International Student Biennale of Art of Book [s] BUK2: PHOTO BOOK
12. 11 – 3. 12. 2020.
This year’s second International Student Biennale of Art of Book [s] BUK2 will be held in November at the Gallery of Students’ City Cultural Centre and the Artget Gallery of the Cultural Centre of Belgrade. The exhibition presents works of students from Serbia, as well as the countries in the region, Europe and Asia (Italy, Austria, Germany, Slovenia, Croatia, Lithuania, Singapore, Portugal, Spain, Columbia, Sri Lanka, etc.).
In addition to 49 works in the previous category Artist Book (DK Studentski grad), this year in the newly introduced category Photo Book (Artget Gallery) 23 works are exhibited. The works were selected by voting of expert art juries. Due to objective impossibility of their sending, works of certain authors will be presented in digital form. The exceptional diversity of works in terms of idea and art expression testifies to an increasing interests of young artists for this medium and their attempt to overcome the strict definition of a book as a final object.
In addition to the works submitted to the competition, a special guest (in digital form and online) in the Photo Book category is the Department of Photography and New Media of the Academy of Arts and Design in Bratislava (Slovakia) with the works of its students under the pedagogical guidance of doc. Mgr.art. Olja Triaška Stefanović, Art and Mgr.art Juraj BlaskoArtD.
An integral part of [s] BUK2 Biennale is a programme of workshops and lectures, which involves guests – artists and lecturers from abroad; however, due to the present epidemiological situation, the accompanying programme of this year’s exhibition will be realised via online platform.
· 16 – 18. 11. 2020. (13:00–17:00)
Cultural Centre of Belgrade, Artget Gallery, Trg republike 5/I
Workshop ‘Material thinking’ for students of the Faculty of Applied Arts and the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade
The workshop is led by: doc. dr. art. Celestina Vičević, Academy of Applied Arts, University of Rijeka
· Tuesday, 24. 11. 2020.
19:00 – Online guest appearance (in Serbian): doc. mgr.art. Olja Triaška Stefanović, Presentation of the special guest of the Biennale in the Photo Book category: Department of Photography and New Media of the Academy of Arts and Design in Bratislava (Slovakia)
· Thursday, 26. 11. 2020.
19:00 – Online guest appearance (in English): Tracy Mackenna, The Museum of Loss and Renewal, Lil: Pristupi izdavaštvu Muzeja
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The first such collaboration on the topic of art of book was realised through the exhibition entitled Touch it please!, organised at the beginning of 2016, which was followed by another exhibition – The Book is the Fastest Way to Become Light – held towards the end of the same year. The exhibition connected ten art faculties from Poland, Slovakia, Belgium, Estonia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia and Serbia, and in 2018 initiated a creation of a biennial event, whose aim was to foster the art book medium in the art faculties in Serbia and around the world, promote it and bring it closer to a broader audience.
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The exhibition of the International Student Biennale of Art of Book [s] BUK2 will take place from 5 November to 3 December 2020 at the Gallery of Students’ City Cultural Centre and from 12 November to 3 December at the Artget Gallery of Belgrade Cultural Centre.
The awards, special mentions and commendations, will be presented at the exhibition opening, the award being a joint exhibition of awarded authors at the Gallery of Students’ City Cultural Centre.
The jury of this year’s International Student Biennale of Art of Book [s] BUK2, for the Artist Book Category, was composed of:
Marijela Cvetić, visual artist, professor at the Belgrade Faculty of Architecture
Željko Lončar, graphic designer, illustrator and professor at the Belgrade’s College of Fine and Applied Arts
Nikola Radosavljević, PhD in Applied Arts, graphic artist, freelance artist
The jury for the Photo Book category was composed of:
Borut Vild, graphic designer, professor at the Digital Art Department of the Singidunum University’s Faculty of Media and Communication in Belgrade
Mihailo Vasiljević, visual artists, photographer and art theoretician, doctoral candidate at the Department of Art History of the Belgrade’s Faculty of Philosophy
Vladimir Tatarević, visual artist, photographer, PhD in Arts, Associate Professor at the Belgrade’s Faculty of Applied Arts
The event organisers are:
Olivera Batajić Sretenović, Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Applied Arts, initiator and organiser of [s] BUK2 Biennale
Maida Gruden, Art Programme Director at the Students’ City Cultural Centre, initiator and organiser of [s] BUK2 Biennale
Aleksandar Kostić, Professor at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts, art director at the Artget Gallery for 2020
Vesna Danilović, programme director of the Artget Gallery at the Belgrade Cultural Centre
Ivana Radonjić, art historian, Editorial Office assistant at the Student’s City Cultural Centre
The Project has been supported by the Ministry of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia.