FIERY GREETINGS, 2015
The project Fiery Greetings was conceived as a reexamination of the socialist Yugoslavia, its structure, character and legacy, through the prism of construction of the socialist childhood, which is revealed in the photographs from albums sent to Josip Broz Tito. The project involved number of artists, writers and academics from the region of the former Yugoslavia, and was realized through the exhibition, series of panel discussions and, finally a publication. The exhibition involved nine artists coming from the post-Yugoslav region, and their works were either created through research of the Museum’s archives or exhibited in a direct dialogue with those archives. Texts collected in the accompanying publication paint the historical context necessary to analyze the childhood in socialist Yugoslavia, while at the same time they give a perspective on the legacy of socialist Yugoslavia different from the usual, binary, simplified view, which is all too often encountered in works dedicated to this matter. In their works and thinking, all of the authors involved in the project provide a valuable contribution to artistic research of the archives, which underpins the whole project Fiery Greetings, thus making room for a new and distinctive reading and interpretation of the socialist Yugoslavia.
Artists and authors participating in the project: Dušica Dražić, Branislav Dimitrijević, Igor Duda, Ildiko Erdei, Ana Hofman, Dejan Kaludjerović, Saša Karalić, Irena Lagator, Mladen Miljanović, Milica Pekić, Maja Pelević, Olga Manojlović Pintar, Martin Pogačar, Renata Poljak, ŠKART, Dubravka Ugrešić, Nenad Veličković, Radina Vučetić, Stevan Vuković.
Author and curator of the project: Ana Adamović
Research collaborator: Radovan Cukić, curator, Museum of Yugoslavia
Design: Isidora Nikolić
Exhibition producer: Jasmina Petković
The project Fiery Greetings was realized in collaboration with the Museum of Yugoslavia, Belgrade
The project was realized with the support by Balkan Trust for Democracy, forumZFD, Austrian Cultural Forum in Belgrade and Ministry of Culture, Republic of Serbia