The exhibition, “Images of Contemporary Serbia,” looks for the notion of identity through simultaneously painful and distanced processes. The issues that the images revolve around are linked through the juxtaposition of people, culture and environment, defining their nature and structure.
The Balkans are made up of a complex tapestry. Social upheavals have afflicted the region, leaving in their wake alienation, sadness and a morose truth. There is a indefatigable relationship with religion, as well as a perpetual search for hope even through the ludicrous. The alteration of the regions environment via human intervention has resulted in both annihilation and enhanced beauty. The transitions in these topics fuse together into a contemporary reality, creating a complete picture of modern Balkan identity.
Images in the exhibition balustrade between dream and nightmare, illusion and reality, and in some cases provide a peek of what lurks in our own reflection. These are representative images of a continuum that sometimes cloak megalomania or resignation.