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. About Biennial

The Youth Biennial is a recent/new event under the guise of the The Association of Fine Artists of Serbia through which the following are organized: an international contemporary art exhibit by young artists, artwork production workshops with a team of curators from Serbia and the region as well as a multiweek discursive program. The Initiative for starting the Biennial again as a cultural framework in which visual artists have integrated their works, relies on the heritage of the Youth Fund (1972 – 1990) which has been entrusted to ULUS for safekeeping, and has stemmed from the “Mosa Pijade” Youth Fund. Furthermore, the wider framework of this undertaking has been the tradition of organizing the Youth Biennial in our region, the exhibit which has for a full three decades been held in Rijeka (1960 – 1991) and then in Vrsac (1994 – 2004).

As far as the program is concerned, the Youth Biennial has been envisioned as a place which responds to the common needs of all those who participate in its creation, which includes not only the production and the execution of artworks but also the building of discourse and the distribution of knowledge. In the organizational sense, the Biennial has been envisioned as a platform for the horizontal cooperation and exchange of new and affirmed actors in the field of art, open to new participants and partnerships, foreseeing the possibility of continued or occasional engagement.

On the initiative of ULUS, a group of participants of public preparations of the Biennial has been established and which consists of young people under the age of 35 who are active in the fields of culture and art – young artists, students of fine and applied arts, culture management, architecture as well as the theory and history of art. The call to join the work of preparing the Biennial is permanently open. More information about the Youth Biennial project is available in the document about the organizational structure of the Biennial..