Sosa’s photographs
are his daughter Ivana Zdravković and curator Ljudmila Đukić. Exhibition designer is Jelena Macanović.


BPM 2019: Joan Alvado – Cuban Muslims, Tropical Faith

April 4, 7PM
Koče Popovića 9, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia

Cuba is one of the last countries in the world where Islam has entered. Although is still widely unknown, the number of Cubans embracing Islam has constantly increased in the recent years. This growth is strongly linked with the current scenario of changes in Cuba, which includes a higher tolerance towards religions.

With a current population around 3,000, Cuban Muslims are present in several districts of La Habana but also have expanded to many other provinces, like Camagüey, Santiago or Varadero.

Why a Muslim community is born in the middle of a Socialist Caribbean Island?

The “Cuban Muslims” project is not aiming to give closed answers, but provide clues for reflection. By delving into one of the most unique Muslim communities worldwide, an innovative approach to Cuba and Islam is generated. The goal is to break visual stereotypes, questioning issues like identity, faith and traditions.

On Saturday 6/4/2019 at 12h Joan Alvado will do a guided visit by the exhibition and will present his work and his last photobook.

This exhibition has been carried out through the collaboration of the Instituto Cervantes de Belgrado and the Belgrade Photo Month Festival and the essential support of Acción Cultural Española, AC/E through its Program for the Internationalization of Spanish Culture (PICE) that supports artist mobility, by which Spanish artists Joan Alvado and García de Marina will be able to participate in the Belgrade Photo Month Festival.


BPM 2019: Olivia Heussler – Zürich, Sommer 1980

April 4, 12PM
Residence of the Swiss Ambassador. Belgrade.

Zürich, Sommer 1980 is all about barriers, barricades, police, demonstrators, rubber bullets, water cannons and tear gas.

Almost 40 years ago, the city was on a war footing. Clashes in public places between the establishment and the alternative scene were played out at levels of violence that would be unimaginable today. Unlike 1968, the anarchic youth revolts in Zurich in 1980 were an avant-garde spectacle and made international headlines. The demand of the young people was that they wanted an Autonomous Youth Centre, but in fact what they wanted was everything, now. Using this insistence on everything, deliberately slanted towards the absurd, with Dadaist wit and subversive camouflage, the movement unsettled representatives of all the established political forces, including many 68ers who were just starting to take over the
institutions. The street battles mark a shift towards open cultural politics in Zurich and to comprehensive development and marketing of urban youth culture. To a certain extent, the movement was event culture avant la lettre. Without it there would have been no street parade, and no party culture making an international impact.

Heussler is an internationally known, independent photographer and artist. She made investigations on her own stake into regions of crisis, was active for human rights, grassroots activism, feminism and against repression and discrimination on several continents. Her works are shown in international exhibitions and various photo books. She teaches regularly and documented her work, its use and publication on www.oliviaheussler.com.

Swiss Ambassador Residence
Andre Nikolica 30, Senjak. Beograd

Group Visit Organized upon request/Grupne posete po upitu info@belgradephotomonth.org by Angelina Bartula

Before exhibition opening Olivia Heussler will have 2 talks.
2/3/2019 17h – 18,30h Fakultet za medije i komunikacije in English
3/3/2019 11h – 13h in Artget Galerija with Daniel Belinchon in Spanish with translation to Serbian

With the support of the Embassy of Switzerland in Belgrade


BPM 2019: Unfinished Word / La Palabra Inacabada

April 2, 7PM
Instituto Cervantes de Belgrado
Čika Ljubina 19, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia

Unfinished Word. Photo exhibition by García de Marina.
The exhibition opens on April 2 and closes on April 28 at Cervantes Institute in Belgrade.

García de Marina (Gijón, Spain 1975). The Object has been his main mean of expression since 2011. He has had several solo exhibitions and taken part in numerous art events, both national and international.

This Poet of the Prosaic is attracted by the symbolism of objects, making random connections between objects that by default don’t have anything in common, by the condensation and the essence. His works derive from intuition, ideas, the surrealism and from the world of dreams and the subconscious.

Before the inauguration, starting at 5:30pm the same day, García de Marina will tell us more about his creative process. This talk will be held in Spanish and moderated by David Pujado, with simultaneous translation into Serbian.

This exhibition has been carried out through the collaboration of the Instituto Cervantes de Belgrado and the Belgrade Photo Month Festival with the participation of the Government of the Principality of Asturias and the essential support of Acción Cultural Española, AC/E through its Program for the Internationalization of Spanish Culture (PICE) that supports artist mobility, by which Spanish artists Joan Alvado and García de Marina will be able to participate in the Belgrade Photo Month Festival.