In just two days, Serbian composer Milica Djordjevic has won three international awards. Children’s animated film colony, being held in Nis from August 6 to 9, has gathered the guests from Russia, Slovakia and Bulgaria. Retrospective exhibition of great Serbian painter Milan Konjovic to be opened on August 8 in Novi Sad. Tihana Pavicevic has prepared today’s Cultural Chronicle.
Young composer Milica Djordjevic has won at the 8th International Composition Festival in Bangkok, and then two more recognitions followed – Tesla Award for Youth Creativity and her composition being included in the program of the MATA music festival 2013 in New York. The jury in Bangkok was unanimous in declaring Djordjevic the winner of e festival, and her talent was confirmed two days later in New York, where her composition for soprano, bass clarinet, accordion, violin, viola and cello was included in the program of MATA, which is the leading festival of new classical music in USA. On the same day, July 16, Djordjevic received the Tesla Award for Youth Creativity for 2012.
This year’s international children’s animated film colony in Nis has gathered more than 20 participants from the region. The topic of the colony is “Emperor Constantine and edict”, so over five days of the festival the participants will be making films on special animation tables. Chief mentors working with the children are Jaroslav Baran from Slovakia and Elvira Avakieva from Russia. On the last day of the colony, the children’s works will be shown in the yard of the Nis University, and all the participants will be visiting significant monuments that have marked the history of this part of Serbia.
After a noted success of the exhibition in the Serbian Cultural Center in Paris, the public in Novi Sad and art lovers will have the opportunity to see the display that marks the beginning of celebrating the centennial of the work of Milan Konjovic. Like in Paris, the exhibition in the Memorial Collection of Pavle Beljanski will present the selection of 25 paintings from the fund of the “Milan Konjovic Gallery” from Sombor. The Memorial Collection keeps the anthological works of the Serbian art in the first half of the 20th century, endowed by the renowned collector whose name it bears. The selection of paintings in this exhibitions dovetails with the concept of Pavle Beljanski’s collection, so eight works were done in the period 1926-1956, including two representative canvases from Konjovic’s episode in Paris – “My atelier” and “My atelier II”, both from 1930. In his youth, our great painter Milan Konjovic was turned to Paris, where he had his first individual exhibition in 1931. Being known as a painter of characteristics expressionist style, Konjovic was significantly influenced by the years spent in Prague, Vienna and Paris. He returned frequently to those cities, in which he formed his recognizable expression, as well as in his hometown of Sombor.