July 15, 2008 - Siemens Arts Program - Walls in the Street
July 15, 2008

Walls in the Street

Neša Paripović
Film stills of “N.P. 1977“, 1977
Courtesy: MSUB

Zidovi na ulici / Walls in the Street
June 20 – August 1, 2008

Belgrade, Serbia


Mike Bouchet
Uros Djuric
Michael Elmgreen & Ingar Dragset
Mathilde ter Heijne
Rita McBride
Josephine Meckseper
Sarah Morris
Dusan Otasevic
Nesa Paripovic
Dan Perjovschi
Robin Rhode,
Michael Sailstorfer
Annika Ström
Milica Tomic
Lawrence Weiner
Amelie von Wulffen
Heimo Zobernig

“Zidovi na ulici / Walls in the Street” is a collaboration between Siemens Arts Program and Museum of Contemporary Art Belgrade. International artists were invited to revise one of the basic preconditions of production and representation: the wall. In social terms the wall is a barrier between the internal and the external, in terms of corporeal presence it is carrier between the unseen and the visual. The wall can cause comfort, when feeling safe within one’s own home, but it can also exclude, by forcibly segregating a person from a certain territory. Irrespectively if a wall is authoritative or permeable it is a phenomenon of wide range. The exhibit tried to take these various meanings into account. Besides an assembling of loaned artworks of indigenous as well as international origin a considerable number of contributions was commissioned. In order to prove the walls different aspects several literal and metaphorical artworks referring to the wall were installed either indoors in a White Cube situation or in public space. By using selected spots in the center of Belgrade these “artistic” walls are situated were they are effective as usual, as facade, monument, obstacle, impediment, border, and sign of authority, but also in terms of conceptual critical comment and aesthetic appreciation.

Salon of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Pariska 14
Centre for Cultural Decontamination (Paviljon Veljković), Birčaninova 21
Nacionalna galerija, Dositejeva 1

Additional public spots
Site of Museum of Contemporary Art, Usce 10, blok 15
Former Department store “Beograd”, Knez Mihailova 41–45
Top of former Beobanka Building, Zeleni venac 16

“Zidovi na ulici / Walls in the Street”, ed. by Branislava Andjelkovic, Marko Lulic, Thomas Trummer, approx. 260 pages, August 2008

Cooperating partners
MSUB – Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade (Muzej savremene umetnosti, Beograd), Serbia, and Siemens Arts Program

Branislava Andjelković (MSUB), Marko Lulic (artist and freelance curator) and Thomas Trummer (Siemens Arts Program)



Siemens Arts Program and Museum of Contemporary Art Belgrade

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