On Friday, July 19th, the play Capital, directed by Andraš Urban, was performed at the Berane Cultural Center.
Unbridled energy and fierceness of the performers, both actors, songs by composer Irena Popović Dragović and great musicians on stage, left a strong impression, inviting and provoking the audience in Berane to face the social reality and to start finding answers to all the open questions of this play.
As part of the Festival of Young Artists 19, on Saturday, July 20, the writer Balša Brković gave a lecture at the Polim Museum in Berane, on the topic of New Art and Youth.
What is this new art, how is it related to the phenomenon of language, who creates the new reality and why are young people important in that concept are just some of the open questions to which both the lecturer and the audience sought answers, through a later discussions.
Anja Radulović (28) lives in Podgorica. She completed her basic and specialist studies in painting at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Cetinje, and in 2016, she received a masters degree from Albertina Academia delle Belle Arti in Turin, Italy. She has exhibited in Montenegro, Sofia, Turin, Tuzla, Belgrade, and visitors to the Festival in Berane could see her works from the exhibition Bound(less) Fragments.
Veljko Kopitovic was born in Podgorica in 1988. He graduated at the Faculty of Fine Arts (University of Montenegro), Graphics branch, in 2012, in the class of prof. Vesna Boskovic. Winner of the annual award for graphics of the Faculty of Fine Arts in Cetinje. He lives and works in Podgorica.
Within the framework of the Festival of Young Artists 19, during the previous weekend, the Polim Museum in Berane hosted an exhibition of young Montenegrin painters Anja Radulović and Veljko Kopitović.
The exhibition was opened by writer Balša Brković, who was appreciative of the concept of the Festival of Young Artists “which does not offer any sugary versions of reality, but adheres to the fact that what is artistically true, simply has to be artistically beautiful.”
“We have two really interesting and important artists, Anja Radulović and Veljko Kopitović, who enter their artistic adventure, their game of deciphering the world, from quite different positions. With Anja Radulović, we see as a starting point a landscape from which she conquers a special and very personal ecstasy of drawing, because that drawing leaves the intention, the intention of the landscape, expands into something that actually becomes bigger than reality itself. In that sense, I perceive it as an ecstasy of drawing, where the artist guided by that logic goes to the end. That landscape, as much as it may or may not look like something that was the starting point in the end, I am sure it is truer and more beautiful. Because that is the power of art.
On the other hand, with Kopitović, we see the need to start from the same point in deciphering the world with a spectrum of pop-cultural impulses, something that pulls towards the urban, but with the same unease and the same drawing power.
I am certain that what is personal in art is always the most valuable, and in that sense, this exhibition really brings two special personalities of the contemporary art scene. “
The composition Nocturno for solo violin, orchestra and electronics, by the young Montenegrin composer Milivoje Pićurić, was premiered by the Montenegrin Youth Orchestra (soloist Igor Pejović – violin) as part of the Festival of Young Artists 19, in July 2019 at the Berane Cultural Center.
The video shows the atmosphere from the concert, the very end of the second part of the composition, which is energetic, fast-paced, contrasts with the first and is based on short rhythmic fragments that alternately run through virtuoso solo sections and sections of massive orchestral tutti.
The composition creates a sound image, with the line of the solo violin representing the main thought in an environment in which the colors of orchestra and electronics overflow.