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Jovana Sudimac

Filtering all situation since 2010!

Jovana Sudimac was born 1987, in Belgrade where lives and works. She completed her Master’s studies in 2012 at the Department of Painting, Faculty of Fine Art in Belgrade, in the class for trans-medial research under Professor Zoran Todorović. Her artistic production develops in hybrid spaces between visual art, the internet, visual anthropology and everyday life. Her works are most often displayed as events, interventions in public spaces and interactive social groups as a status and function of art as specific domains of social life. Her ongoing project, from the year 2010, is called “You can follow Love on her Instagram and Facebook page.”

What is the language in common for the young people today?

The language of love.

What does the process of making one of your pieces look like?

I get an idea, I live with her for some time, I test her in the everyday and if it fits in the All-life, I move on to her production.

Which challenges have you faced while making art as you know it?

I have many challenges, this time it was consistency of idea, to do the right thing in every way without worrying about the reaction or support of a community.

Do you consider yourself an artist, and what does that word mean to you?

I am an artist, that’s my occupation, an honest and all too much mystified job.

What is your escape from reality? Do you even have a need to escape from something?

I try not to escape from reality, in problematic situations I often get a “sign” and then I’ll calculate the moment, I “just do it”.

What does the word innovative mean to you?

I Googled the word “innovative” and the first result that came up on the site The Big Dictionary said: “Innovation assumes transforming creative ideas in a product, service or process that can be commercialized.” With this sentence, I definitely don’t agree.  This narrow definition doesn’t result in anything good and certainly nothing innovative, perhaps something that humankind pulls towards ruin.

Do you have a plan for the future? Where can your artistic practice take you?

I plan for my artistic practice to take me to something beautiful and fun in life, for it to be an example that art can function without the I-cut-my-own-ear-off-or-yours-for-this scenario.

What made the biggest influence on you to become what you are today and do what you do now?

My upbringing had a lot to do with how I ended up, before all else my parents did when I started to think about art and that became the real turn around on a difficult road to a better life.

How would you describe Serbian (Balkan or European-depends on where you live and work) contemporary cultural scene?

The Serbian youth cultural/artistic scene is interesting and diverse, unfortunately the system is such that young and old artists are directed to make fools of themselves for marketing purposes.

In which way does your creative process shape you or changes you as a person, if it does at all?

The job of an artist is demanding and difficult, it assumes abnegation and insecurity, no one would be crazy enough to do it without it birthing some smaller or larger truth.