The gallery-legacy of Milica Zoric & Rodoljub Colakovic | Goran Babic | Occasional Stopping of Time | Curatorial guidance through the exhibition
The life and work of Goran Babić represent a fantastic intertwining of biography, art, history and politics. He grew up in different parts of Yugoslavia.
He completed his studies in economics in Zagreb, where he worked as a writer and politician until the beginning of the Yugoslav war drama, when he settled permanently in Belgrade.
He has published almost a hundred books of poetry, prose, dramatic texts, literary criticism, as well as engaged and polemical texts, and his poetry has been included in many domestic and foreign anthologies.
The exhibition “Occasional Stopping of Time” represents a possible insight into the complex creative opus of Goran Babić and the inseparable socio-political and cultural ambience of post-war Yugoslavia, whose development, existence and dramatic and tragic end will deeply mark the author’s life. A cross-section of Goran Babić’s biography and art in the exhibition next to the book – synopsis, which the author purposely made for this occasion, includes accompanying archival material, artifacts, hundreds of titles of his poetry, prose, criticism, political essays, films, videos and author’s works. (drawings, installations, ambiences, textile objects) by contemporary visual artists Darinka Pop-Mitić, Tamara Đorđević, Siniša Ilić and Vesna Vesić who interpret various themes and narratives related to Babić’s life and work.
Curatorial guidance through the exhibition will be byMiroslav Karić, curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art and the team of the exhibition.
The gallery-legacy of Milica Zoric & Rodoljub Colakovic has existed since 1980 and is located in the building that Milica Zoric and Rodoljub Colakovic donated to Belgrade. At this address, Legacy keeps a collection of 92 pieces of the most famous Yugoslav artists, a collection of stylish furniture, expensive oriental carpets and a variety of porcelain and glass items.
After the 2010 adaptation, the gallery became a multi-functional space. High quality art programmes and exhibitions of modern art are organized.