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Zeniting Zenitsm @ “IT NEVER HAPPENED!” The Old Cinema Balkan, Belgrade 15th july -5th august 2021.

Updated: Jun 12


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ASSOCIATION OF FINE ARTISTS OF SERBIA (ULUS),

Department of expanded media,

exhibition

It never happened!

The exhibition is dedicated to the centenary of the publication of the avant-garde magazine Zenit

https://monoskop.org/Zenit

https://www.avantgarde-museum.com/en/museum/collection/authorszenit~pe4393/

Zenit: international magazine for art and culture

Zenit, the international magazine for art and culture, has been launched by avant-garde artist Ljubomir Micić (1895-1971) in February 1921 in Zagreb. It’s been published there monthly up to 1923, and thereafter in Belgrade till the last issue in December 1926, when the magazine has been forbidden. A total of 43 issues were published, as well as one poster Zenitsmus, and one issue of daily Zenit Newspaper dated 23 Septemebr 1922. Besides Ljubomir Micić, other people have taken part in the editing of Zenit, like Boško Tokin, Rastko Petrović, Branko Ve Poljanski and Ivan Goll. The contributors were: Miloš Crnjanski, Dušan Matić, Stanislav Vinaver, Alexander Blok, Jaroslav Seifert, Wassily Kandinsky and others.

Zenit is the most significant avant-garde magazine in the territory of former Yugoslavia and one of the most significant within the context of European avant-garde. By its programme, Zenit is basically international: it gravitated to the creation of one completely new and united Europe, disregarding the races, nationalities, languages, ideas or ideologies. In many ideas, it was an attempt of new Babylon palace building in spite of mixed nations. Zenitism is the avant-guard movement born around Zenit magazine. The Zenitism Manifest is published in June 1921 and was proclaiming the humanism аnd anti-war ideas. Western European culture is spiritually bankrupt, according to Micic, but Zenitism, the embodiment of the Balkan “barbaro-genius”, will revitalize it. The Zenit collection belongs to special collections of National library of Serbia, as a part of the Ljubomir Micić’s legacy

The exibition will be realized in the Art Pavilion “Cvijeta Zuzorić” ,Mali Kalemegdan 1 in Belgrade, in the period from March 18 to April 8, 2021.

Word from organizers:

In the year in which we mark one century since the publication of the first issue of the magazine ZENIT revue for modern art / February 1921 / edited by avant-garde writer and critic Ljubomir Micić, exhibition will be starting point for contemporary critical and artistic observation of the fate of avant-garde movements and their impact on society, their internal tensions-contradictions as well as the social reception that tend to leave often such a figures and movements quite ahead of their own time – at the very margins, and even to- historical oblivion.

The avant-garde never permeated society as a whole, but its significance was subsequently often valued as exceptional and revolutionary.

Therefore, the title of the exhibition contains a reflection not only related to the historical fact of avant-garde phenomena, but also echoes as well towards the processes of emancipation that they (not) initiated in the wider society.


https://ulus.rs/blog/to-se-nije-dogodilo/

otvaranje: 15. jul 2021. Mesto održavanja: bioskop „Balkan“ Izložba sekcije proširenih medija ULUS Trajanje izložbe od 15. jula do 05. avgusta 2021. ULUS u gostima u prostoru bioskopa „Balkan“, Fondacija „Saša Marčeta“ Organizacija: Organizacioni odbor Sekcije Proširenih medija

„TO SE NIJE DOGODILO!“ Izložba sekcije proširenih medija ULUS ULUS u gostima u prostoru bioskopa „Balkan“ / Fondacija „Saša Marčeta“ Koncept ove izložbe oblikovan je prema ideji da se obeleži jedan vek od objavljivanja prvog broja časopisa „Zenit“ kao medjunarodne avangardne revije za umetnost i kulturu, i kao sećanje na Ljubomira Micića, osnivača i urednika, čija je misija i vizija aktuelna i danas. Ova izložba je i pokušaj preseka godišnjih aktivnosti sekcije proširenih medija ULUS-a kao i nastojanja da se učine prisutnim multimedijalni i eksperimentalni radovi iz savremene umetničke produkcije. Pored toga, izložba teži problemskom ocrtavanju ideje Zenitizma kroz savremeni trenutak tj. radove umetnika različitih generacija (rodjenih od 1946. do 1997.) koji se u sadašnjem vremenu kritički povezuju sa zenitistitičkim stavovima i praksama. Na raspisani konkurs ULUS-a prijavilo se oko osamdeset umetnika iz zemlje i inostranstva, od kojih su mnogi iskazali veliko interesovanje za predloženu temu. U selekciji je do sada izdvojeno oko sedamdeset radova pedeset autora, medju kojima su: Marijan Andrejević, Toni Aničin, Anka Arsenić, Arion Aslani, Boško Atanacković, Massimo Avantigiatto (Italija), Veselin Banjević, Maja Beganović, Dejan Bogojević, Jelena Bokić, Jovana Braletić, Dajana Damjanović, Mirjana Djordjević-Thaler, Aleksandra Djukić, Vesna Dobričić, FAMA (Italija), Sana Garić, Milana Gavrilov, Aleksandar Gligorijević, Mladen Hrvanović, Ivana Ivković, Nenad Jeremić, Petar Jončić, Jovan Jović, Tanja Juričan, Gordana Kaljalović, Joana Knežević, Branka Kuzmanović, Tanja Ličina, Božidar Mandić, Nenad Marić (Kralj Čačka), Vlada Milinković, Mina Milosavljević, Gertruda Moser-Wagner (Austria), Marko Nektan i Nataša Milojević, Ivica Nikolac (Hrvatska), Maria Nova (Poljska), Djordje Odanović, Allan Parker (U.K.), Saša Petrović, Zvonko Petrović, Darinka Pop-Mitić, Marija Popović, Jasmina Prodanović, Darija S.Radaković, Ivana Ranisavljević, Mihailo Ristić, Djordje Stanojević, Jana Stojković, Nina Šumarac, Eva Ursprung – Doris Jauk Hinz (Austrija), Gabriela Vasić, Mihailo Vasiljević, Vladimir Veljašević, Snežana Vujović Nikolić, Darko Vukić, Aleks Zain. Posebni prateći programi – Traveleri / Zabrežje mladoZenitizam – originalne fotografije zenitističkog pozorišta kao i jedna originalna slika Jo Kleka, RaSTER (izbor radova); In memoriam Dobrica Kamparelić – svestrani vizuelni umetnik, pesnik i performer (izbor ranih radova). Celokupan program otvaranja izložbe uz satnicu performansa i kompletnu listu učesnika biće objavljen polovinom juna. Izložbu prati katalog u formatu /zenitističkih/ novina, doku-video o izložbi, intervjui sa umetnicima, vođenja kroz izložbu, tri javne debate i drugi prateći programi. Gest podrške fondacije “Saša Marčeta” u održavanju programa ULUSa, znak je podrške kontinuitetu rada umetničkog udruženja, kao i solidarnosti aktera na kulturnoj sceni Beograda. Kordinatori izložbe: Dušan Radovanović, Neda Kovinić, Milica Lapčević i Miloš Peškir Gost selektor: Ivana Markez-Filipović

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