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Magic vitality of the marginal


18 – 30 October 2018
Art Pavilion “Cvijeta Zuzorić”
Mali Kalemegdan 1, Belgrade


On Thursday, 18 October 2018 at 7.00 pm, Museum of Naïve and Marginal Art, supported by the Ministry of Culture and Information of RS, opened the exhibition of paintings and sculptures of thirty-five painters and sculptors from Serbia, the self-taught raw vision artists entitled Magic Vitality of the Marginal. A hundred of artworks of the authors of three generations from the collections of Museum of Naïve and Marginal Art, Museum of Naïve Art from Šid (the works of Ilija Bosilj Bašičević), National Museum in Kraljevo (monumental drawings of Vojislav Jakić), private collections, and the authors’ property illustrated the variety of sensibilities of this kind of the pictorial in Serbia, which was many times shown in the most significant international exhibitions worldwide. Olivera Vukotić, Nina Krstić, the author of exhibition and Dejan Masliković Assistant to the Minister of Culture gave speeches at the opening ceremony.


Among the representative works of world classics today, Sava Sekulić, Ilija Bosilj Bašičević, Emerik Feješ, Vojislav Jakić, Barbarien, Milosav Jovanović, Slobodan Živanović, Milanka Dinić, Bogosav Živković, Dragutin Aleksić, Dragiša and Milan Stanisavljević, Ilija Filipović and Ferenc Kalmar, the works of Vojkan Morar, Joškin Šiljan, Igor Simonović, Ivana Stanisavljević Negić, Boris Deheljan, Dragan Jovanović Gagac from recently closed exhibition organised by NMA at Halle Saint Pierre (7 September 2017 – 31 July 2018) were also on display. This exhibition was open for nine months thanks to great interest of the visitors. The artists who were especially remarkable for their original pictorial expression in the last few years were Saša Petrović – Berdujac. Srboslav Ilić, Zil Milano, Tomislav Blagojević, Ištvan Jan and Dragan Milivojević, whose works completed the presentation of magic vitality. Burning colouring in the realisations of a young artist Jelena Jakonić and Barbarien, point to great potential of raw pictorial expression.






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