January 31, 2019 - As an introduction to the 50th Mimosa Festival, the City Gallery Josip Bepo Benkovic will open tthe 52nd Herceg Novi Winter Salon, one of the longest and most important art manifestations in Montenegro. The official opening is scheduled at 7 pm on Thursday.
The selector of this year's Herceg Novi Winter Salon is Senka Subotić, a sociologist of culture and art from Budva. From the City Gallery "Josip Bepo Benković" point out that the concept of the exhibition thematizes different parallels on the artistic approach of contemporary artists of the ex-Yu region.
Herceg Novi Winter Salon, under the motto "PARALLELS", is conceived as a synthesis of the various artistic expressions of the authors, who in parallel create and operate in the territories of the former Yugoslavia over the last few decades, in order to present the situation and to set some parallel contemporary paintings in this area. Presenting themselves at the Salon, with two works, artists point to the development of modern trends in the field of art. Likewise, the influence of their predecessors is evident, so they parallel partake of the tradition of artists they encourage. All these parallels focus on the concept, which aims to point out this segment in both the common and the different, and above all, the diversity of approaches to the artwork as well as the materials used in its expression.
will feature works by 20 artists from many academies from the territory of the former Yugoslavia. Some of these academies are relatively young and are for the first time presented at the Herceg Novi Winter Salon.
From the Academy of Fine Arts of the University of Mostar, Dr. Silva Radic, as well as two of her students, Ivana Pavlovic and Josip Ivesic will be presented. From the Academy of Arts of the University of Banja Luka, doc. Mr. Milan Krajnović will give two young and very active artists Renata Rakic and Boris Eremic. From the Belgrade Academy of Art are Jelena Trajkovic, Kristina Pirkovic and Milija Belić, full professor at Sorbonne University Paris and chairman of the Realities Nouvelles association in Paris.
Among the exhibitors are the most prominent artists from Montenegro. Miodrag Scepanovic, Peko Nikcevic, Zoran Petrusic, and Sreten Nikcevic have already exhibited at the Herceg Novi Winter Salon, while Elvir Lero Adrovic, Ivana Babic, Isidora Dautovic, Goran Cetkovic, Jelena Djuraskovic, Miodrag Miso Vemic, and Marija Vemic, the organizers said.
The jury is composed of Radoslav Milošević-Atos, artist and the president of the panel; Tamara Rajković, art historian and artist Savo Pavlović, awarded three awards at the 52nd Herceg Novi Winter Salon. The first prize of 700 euro was given to Miodrag Šćepanović for the sculpture "Silence." Maria Vemić deserved the second prize of 500 euro for two pictures from the "Touch yourself" cycle, and the third in the amount of 300 euro, got Silva Radić for the work in Combined technique named "Wonderful Life."