Artists from Vlasotince and Leskovac presented at the exhibition "Warmth of the South"
The second collective exhibition organized by the Association "Artisan", called "Warmth of the South", which is a continuation of the project "Back to the roots", was opened in the Gallery of the Cultural Center Vlasotince. These are the works of seven young artists from Vlasotince and Leskovac: Ana Petrović, Jovana Đorđević, Aleksandar Radičević, Sasa Cvetković, Jovan Spasić, Aleksandar Spasić, Marko Serafimović and Stefan Petrović.
Under the auspices of the Municipality of Vlasotince and with the support of the Cultural Center, last night the Association "Artisan" organized an art exhibition called "Warmth of the South".
This is the second collective exhibition of young artists organized by the Association "Artisan". The first exhibition entitled "Back to the roots" was organized in May this year.
"The collective exhibition " Warmth of the South " is a logical and purposeful continuation of the project " Back to the roots ". Its primary goal is to emphasize the values of contemporary creativity of young, quality artists and encourage their fruitful work. However, this time the territorial focus is shifting from Vlasotince and expanding to the entire Jablanica district, with the intention of bringing this project to life and connecting the creators of this part of Serbia and emphasizing their quality and importance, as part of a much larger creative milieu, " said Jasmina Zlatković, President of the Association "Artizan".
- A number of authors have been successfully presenting their works to the public for many years and are achieving success in domestic and international competition, but among the participants are authors who are exhibiting for the first time.
The secondary goal of the exhibition and the entire project is to point out the necessity of decentralization of culture and cultural happenings in Serbia, where smaller communities like Vlasotince are neglected, and have as great a need as large centers like Belgrade, Novi Sad for quality cultural content.
In this way, through the realization of smaller projects, a positive creative climate is achieved, within which young authors are encouraged and empowered.
According to her, comprehensively, the story of this exhibition is actually a story about the universality of one artistic idea that was visually realized in the works of eight artists, who embodied it in various media.
The warmth of the south is tied to territorial affiliation, but it also carries a certain symbolic, metaphorical meaning that emphasizes the riches that this art and authors carry with them. The ideological, content, emotional, intellectual warmth speaks from these works, saying that we should return to the south in search of the primordial and true in art. The main trump card is the universality of the theme woven through every painting, drawing, line and every gestural act of the artist.
On behalf of the Cultural Center, the participants of the exhibition and the audience were greeted by Bratislav Valčić, who emphasized that the Cultural Center is available to the Association Artisan and all other associations in our municipality that deal with cultural and artistic work. who can present themselves to the public and encourage young artists to present their work to the public.