DD: During this year’s Montenegrin-Serbian art dialogues, eight authors displayed their works on four exhibitions, four from each country. Their creative work, in a thematic, conceptual and philosophical sense, entered the dialogue long before the artists themselves had the opportunity to do so. In addition to portraying the individual poetics of artists and the environments they come from, these exhibitions hightlight similar interests and universal issues that artists deal with, as well as different solutions they come up with. We asked some of them how they saw their work and the work of artists they exhibited with, as well as about their similarities and differences in the choice of fine art instruments relative to the message conveyed by their works.

First of all, I would like to say that it was a great pleasure for me to participate in the project of Danube Dialogues, and introduce myself to Novi Sad’s fine arts audience for the first time. I am also delighted that my sculptures were displayed together with the sculptures of such an eminent artist as Milan Blanuša, because we both do figuration, so that the audience was able to see two completely different poeticss dealing, in a way, with the same man.

In the times we live in, conversations are becoming increasingly scarse, so the concept of a dialogue underlying this event, in my opinion, is a noble indication that dialogue is necessary for all, even art.

The name of my work is Astronaut and Priest and is inspired by the incredible encounters of these two men in recent history, and a funny dialogue established both between the two of them and the companies in which they work.