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New Collection

NewCollection

Educational and production project, gathered around 120 students of Art and History of Art around the following issue: what are the consequences of the situation in which some of the most referential institutions for contemporary art, such as the Museum of Contemporary Art in Belgrade, operate in limited capacity and their collections are entirely unavailable to public for over a number of years now.

Organisers: Sandra Stojanović, Valentina Brković, Slavica Obradović

Mentors: Maja Ćirić, Žolt Kovač, Miloš Tomić, Ljubomir Vučinić, Olivera Parlić, Anica Vučetić and Radoš Antonijević. Curators: Senka Latinović, Milan Šušak, Teodora Jeremić, Kristina Grebenar, Karmen Stanču, Tanja Đorđević and Mirjana Jemović

Project partners

New Collection is organized by IAA Third Belgrade (NUA Treći Beograd) in cooperation with the Goethe-Institute in Belgrade, supported by U10, Inex Gallery, Urban Incubator Association, and Ministry of Culture and Information. Participants: 120 students of Art and History of Art

Exhibitors: 40 students of Art

New Collection project, organized by Third Belgrade and a group of mentors, artist and curators, aims at empowering students of art and history of art to take charge of their education and future through a simulation of the artistic production process. The emphasis is on the strong (critical) sense of the context in which one finds oneself and produces.

New Collection, educational and production project, has developed through several phases over the course of the on-going year 2014. The project gathered around 120 students of Art and History of Art around the following issue: what are the consequences of the situation in which some of the most referential institutions for contemporary art, such as the Museum of Contemporary Art in Belgrade, operate in limited capacity and their collections are entirely unavailable to public for over a number of years now. Students got to partake in lectures, and then 37 of them embarked upon conceiving and producing around 30 artwork with the help of mentors, artists and professors: Žolt Kovač, Miloš Tomić, Ljubomir Vučinić, Olivera Parlić, Anica Vučetić and Radoš Antonijević. Common thread of these newly produced works is that they directly question and critically address artistic production and education in Serbia, and have organically found their places as part of one of the six exhibition concepts within New Collection. Exhibitions are conceptualized by a group of Art History students, supported by their mentor – independent curator, Maja Ćirić.

Concepts and artwork made during the New Collection project do not pertain to become a part of collections within any institution, yet serve as document in time showing thoughts, positions and conclusions of a whole new generation of artists and curators. Apart from the unique experience of artistic production real conditions, curating and exhibiting, one of the most relevant aspects of the New Collection is networking among students and the future of the local art scene.

Project achievements:

  • 6 well produced exhibitions
  • Networking and collaboration between students of Art, History of Art and cultural workers through series of 5 workshops and exhibitions’ curation and production
  • Visibility for participants through guided tours and (social) media
  • Experience of students involved in all phases of the projects

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