UMETNIKCA - A WOMEN ARTIST





Exhibition

A Woman Artist

New Subjects and Ideas in Serbian Ceramics after 2000 


6 November 2012 – 31 January 2013 
Exhibition Author: Biljana Vukotić, 
Senior Curator, Department of Contemporary Applied Arts


Over the last several years, the contemporary ceramic scene has been defined by the appearance of male/female artists who managed to build exceptional, almost enviable, careers and become unavoidable points of reference in many exhibitions, not only in Serbia, but also in wider regional and international contexts.
This fact could be explained by creative activity of the male/female artists who became aware of the importance of new technologies and media in the context of the contemporary art. Their activities, and also their individual bold, radical and artistically mature works, represent a considerable contribution to the revival of our artistic setting.


The exhibition New Subjects and Ideas in Serbian Ceramics After 2000. A WOMAN ARTIST, maps the multimedia practices of the selected female artists: Larisa Ackov, Nataša Vasilić, Slađana Danojević, Jovanka Filipović, Biljana Milenović, Katica Pavelka Vukajlović, Jasmina Pejčić, Biljana Lana Rakanović, Valentina Savić, Vesna Šaula. 

The author Biljana Vukotić wrote in the exhibition catalog:”The goal of this exhibition is not to offer an overall review of contemporary Serbian studio ceramics, even taken in the narrow sense of the term, limited to the middle and the younger generations of female artists, but to select and critically analyze the positions of individual authors who stand out with their abilities to pass from one medium to another, showing the priority of concept, of formal construction of works, showing the superb capabilities and artisanship in working with their materials.” 

This exhibition comprises exciting and original socially responsible, engaged works that, at the same time, represent rare phenomena in this medium in our culture. The emblematic field of the engaged ceramics is new, writings about it are rare and generally not accessible because exhibitions of the contemporary male/female artists are often published only in modest catalogues/leaflets of limited distribution and durability.


Umetnik-ca 

Nove teme i ideje srpske keramike posle 2000. 

6. novembar 2012. – 31. januar 2013. 
Autorka izložbe: Biljana Vukotić, 
kustoskinja Odseka savremene primenjene umetnosti MPU 



Savremena srpska keramička scena definisana je u poslednjih nekoliko godina pojavom umetnika-ca koje su uspele da ostvare izuzetno zapažene, gotovo zavidne karijere, i tako postanu neizostavni reper na mnogim izložbama, ne samo u Srbiji već i u širem regionalnom i internacionalnom kontekstu. 
Ovu činjenicu možemo objasniti kreativnom aktivnošću umetnik-ca, koje su postale svesne značaja novih tehnologija i medija u kontekstu savremene umetnosti danas. Njihova aktivnost, ali i pojedina veoma smela, radikalna i umetnički zrela ostvarenja, doprinela su oživljavanju našeg umetničkog prostora. 

Izložba Nove teme i ideje – srpska keramika posle 2000. UMETNIK-CA mapira multimedijalne prakse odabranih umetnik-ca: Larise Ackov, Nataše Vasilić, Slađane Danojević, Jovane Filipović, Biljane Milenović, Katice Pavelke Vukajlović, Jasmine Pejčić, Biljane Lane Rakanović, Valentine Savić, Vesne Šaule. Izloženi radovi ovih umetnik-ca deo su dragocene kolekcije Muzeja primenjene umetnosti. 

Biljana Vukotić, autorka izložbe, kustoskinja MPU u katalogu izložbe kaže:”Cilj izložbe nije pružanje sveobuhvatnog pregleda savremene srpske umetničke keramike, čak ni ako se ona shvati u užem smislu, ograničena na srednju i mlađu generaciju umetnik-ca, nego izdvajanje i kritičko analiziranje pojedinačnih autorskih pozicija koje se ističu umećem prelaska iz jednog u drugi medijum, čime pokazuju prioritet same ideje, formalne konstrukcije dela, vrhunske sposobnosti i veštine u obradi materijala“. 

Izložba obuhvata uzbudljiva i originalna društveno odgovorna, angažovana dela, koja su ujedno i retka pojava u ovom mediju na našem kulturnom prostoru. Amblematsko polje angažovane keramike je novo, pisanje o njemu je retko i generalno nije dostupno jer su izložbene aktivnosti savremenih umetnika/ca često publikovane jedino u skromnim katalozima/flajerima, za koje je vezana ograničena distribucija i kratkotrajnost.




Executive board-slip casted porcelain

photo:Vlada Popovic

 photo:Vlada Popovic

photo:Vlada Popovic

Powder tractate-thrown, casted eartthenware

photo:Vlada Popovic

photo:Vlada Popovic













Wings of desire- casted porcelain

                                                   Milkthrown casted earthenware

                                                Powder tractate-thrown, casted eartthenware



Milk- thrown casted earthenware