Third activity – public discussion Link It, Mark It
Participants: Igor Fridrih Petković, Selman Trtovac.
Moderatorka: Gordana Nonin
Discussions III / Focusing on the theme ERASED, the discussions attempted to explore and re-examine social phenomena of the 1990s in Southeast Europe and their effects on the artistic creative practices. Active participation included hosting, moderating and presenting two artists born between 1960 and 1985. The exploration refers to the thematic context and the spatial, media, socio-political and societal aspects of understanding this issue.
The concept and topic of the project rely on the notion of ERASED, which refers to the 1990s and various forms of discrimination that the civil society was exposed to by the state through its institutions. The theme ERASED emphasizes the specific socio-political context in which generations of artists matured professionally during the 1990s, and their artistic practice coincides temporally and thematically with experiences and events in the mentioned period and extends into present time. The concept of the project opens a field for new explorations where, general issues of spatial, temporal and social circumstances in the region are tackled through activism, democratisation and the culture of remembrance.
Organizer: The Union of Associations of Fine Artists of Vojvodina
The Artist-in-Residence Programme
Open Society Foundation, Serbia
Novi Sad Foundation
City Administration for Culture of Novi Sad
Author / Participant
Igor Friedrich Petković
Author / Participant
He tackles socially relevant topics in order to examine them in terms of their scientific-artistic and social content and to interpret them through contemporary understanding. Thus, he develops artistic (counter) strategies on topics such as life realities and migration, identities and intercultural exchange, alternative social, economic, ecological and political processes, open remembrance culture, free knowledge transfer and phenomena of pop and subculture. His stylistic means are choreographed artivism, iconography of collective memory, guerrilla art
actions, mythical hyperrealism, poet portraits and sublime cinema, the respective media and formats always being developed from the stringency of the artistic conception. In his photographic works, films, space-grabbing installations, performances, interventions, exhibition projects and overall events, he interweaves transdisciplinary and multimedia approaches to supporting knowledge levels.