LAND OF PROMISES, 2007

Artists: Zoran Naskovski, Vesna Pavlović, Ivan Petrović, Uroš Djurić, Vladimir Perić, Dejan Kaludjerović, Tijana Pakić Feterman, Ana Adamović

Curator: Ana Adamović

Exhibtions: Espace Apollonia, Strasbourg, France, 2007; Centre Culturel de Serbie, Paris, France, 2008; European Commision, Berlaymont Building, Brussels, Belgium, 2008; Bibiliotheque Universitaire Lucien Febvre, Belfort, France, 2008; Galerie ArtPoint, Wien, Austria, 2009; Vasvary House, Pecs, Hungary, November 2010

Slide Land of Promises, Espace Apolonia, Strasbourg, 2007, photo: Ivan Petrović Slide Land of Promises, Espace Apolonia, Strasbourg, 2007, photo: Ivan Petrović Slide Land of Promises, Espace Apolonia, Strasbourg, 2007, photo: Ivan Petrović Slide Land of Promises, Espace Apolonia, Strasbourg, 2007, photo: Ivan Petrović Slide Land of Promises, Espace Apolonia, Strasbourg, 2007, photo: Ivan Petrović Slide Land of Promises, Espace Apolonia, Strasbourg, 2007, photo: Ivan Petrović Slide Land of Promises, Espace Apolonia, Strasbourg, 2007, photo: Ivan Petrović Slide Land of Promises, Espace Apolonia, Strasbourg, 2007, photo: Ivan Petrović Slide Land of Promises, Serbian Cultural Center in Paris, 2008 Slide Land of Promises, ArtPoint gallery, Vienna, 2009 Slide Land of Promises, Vienna, 2009

The phrase land of promises is usually associated with America. Actually it sounds like the title of the movies and books about that country. Land of Promises also brings to mind some other land and not the one we live in.

This exhibition is featuring artists coming from the country that was for years everything but that kind of land. Still, in one way or the other, in some cases symbolic and in some ironic, every work presented here assumes an association with these words, from the ones dealing with the childhood memories (Vladimir Perić) or celebrities (Uroš Djurić) to the ones showing underground shelters (Ivan Petrović).

All artists presented on the exhibition are addressing political and social issues in their work. Intersection of social and personal histories is visible in all of the presented works. Showing the wide spectrum of themes – from the childhood memories, family stories, intimate and less intimate, lives of others, region, cultural phenomena – exhibition is showcasing a circle of ideas and topics present on the Serbian contemporary art scene through the medium of photography. At the same time, the exhibition is exploring photographic medium itself, its quality of being a document, a souvenir and an art-e-fact.

Exhbition was realized under auspices of Republic of Serbia – Ministry of Culture

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