Raša Todosijević: From the Artist’s Perspective

Raša Todosijević, MSUV Novi Sad, 2017.

Thursday | 09th November, 2017 | 6 p.m.

Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina | Dunavska 37, Novi Sad

Lecture will be realized within the EU project RISK CHANGE and international art exhibition MIG21.

Raša Todosijević is one of the main protagonists of the Belgrade group of conceptual artists.  In the early seventies, during the dominance of traditional media and uncritical modernism, this group began to use new media, video, performance, actions, etc., to provoke and question the structure and functioning of current art practice, and society in general. Young artists (Marina Abramović, Era Milivojević, Neša Paripović, Zoran Popović, Gergelj Urkom) gathered in Belgrade’s Student Center, where a new form of artistic expression was conceived, later called Nova umjetnička praksa (The New Artistic Practice).

His works are politically and socially critical; through a constant re-questioning of traditional art currents, and the society in general, the artistic practice of Dragoljub Raša Todosijević focuses on exploring various media and techniques, from performances, interventions, video works, installations, ambient set-ups, to problematizing the painting medium, and even the painting technique as such.

Lecture will be realised within the scope of the project RISK CHANGE supported by the European Union ‘’Creative Europe’’ programme.

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