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Biennale Vrsac & Belgrad Belgrad October Salon, Belgrad

The VI Yugoslav Biennial of Young Artists Vrsac & Belgrade 2004

artists: Bobby Abrahamson, Kamal Aljafari, Boaz Arad & Miki Kratsman, Johanna Billing, Ivan Bon, Bashir Borlakov, Slater Bradley, Paul Carter, Peter Coffin, Phil Collins, Marko Crnobrnja, Giovanni De Lazzari, Milena Dragicevic, Davor Dukic, Vesna Dunimagloska, Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard, Inaki Garmendia & Asier Mendizabal, gelitin , Milena Gordic, Ivan Grubanov, Stefan Haus , Sharon Hayes, Ana Husman & Ana Seric, Sinisa Ilic, Ivana Jelavic, Ivana Jovanovic, Jeroen Kooijmans, Nenad Kostic, Zsolt Kovacs, Torsten Lauschmann, Sinisa Labrovic, Liisa Lounila, Milena Maksimovic, Nikoleta Markovic, Jelena Martinovic, Renzo Martens, Ivan Moudov, Rosalind Nashashibi , Isabel Nolan, Nika Oblak / Primoz Novak, Ahmet Ogut, Sener Özmen, Adrian Paci, Slavica Panic & Biljana Bodiroga, Marija Pavlovic, Bruno Peinado, Vedran Perkov, Ivan Petrovic, Susan Philipsz, Cristian Pogacean, Darinka Pop-Mitic, Valerie Prot, Maja Radanovic, Maja Rakocevic, Jelena Radic, Arturas Raila, Dragan Rajsic, Stefano Romano, Petra Seveljevic, Goran Skofic, Ivana Smiljanic, Praneet Soi, Boris Sribar, Laura Stasiulyte, Vera Vecanski, Version-, Francesco Vezzoli , Natalija Vujosevic, Jasmila Zbanic, Katarina Zdjelar

Bringing together more than 100 widely acclaimed international and national participants - from the US to Lithuania, from the Netherlands to Israel - the VI Yugoslav Biennial of Young Artists reflects relevant trends on the global art scene.

Jos uvek bez naziva/Untitled (As Yet) - the Biennial's main exhibition - takes place in various locations in Vrsac including the Konkordija Centre for Contemporary Culture, an apartment in a residential block in the centre of town, and the so-called Honey Bank, that at different points in its vivid history served as a bank, hotel, brothel, and warehouse.

Jos uvek bez naziva/Untitled (As Yet) is a non-thematic exhibition presenting works selected for a number of unashamedly subjective reasons. Examples vary from a theatre play written and directed by artist's 9 year old daughter, and a brand of sweets created especially for the occasion, to a video re-enactment of the 1995 assassination of Yitzhak Rabin, a 15m high vinyl installation, and a living room built entirely out of old newspapers and magazines.

Rather than serving to support a certain curatorial thesis, Jos uvek bez naziva/Untitled (As Yet) is primarily conceived as a situation that allows artworks to enter an open-ended conversation which can potentially extend beyond the confines of an exhibition. The final result will not be discernible in advance - it depends on unpredictable conjunctions that the works establish among themselves. Pressetext