The salient points of our reality in Serbia over the past decades were: the war of the 1990s in Yugoslavia, the transition to neoliberal capitalism, the vanishing art market and the formation of the grey economy, the forcing of culture into the background (the focus is on culture as a commodity) ) the flood of trash and primitivism at all levels (politics, media…); the closure of newsrooms for culture in the media, the reduction of budgets for culture, the abolition of repealed exhibition fees for visual artists practising art becomes an expensive hobby), the collapse of artistic associations, and the inability of artists to be professionally organised in order to protect their rights and working conditions...

One of the important characteristics of the Belgrade art-scene is association. In order to provide an insight into a wider picture of the situation in culture and a general diagnosis of the situation, I intend to include in my research a number of close colleagues and associates in a one-day assembly, in order to present and note their experiences and observations regarding working conditions and the functioning of the local visual arts scene (artists, consumers, institutions, laws, money...). This will be outlined in the form of a large common “map” and documented in photo and video material, as a result of our joint efforts.


Anica Vučetić

Anica Vučetić

Actopolis-City: Belgrade

Anica Vučetić (born 1962 in Belgrade, Serbia) works on video installations and video environments. Education: University of Arts in Belgrade – Faculty of Fine Arts: Graduate Studies – Bachelor of Arts, Painting (1981/’86); Postgraduate Studies – Magister of Arts, Painting (1986/’89).

Selected Solo-shows: Nostalgia (1995), MAC USP Ibirapuera, São Paulo, Brazil; Environmental Works (1999) and Dreams about the Big Wave (2001), Ludwig Forum for International Art, Aachen, Germany; Video installations (2002), Galeria 23 y 10, ICAIC, Havana, Cuba; Compression (2006) and Flowing In (2009), Belgrade Cultural Centre, Belgrade, Serbia; Cut (2008), Art Gallery “Nadežda Petrović”, Čačak, Serbia; A Long Trip (2010), MoCA of Republic of Srpska, Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegowina; Flowing In (2011), Maribor Art Gallery, Maribor, Slovenia; The Big Wave (1997) and The Fall (2013), Salon of the MoCA Belgrade, A Long Trip (2015), Centre for Contemporary Art of Montenegro, Podgorica.

Politika Award, for the best exhibition in 2008, Serbia.