Ljiljana Maletin Vojvodic og Dragan Vojvodic er artists in residence ved Frida Hansens hus i Juli. Ljiljana jobber med et bokprosjekt om blant annet Frida Hansen og har gjort research under oppholdet, mens Dragan har jobbet med en endagsutstilling med en performance som vises Torsdag 30. juli. Dragan har gjort endringer på bygget og vil også gjøre en performance. Så stikker vi på Studio17!
Dragan Vojvodic is an artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia, mainly working and exhibiting his work in Scandinavia (Sweden, Iceland, Norway and Finland) as well as the Balkan region. He has cooperated in different international projects in France, Spain, Portugal, Sweden, Iceland, Norway, Greenland and Finland producing different media (performance, photography, video, installation, sculpture). His art is a way of communication – a discourse implemented by using his own body, and objects representing it as well as space where the body is situated. Presence or absence of the body and their mutual relation are paradigms of different existential situations. That relations in a range from inertia to tension or to total destruction, besides the visual connotations, refers to symbolic and implicit layers of his own being.
He collaborated with writer Ljiljana Maletin Vojvodić at different artist-in-residence projects in Norway, France, Finland and Iceland.
Serbian writer Ljiljana Maletin Vojvodic is currently on residency in Frida Hansen’s house here in Stavanger. Her research represents continuation of activities concerning cross-border cultural cooperation between Serbia and Scandinavia and coincides with a major retrospective of Frida Hansen’s art at Stavanger Kunstmuseum.
Ljiljana Maletin Vojvodic has participated in international projects and artist-in-residence programs in Portugal, France, Spain, Latvia, Greenland, Norway and Sweden. Her subjects include image studies, Scandinavian studies, intercultural dialogue, contemporary women’s art, conceptual writing and art books.
After having returned from USF Verftet, in Bergen, inspired by Norwegians’ simple lifestyle, adoration of nature, honesty, contemporary culture and tradition, Ljiljana Maletin Vojvodic published Norwegian story: publication in Serbian of passages from works of Norwegian writers (Jostein Gaarder, Trygve Gulbranssen, Knut Hamsun, Erik Fosnes Hansen, Henrik Ibsen, Knut Kjelstadli, Roy Jacobsen, Karsten Alnæs, Lars Saabye Christensen, Arne I.S. Lygre, Erlend Loe, Jo Nesbø, Bjørnar Olsen, Per Petterson, Geir Pollen, Laila Stien, Dag Solstad, Lars Fr. H. Svendsen…) as well as passages from books of Serbian writers and researchers who were deeply interested in Norway (Isidora Sekulić, Ljubiša Rajić…)
Ljiljana has written about Frida Hansen in Danas, one of Serbia’s most important newspapers:
You can find her books at Stavanger Kulturhus: