Saturday, February 25, 2017

222. Contemporary Serbian Art @ Zepter Museum



In the 1920s Belgrade - as the capital of the newly formed Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes - got a number of important buildings designed in different architectural styles of that era. This magnificent edifice - designed by the Croatian architect Dionis Andrija Sunko - was built for the First Croatian Savings Bank.

The building was commissioned for a twofold purpose: the bank occupied the ground and first floors and the remaining three upper storeys were designed as different sized residential flats. The main fa├žade was modelled after multifunctional buildings of the Berlin Secession and is one of rare examples of Berlin and Hungarian Secession in Belgrade.



The Bank occupied the building for several decades before closing its doors. The gallery then moved in and opened  on July 1, 2010 – when the founder of the Museum - and its owner - Mrs. Madlena Zepter - presented her native city with this cultural institution.
 
The core activity of the Museum is “… to collect systematically, protect, study, exhibit and publish works of art. It is intended to gather together in one place the works and artists who can visualize the complex art scene in Serbia in the second half of the 20th century and the beginning of the new millennium ...”

It was a delight for me to spend a couple of hours in this beautiful and important gallery – and I share with you just a fraction of the artworks that thrilled my senses ...



Peinture 26 - Dorde Ivackovic - 1988

Pulsimeter - Milovan Vidak - 1965

Way Out - Vladimire Vlada Velickovic - 1993

Les Signes - Ljubomir Popovic - 2007

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Isabella D'Este - Olga Olja Ivanjicki - 1967

People from Macva - Milic Stankovic - 1966

Le Peintre Maudit - Milic Stankovic - 1969

The Piper - Lazar Vujaklija - 1965

Big Sign 3 - Milun Vidic - 1993

Slika - Branko Filo Filipovic - 1976


L' Ecole de Dessin - Miodrag Dado Duric - 1972

Tired Dolls - Aleksandar Lukijan - 1972

In Honour - Zoran Pavlovic - 1961

Columns - Zivojin Zika Turinski - 1969


Work 63/48 - Aleksandar Aca Tomasevic - 1966

Work 65/8 - Aleksandar Aca Tomasevic - 1967

Bird and Women - Dragutin Cigarcic - 1976

The Royal Family - Lazar Vozarevic - 1958


... banking chamber decor ...


... banking chamber decor ... 

Phoenix - Nandor Glid - 1990



Annunciation - Branko Miljus - 1972

City by the Water - Slavoljub Bogojevic - 1963

In Front of the Dead City - Dorde Bosan - 1964

Sky, Water, Stone - Predrag Milosavljevic - 1972

Composition - Mladen Josic - 1967

Still Life - Marko Celebonovic - 1957


Man from Samos - Milan Tucovic - 2000

Horoscope - Bozidar Damjanovski - 1988

Menorah - Aleksandar Aca Duric - 1993

Supertanker - Aleksandar Cvetkovic - 1988

Four Obelisks - Tomislav Toma Kauzlaric - 1979

Window - Tomislav Toma Kauzlaric - 1980

Experiment with Newsprint Paper - Tomislav Toma Kauzlaric - 1978

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Toledo Wall - Vladimir Nikolic - 1982

Initiation - Miodrag Mica Popovic - 1963

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White Painting 1 - Vera Bozickovic Popovic - 1977

Refraction - Vada Selakovic - 1995



Ruptures Through Aggression - Vera Stankovic - 1998

Hedgehog - Miodrag Samardzic - 2011

Reflection 1.2.3 - Dragana Stanacev Puaca - 1998

Search of Ithaca - Ratko Vulanovic - 2011


Great Serbian Countryside - Jovan Rakidzic - 1989

Sunflowers - Ratko Lalic - 2000

Inscription - Danica Basta - 1994

Babylonian Misunderstanding - Milan Stasevic - 1995

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Lentils - Velizar Krstic - 2011

... banking chamber decor ...