Project CV

A brief description
About and around curating/ Kustosiranje is an educative and research curatorial project, based on the idea of lifelong learning, designed for professionals and students from the fields of arts and culture, and open for general public. Based on the experience of professionals as a basis of knowledge, the project is transparent and flexible, based on alternative methodology, with an idea to verify the theoretical assumptions through critical and practical experiences. The project’s tendency is to gather young, future and graduated/ established arts and culture professionals in order to give them a clearer picture of the professional curatorial possibilities that lie ahead, developing and nurturing the society’s understanding for all professions that this vocation covers. About and around curating/ Kustosiranje is a public and non-profit programme, open for all creative individuals from the fields of arts and culture.
The project is realised through 1) public programme (panel-discussions, workshops, lectures, exhibition projects), 2) academic course and 3) regional/international research and networking initiative targeted towards contemporary curatorial practices and cultural entrepreneurship.

The institutions of culture – public or independent – are in the position to actively participate in the project About and around curating/ Kustosiranje, by being a partner organisation, offering practice or advices relating to younger colleagues.

Project mission: on curatorial practices, developing toolbox and required skills, on the technologies of preparation and realisation of independent exhibition project, education and supporting proactive attitude of young and future art curators, team work, developing entrepreneurship in the field of culture, spreading share culture

Target group: 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, professors, managers and entrepreneurs)

Project authors: Andrej Bereta and Srđan Tunić (curators, art historians)

Context of origin

That’s not a cabinet vocation, but a truly dynamic activity, which requires everyday attendance, devotion, the quest for sources, connecting information and people, intelligent deliberation of both present and the past, throughout the challenges, which are all a part of everyday life, according to the professor, art historian and curator Jerko Denegri, in a very interesting conversation.

By understanding the surroundings in which the curatorial vocation exists and develops in Serbia, especially among younger professionals, based on challenges as shortage or even lack of professional practice, the deficit of stable and long-lasting specialised curatorial courses and schools, the conservative public image of a curator’s profession, the connection between the public and the civil sector, employment and sustainability troubles; these are all the most important strategic questions to be raised through the project About and around curating/ Kustosiranje. Instead of stating unnecessarily the impoverished and almost helpless state in the curatorial field, it is required to point the examples of good practice, to encourage the possibilities of self-realisation, to stress the importance of cooperation and team work, but also to give support to proactive attitude in developing independent projects in the fields of arts and culture. After all, the main focus is on questions that define the curatorial profession, the questions which are in line, that “breathe” with the contemporary, esthetical and social tendencies. The technology of making an exhibition project, curator-artist relation, different methodological approaches (public institution and independent work), arbitrariness and the representativeness of the profession, curator as an artist (and vice versa) – are just some questions on which we seek possible answers, by developing the About and around curating/ Kustosiranje project as a research activity, publicly accessible and visible, affirmative towards the curatorial vocation.

Results - public programme: 


  • The Ministry of culture and information of Republic of Serbia
  • Faculty of Architecture, University of Belgrade
  • Mikser festival and NGO
  • Dom omladine Belgrade
  • ROTARACT Serbia
  • Ambassy of Republic of Croatia, Serbia

  • About and around curating project has officially entered the academic world – freelance curator and art historian Maja Ćirić dedicated a chapter on the project in her PhD Contemporary curatorial practices and institutional critique, University of Arts in Belgrade (March 2013)
  • The editorial of TV programme Beokult (RTS 1 channel), dedicated to cultural scene in Serbia, in the Christmas special show presented the About and around curating project as being of the most creative initiative of young art and culture professionals in Serbia for 2012 

Media coverage
  • TV (RTS 1 Beokult and Dnevnik, TV Prva)
  • Radio (B92, Studio B, RBGD 1 and 2, Slobodna Evropa, Radio 202, Radio Tri)
  • Online magazines and platforms (Seecult,, B92)
  • Newspapers (Blic, Kozarski vijesnik)


Udruženje građana „ARTIKAL: Društvo za promovisanje i negovanje savremenog i slobodnog umetničkog izražavanja“ / Civil association „ARTIKAL: Association for curating and promoting contemporary and free artistic expression“

Radivoja Koraća 6, 11000 Beograd

Andrej Bereta: +381 64 133 41 29,

Srđan Tunić: +381 63 8666 604,

Official e-mail: kustosiranje(@), about.and.around.curating(@)

Official blog:,

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