On Friday, April 16, 2021, at 7 pm, a public talk by artists Igor Fridrih Petković from Graz and Selman Trtovac from Belgrade was broadcast. Discussion moderator Gordana Nonin, journalist and editor.
The public discussion is part of the third activity of the Link It, Mark It. project. The project examines the social phenomena of the 90s in Southeast Europe and their effects on the creative practices of artists who matured in that period in this area. This project activity also included research of spatial, media, socio-political, social aspects of the local environment. The public discussion will present a part of this artistic research and work, while the final result of this artistic cooperation will be presented as an exhibition in the year of the title – Novi Sad – ECC 2022.
The thematic relation of the project is contained in the term DELETED, which refers to the feature that in the 90s referred to various forms of discrimination of the state and institutions against the civilian population in the former territories of Yugoslavia. In the term deleted, repressive forms are represented, selections according to different national, religious and other forms of belonging. In that sense, the thematic framework speaks in parallel about lost identities and lost generations. These are the generations that have lost their place of residence, job, property, citizenship, basic rights. These losses emphasize a special and less recognized consequence – deprived youth. Precisely due to the violation of the basic principles of civilization, these generations were recorded as generations left to chance due to the disintegration of the SFRY and war conflicts, sanctions and isolation, and later in the period of transition.
Organizer: Association of Fine Artists of Vojvodina
Exchange and stay program SULUV
The Link It, Mark It project is being implemented with the support of the Novi Sad 2021 Foundation – European Capital of Culture, within the Migration Program Port, the City Administration for Culture of the City of Novi Sad and the Open Society Foundation, Serbia.