The 2nd Art + Science Festival will take place in several locations in Belgrade, Novi Sad, Ritopek and Kragujevac from 27th April to 25th May.
“Over a period of one month Belgrade and several other cities in Serbia will be focusing on artistic and scientific themes. This is a project that is coordinated by Ars Electronica from Linz, which is one of the most renowned art centres that uses contemporary technology and relies heavily on science in its work. The festival will be opened in several locations – galleries, alternative venues, faculties and other facilities that we haven’t used so far”, said Dobrivoje Eric, the project’s manager.
The Festival will be informally opened at the Belgrade Cultural Centre (Kulturni Centar Beograd) on 27th April with several live performances. Out of the 20 artists who are going to present their work, 10 are coming from abroad (Germany, Korea, Italy, Slovenia and Peru). At the opening, the visitors will be able to see the work by the Berlin-based art group called Quadrature inspired by the Universe. Quadrature is the winner of the global Art + Science competition.
The winners of the Serbian Art + Science Competition 2016/2017, Isidora Todorovic and Marija and Milan Licina will present their artistic project called “To Those Far Away….” which is an audio-visual experience of unlimited duration that talks about possible communication on the inter-civilization level.
Italian artist Paolo Cirio is also coming to the Festival. Together with Alessandro Ludovico, he created “The Hacking Monopolism Trilogy” which showcases artistic (mis)use of the Internet and the available online data.
“The Belgrade, Novi Sad and Kragujevac universities will organize visits to the art studio of one of the most influential art + science artists in Serbia, Dragan Ilic which is in Ritopek. Ilic is known for using his personal Kuka robot as a part of his artistic expression”, Eric adds.
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