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Bulevar Mihajla Pupina 9,
21000 Novi Sad, Srbija
Tel/fax: +381 (0)21 524 991
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The Union of Associations of Fine Artists of Vojvodina

9 Bulevar Mihajla Pupina,
21000 Novi Sad, Serbia
Tel/phone: +381 (0)21 524 991
[email protected]


Third activity – public discussion Link It, Mark It

Participants: Igor Fridrih Petković, Selman Trtovac.
Moderatorka: Gordana Nonin

(live streaming) 16th April 2021

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

Selman Trtovac

Selman Trtovac

Author / Participant

Selman Trtovac (1970, Zadar) studied painting at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade from 1990 to 1993. He went on to study sculpture under Klaus Rinke at the Art Academy in Dusseldorf in 1993, where he earned the title of a master in 1997. He became a member of the IKG (International Art Association) in 2003. He was the initiator of the Art Centre of the University Library “Svetozar Marković”, where he was the editor of the art programmes from 2008 to 2012. He was an initiator and co-founder of the Independent Art Association Third Belgrade, later Perpetuummobile. Since 2012, he has been working at the Goethe Institute in Belgrade. He received his PhD in 2012 from the Department of Sculpture at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade. His works have been exhibited at numerous exhibitions in the country and abroad and have been included in a number of private and public collections. He lives and works in Belgrade.
Igor Friedrich Petković

Igor Friedrich Petković

Author / Participant

Conceptual artist, visual artist, author, cultural manager and researcher Igor Friedrich Petković, born in the Austrian Alps in 1976, lives and works at homes in Central and Southeast Europe. He studied slavistics, cultural science and photography in Graz, Belgrade, Novi Sad and Ljubljana. He participates in international solo and group exhibitions and carries out international interdisciplinary projects and intercultural events. He was awarded the Outstanding Artist Award 2015 from Bundeskanzleramt Austria and was included in the Environmental Photographer of the Year Selection of the Royal Geographic Society London in 2013. Petković is the founder of APORON21 – Association of arts, cultures and sciences, :[ITSCH]: productions, NEW SAD PRODUCTION and ARTEBRE, and a founding member of SCHAUMBAD – free Atelierhouse Graz. He has recently released his photobook Das Franz Ferdinand Prinzip – Warum der Erste Weltkrieg wirklich begann (The Franz Ferdinand Principle – Why World War I really started) published by Edition Lammerhuber. Petković works on a variety of socially and politically committed, intercultural art and cultural projects and in transdisciplinary research fields. In his work he explores contemporary, artistic-scientific expressive possibilities, visionary life-realities, Dionysian-Apollonian event spaces, pop-cultural phenomena of the Zeitgeist, and historical and iconographic conditions.
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.
Gordana Nonin

Gordana Nonin


Gordana Nonin (1963, Novi Sad) holds a degree in media management. She works as a journalist-editor of the daily Danas and the weekly Novi magazine and is the editor of the talk programmes and the PR of the Cultural Centre of Vojvodina “Miloš Crnjanski”, Novi Sad. She started her professional career as an organisational secretary for the Literary Youth of Novi Sad, where she worked from 1986 to 1989. From 1989, she worked as a journalist for the 202 Programme of Radio Novi Sad, moving in 1992 to the Independent Association of Journalists of Vojvodina, where she first worked as a cultural journalist, and then as a cultural column editor for a number of years. She was the initiator, founder and the president of the Citizens’ Association “Horizonti” (since 1993). In addition to its core activities of advocating peace and working on establishing broken cultural ties in the former Yugoslav area, the Association has published two issues of the magazine for communication of cultures “Horizonti”, where she was the founder and editor-in-chief. She was a journalist for the independent weekly “Bulevar” until 2002, also covering the cultural scene of Vojvodina. For the first three years upon the foundation of RTV “Pannonia”, Gordana Nonin was the deputy editor-in-chief and was in charge of profiling the programmes of this regional television. During those three years, she was the editor of the cultural show “Art box”. She was also the assistant editor-in-chief of the magazine for contemporary culture of Vojvodina “Nova misao”, founded by the Executive Council of AP Vojvodina. She has conducted more than a hundred interviews with the leading figures of the cultural and social life of Serbia, the region and the world, and the selection of her interviews was published by the publishing house “Agora” in 2010 under the title “People of the Word”. The book of texts and interviews “Without Dust” was published in 2012 (NIP Dnevnik, Novi Sad). She was awarded the Medal of Culture for Multiculturalism and Interculturality of the Institute for Culture of Vojvodina for 2011.