Title: “Free School Is Free Space”
Commissioner: Dejan Todorović
Scientific Committee: Ljiljana Miletić Abramović, Aleksandru Vuja, Slobodan Jović, Predrag Milutinović, Natalija Ristanović, Maja Ćirić, Vesna Cagić Milošević
Exhibitors: Branko Stanojević with Milena Strahinović, Nikola Đekić, Milutin Komanović, Andrej Josifovski, Nikola Ilić
“This work was inspired by the Drawing on the Wall that I found in a basement room of the house which used to be Bogdan Bogdanovic’s Village School of the Philosophy of Architecture from 1976 to 1990. After the school was closed, over its long history of decay, the house became Free Space for refugees, football players, hunters, vagrants…
The metaphysics of this drawing and the history of the place introduce us to a state of archetypal intimacy of primitive peoples or theological-cosmological interpretations of ourselves. As a rule, such a psychological state turns us into self-taught architects of our personal inner space while the process of transition from the surreal to the real unfolds within us.
The exhibition initiates a mythical game between Bogdan Bogdanovic’s surreal cosmos in his city glossary of terms and the new images of present moments representing inquisitive and critical contemplation of the past and projections for the future on city free spaces.”
- Serbia, Venice Architecture Biennale 2018