58th October Salon | Belgrade Biennale 2020

THE DREAMERS

October 16, 2020

The Cultural Centre of Belgrade announces the new opening date and list of participating artists at the 58th October Salon | Belgrade Biennale 2020, titled The Dreamers

Initially scheduled for September 18, the 58th October Salon | Belgrade Biennale 2020 will be opened on October 16, 2020.

The postponement is due to the current pandemic and the consequent inability to carry out the planned activities related to the organization of the Salon. We believe that moving the date will allow time for achieving a greater extent of normalization of work, which is necessary for preparing an international exhibition. The Cultural Centre of Belgrade is closely monitoring current  situation and will inform general public about possible changes.

On the recommendation of the founder, the City of Belgrade, and in agreement with the curators of the Salon, the size of the exhibition will be modified and, in light of the current situation, which imposes new security measures – social distancing and limiting the number of visitors – the number of venues and planned live performances will be restricted.

The reduced map of the venues now refers primarily to the exhibition space of the Belgrade City Museum in Resavska Street and the Cultural Centre of Belgrade Movie Theatre (provided that the cinema can be used by then). Some additional venues that will be part of the exhibition of the 58th October Salon, which will not imply staying indoors, are: Radio Belgrade, BIGZ Building and several public places in the city, which will focus on the presentation of artworks in dialogue with Belgrade.

The exhibition intends to investigate the complexity of the current times, questioning not only the misleading nature of the real, but the space occupied by dreams, intended as the metaphorical embodiment of a space of freedom, which is able to challenge the certainty of the real world, of acquired knowledge and of our own beliefs.

For centuries philosophers have asked to what extent our external world can legitimately be considered real, utilizing the oneiric as an argument to criticize our most common certainties. Today, the accelerated development of new technologies seems to have overturned the issue. The possibility of creating and taking part in increasingly refined virtual spaces seems to represent an escape from reality, an escape towards a dimension that is not strictly oneiric, but that is undoubtedly related to our dreams.
The question is: how can we perceive today’s world? What are the conditionings that interfere in our capacity to critically experience reality? How can artists explain the complexity of the human being in our current times? Dreams allow us to rethink our relationship with reality, with the truth of Nature, of the plant world and of the animal beings ?

The exhibition will include the work of 56 international artists from different countries worldwide.

Jean-Marie Appriou (born in 1986 in Brest, France; lives and works in Paris, France); Marija Avramović and Sam Twidale (They have been collaborating as a duo since 2017. They live and work in Paris, France); Trisha Baga (born in 1985 in Venice, FL, USA; lives and works in New York, NY, USA); Davide Balula (born in 1978 in Vila Dum Santo, Portugal; lives and works between New York, NY, USA, and Paris, France); Neïl Beloufa (born in 1985 in Paris, France; lives and works in Paris, France); Will Benedict (born in 1978 in Los Angeles, CA, USA, lives and works in Paris, France); James Bridle (born in 1980 in London, UK; lives and works in London, UK); Dora Budor (born in 1984 in Zagreb, Croatia; lives and works in New York, NY, USA); Elaine Cameron-Weir (born in 1985 in Alberta, Canada; lives and works in New York, NY, USA); Ian Cheng (born in 1984 in Los Angeles, CA, USA; lives and works in New York, NY, USA); Than Hussein Clark (born in 1981 in Exeter, NH, USA; lives and works in London, UK, and Hamburg, Germany); Claudia Comte (born in 1983 in Grancy, Switzerland. Lives and works in Basel, Switzerland); Sanja Ćopić (born in 1992 in Belgrade, Serbia; lives and works in Belgrade, Serbia); Vuk Ćuk (born in 1987 in Belgrade, Serbia; lives and works in Belgrade, Serbia); Alex Da Corte (born in 1980 in Camden, NJ, USA; lives and works in Philadelphia, PA, USA); Simon Denny (born in 1982 in Auckland, New Zealand; lives and works in Berlin, Germany); Nicolas Deshayes (born in 1983 in Nancy, France; lives and works in London, UK); DIS (Lauren Boyle, Solomon Chase, Marco Roso, David Toro, they have been collaborating as DIS since 2010 in New York, NY, USA); Aleksandra Domanović (born in 1981 in Novi Sad, former Yugoslavia; lives and works in Berlin, Germany); David Douard (born in 1983 in Perpignan, France; lives and works in Aubervilliers, France); Cécile B. Evans (born in 1983 in Cleveland, OH, USA;
lives and works in London, UK); Cao Fei (born in 1978 in Guangzhou, China; lives and works in Beijing, China); Cyprien Gaillard (born in 1980 in Paris, France; lives and works in Berlin, Germany); Nenad Gajić (born in 1982 in Pancevo, Serbia; lives and works in Belgrade, Serbia); Petrit Halilaj (born 1986, Kostërrc, *Kosovo ; lives and works between Berlin, Germany, Bozzolo, Italy, and Runik); Camille Henrot (born in 1978 in Paris, France; lives and works in New York, NY, USA); David Horvitz (born in 1974 in Los Angeles, CA, USA; lives and works in Los Angeles, CA, USA); Marguerite Humeau (born in 1986 in France; lives and works in London, UK); Invernomuto (Simone Bertuzzi and Simone Trabucchi, they have been collaborating as Invernomuto since 2003. They live and work in Milan and Vernasca, Italy); Alex Israel (born in 1982 in Los Angeles, CA, USA; lives and works in Los Angeles, CA, USA); Melike Kara (born in 1985 in Bensberg, Germany; lives and works in Cologne, Germany); Nadežda Kirćanski (born in 1992 in Zrenjanin, Serbia; lives and works in Belgrade, Serbia); Josh Kline (born in 1979 in Philadelphia, PA, USA; lives and works in New York, NY, USA); Oliver Laric (born in 1981 in Innsbruck, Austria; lives and works in Berlin, Germany); Mark Leckey (born in 1964 in Birkenhead, UK; lives and works in London, UK); Hannah Levy (born in 1991 in New York, NY, USA; lives and works in New York, NY, USA); Hana Miletić (born in 1982 in Zagreb, Croatia; lives and works in Brussels, Belgium); Ebecho Muslimova (born in 1984 in Dagestan, Russia; lives and works in New York, NY, USA); Katja Novitskova (born in 1984 in Tallinn, Estonia; lives and works in Berlin, Germany, and Amsterdam, Netherlands); Wong Ping (born in 1984 in Hong Kong; lives and works in Hong Kong); Puppies Puppies (Jade Kuriki Olivo) (born in 1989 on Easter Island; lives and works in New York, NY, USA); Sonja Radaković (born in 1989 in Belgrade, Serbia; lives and works in Belgrade and Novi Sad, Serbia); Jon Rafman (born in 1981 in Montreal, Canada; lives and works in Montreal, Canada); Anri Sala (born in 1974 in Tirana, Albania; lives and works in Berlin, Germany); Bojan Šarčević (born in 1974 in Belgrade, Serbia; lives and works in Basel, Switzerland); Max Hooper Schneider (born in 1982 in Los Angeles, CA, USA; lives and works in Los Angeles, CA, USA); Augustas Serapinas (born in 1990 in Vilnius, Lithuania; lives and works in Vilnius, Lithuania); Igor Simić (born in 1988 in Belgrade, Serbia; lives and works in Belgrade, Serbia); Marianna Simnett (born in 1986 in UK; lives and works in London, UK); Emily Mae Smith (born in 1979 in Austin, TX, USA; lives and works in Brooklyn, NY, USA); Colin Snapp (born in 1982 in Lopez Island, WA, USA; lives and works in New York, NY, and Los Angeles, CA, USA); Daniel Steegmann Mangrané (born in 1977 in Barcelona, Spain; lives and works in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil); Diamond Stingily (born in 1990 in Chicago, IL, USA; lives and works in New York, NY, USA); Nora Turato (born in 1991 in Zagreb, Croatia; lives and works in Amsterdam, Netherlands); Nico Vascellari (born in 1976 in Vittorio Veneto, Italy; lives and works in Rome, Italy); Jordan Wolfson (born in 1980 in New York, NY, USA;
lives and works in Los Angeles, CA, USA).

THE DREAMERS
Curators: Ilaria Marotta, Andrea Baccin
Assistant Curator: Leonardo Caldana

58th October Salon | Belgrade Biennial*
* In 2018, Board of the 57th October Salon made a decision to add the subtitle Belgrade Biennale to the name October Salon in the future.

Organizer: Cultural Centre of Belgrade www.kcb.org.rs
Founder and patron: The City of Belgrade
With the support of: The Ministry of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia, Instituto Italiano di Belgrado, French Institute, Austrian Cultural Forum, Embassy of Switzerland…