59th October Salon (Belgrade Biennale)
October 20–December 4, 2022
Organizer: Cultural Centre of Belgrade
Board of the October Salon: Gordana Goncić, Aleksandar Ilić, Danica Jovović Prodanović, Jelena Medaković, Vuk Vidor
Curator: Zorana Đaković Minniti
Artistic team: Jasmina Petković, Katarina Kostandinović, Jana Gligorijević, Bojana Aleksijević
Artists/participants: Ana Adamović, Sanja Anđelković in cooperation with Lav Kovač, Jörg Besser, Antonio Grgić with participation of Joana Knežević, Boogie, Tomislav Brajnović, Marcus Coates, Clément Cogitore, Eric Corne, Milica Crnobrnja Vukadinović, Nemanja Cvijanović, Mia Ćuk, DK, Goran Dimić, Daliborka Đurić, Uroš Đurić, Ibro Hasanović, Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, Jednostavno rečeno, Jovan Jović, Adela Jušić, Karkatag, Božidar Mandić – The Family of Clear Streams, Mihael Milunović, Teresa Mаrgolles, Predrag Nešković, Mila Panić, Katarina Petrović, Olivia Plender, Darinka Pop-Mitić in cooperation with Svebor Midžić, Marta Popivoda and Ana Vujanović, Nikola Radosavljević, Dušan Rajić Dulait, Milica Rakić, AICA Serbia, Šejma Fere, Šok ZaDruga, Marko Tirnanić, Saša Tkačenko, Slaven Tolj, Milica Tomić – in cooperation with Jelena Vesić, Žiga Testen, Kuehn Malvezzi Architects and including works by Abdelrahman Elbashir, Amel Bešlagić, Olga Jevrić, Anousheh Kehar, Stevan Labudović, Milica Lopičić, Philipp Sattler and Branimir Stojanović; Mila Turajlić, Dubravka Ugrešić, Local Community of The Stjepan Filipović Neighbourhood and The Association of Fine Artists of Serbia Debate Program, Srđan Veljović, Vocal-curatorial syndrome, Driant Zeneli, Želimir Žilnik; Marija Grazio, 10 poems for the October Salon – Damir Avdić, Goran Babić, Dubravka Đurić, Vlado Martek, Dragana Mladenović, Radmila Petrović, Maša Seničić, Maja Solar, Marko Tomaš, Monika Herceg; Rahraw Omarzad, Sajia Sediqi; Zoran Tairović; Hleb Theatre within Festival Na sopstveni pogon – Independent Cultural Scene of Serbia; Jule Flierl, Irena Tomažin U.F.O. Hommage to Katalin Ladik within the Kondenz Festival organized by the Stanica service for contemporary dance
Venues: Cultural Center of Belgrade, University Library “Svetozar Marković”, Salon of the Museum of the City of Belgrade, Legacy House Vojislav M. Jovanović Marambo, the facade of the BORBA building, the facade of Makedonska Street 25, the Pavillion at Cvetni Trg, Knez Mihailova in front of the Palace Albania, Daily Danas, 10 billboards around the city, Gallery RTS Club of Radio Belgrade, Art Hub Kula, e-reading room msub.org.rs/citajte-o, Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade, National Museum of Serbia, Salon of the Museum of contemporary arts in Belgrade, Gallery of the Belgrade City Library, Mountain Rudnik
This year’s edition focuses on complex artistic, but also historical, social and political contexts that October Salon has embodied throughout its history while the artworks emphasize thinking about possible spaces for a better common life. The whole exhibition will be followed by a book that will be published at the end of the exhibition.
The role of the October Salon was to organize every year, upon the anniversary of the liberation of Belgrade in WWII, an exhibition of representative works in contemporary Serbian visual arts. In 2004 it became international exhibition and since 2014 it has been held biennially.
October Salon: Past/Present/Future—symposium by AICA Serbia
November 25th 2022, Gallery RTS Club, Radio Belgrade 10am–8pm