Andreas Broeckmann on Thu, 13 Apr 2000 14:26:54 +0200 (CEST)

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[Nettime-bold] Dejan Sretenovic lecture, 2 May 2000, MonteVideo/Amsterdam

Date: Thu, 13 Apr 2000 14:00:01 +0200
From: Bart Rutten <>

Dejan Sretenovic lecture on Media Art in Serbia

2 May 2000, 20.00 hrs, MonteVideo/Amsterdam

We would like to draw your attention to a special lecture by Dejan
Sretenovic, Director of the Centre for Contemporary Art in Belgrade (CCAB),
on the development of video/media art in the former Yugoslavia and Serbia.
This lecture will be given at the Netherlands Media Art Institute on May
2nd, 2000.

Dejan Sretenovic is currently regarded as one of the most important
contemporary curators and art theoreticians in Central Europe. In 1999,
Sretenovic organised the manifestation Video Art in Serbia, which gave a
unique overview of 30 years of video art in the former Yugoslavia. It will
be of no surprise to anyone that this overview showed the traces of a
turbulent history. Following on from this video-art project, Sretenovic
organised Reality Check, Serbian Art during Wartime
(, which explored the delicate
socio-cultural situation in Serbian art.

The self-reliant nature of Serbian video/media art is not just based on the
political situation. Due to the socio-economic and technological developments
in this country, Serbian video art has gone through a different development
than its ‘Western’ equivalent. These differences are caused, among other
things, by the relatively slight influence of television on culture until the
late 1980s, and by the unavailability of up-to-date technical equipment.
Sretenovic will delve into this history, and will focus on the current
flourishing situation.

The presentation focuses on media art projects produced in the last 5 years.
The main topic to be discussed is how media art reflects Serbian reality and
its media representations. The presentation includes CD Rom pieces by Milica
Tomic and Zoran Naskovski and videos by Apsolutno, Zoran Todorovic, Zoran
Naskovski, Dragana Zarevac, Pavle Cosic as well as excerpts from Serbian TV
coverage of the operation Allied Force and turbo-folk video clips. The project
Realty Check, produced by CCAB during the war, will be presented as well.

Twee Hoog Achter will open its doors at 20.00 h. The entrance fee will be
NLG 10.00, and we would recommend that you make your reservation by
telephone (+31 20 623 7101), or email (

Yours sincerely,

Bart Rutten


Nederlands Instituut voor Mediakunst
Montevideo/Time Based Arts
Keizersgracht 264
NL 1016 EV Amsterdam
T +31 (0)20 6237101
F +31(0)20 6244423


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