U10 Gallery Belgrade
“Back to Now” international project (exhibition, presentation, discussion) from 22nd of June till 8th of July, U10 Art Space, Kosovke devojke 3, Belgrade.
The project “Back to Now” was inspired by the book “A New Earth” by Eckhart Tolle. It points out the necessity of the feeling of presence and awareness of the present moment for the human consciousness. The project investigates the relationship between culturality and ever growing technological development in an international discourse through interdisciplinary field of art, science and technology. The segments of the project, the exhibition, panel/discussion and presentation encompass multimedia artwork, from traditional media such as drawing to interactive artworks which connect art, science and technology or new media. The participants of the project are artists coming from Japan, China, Turkey, Spain and Serbia.
8 pm – Opening of the exhibition “Back to Now“
Participants: César Escudero Andaluz, Candaş Şişman, Nathan Guo, Snežana Arnautović Stjepanović and Ivica Stjepanović, Mariko Hori, Isidora Fićović, Daichi Misawa, Gordana Žikić, Nataša Kokić, Marija Bjekić, Predrag Damjanović, Lidija Antonović and Boško Begović
6 pm – Presentation of the interactive works by Nathan Guo and Isidora Fićović
8 pm – Panel discussion “Culturalities and new technologies”, participants: Maja Stanković, Aneta Stojnić and Jovan Čekić (with the comment on the text “Culturalities” by Daichi Misawa)
The project includes a visit and collaboration with the following institutions: The Museum of Science and Technology in Belgrade, the Museum of Nikola Tesla and the Centre for the Promotion of Science in Belgrade
Project author: Isidora Fićović
Coordinator: Gordana Žikić
Sponsors and partners: Ministry of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia, Museum of Contemporary Art in Belgrade, Austrian Cultural Forum, ULUS (Association of Fine Artists of Serbia), Samsung, Orange studio, Byzart, Designed.rs
The premiere of the project “Back to Now” is done successfully in Belgrade 2017 and looking forward to its developing in another cities, countries, places.