The sculpture made of famous marble from Aranđelovac, which will be made by four artists from three different European Capitals of Culture will be set up in Novi Sad during the ‘Kaleidoscope of Culture’ programme platform in September this year. Novi Sad is preparing for the title of European Capital of Culture in 2021 by connecting local with national and European.
Four artists from Novi Sad, Rijeka and Timișoara will be working on four independent and one joint relief in Aranđelovac at the end of July, which will be exhibited in front of the Svilara Cultural Station, a reconstructed industrial heritage, a 200 year old factory for silk dyeing in Novi Sad.
Thus, signing the agreement between the ‘Novi Sad 2021’ Foundation and the ‘Marble and Sounds’ manifestation is more important since the ‘Novi Sad – European Capital of Culture’ is the project of national importance.
‘Our symposium, which exists for decades now, will be modernised, and put into European trends by participating in such a project of national importance. On the other hand, Aranđelovac is a municipality that has about a hundred sculptures in public spaces, so I believe that we can be a good partner, because in that sense, we are a good example for many cities in Serbia,’ said Katarina Perović, Director of the ‘Marble and Sounds’ manifestation.
Setting up a marble sculpture in front of the Svilara Cultural Station will symbolically represent the laying of the foundation stone for the creation of a new cultural quarter in one of the oldest parts of Novi Sad, as an introduction to the use and modernisation of sculptures in public spaces.
‘The whole idea of the European Capital of Culture for the local community such as Novi Sad is to see where we stand right now, whether we can do better, have energy and inspiration to do better. However, I think this is no longer questionable, and by signing this agreement, we talk about national frameworks and it is our obligation in a way,’ said Darko Polić, member of the Steering Committee of the ‘Novi Sad 2021’ Foundation.
Artists who will work on the sculpture are Luka Kulić and Danilo Vuksanović from Novi Sad, Ljubo de Karina from Rijeka and Mircea Kracova from Timișoara.