September 15th – October 21st
Curated by: Gunnar B. Kvaran and Danielle Kvaran
Venues: Cultural Centre of Belgrade (Art Gallery, Artget Gallery, Podroom Gallery), Belgrade City Museum, Serbian Academy of Arts and Science Gallery, U10 Art Space, Remont Gallery
The concept of the exhibition revolves around the notion of “cacophonies.” The title, THE MARVELLOUS CACOPHONY, reflects the thought about art in the last several decades, as the art world has become increasingly, “cacophonous,” as has the world itself in general. Despite the fact that the Western notion of contemporary art has become universal, since the beginning of the 21st century, cacophony has become the dominating condition under which no unique denominator has been able to emerge. We have entered an artistic period without a name, an art world with many centres. The result is an art world of complex activities and divergent ideas about what art is and what art can be. An art world overflowing with heteroclite works of art.
The 57th October Salon, “The Marvellous Cacophony,” should serve as an installation, as a mirror of the world, as a diversified situation, rich with dissonance and din. The goal is to explore artistic production worldwide by looking into diverse art scenes, uniting different generations, and compiling a constellation of works which express, through their form, structures, and content the diversity and the richness of cacophonic expression.