The ‘MigrArt’ exhibition, which comprises works by artists from the five European Capitals of Culture, will be opened as the first exhibition at the open-air gallery in Novi Sad on 20 March at 11 a.m. After opening in the Liman Cultural Station, a public discussion with artists will be organised at the site of Creative District at 12 p.m. The exhibition is part of the Migrations programme arch, which has dealt with the topic of migrations for almost two months.
The first open-air gallery is a new artistic space, which will include the installation of 49 masts and 49 artistic flags at the entrance in Liman Park, known as the Suba’s Plateau since 2012, dedicated to the pioneer of electronic music in the region and Latin America – Mitar Subotić Suba.
The ‘MigrArt’ exhibition will present works by contemporary artists, designers and illustrators from the five former, future and present European Capitals of Culture: Bodø, Rijeka, Esch, Veszprém and Novi Sad, who reassess the history of migrations in their countries, the modified official historical data, chronology and their personal experience through their works. The topic of migration has been considered in relation to ancient and contemporary historical events to answer the question – How do you perceive migrations?
Artists who will exhibit their works within the ‘MigrArt’ exhibition are Réka Huszár (Hungary), Alain Welter (Luxembourg), Marina Milanović (Serbia), Alena Klaćikova (Serbia), Danijel Babić (Serbia), Are Andreassen (Norway), Leo Kirinčić (Croatia).
Participants of the public discussion are Réka Huszár (Hungary), Alain Welter (Luxembourg), Marina Milanović (Serbia), Alena Klaćikova (Serbia) and curator Sava Stepanov, and a representative of the ‘Novi Sad – European Capital of Culture’ Foundation. Vesna Latinović, the director of the Bel Art Gallery, will moderate the discussion.
The first open-air gallery in Novi Sad, implemented by the Bel Art Gallery, which organised the ‘MigrArt’ exhibition, is the project from the Bid Book 2016 that brought the title of the European Capital of Culture to Novi Sad. The Bel Art Gallery developed the artistic concept of the new space based on the urban design from 2005 for the landscaping of Liman Park by architect Sava Forkapić.
Authors: Alain Welter, Réka Huszár, Marina Milanović, Leo Kirinčić, Danijel Babić, Are Andreassen