Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Program at TransEuropa festival in Belgrade 2015

About artistic mobility and networking in the Balkan and Maghreb region

Kulturni centar Grad, Braće Krsmanović 4
Date and time: 1st October, 17-20:30h
Curated by: Andrej Bereta (ARTIKAL, Serbia/B&H) and Xavier de Luca (JISER, Spain/Tunisia/Algeria)
Language: English
Short description:
With this program (presentations, workshop and discussion) we aim to collect fragments of different experiences and practices, to joint them together in a group discussion in order to provide an overview of challenges of transnational works, fostered by civil (non-profit) initiatives and showcased by running mobility programs.
More info at TEF's website
For registration, please:
- and send an email to andrej.bereta(at)
For Q/A: andrej.bereta(at), +381641334129

- Mapping of funding programs and artistic mobility projects around the Mediterranean
- Mobility of artists, cultural managers, artworks, contents and knowledge
- Approaches and needs for the development of artistic projects, from intervention in public spaces to “cultural distances”
- Challenges: Sustainability and professional development of teams, projects, platforms and their funding strategies.

- Mapping dominant challenges, obstacles and solutions
- Sharing opportunities for funding
- Speaking out about the precariousness of working conditions
- Networking (potential for collaborations)
Long description:
Mobility in the art world is a great chance to reflect, exchange, get engaged in a different socio-cultural context, and to create points of connection. Although it seems as necessarily accompanying the globalization process, it bears many challenges and reflects existing inequalities. A strong focus or the lack of it in countries' policies or mobility funds opens a discussion about which geo-political regions are better connected and why, which countries and professions could benefit most, as well as an awareness of exclusion of the other part of the world from that picture.

By relaying on existing independent initiatives and mobility funds, the aim of this program is to share experiences and initiate a joint discussion in Belgrade, trying to map key mobility challenges, difficulties and opportunities. The mobility we have in mind is predominantly focused on Balkan, EU, Maghreb countries, and well as overall Mediterranean region.

The organizers will present a couple of realized residencies and international mobility programs in the past years, providing their context of work and experience, such as:

- Residencias de Creación TNS>BCN 2010-2014 (Barcelona, Spain, and Tunis, Tunisia)
- Ars Kozara art in nature laboratory (Prijedor, Bosnia and Herzegovina) and
- Trans-Cultural Dialogues (Algiers, Algeria).

Curated by:
Xavier de Luca, art historian and manager, curator and photographer (JISER Reflexions Mediterrànies, Barcelona/Tunis)
Andrej Bereta, art historian and freelance curator (Kustosiranje/About and around curating, Civil Association ARTIKAL, Belgrade)
Support: Srđan Tunić, art historian and freelance curator


Friday, July 24, 2015

8th Ars Kozara: Open call results



Based on artwork quality and feasibility, resources and context of Ars Kozara, we have selected the following artists for 8th Ars Kozara:

  • Dajana Durić and Jelena Batelić (Rijeka / Labin, Croatia)

  • Đurđica Bjelošević (Banja Luka, B&H)

  • Fredone Fone and Joana Quiroga (Vitória / Serra, Brazil)

  • Giacomo Regallo (Carnate, Italy)

  • Nikolina Butorac (Zagreb, Croatia)

  • Association Polimorf (Belgrade, Serbia)

  • Art Association Rizba (Trebinje, B&H)

  • Sandy Ding (Beijing, China)

  • Sunčica Pasuljević Kandić (Lukićevo, Serbia)


To all other artists, we are thanking for your interest and time, and we are encouraging you to continue to follow the work of Ars Kozara and apply in 2016.

Ars Kozara team and jury:
Nemanja Čađo, Andrej Bereta, Srđan Tunić

24.07.2015. Prijedor (BiH), Mexico City (MX)

Thursday, June 4, 2015

8th ArsKozara, 07- 22.08.2015


International Open call for Artist in residence (AIR) and Curatorial lab in nature...

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

About and around curating #32: Donald Russell

Wednesday 10th December 2014 at 18h, Artisphere (artist in residence gallery), Arlington, VA, USA

Tea talk & About and around curating #32

Tea talk is part of an accompanying program of LIVE/LIFE exhibition which explores the life cycle of silk bugs through art. The artist Elsabe Dixon is organizing every month from October 2014 till February 2015 series of Tea talks – conversations with audience and professionals from different fields such as art, ecology, agronomy, etc. The goal of these talks is to understand the exhibition as a space of encounters and merging practices, as well as possibilities to network perspectives.

Moderator: Elsabe Dixon, visual artist, professor at George Mason University.
Participants: Donald Russell, Karmen Wong, Sue Wrbican, Bill Mitchell and Srđan Tunić.

About and around curating #32 was held together with Tea talk, and also as an independent interview.

Guest: Donald Russell

Photographer, founder of Provisions library and university curator at George Mason University.

Foto: Elsabe Dixon and Srdjan Tunic.

Provisions investigates the relationship between art and social change through research, production, and education. From its library home in George Mason University’s School of Art in Fairfax, Virginia and at sites throughout the District, Provisions produces and supports projects in the US Capitol Region and across the globe.
Provisions’ art and culture research explores models for a more inclusive, equitable, and connected society.
Provisions partners with organizations, individuals, and institutions to develop and amplify contemporary narratives across cultures, support grassroots modes of action, and provide open access to knowledge and understanding of social change in its artistic and creative dimensions. The library, public programming, and research opportunities host artistic, intellectual, and activist endeavors that explore the educational and social promise of contemporary culture.
Local, national, and international projects include exhibitions, public art, residencies, screenings, workshops, lectures, and publications. Participants include artists, activists, academics, students, professionals from a variety of disciplines, and everyday people.

About and around curating / Kustosiranje is an educational and a research programme which deals with curatorial practice, the technologies of preparation and realisation of independent exhibition projects, education and support to proactive attitude of young and future art curator. The target groups are final-year(s) students and graduates of Arts universities (art history, visual and applied arts, architecture, dramatic arts, etc), professionals from the fields of arts and culture (curators, artists, managers and entrepreneurs).
Project authors: Andrej Bereta and Srđan Tunić, curators, art historians