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Slobodan Šijan

Slobodan Šijan is a charismatic authorial phenomenon whose personal creative vitality and activity in various media spheres testify to his work in new visual forms and versatile discourse on the domestic and international scene. As a graduate in the class of professor Ljubica Cuca Sokić and a undergraduate student at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts, he had his debut exhibition of drawings and watercolors in the Graphic Collective Gallery in 1974 when his creative capacity was critically acclaimed. His decades long friendly relations with our gallery became more visible during the crucial event for the Graphic Collective - before moving out of our premises at Obilićev venac in the spring of 2018, Slobodan Šijan and Duško Petričić were the ones who opened the retrospective exhibition "Imprint of Time - Fragments from History".



Slobodan Šijan (1946. Belgrade) is a painter, film and TV director, screenwriter and film critic. He graduated from the Department of Painting, Academy of Fine Arts and Department of Film Directing, Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade. From 1965 to 1980, he was active in the field of fine arts. As a film director, he was engaged in experimental film, television shows and films, and in the early 80s he became involved in professional cinematography. He has published texts on film in domestic and foreign film magazines and edited several books and publications on domestic and foreign film directors. In 1990/1991, he was the director of the Yugoslav Film Archive in Belgrade. In a 1996 survey by the Academy of Film Arts and Sciences, organized on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of film in Serbia, his film Who’s Singin’ Over There (1980) was named the best Yugoslav film made in the last 50 years. He taught film directing at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade and at Loyola Marymount University in California.





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