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May Exhibition of Printmaking of Belgrade Circle

15. May - 3. June 2017.

On Monday, May 15th at 7pm was open the May Exhibition of Printmaking of Belgrade Circle.

May exhibition of printmaking has continuance of seven decades, which legitimizes this event as one of the oldest and surely one of the most relevant annual artistic happenings in Belgrade and region. At the same time, this long existence, gives us insight in changes and new generational, technical and artistic tendencies of printmaking, through space and time, until current moment.

This year, selection of works (105) of artists from Serbia and region (Republika Srpska, Bulgaria) and guests (Lithuania, South Korea) reveals pluralism of artistic expressions and a lot of different poetics and conceptions. This exhibition also confirms that art in contemporary context doesn’t have to be determined only with trade and market logic, on the contrary, it should keep humanistic ideals and encourage us to perceive reality in distinctive way.

Jury for The Great Seal Award: Nevenka Stojsavljević, graphic artist, Radonja Leposavić, art historian and also president of the Jury and Nikola Velicki, graphic artist, decided to honor artist Alan Bećiri for his work Blue Rabbit – What You See and Hear Don’t Tell Anyone (2017, digital print).

Alan Beciri, Blue Rabbit – What You See and Hear Don’t Tell Anyone (2017, digital print).

Jury’s statement:
Work of Alan Bećiri suggests his recognizable poetic discourse which he has built during a previous decade. His print is condensed with messages of the time we live in, and which is expressed in the title of work Blue Rabbit – What You See and Hear Don’t Tell Anyone. He also suggests a kind of social autism which surrounds us and makes pressure upon us. Bećiri developed visual language and he convincingly rules in field of digital print. His tipical motives such as blue rabbit, resembling Joseph Beuys, scissors, associated with montage, player of cards in the mirror with selfportrait elements altogether with other details make symmetrical and lucid composition, imbued with humor.

Alan Beciri(1973. Uroševac) graduated at School of Fine and Applied Arts in Belgrade. Since 1997. he held six solo exhibitions, and participaded in a lot of group exhibitions in Serbia and abroad. He is independent artist and member of Association of Fine Artists of Serbia.

Jury for The Great Seal Award

Opening photos



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