COLLECTION1, works from the October Salon Collection


Works from the October Salon Collection

October 19th – November 19th 2012.


The Оctоber Sаlоn Collection has been established with a view to create a rеprеsеntаtive collection of art works that dоcumеnt the creative phases of contemporary visual art on the Serbian and the intеrnаtiоnаl scеne from the beginning of the 21st century onward. We are compiling the OS Collection owing to the goodwill of the artists who have participated in the international exhibitions of the October Salon. The first exhibition of their works, through which we are announcing the establishment of the OS Collection, presents sixteen artists by art works exhibited during the course of the preceding October Salons or works that, in the opinion of the authors who donated them, are representative samples from their creative opus. Jan Fabre is one such artist. His work I Am a One-man Movement, which was presented at the 52nd October Salon, is the first work with which we started assembling the Collection. Alongside this work, the exhibition presents the creative achievements of a number of Serbian artists who have all donated one work of theirs – Ana Adamović, Aleksandrija Ajduković, Radoš Antonijević, Antea Arizanović, Aleksandar Dimitrijević, Dušica Dražić, Jamesdin (Aleksandar Jestrović), Nataša Kokić, Zsolt Kovács, Goranka Matić, Vladimir Nikolić, Vladimir Perić, Mileta Prodanović, Škart, Dragoljub Raša Todosijević.


The establishment of the OS Collection was initiated by the idea of presenting contemporary artistic practice to the public not just by means of show-type presentations but also through establishing an active dialogue between artists and the public. It is our intention that this Collection should become not merely a database on art “objects” but a laboratory of ideas and objects. The works that make it up will not be stored in depots, and its public character will enable a more communicative approach to the art works themselves.
Let us hope that this Collection will grow and develop parallel with the October Salon. The Cultural Centre of Belgrade would like to thank all the artists for the art works donated by them.