In the French Institute in Novi Sad, on Thursday 22.09. starting at 5 p.m., a panel discussion on the topic “the relationship between institutions and street art” will be held.

This panel will bring together practices and examples of cooperation between institutions and artists in the field of street art through the presentation of projects by the Embassy of the Netherlands, the French Institute in Serbia and the Austrian Cultural Forum. French artist Chaldea, Christine Koblitz from the Vienna Museum and Nevena Nikolić from the Dutch Embassy will participate in the panel, the moderator of the panel is art historian Ljiljana Radošević from the organization Street Art Belgrae.

The panel will discuss cooperation between cultural institutions and artists in the field of street art. Bearing in mind that street art that functions as a subcultural practice attracts the attention and interest of cultural and city institutions, the panelists will discuss the levels of communication and support in the field of street art. We will also discuss ways to preserve culture and subculture, and how to present street art to a wider audience from a position of cooperation with cultural and city institutions.

As part of the event, photos of works by French artists who visited Serbia will be exhibited, as well as works by Serbian artists created in France. Visitors will be able to visit the first virtual exhibition “Loving Street Art Belgrade”, which is now also available in French using a VR set.

Chaldea is a French artist born in Paris. She visited Serbia several times as part of the All Girls Jam organized by the artist TKV, with the support of the French Institute in Belgrade and Novi Sad. Chaldea is recognizable for her unique style that is mysterious and contemporary and always evolving through the different media she uses. Her work goes beyond artistic creation and becomes a whole creative universe that she gladly shares with her audience. The artist will share her experience working on projects in Serbia.

Mag. Christine Koblitz, in charge of social media and special projects of the museum in Vienna, will present the unique project “Take over”. In 2019, the Vienna Museum invited street artists to display their styles directly on the museum’s architecture. Before the planned reconstruction of the museum, 40 recognized street artists were invited to “take over” the museum, creating temporary works directly on the walls of the museum itself.

Nevena Nikolić from the Department of Culture and Media Relations of the Embassy of the Netherlands will present the “Exceptional Women of Serbia” project launched by the Embassy of the Netherlands in cooperation with the Center for Women’s Studies, the GRAD Cultural Center and nine cities in Serbia. Their selection included the most significant women of the 20th and 21st centuries from various fields – among them are revolutionaries, activists, designers, philanthropists, politicians, poets, writers, lawyers, pedagogues, composers, athletes, feminists. Through a public competition, artists across Serbia were given the opportunity to portray 10 exceptional women by painting murals in selected cities.