Visual Arts in Cultural Stations During First Week of May

The first days of May in Novi Sad Cultural Stations bring content for all lovers of visual art – a film and photography festival and an exhibition of tapestries.

It will start with Sino-Serbian Youth Photography Festival and Chinese Documentary Film Week on Thursday, 6 May, in the Svilara Cultural Station, while the day after that ‘Nature as a Creation’ mini exhibition by Jelena Đorđević will be opened in cooperation with the Institution for making tapestries ‘Atelje 61 in Rumenka Cultural Station.

Students from Serbia and China through photography and film will present their vision of the global pandemic situation at the Sino-Serbian Youth Photography Festival and Chinese Documentary Film Week in the Svilara Cultural Station from 6 – 20 May.

During two weeks, the Novi Sad audience will see eight films as well as 57 works within the exhibition, including works by two Serbian artists – Anja Jurca and Miljan Sekulić.

Four films are about the Chinese government and the people’s fight against coronavirus. We wish to show that we have suffered, but somehow we have managed to control the loss to a minimum. The way people react to the situation and government policies may differ, but the purpose should be the same – to protect themselves and the people around them. The other two films talk about changing the lives of people in poor regions of China, with the application of government and CCP anti-poverty policies. These topics are the most important in China in 2020 – the fight against coronavirus and poverty,’ said Tian Zhen, one of the organizers of this event.

You can find the programme of the festival HERE, as well as the application form for film screenings. Applications are required due to the epidemiological situation, and one application is valid for one seat for the selected film projection. The exhibition will be available to the public in the Great Hall of the Svilara Cultural Station every day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., except on the last day of the festival, 20 May, when visitors will be able to see it from 10 a.m. to noon.

The festival is implemented by the Association for the Exchange of Educational Content between China and Serbia, the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad, the Ethnographic Museum Belgrade, the University Library Belgrade, BELDOCS and the Svilara Cultural Station.


‘Atelje 61’ continues with the programme of marking six decades of its existence. Mini-exhibition entitled ‘Nature as a Creation’ by Jelena Đorđević will be held in the Cultural Station Rumenka from 7 – 16 May, in cooperation with the Institution for making tapestries ‘Atelje 61’.

The exhibition of art historian Jelena Đorđević ‘Nature as a Creation’ deals with the relationship between creators and nature, as inspiration and basis for valorization and revaluation of environmental issues, ecology, renewable energy sources and recycling, sustainability or unsustainability of natural resources of the planet. Local and foreign artists who collaborated with ‘Atelje 61’ approached these topics through various aesthetic, ethical, sociological and creative patterns and views.

The exhibition is part of the accompanying programmes with which ‘Atelje 61’ marks the 60th anniversary.

Due to the epidemiological situation, the official opening ceremony will not be held, and the audience can see the works until 16 May, on weekdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., or on weekends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. On the opening day, 7 May, the exhibition will be available from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

The organisers ask all visitors to adhere to all measures in order to preserve their health and for better enjoyment of cultural content. Visitors are required to wear protective masks at all events. The maximum number of visitors indoors is controlled at all times. The organizer keeps the right to change the maintenance of the programme and the format of events due to change of epidemiological measures.


Photo: Jelena Ivanović