Jelena Gajinović, a visual artist from Novi Sad, was chosen to travel to German city of Regensburg where she will have a chance to create on the topic of cultural heritage and its importance in terms of past and future, within the ‘Artists in Residence’ (Plants AiR9 residential programme.
Jelena Gajinović will deal with the heritage through interventions on this topic. Under the motto ‘Heritage – Today/Tomorrow’, the rich history of the ‘UNESCO World Heritage City of Regensburg’ organisation will be explored, and interventions of the artist will function according to the principle of temporary, in situ contribution and reporting in public spaces, above all in urban parts of the city and on the Danube bank.
‘As a multidisciplinary artist, I perceive the residence as an incredible chance for improvement and interaction with different local communities. The main topic of the research is the public space, architecture and cultural heritage. During the process of implementation, I use different types of media in order to present the concept, looking back to the importance of cultural heritage nowadays. I am interested in new interpretations of urban landscapes and architecture’, stressed Jelena Gajinović.
The highlight of the residence will be the in situ intervention that will be developed during the stay of the artist, as well as the written presentation that summarises the whole creative process and the work itself. In situ interventions, as well as the documented creative process by Jelena Gajinović, will be published via media and presented in a museum and gallery, and the work of art itself will serve as a draft for the implementation of in situ installation in Regensburg in 2021.
The residential programme in the German city is implemented by the ‘Novi Sad 2021 – European Capital of Culture’ Foundation, in cooperation with the ‘donumenta’ organisation from Regensburg.
Stevan Bradić was selected for the artistic residence in Pécs
This time, Stevan Bradić, assistant professor at the Department for Comparative Literature of the Faculty of Philosophy in Novi Sad, will stay in Pécs within the ‘Artists in Residence’ residential programme. During a month, Mr Bradić will write and create on the topic given, in agreement with the host organisation.
Stevan Bradić graduated from the Department for Comparative Literature of the Faculty of Philosophy in Novi Sad. He finished Master Studies at the Universities in Novi Sad and Stockholm. He obtained his PhD degree at the Department for Comparative Literature in Novi Sad. He writes poetry, essays, review and ctirics, as well as translations from English. He published the collection of poems ‘U Kotlarnici’ and ‘Na Zemlji’, as well as the studies ‘Stimulacija i Gastronomija’ and ‘Nemogući Zavičaj’. He is the editor of the portal for literature, philosophy and social theory ‘Rizom’, video platform ‘Mračna Komora’, and he is a member of the editorial board of the ‘Zlatna Greda’ magazine.
The residential programme is implemented by the ‘Novi Sad 2021 – European Capital of Culture’ Foundation, in cooperation with the ‘Verartis’ organisation from Pécs.
The aim of the ‘Artist in Residence’ (Plants AiR) programme that is being implemented within the ‘Novi Sad 2021 – European Capital of Culture’ project is the internationalisation of local artistic scene, education and networking of local artists with foreign artists and organisations. Within the programme, artists from Novi Sad receive the support in order to implement outgoing residences, as well as to enable foreign artists to visit Novi Sad and to exchange experience and knowledge with local artists through work.