changes of October Salon
During its work on the concept of 45th October Salon,
the Council of the last year's Salon concluded that there
was a need to change the concept and structure of October
Salon, as one of the most important art events in the
City of Belgrade, for the purpose of improving its quality
and enhancing its importance.
was decided to turn the Salon into an international event,
i.e. to include foreign artists in this event. These artists
will present current trends in visual arts in the most
adequate manner together with their counterparts from
Serbia and Montenegro.
Salon is the only cultural event with a local framework
in the city (Theatre Festival BITEF, Music Festival BEMUS,
and Film Festival FEST).
means that local art scene is presented at this art event.
Although some experiments were made at the previous Salons
(for example, an exhibition of Luchezar Boyadziev held
in 2001), they represented discontinuous attempts that
gave no results.
Council feels that for the further course of this event
it is of utmost importance to define it as an international
exhibition. Belgrade would thus enter the international
art agenda, bearing in mind all the premises necessary
in order to promote such an event seriously on the international
the other hand, local scene would take a new life, whereby
local artists would have an opportunity to exhibit along
with foreign ones. It would be also a great occasion to
have an insight into two productions and to compare them
Council appointed Anda
Rottenberg, a Polish
art historian and art critic, to be Art Director of 45th