The sixth Danube Dialogues festival will be held in Novi Sad (Serbia) from August 28 to September 15. The main idea of the festival is to review current trends in the art of the Danube region (Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, Moldova, Ukraine).
This year's theme of the festival is the Use of Man, namely the domination of rampaging capitalism and the aggressive presence of new information and technological media in modern society. Modern man is a tool for creating the profit of large corporations, while his personal needs are being completely ignored, keeping him in the permanent state of insecurity and existential uncertainty.
The theme of the Use of Man has been borrowed from the renown Novi Sad author Aleksandar Tišma (1924-2003), who published a novel with the same title in 1976. Although written in another time and in different circumstances, it deals with this evidently universal theme and a metaphor.
Production: Bel Art Gallery
Director: Vesna Latinović
Art director: Sava Stepanov
Openings: August 28 and 29, 2018
EXHIBITIONS OF DANUBIAN COUNTRIES:
- Germany: Wolfgang Schmidt
- Austria: Gerlinde Thuma
- Slovakia: Olivera Stefanovič Triaška and Jan Skalican
- Hungary: dr Béla Máriás
- Croatia: Martina Grlić, Glido Bakčević and Vedran Perkov
- Serbia: Davor Dukić
- Bulgaria: Alexander Valchev
- Ukraine: Igor Chekachkov and Singul.ar (Andrey Utenkov, Dmytro Dokunov, Anankar Kaur and Vladymyr Chernykh)
- Moldova: Tatiana Fiodorova
ART DIALOGUE: TIMISOARA – NOVI SAD, THE EUROPEAN CAPITALS OF CULTURE 2021
Aura Balanescu/ Stevan Kojić, Nicolae Velciov/ Miloš Vujanović, Liliana Mercioiu/ Rastislav Škulec,
Specific feature of all the Danube Dialogues held so far has been a series of exhibitions, in which the works of one Serbian artist are placed in a correlative relationship with the works of an artist from a selected Danubian country. This year's Danube Dialogues envisage a meeting and a dialogue of artists from Timisoara (Romania) and Novi Sad (Serbia), two future European capitals of culture which are both geographically and culturally close. The curators of the exhibition will be Maria Orosan Telea (Timisoara) and Sava Stepanov (Novi Sad). The programme includes a round table discussion: Timisoara - Novi Sad: Current Art Scene and Cooperation Perspectives on the Way to ECoC 2021.
- International Symposium Terra (Kikinda) - sculpture by artists from Danubian countries: Ulrike Kessel, Nela Horstmeier (Germany), Ignac Kineast, Robert Gundolf (Austria), Antal Pazmandi, Beata Rostas (Hungry), Peruško Bogdanić, Miro Vuco, Ivan Kožarić, Đanino Božić (Croatia), Miroslava Kojić , Mrđan Bajić, Olga Jevrić , Zdravko Joksimović (Serbia), Simona Tanasescu, Delia Brandulescu, Eugen Barzu, Nada Stojići (Romania), Roszitca Trendafilova, Dobromir Georgiev (Bulgaria)
- PerformaNS: Slaven Tolj, Kata Mijatović, Zoran Pavelić (Croatia), Spartak Dulić (Serbia)
- NOVI SAD + Goran Despotovski
- NOVI SAD + Nikola Macura, Danica Bićanić, Mirjana Blagojev
- Educational workshop for high school students entitled “How I Understand Contemporary Art” .
(c) Danube Dialogues Festival Novi Sad