The exhibition in Belgrade will be opened by Stevan Vuković, an art theorist, and Vladimir Miladinović, the author of the exhibition.
“Kino” is an exhibition commissioned by Lumbardhi Foundation form Prizren in support to the process of building and interpreting the archive of Lumbardhi Cinema. The artist was invited to research and interact with the archive of Lumbardhi Cinema, bringing a multi-faceted narrative spanning five decades of the life of the institution. Applying his method of drawing reproductions of selected visuals and written archival materials which have been suppressed or marginalized into the collective memory of small communities, Miladinović shows moments and relationships from the daily life of an institution dedicated to the dissemination of values, norms and practices to masses through film.
Based in Belgrade, VLADIMIR MILADINOVIĆ has been working as an independent artist since 2007. Currently he is a resident at UAL Archives and Special Collections Centre researching Stanley Kubrick’s archive, and is a part of The VEM-Visual Embodied Methodologies network based within the King’s College in London. He graduated from the Faculty of Applied Arts in Belgrade and completed doctoral level courses in the department of Art and Media Theory at the University of Arts, Belgrade. Miladinović was a member of the Working Group “Four Faces of Omarska” an art/theory group that questions memorial production strategies. Miladinović’s main interests lie within the politics of remembering, media manipulation, and the creation and reinterpretation of history. While his work engages with war and post-war trauma; dealing not only with media, forensics, political and ethical identification and presentation of war crimes, they focus also on current transitional ideologies of denial and erasure. Questioning how media and institutions in the post-war societies create public space, consequently shaping collective memory, Miladinović utilizes art as a forum to create a counter-public sphere that raises questions about war, media propaganda, manipulation of narrative, historical responsibility and intellectual engagement. He was the laureate of the 53rd October Salon Award in Belgrade and won the award from “Vladimir Veličković” fund.
The project was developed and produced in partnership with Forum ZFD in Kosovo and Forum ZFD in Serbia with the support of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The research for this exhibition has been supported by the Foundation for Arts Initiatives.