An international exhibition entitled "EXODUS. BIRUCHIY 019. MONTENEGRO "will be opened on Friday, August 16, at 8 pm, at the Montenegrin Art Gallery "Miodrag Dado Djuric" in Cetinje. The exhibition, organized by the National Museum of Montenegro, will feature works by artists from Ukraine, Montenegro, France, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Czech Republic and Serbia, participants in an international artistic residency who visited Gornji Morinj during June, working on the biblical theme "Exodus".
Ukraine, according to Konstantin Doroshenko, project curator, “suffered imperial aggression and external attempts to restore it to the status of a colonial state and de-modernization forces. And Montenegro was once in the midst of the catastrophe of the Balkan War, where it also faced a desire for freedom, human rights problems, and the development of colonial policies. The post-war Biennial of Contemporary Art in Cetinje created the entire school of new Montenegrin art as an area of international dialogue. That’s why independent Montenegro has become a place of the new international art project “Exodus. Biruchiy 019. Montenegro”.
Project participants are: Apl Aplov (Odessa), Sergej Bratkov (Kharkov-Moscow), Volodimir Budnikov (Kiev), Milka Delibasic (Niksic), Vitalij Kravets (Kiev), Nikita Kravtsov (Paris), Matvej Krilov (Herceg Novi), Roman Mikhailov (Kharkov), Mladen Miljanovic (Banja Luka), Pavla Nikitina (Brno), Jiri Pec (Brno), Karina Pustovalova (Kiev), Vlada Ralko (Kiev), Sinisa Radulovic (Podgorica), Kamilla Sanjez (Paris), Selma Selman (Bihac-New York), Zoran Todorovic (Belgrade), Jelena Tomasevic (Podgorica) and Vlatka Vujosevic (Podgorica).
The curator of this project is Konstantin Doroshenko - Ukrainian art critic and journalist, curator of art exhibitions and cultural projects in Ukraine, USA, China and Kyrgyzstan. The commissioner is Petar Cukovic, Montenegrin professor of art history, one of the commissioners of the Biennale Cetinje, director of the National Museum of Montenegro (1995-2007), curator of the National Pavilion of Montenegro at the Venice Biennale (2001 and 2011) and exhibitions in Austria, Germany, Hungary, Spain, Great Britain, Czech Republic, Italy. The international exhibition at the National Museum of Montenegro will last until September 7 and will be held with the support of the Ukrainian Cultural Foundation - a government institution that promotes the development of national culture, the Exodus Social Club and the International Symposium of Contemporary Art BIRUCHIY - the largest artistic residency in Ukraine.
Text by CdM, on August 13th, 2019, read more at CdM