Get ready to experience the electrifying pulse of Belgrade’s thriving art and club scene! In this month’s issue of Belgrade Nights, we’re bringing you the hottest events, the coolest venues, and the most dynamic artists that the city has to offer. From cutting-edge galleries to underground dance floors, we’ve scoured the streets to bring you the best of the best. Whether you’re a seasoned clubber or a culture vulture, you won’t want to miss a single beat. So grab your friends, put on your dancing shoes, and join us as we take you on a wild ride through the heart of Belgrade’s nightlife. Are you ready to discover the city’s hidden gems? Let’s dive in!
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART BELGRADE | CITY EXHIBITION
Discover the complexities of identity and how it is shaped by our private and social spaces at the City: A Place of Identity exhibition, now on display at the Museum of Contemporary Art Belgrade.
The exhibition is divided into units, with the first unit, “Private Spaces: everyday life together,” exploring the family entity as a place of cultural, social, gender, and generational representation. Through a range of works from the early 20th century to contemporary practices, visitors are invited to reflect on the importance of small daily rituals and the relationship with one’s neighbor. The works raise questions about mutual similarities and visible differences, inviting us to reexamine our family past and the moments of intimacy and tranquility that shape our identities.
Continuing from the exploration of private spaces, the exhibition delves into the social aspects of identity, as seen through works that reflect the atmosphere of civic interiors. From civic modernism to contemporary practices, visitors are invited to consider the fluidity of identity in today’s complex system.
The exhibition is open every day, except Tuesdays, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. And don’t forget – the first Wednesday of the month means free admission to MSUB!
COLAKOVIC GALLERY- LEGACY | Home Paradigm: A New Place of Belonging
The exhibition Home Paradigm: A New Place of Belonging is a thematic survey of the past fifteen years in the career of Serbian-Canadian artist Vesna Perunovich. After completing her undergraduate and master’s studies in Belgrade and moving to Canada in the late 1980s, Vesna’s artistic practice first developed around the medium of classical painting, with her subject matter mainly based on representations of exotic and imaginary landscapes. The 1990s were, for the artist, a period of unlocking new themes that she started exploring, which concern issues of intimacy, the fragility of gender relations, the interpersonal relations, including reflections on her own immigrant experience.
A temporary departure from the painting medium introduced Vesna to working with other methods of visual expression, especially investigating the associative and meaningful potential of materials consisting of recycled household items and various types of textiles. Consequently, her first sculptures and assemblages suggested that the artist’s primary focus in experimenting with materials and techniques was to employ and combine their opposite purposes and qualitative properties., i.e., to explore their possibilities to communicate and convey a particular emotional state or process to the observer in new constellations and compositions. After the 2000s, continuous working with materials and further testing of their symbolic expressiveness and transformative power resulted in more complex formal solutions in the form of installations, ambient-sculptural works, and site-specific interventions, which would become the hallmark of her artistic practice.
Location: Rodoljuba Čolakovića 2 St.
BELGRADE PHOTO MONTH| Various locations
Belgrade Photo Month takes place from March 30th to April 27th, 2023, across various locations in Belgrade.
Belgrade Photo Month is an international festival dedicated to popularizing photography through educational and artistic programs. The event takes place in April at various locations around Belgrade, including Houses of Legates, Arget Gallery, Stari Grad Culture Institution “Parobrod,” N.EON Gallery, Funnel Contemporary Art, New cinema Zvezda, KvART BW, Umetnička “Stara kapetanija” Gallery, Mona Plaza Belgrade, Radisson Collection Hotel Old Mill Belgrade, Institut Francais de Serbia, Instituto Cervantes de Belgrade, and Instituto Italiano di Cultura di Belgrade.
In addition to exhibitions and tribunes, the festival program includes expert guides and conversations with artists and critics. In 2023, the festival will be collaborating with international events such as the Cracow Fashion Festivals Week, Grenze Arsenali Fotgrafici in Italy, Panoramic Festival in Spain, and Biel/Bienne Festival of Photography in Switzerland.
For more information about the festival, please visit the website at www.belgradephotomonth.org.
KC GRAD | Curses / Armir (servis) / Chorbika b2b Edin @ KC Grad
Date: April 8, at 10 pm
Berlin-based Curses brings a romantic edge to the dance floor, blending 80’s New Wave, the darker side of Italo-Disco, and flashes of EBM with his ghostly vocals.
The debut album from Curses, “Romantic Fiction” dropped on Jennifer Cardini’s Dischi Autunno imprint in October 2018, launching his live act which brings the guitars, vocals, and energy of the album to the stage as a duo. Whether it’s DJing in the main room at Circoloco DC-10, or performing live at festivals like, Nuits Sonores, Curses brings punk and new wave energy to all dance floors of any size.
Curses have also released on labels such as Permanent Vacation, Bordello A Parigi, Oráculo Records, and Wrong Era, and curated a double- LP vinyl compilation (NEXT WAVE ACID PUNX) Via Belgian powerhouse, N.E.W.S, showcasing a passion for New Beat, Early EBM, Post-punk and obscure Italo which gained critical acclaim worldwide. The 2nd album, “Incarnadine” returned to Dischi Autunno in April 2022, with a special edition vinyl in collaboration with Parisian Fashion brand, Saint Laurent.
Curses continue to bring romantic and punk energy to the club, threading the ethereal nostalgia of the 80s and 90s into the future of now
Armir (servis): https://www.instagram.com/armirbashotta/
Tickets can be purchased in advance in KC Grad for 1000rsd, on the day of the concert the price is 1400 dinars.
DRUGSTORE | RØDHÅD, Filip Xavi, RAR
RØDHÅD’s Drugstore visits are easily some of the most memorable parties in the Drugstore club. Dystopian and WSNWG founder is back with his signature cavernous take on techno, this time accompanied by Drugstore resident, Filip Xavi, and Music Reactions founder, RAR.
TICKETS available at tickets.rs box offices and online for 1100 RSD https://tickets.rs/event/rodhad_4152
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