Belgrade Railway Station - Belgrade Summer Festival
curated by Adriana Rispoli, Eugenio Viola and Saša Janjić
16th of July – 4th of August 2008
Wednesday 16th of July opens the second step of Sistema Binario. 10 young Italian artists and 7 Serbian artists deal with the space within Belgrade Railway Station and the nearby square, which are historical monuments and very important points in the structure of city space. As for the previous edition in Naples, the artists called to interact with the architecture and specific situation of Belgrade Railway station, created works that are strictly site-specific, conceived to invite the accidental public to deepen arguments related to art and territory, habits and heritage, local myths and problems, but also some global phenomena's. The constant flow and physical crossing over of people and different culture are becoming metaphors of contemporary society. This exhibition will transform this place of departure into a laboratory for ideas, and start up a dialogue of shape, color, emotion and sensation.
Art works will be placed in open space of station, all inner public spaces of station, waiting areas and restaurants, becoming integrative part of station, living with the object 24 hours a day, 7 days in week. They will provoke, ask questions, but also interact with passengers, and all people around. With this exhibition we want to stress potential of this historical monument, and architectural aspect of Railway station, and create un-formal gallery space which will, because of his character and nature of artworks, break some stereotypes about contemporary art production, and become more familiar with ordinary people.
The eventi s part of BELEF08 Belgrade Summer Festival (http://belef08.org/), realized with the contribution of Italian Cultural Institute of Belgrade and organized by ProArtOrg
Maria Adele Del Vecchio, Sebastiano Deva, Corrado Folinea, Anna Fusco, Iabo, Mariangela Levita, Domenico Antonio Mancini, Walter Picardi, Moio&Sivelli, Eugenio Tibaldi
diSTRUKTURA, Bojana Lukic, Petar Mirkovic, Milorad Mladenovic, Maja Radanovic, Marija Simeunovic, Sasa Tkacenko