Performance Fertile Soil
The performance Fertile Soil by Vladimir Bjeličić will be shown at the Museum of Yugoslavia on August 29 and 30, starting at 6 p.m. Purposefully designed to match the contextual and spatial specificities of the institution in which it will be realized, the performance represents a continuation of the artist’s research focused on the meaning of the interaction between people and plants in the contemporary moment.
Given the collections that the Museum inherits, as well as the flora in its immediate surroundings where it is integrated, the artist/curator has created a speculative narrative in three images to problematize complex issues related to the understanding of the environment and draw attention to the inevitable ideological implications of the issue in the local context. Playing with the guided tour format, Bjeličić introduces fictional characters and narratives partially based in general and institutional history and designs three separate but interconnected images that will be performed in three different spaces within the museum complex. The performance will be realized with special participation of the artist Milica Rakić (COMRADEss Rakič) and the Museum curator Simona Ognjanović.
The research and artistic work of Vladimir Bjeličić are presented as part of the regular Museum of Yugoslavia’s practice of cooperating with contemporary artists, whose work critically reflects the Yugoslav heritage and experience in the context of current social settings.
Due to particularity of the performance, the number of visitors is limited, and it is necessary to announce the arrival in advance by filling out the form (August 29 and August 30) and arrive 10 minutes before the start (meeting point is the platform in front of the cafe of the Museum of Yugoslavia). The performance will last 60 minutes.
Vladimir Bjeličić graduated in art history from the Faculty of Philosophy in Belgrade and is active in the field of independent curatorial and artistic practice. Essentially, his work is based on the research of the representation of corporality in the digital age, the transformation of curatorial practice through performance, as well as the articulation of ideas of collectivism and equality, and the equal distribution of common goods in relation to communication of different kinds (man and machine / man and plant). Together with Senka Latinović, they make the post-curation formation Vocal and Curatorial Syndrome. He is one of the founders of the drag collective Ephemeral Confessions.
More information: http://cargocollective.com/vladimirbjelicic
Author of the accompanying visual is Andrej Ostroški.
- Day: 29.08-30.08.2023
- Time: 18:00
- Capacity: 35
The Origins: The Background for Understanding the Museum of Yugoslavia
Creation of a European type of museum was affected by a number of practices and concepts of collecting, storing and usage of items.
New Mappings of Europe
Starting from the Museum collection as the main source for researching social phenomena and historical moments important for understanding the experience of life in Yugoslavia, the exhibition examines the Yugoslav heritage and the institution of the Museum