Opening Ceremony: Thursday, September 3, 2015, at 19:00 h, MPU
Curator of the Exhibition: Slobodan Jovanović, curator of Department for Contemporary Applied Art of MAA
Organizer: Museum of Applied Art, Belgrade
The retrospective exhibition of works by Slavimir Stojanović, a reputed graphic designer, visual artist and founder of the lifestyle brand Futro is being organized by Museum of Applied Art to celebrate 30 years of visual communications of one of our most prominent graphic designers. The exhibition comprises his earliest childhood drawings, posters, cartoons, illustrations, logotypes, magazines, record jackets and sleeves, awarded projects for big international companies, as well as the presentation of Futro collection with its dominant urban humor.
In the Catalogue of the Exhibition, its curator Slobodan Jovanović made a remark that “Slavimir handles the vocabulary of the mass communications, in order to enrich that vocabulary with ironic or cynical aloofness in line with the maxim „Complicate Simply“, more often than not with not such a small dosage of self irony, as can be seen in video clip à la Andy Kaufman – „Slavimir Futro Dance I“.
The Exhibition titled „Complicate Simply“ will be accompanied by more than 100 short films, Stojanović’s animated projects.
Slavimir Stojanović was born in 1969, and he showed interest in design at a very early age. He started to make illustrations, caricatures and cartoons already at grade school, and he realized his first printed poster when he was 16 years old. He studied Graphic Communications at The Academy of Applied Arts in Belgrade, specialized at The High School of Design in Göteborg and at The Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana.
He has worked as a creative director in a number of agencies in Serbia and Slovenia, his projects has won more than 300 international and domestic awards, and in 2001 he was listed in Taschen’s compilation of the most influential graphic designers of the world, Contemporary Graphic Design.
Among the most famous Stojanović’s exhibitions in Belgrade have been ‘Fenoman’ in 2003, ‘Future Retro“ in 2007, ‘Stories“ in 2009 and ‘You Are An Idiot’, Please ‘Act Accordingly’ in 2013.
Dragana Kostica is the Belgrade-based editor in chief and founder of Still in Belgrade art, culture and club scene magazine. She holds a Master of Arts in Cultural Policy and Management in Arts (MA of Arts) and a Bachelor degree in Archaeology.