The Podroom Gallery, Trg republike 5, “Cultural Center of Belgrade


March 8 – 29, 2018

Part of the festival: WORLD POETRY DAY(S) 2018: “Language games”

March 21 – 24, 2018

Thursday, March 8: Opening of the exhibition

19.00 Welcome address: Pauline Menthonnex Gacaferri, Deputy Ambassador of Switzerland to Belgrade

Curators of the exhibition from Zurich and Belgrade – Tomáš Glanc, Sabine Hänsgen and Dubravka Đurić – will present the exhibition.

The project “Poetry and Performance. The Eastern European Perspective” was initiated at the University of Zurich and deals with performative aspects of poetry and visual arts during the epoch of socialism. It is a touring project lasting several years that includes exhibitions, conferences, performances and a monograph. It is carried out in cooperation with a large number of institutions in the cities that once belonged to the so-called Eastern Bloc and points to similar ideas realized in works of art created in different socialist societies in which poets and artists acted in accordance with the international performance art practice. The Belgrade edition of this exhibition focuses on the performance and art of socialist Yugoslavia, but also includes works created in other Eastern European countries.

Katalin Ladik, “Poemim” (1980), Foto: Katarina Kostandinović

The exhibition includes text scores, photographs, books, films, audio and video works as well as the documentation of certain performances realized in the “era of socialism” to, among other things, recall the situations that are now missing in this region – collective artistic acts and activities of transnational character.

The audience will have the opportunity to see the works by art groups: BOSCH + BOSCH, KôD, OHO The Group of Six and other artists such as Else Gabriel, Eugen Gomringer, Ginо Hahnemann, Václav Havel, Via Lewandowski, Andrei Monastyrski, Ladislav Novák, Ewa Partum, Dmitri Prigov, Lev Rubinstein, Vujica Rešin Tucić, Franci Zagoričnik, etc.

Curators: Sabine Hänsgen, Tomáš Glanc, and Dubravka Đurić

Production: The University of Zurich and Cultural Centre of Belgrade


Slobodan Tišma: I want to tell you something, Belgrade 2018

Slobodan Tišma: I want to tell you something, Belgrade 2018, Foto: Ratko Rakin