In Conversation with Milica Tomic and Zorana Dakovic

Video Art in Serbia

Wednesday January 28, 2015, 18.30

The Multipurpose Hall

Within the scope of Artists’ Film International that focuses on video art and moving image, artist Milica Tomić is in conversation with Zorana Đaković, the curator of Belgrade Cultural Centre, one of the program partners. The conversation centers on Tomić’s artistic practice such as her world-renowned films, videos and performances, as well as video art in Serbia. 

Milica Tomić was born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia. She is an independent conceptual artist, exploring different fields, genres, and methods of artistic practice. Her work centers on researching, unearthing and bringing to public debate issues related to political violence, trauma and social amnesia with a particular attention to the relation, short circuit between intimacy and politics. She is the author of numerous international art projects and workshops and has been a lecturer/guest artist at international institutions of contemporary art. She is a founding member of the New Yugoslav art/theory group, Grupa Spomenik [Monument Group] (2002) and one of the founders of the international platform Yugoslav Studies and Working Group - Four Faces of Omarska. Tomić has participated in international exhibitions including the 24th Sao Paulo Biennale (1998), 49th Venice Biennale (2001), 50th Venice Biennale (2003), 8th International Istanbul Biennial (2003), ‘Populism’, National Museum of Art, Oslo/Stedelijk Museum and Amsterdam/Frankfurter Kunstverein (2005), 15th Sydney Biennale (2006); ‘Manufacturing Today/Trondheim Biennale’ (2010); 10th Sharjah Biennial’ (2011). 


Milica Tomić, One Day, instead of one night, a burst of machine-gun fire will flash, if light cannot come otherwise (Oskar Davičo), 2009