|The Museum of Applied Art - Belgrade / IMPOSSIBLE - THE ART OF SURREALISM 1926 -1936|
IMPOSSIBLE - THE ART OF SURREALISM 1926-1936 , by
Milanka Todic, Ph.D., a representative study exhibition of The Museum
of Applied Art, was opened on the Museum Day, on 6 November 2002, until
18 February 2003.
The accompanying programme
of the exhibition Impossible - the Art of Surrealism
consisted of lectures (organized in the City Library), a cycle of surrealist
films (in Museum of Yugoslav Film Archives), and the programme presented
in the The Museum of Applied Art.
The Museum, as the organizer of the exhibition, wished to stir up interest of Belgrade audience, especially of the youth, in our avant-garde heritage and artistic practice of the Belgrade group of surrealists, but also to point to this artistic movement which was never sufficiently promoted in our country. The exhibition was positively estimated by literary critics and was exceptionally well covered by the media. The very opening of the exhibition, which was to take place at 13 minutes to midnight, presented a singular surrealist event. A girl sprawling on a sofa, with tattoos on her body, brought a surrealist photograph from 1925 into life. The spokeswoman of the exhibition, dressed in an original costume created by Zvonko Marovic, completed this visual experience. A large number of beautiful young people paid tribute to Belgrade surrealists.
NIN from 14 November 2002 published a statement of Gojko Tesic, one of the most prominent connoisseurs of Serbian avant-garde art between the two world wars: “The exhibition is an artistic miracle of miracles at the beginning of the new millenium in Belgrade... Surrealist art presented in an entirely different light and in a wonderful, magical manner it is a supreme, very European event of the last decade. Both Milanka Todic and The Museum of Applied Art deserve commendation, and more!”
The exhibition Impossible - the Art of Surrealism got a prestigious award of Serbian Association of Art Historians and was proclaimed the best exhibition in 2002. The exhibition was also awarded the "Isidorine staze" award by publishing company Plavi Jahac, Belgrade, for its contribution to Serbian culture.