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The May Exhibition of Printmaking of the Belgrade Circle

Graficki Kolektiv Gallery was opened in 1952 with the May Exhibition of Printmaking, thus the Gallery established its working regulations while the Graficki Kolektiv workshop still remained, but in a smaller part of the same space. Although at that time the exhibitions, which are today an important part of the art history, of Petar Lubarda, Pedja Milosavljevic, Stojan Aralica and Mica Popovic, have been realized, the May Exhibition was not overshadowed by these cultural events, on the contrary, the May Exhibition was in itself an important indicator of the new ideas in the field of the print art.
Today, the May Exhibition represents an important manifestation at which each year the print work of the artists who are through their work associated with the Belgrade Cultural Circle and more widely that of Serbia and Montenegro is exhibited. This exhibition is a reliable indicator and a place for promotion of new ideas and emergences in the contemporary print art scene.

THE GREAT SEAL OF THE GRAFICKI KOLEKTIV AWARD

The Great Seal of the Graficki Kolektiv Award was established in 1963 as the first acknowledgment for the print art in Serbia. The laureates of this award belong through their artistic achievements, to the group of the most prominent artists in this field, such as: Stojan Celic, Marko Krsmanovic, Branko Miljus, Halil Tikvesa, Bora Iljovski, Bosko Karanovic…

GUIDELINES AND REGULATIONS OF THE MAY EXHIBITION

The May Exhibition of the Print Art of the Belgrade Circle is a traditional manifestation whose goal is affirmation and stimulus of a print art production at a national fine arts scene. The contest is open primarily to the artists who are or have been connected to the Belgrade fine arts centre, and to the students of the final years of art academies, as well as to the visiting artists. The aim of this exhibition is to observe and promote, from year to year, the latest production in the medium of the print art. Artists can send to the contest up to 3 prints in the standard gallery format (70x100cm). The prints have to be created within the previous two years. The Art Council of the Graficki Kolektiv is the organizer of the exhibition which lasts 20 days. The jury considers all the prints received. The prints of the “Great Seal of the Graficki Kolektiv" award previous recipients are not juried. According to the jury decision, on the day of the opening of the exhibition, the Great Seal of the Graficki Kolektiv Award is announced. The award consists of a Diploma, a solo exhibition and a monograph. A three-member jury consists of distinguished artists and art critics, and is chosen each year by the exhibition's organizer, The Art Council of the Graficki Kolektiv. The organizer, The Art Council of the Graficki Kolektiv, guarantees the safety of the prints from the day they are received to the day they are returned to the artists. The prints are delivered to the organizer either by the artist in person or by the mail (at the artist's expense). After the exhibition, the exhibitors are to pick up their prints within 14 days from the day the exhibition is closed, while the organizer provides for the prints to be returned to the artists who do not reside in Belgrade, within the following two months. Prints which were not accepted for the exhibition, have to be picked up by the artists within 10 days after the juried process has been finished. If decided, the organizer can transport the exhibition to other cities, in order to present the May Exhibition in other galleries.

 

THE ART COUNCIL OF THE GRAFIČKI KOLEKTIV

Branimir Karanović, Biljana Vuković, Dimitrije Pecić, Vladimir Veljašević i Jelena Jocić.


THE GREAT SEAL OF THE GRAFIČKI KOLEKTIV AWARD RECIPIENTS

1963. Bogdan Kršić, Winners
1964. Marko Krsmanović, Four Figures
1965. Branko Miljuš, Riddle
1966. Halil Tikveša, pThe Elements of Wind
1967. Danica Masniković, The End of Journey
1968. Boško Karanović, Herzeg’s Photo Mural
1969. Bora Iljovski, Orator
1970. Stojan Ćelić, Shifted Boundaries of Space
1971. Slobodan Pejović, Daire
1972. Vladimir Veličković, Five Conditions of One Box
1973. Emir Dragulj, Parents
1974. Stevan Knežević, Menades on the Bank of a Bamboo Grove
1975. Radovan Kragulj, Apples
1976. Milan Stanojev, Pears on the Table
1977. Branimir Karanović, Shoes
1978. Mile Grozdanić, Vision
1979. Velizar Krstić, A Fly on the Wall
1980. Milica Vučković, A Lamb
1981. Živko Đak, Used Objects
1982. Ljubomir Kokotović, An Idiotic Invention
1983. Dušan Mikonjić, Interior
1984. Miroslav Arsić, Two Helmetse
1985. Anka Burić, Arch of Triumph
1986. Zorica Tasić, Ecstasy
1987. Dragoslav Knežević, Great Lent
1988. Ilija Kostov, The Royal Couple
1989. Miodrag Rogić, Still Life
1990. Zoran Todović, Who Killed Yesenina
1991. Milica Žarković, Pieta
1992. Nebojša Radojev, A Chair
1993. Nevenka Stojsavljević, A Clear Thought
1994. Lidija Antanasijević, Nightmare
1995. Milan Stašević, Dispersing the Trail
1996. Slobodan Knežević, Diptych for V and G
1997. Aleksandar Rasulić, Trykk No 115
1998. Biljana Ševo, Untitled
1999. Biljana Vuković , From Kalenić
2000. Milan Blanuša, Belgrade by Night
2001. Daniela Fulgosi, Conversation
2002. Vladimir Veljašević, Untitled 3
2003. Miodrag Mlađović, Condensing
2004. Rada Selaković, Earth I, II
2005. Dimitrije Pecić, Danube III
2006. Dragan Momirov, Untitled
2007. Zoran Banović, Energy of Soil II
2008. Slavko Milenković, About Time
2009. Ranka Lučić Janković, Ritual
2010. Jelena Sredanović, Drops and Shadows
2011. Viktor Mijatović, The Art of God
2012. Gordana Petrović, Wave of Faintness
2013. Milena Maksimović Kovačević, L`amore, come la morte, cambia tutto
2014. Vladimir Milanović, School
2015. Maja Simić, Flight or Someone Else's Feathers
2016. Nikola Velicki, Head
2017. Alan Beciri, Blue Rabbit – What You See and Hear Don't Tell Anyone


 
 
 
 
   
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