Our Still in Belgrade monthly guide is bound to take you to the best events and the finest crowds in town. Due to the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic the city is not in the position to provide as much content as usual, however, our guide will feature some of the finest options. Stay tuned and enjoy!
OPEN AIR ART CINEMA KOLARAC
Do you like the cinema? Do not lose the opportunity to see several non-commercial masterpieces
Wednesday and Thursday, August 26 and 27
20.30 – SORRY THAT WE MISSED YOU
Friday and Saturday, August 28 and 29
20.30 – THE DOMAIN
Sunday, August 30
20.30 – LE BELLE EPOQUE
Monday, August 31
20.30 – VITA AND VIRGINIA
Tuesday, September 1st
20.30 – Gauguin – Voyage de Tahiti
Wednesday, September 2nd
20.30 – CAPERNAUM
You can reserve tickets 060 05 03 992.
See you at the cinema on the terrace!
MARKO NASTIC AND KRISTIJAN SAJKOVIC@20/44 BOAT
Party will take place on the 28th of August at 5 pm– Marko Nastić & Kristijan Sajković.
5 pm‒7 pm Kristijan Sajković
7 pm‒11 pm Marko Nastić
Entrance: free until 6 pm
500 RSD from 6 pm
MATADOR@BARUTANA OPEN AIR
Matador has confirmed his arrival to Belgrade! Find tickets and more info on the official FB event here.
ZVEZDA OPEN-AIR CINEMA SEASON 6 OPENING
New cinema Zvezda kicks off with the 6th season. The first screening is going to start on the 29th of August at 9 pm. We recommend coming at least 20 minutes prior to the screening to find free seats.
Movie: SAFE (1995)
An affluent and unexceptional homemaker in the suburbs develops multiple chemical sensitivity.
Julianne Moore, Xander Berkeley, Dean Norris
Follow Zvezda open air cinema here.
MULTIMEDIA EXHIBITION: Reflections of our time: Acquisitions of the Museum of Contemporary Art 1993-2019″ / MoCAB and the Legacy of Čolaković
Museum of Contemporary Art Belgrade, Ušće 10, blok 15
Gallery-Legacy of Milica Zorić & Rodoljub Čolaković, Rodoljuba Čolakovića 2
Authors of the conception: Msc Mišela Blanuša, Dr Rajka Bošković, Svetlana Mitić i Žaklina Ratković
Curator of the exhibition segment in the Gallery-Legacy of Milica Zorić & Rodoljub Čolaković: Miroslav Karić
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The exhibition of acquisitions presents an insight into one of the most important activities of the Museum of Contemporary Art, the strategy and policy of purchasing the artworks dating from 1900 until today, which has been carried out for the last twenty-five years. The occasion for the creation of the exhibition Reflections of Our Time is the fact that in the aforementioned period, the museum fund increased by over 1400 works of domestic, regional, and European modern and contemporary art. The works were methodically procured through purchases from domestic and international exhibitions held at the Museum, through gifts from artists or their heirs, but also through direct contacts with those artists whose works are key to comprehending and assessing the tendencies of contemporary art. From today’s perspective, this art fund places as one of the most relevant for the study and display of art from Serbia and former Yugoslavia and thus takes on a wider international significance. The tendency to augment the collections with works by foreign artists as well as a part of the vision leading to the creation of a respectable international collection of the Museum in the future.
Covering over two hundred representative works of art, the exhibition points out the two basic concepts in the approach of acquiring museum collections — the historical line of development, which highlights the works relevant to the trends of 20th-century modernism on the Yugoslav art scene, and another, which follows regional and European tendencies as well as the dynamics of the contemporary art scene. The presented works were carried out in various media — from drawings, paintings, graphics, sculptures to installations, photographs, and videos.
Following a wide range of different artistic expressions, as well as the various phenomena present in art from the beginning of the twentieth century until today, the exhibition is conceived in fourteen thematic segments. The central display at the museum consists of thirteen segments with the fourteenth set up at the Milica Zorić and Rodoljub Čolaković Gallery-Legacy.
In accordance with the recommendations made by the Government of the Republic of Serbia and measures aimed at preventing the spread of the COVID-19 virus, visitors are required to properly use safety masks and keep a distance of at least two meters while walking through the exhibition space.
ART AND SCIENCE IN REAL AND VIRTUAL SPACE
The fifth edition of the art + science program organized by the Center for the Promotion of Science will be held from 29th August to 14th September in Trieste, Belgrade, and Linz, but also in the virtual space.
The Center for the Promotion of Science, for the fifth year in a row, presents activities to combine science and art through the art + science lab. This year’s program will present to the audience works by local artists and transdisciplinary project teams dealing with a wide field of artificial intelligence. Except for the exhibition, the art + science lab will also offer a unique educational program and plenty of side programs. The international character is realized through mutual programs with two relevant partner’s manifestations – ESOF conference (Euro Science Open Forum) in Trieste and Ars Electronics Festival in Linz. Belgrade part of manifestation will be held from 1st September to 14th September at the Magacin Cultural Center and the Center’s Science Club.
As every year, the central place in the exhibition belongs to the winning work of the national AI Lab selection. Through the Digital Prayer project, using machine learning techniques, young artist Kristina Tica establishes a connection between the canonical structure of an Orthodox icon and an image that is artificially generated using a computer program. Based on a database with thousands of digital reproductions of Orthodox icons, the program learns to create a completely new image, with the final visual output that creates an AI icon of the 21st century. The scientific mentor of the project is Dr. Miloš Milovanović, from the Mathematical Institute of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts.
In addition to the production of the winning work of the national AI Lab selection, a special value of this year’s program are works created after a series of meetings, workshops and joint research of scientists and artists, which maps key topics and concepts of possible experience and presentation of artificial intelligence. This context enabled the formation of two transdisciplinary teams whose artistic results will be premiered at this year’s exhibition. In addition to them, works by established domestic artists, active on the international scene, will also be exhibited.
During the first week of the event, the program is linked to the ESOF conference in Trieste, which, as the host city, bears the flattering title of European City of Science for 2020. It is the ninth edition of the event that connects leading scientists, young researchers, scientific communicators, business people, and science policymakers.
In addition to participating in the scientific programs of the conference, the Center for the Promotion of Science is also participating in the accompanying festival Science in the City, as part of the exhibition Both Ways: Art & Science from Central and Eastern Europe. Through this regional review of contemporary European art, teams of artists and scientists from Serbia are included in the Trieste exhibition, while the exhibition in Belgrade will be part of a virtual exhibition. The selection from Serbia is realized in cooperation with famous curator Dr. Maja Ćirić.
The virtual program is also developed with the Ars Electronics Festival in Linz, the most important global point when it comes to the interdisciplinary connection of science, art, and new technologies, connecting numerous world locations and partners from 9th September to 13th September. As long-term partners and associates, the Center will present itself to the Festival audience through Ars Electronica Garden Belgrade.
The art + science lab event is part of the Center’s program activities within the European ARTificial Intelligence Lab (AI Lab) project, funded through the Creative Europe EU program. AI Lab brings together 13 diverse institutions dealing with the relation between art, technology, and society. By initiating dialogue and interdisciplinary collaborations, numerous topics that are generated by artificial intelligence and analyze the future based on this super technology are now open for discussion. The project does not dwell on technological aspects, but takes into consideration and interprets cultural, philosophical, ethical, psychological, and spiritual aspects of changes that AI undoubtedly brings.
More information about project and participation of the Center please find on:
BELDOCS- DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
Offline and online film festival 2020 edition
Sep 3 at 12:30 PM – Sep 10 at 11 PM
This year’s Beldocs International Documentary Film Festival will be held in a hybrid version in offline and online spaces, responsibly and in accordance with all recommendations.
A selection of 135 documentaries and VR content has been published on the Beldocs website in the Program / Movies and Program / Categories section, and more information on the schedule and locations where the films will be shown will be published by the end of the week.
🔴 in the Amphitheater in front of the Museum of Yugoslavia,
🔴 on the Summer Stage on Kalemegdan (behind the Gallery of the Museum of Natural History),
🔴 on the terrace of the Art Cinema Kolarac,
🔴 in the hall of the Art Cinema Kolarac,
🔴 in the Museum of Contemporary Art Belgrade,
🔴 in the Yugoslav Cinematheque and the Balkan Cinema.
Most of the films from the official Beldocs program will be available to watch online on the Cinesquare platform during the festival.
All screenings and accompanying events will be held in full accordance with the measures of the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Crisis Staff for the Suppression of the Infectious Disease Covid-19.
Still in BG wishes you a nice time in Belgrade during September and for people who prefer to stay at home we suggest a nice mix from our local favorite DJP:
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