Central Celebration and the Ceremony were held on 3rd December 2013 at the National Theatre in Niš. The opening of the exhibition of professors from the Faculty of Arts was held at 7 pm in the lobby of the National Theatre, when the annually awards and plaques were handed. At 8 pm the operetta Die Fledermaus was performed at the National Theatre.
On 3rd December 2013 the Faculty of Arts in Niš celebrated 11 years, anniversary. On this occasion, on Monday, December 2nd 2013 at the Faculty of Arts Concert Showroom two manifestations were realized – the opening of the exhibition and the revue concert. At 7:30 pm the exhibition named Master exhibition was officially opened where the works of the students at the Master’s degree studies were exhibited. At 8 pm the revue concert under the name of 11 composers for 11 years was held, where the professors of the Faculty of Arts in Niš performed.
Faculty of Arts in Niš organized the First National Scientific Conference with the international participation - Balkan Art Forum Niš 2013 on the topic ARTS AND CULTURE TODAY (11th and 12th October 2013.). Forum aims to gather artists, pedagogues, theorists, researchers and practitioners whose ideas, innovations and research in the field of art and their specific proposals would encourage the promotion of artistic and pedagogical theory and practice. / Photographs: Dušan Tatalović, Nikola Ćirić - III year students at the Department of Applied Arts, Faculty of Arts in Niš and Živorad Kostić - University of Niš.
The opening ceremony of sgraffiti exhibition of students of the Faculty of Arts in Niš, under the mentorship of Slavica Erdeljanović Curk, MA, Associate Professor, was officially opened on Tuesday, 8th October 2013 in the Art Gallery of the Cultural Center in Aleksinac. This is the first exhibition of the works in this very interesting painting technique. 18 students exhibited about 30 works created over the past few years.
Master students of the Department of Applied Arts at Study program - Graphic Design exhibited their works at the Gallery of Contemporary Art (Pavilion in the Fortress), from 12th to 22nd July 2013. "The exhibition of works of students of Master’s degree program at the study group - Graphic Design at the Faculty of Arts in Niš is in itself a sublimate of externally achieved experience and understanding of graphic design through the life of the authors. Reading of these works is a process that is based on understanding of the sensory-perceptual experiences that open the way to a very elementary convention in the scope of graphic communications, environmental graphics and posters. The works of these young authors prove that the idea of artistic work is more articulated by the present life situation and the language of graphic communication is increasingly replaced by the word. Seeking after a new form, these authors establish new relations to the well-known form and they are ready to move these relations, to overlap them, to make them more difficult and to place them into a new context. They reflect the chance to create new out of the achieved in the field of graphic design, from which arises the belief that there is no crisis in the arts. Students of Master’s degree program at the study group - Graphic Design at the Faculty of Arts in Niš in 2013 are: Željko Blagojević, Milan Dejanović, Marijana Milojević, Aleksandar Milenković, Milan Stefanović, Miljan Radenković and Andrea Zafirović." Anita Milić, Assistant Professor
George Kyrillos, founder and a conductor of the Coptic choir David Ensemble from Egypt, gave a lecture on Coptic spiritual music in the Hall 6 at the Faculty of Arts (No. 10, Knjeginje Ljubice Street), on Monday, 24th June 2013, at 6 pm. The opening speech at the lecture had a musicologist Sonja Cvetković, PhD, Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Arts.
Opening of the exhibition of posters made by students of the Department of Applied Arts at the Faculty of Arts in Niš was held on Thursday, 20th June 2013. in the Gallery - Association of Architects of Niš. The exhibition presented works by students of the third and fourth year at the Undergraduate Academic studies and students at the Master Academic studies in Graphic design study program. "If it can be said that something is first looked at and then read, the poster as a form of graphic design, is ideal for confirmation of this thesis. In everyday life we constantly observe, evaluate and analyze a large number of messages, but only a few of them we remember. We remember those that visually “grabbed” us. That was the criterion for the selection of posters made by students at the third and fourth year of the Undergraduate Academic studies, and Master Academic studies at the Department of Applied Arts. The works in the exhibition with their impressibility and intrigue lead us to think how the message is created, developed and formed. These young artists transpose the content in an original and innovative way, while the diversity in solving visual problems is full of freshness and sincerity. The limited area still gives the freedom to express personal preference through a combination of photography, illustration and typography. Some of the works represent the answers to some issues that plague modern men. Their visual narrative form helps the viewer to become more aware of the surrounding and the behavior from personal to social level. Experimenting with different media often leads to effective, unusual and different results. Graphic design is often thought to be a process of beautifying. However, the work of a graphic designer is often complex, analytical and not just related to the aesthetic experience. The exhibition provides an overview of possible solutions to the tasks which the students were dwelling during the course of their studies, at the subject - Poster. These are the answers of young people who react in a mature, authentic and energetic way. Communication with the audience is different, often, in accordance with the sensibility, preferences and beliefs. Designers have the opportunity to focus the public's attention, to persuade, influence emotions and attitudes, and ultimately to enrich visual culture. Students of the Department of Graphic Design will surely take advantage of this opportunity." Slavica Dragosavac, MA, Assistant Professor
Promotion of the First Discographic Edition by the Faculty of Arts in Niš was held on Monday, 17th June 2013 in Hall 8 at the University of Niš. Along with the appropriate music program of a clarinet and flute quartet in the class of Ivan Jelić, Associate Professor, the audience was addressed by Sonja Cvetković, PhD, Assistant Professor, the author of the accompanying text on the promoted edition.
On Monday, 17th June 2013 in the Hall 8 at the University of Niš, the exhibition of mosaics made by students of the Faculty of Arts in Niš was opened, in the organization of the Faculty of Arts, The Center for Scientific research SANU and the University in Niš. Works of 20 students were presented at the exhibition, created under the mentorship of Slavica Erdeljanović Curk, MA, Associate Professor.
On a crowded stage at the Fortress of Niš Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 was performed on June 15th, 2013, additional manifestation within the celebration of the Jubilee Edict of Milan 313-2013, Serbia. The audience's standing ovations greeted the musical forces of Niš, masterfully performing the piece of one of the most important German composer. The Orchestra of the Faculty of Arts in Niš, Niš Symphony Orchestra, the Choir of the Faculty of Arts in Niš, the Academic Choir of the Students' Cultural Centre in Niš, the Women's Choir SKC Niš, the Academic Choir Obilić from Belgrade, Niš Chamber Choir and the soloists, over three hundred artists on the stage at the Fortress in Niš sent a message of peace and tolerance. Prior to the ceremonial presentation of the concert, the audience was addressed by the Mayor of Niš, Zoran Perišić, who said he was particularly pleased that artists from Niš had the honor to perform the symphony, with the basic idea of unity and mutual respect, being the core values of the Edict of Milan. The host of the evening, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany in Serbia, Heinz Wilhelm said that tolerance was an essential element of that masterpiece, as well as tolerance was the basic idea of the Edict of Milan, the anniversary of which is celebrated this year. Ceremonial performance of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony was attended by the President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia, Nebojša Stefanović, Minister of Culture and Information, Bratislav Petković, the members of the diplomatic assembly, as well as many people from cultural and public life.
"The exchange" is part of the celebration of the Edict of Milan and a way of strengthening relationship between York and Niš. 24 (Department of Music, University of York, England), conducted by prof. dr William Brooks, and the Faculty of Arts, University of Niš, with the dean prof. dr Suzana Kostić, organized and coordinated the cooperation in the exchange of musical expression, mutually presenting music programs in two cities, in Niš, Serbia, and in York, England. The aim of this joint presentation of young artists is that young people present themselves as promoters of universal human values and as the best messengers of contemporary meanings of messages of Edict of Tolerance. Messages of tolerance can be expressed through various forms of social representation. One of the ways is the common musical performance by cities that are in a historical and civilizational way related to the Emperor Constantine. The thread that binds these two cities is certainly the main driver of cultural connection among students, i.e. young artists.
The world-renowned violinist Nemanja Radulović was awarded with the Honorary Doctorate on Tuesday, June 4th 2013. The honorary doctorate of the University of Niš Nemanja Radulović was awarded by the Rector of the University of Niš, Dragan Antić, PhD, at the ceremony especially organized on this occasion. In addition to the rector, the audience was addressed by the Dean of the Faculty of Arts in Niš, Suzana Kostić, PhD, recalling some of the many performances of Nemanja Radulović, with an emphasis on virtuosity, which this young artist born in Niš, presents in his work worldwide. The famous violin virtuoso thanked the University and the Faculty of Arts in Niš at the title assigned to him, and once again impressed everyone present in the hall of the University by the interpretation of a classical Bach, and with the premiere of a composition from a new project he is currently working on with the renowned composer and conductor of the young generation, Aleksandar Sedlar.
Violinist Nemanja Radulović held a two-day master class course for violin, on 4th and 5th June 2013 at the Faculty of Arts in Niš. On the first day, the course was attended by the participants of the course and the second day of the course was open to the public and it was held in a crowded Concert Showroom of the Faculty of Arts. At the end of the lecture Nemanja Radulović, together with Jovan Bogosavljević, MA, Associate Professor at the Faculty of Arts, held a brief concert in which they performed Vivaldi's Four seasons, being accompanied by the Student Chamber Ensemble Hybrids.
The opening of the annual exhibition of students’ works of the Department of Fine Arts and the Department of Applied Arts was held on Tuesday, June 4th 2013, in the premises of the Department of Fine Arts (Art School Niš, No.6, Prvomajska Street) at 12 pm, and in the premises of the Department of Applied Arts (Primary School Njegoš, No.60, Pantelejska Street) at 1 pm.
Mila Polić, a student of the final year at the study program of graphic design, is the winner of a competition for the logo design of the Emperor Constantine that was established by the company IDEA doo Belgrade. On the occasion of the city celebration, the winner was awarded by the Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Suzana Kostić, PhD, on Sunday, June 2nd 2013, in the amphitheater at the quay, in the presence of Regional Director of IDEA doo, Slobodan Titin.
The Embassy of Japan in the Republic of Serbia, in cooperation with the Faculty of Arts in Niš, organized a demonstration of ikebana (Japanese skill of flower arranging), calligraphy (the art of beautiful writing) and Japanese koto music (Japanese harp). The demonstration was held on Wednesday, 29th May 2013, at 8 pm at the Faculty of Arts Concert Showroom in Niš.
After 50 years, and thorough preparations, the premiere performance of the operetta Die Fledermaus, of the refurbished Niš opera occurred on May 22nd 2013 at the National Theatre in Niš. Setting the first opera performance in Niš, after a few decades pause, involved primarily relying on home artists. At the theatrical and musical spectacle of the year, which involved almost 300 performers, all of them, except the conductor Dejan Savić, were practically from Niš. The opera engaged not only the National Theatre in Niš but the Faculty of Arts in Niš, too, as the holder of this major project, then, the choir and the orchestra of the Faculty, as well as the Symphony Orchestra and the Students, Cultural Center. This popular operetta by Johann Strauss, was directed by Ivan Vuković, the director of the National Theatre, conducted by Milena Injac (while the premiere was conducted by Dejan Savić) and the whole piece was performed in Serbian language.
The architect and designer Radomir Vuković, gave a lecture on Friday, 19th April 2013 at the Hall 8 of the University of Niš. "The last phase of the great research work realized by the architect and designer Radomir Vuković, included the collection of works by designers from this region. At the time of general globalization, this approach was aimed at cumulative understanding of domestic designer production. There are more than 300 authors, i.e. over 620 of the alphabet, numbers, logos, pictograms and visual systems created during this period. The idea of collecting and presenting the papers of our graphic designers was established on the grounds of the authority and the extensive editor,s documentation of the journal KVADART, edited and published by Radomir Vuković from 1992 to 2006. The capital edition ZNAKOVITO, which contains 2500 characters of graphic communication, published in three volumes in 2002, was awarded with Pavle Vasić reward in 2002 as a publishing project of the year, which was more than supportive for its author. Vuković continued collecting works, and his collection currently consists of over 6,000 items. It is interesting to note that the set of journals Kvadart can be found in the Congress Library in Washington, USA."
The Faculty of Arts in Niš organized the master class course for solo singing and chamber music (from 8th to 10th April, 2013), held by Ljudmila Gros Popović, MA, Full Professor at the Faculty of Music Arts in Belgrade. The final concert of the participants of the master class course was performed on Wednesday, 10th April, 2013 at the Faculty of Arts Concert Showroom.
Within the celebration of the 1700th Anniversary of the Edict of Milan, Faculty of Arts in Niš organized on 18th March 2013, in Hall 8 at the University of Niš, lecturing of the art historian and archaeologist Miša Rakocija, PhD, an associate advisor at the Institute for Protection of Cultural Monuments of Niš on the topic The Art of the Old Christian Niš. Lectures by Miša Rakocija, PhD, covered the period from the fourth to the seventh century, or in other words, the period from Constantine the Great until the arrival of the Slavs. For the first time, the new findings were presented about the early Christian fresco painting and hidden iconographic messages, mosaics, architecture and applied arts. The speech was held on Naisus as the famous city of martyrs - martiriopolis, and on the first bishops and priests from Niš. New discoveries were presented on the oldest churches and basilicas, monumental tombs and the secret of decoration of the sarcophagi, unique in the world, then the information on the Basilica of the martyrs, where the relics of famous martyrs of Niš rested, as well as the new knowledge about the monumental baptistery at Mediana, unique in the eastern part of the empire.
The Faculty of Arts in Niš organized the master class course for piano technique and counterpoint (from 13th to 16th March, 2013), held by Aleksandar Serdar, MA, Full Professor at the Faculty of Music Arts in Belgrade. At the end of the master class course, the active participants performed at the final concert.
On 11th March 2013, in the Gallery of the Student,s Cultural Centre (SKC) in Belgrade the exhibition of mosaics and sgraffiti of students of the Faculty of Arts in Niš was officially opened. On the tenth exhibition of student works created under the supervision of Slavica Erdeljanović Curk, MA, Associate Professor, 25 students exhibited more than 30 mosaics and sgraffiti.
Dimitrije Bužarovski, PhD, Full Professor at the Faculty of Music Art in Skopje, held a promotion of the book The research methodology applied in musicology, on Thursday, 7th March 2013, in the Small Hall at the Faculty of Arts in Niš. After the presentation, prof. Bužarovski performed several compositions for piano from his work.
On 19th February 2013 the exhibition of mosaics entitled Marks in stone was opened in the Gallery of Niš Cultural Center. 24 students from the Department of Fine Arts of the Faculty of Arts in Niš exhibited their works. "In this year of celebration, with the exhibition of mosaics, students show their creative ability and some of them even enviable professional maturity, which has already been noticed and awarded at some international exhibitions," Slavica Erdeljanović Curk, MA, Associate Professor at the Faculty of Arts.
Faculty of Arts in Niš organized the intensive master class course for flute and clarinet held by Anđela Bratić, MA, Associate Professor, and Spec. Miloš Mijatović, Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Arts in Niš from 7th to 10th February, 2013. At the end of the master class course, the active participants performed at the final concert.
The Faculty of Arts in Niš organized the intensive master class course for piano (from 21st to 24th January, 2013), held by the famous pianist Miloš Mihajlović, Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Music Arts in Belgrade. At the end of the master class course, the active participants performed at the final concert.
The famous violinist from Niš Nemanja Radulović performed at the Club Babylon on January 18th 2013. This successful young artist held a concert with the quintet The Devil's Trills - the string quintet he has had a number of impressive performances with. The concert at the club was organized as a jam session so that the musicians had a more relaxed performance and a closer relationship with the audience.
The exhibition of the teaching staff of the Department of Fine Arts and the Department of Applied Arts of the Faculty of Arts in Niš, due to the celebration of ten years, anniversary of the Faculty of Arts, was opened on Thursday, January 17th 2013. in the Gallery Srbija. "The exhibition ahead of us includes the works of the associates, assistants and lecturers of the Department of Applied and Fine Arts at the Faculty of Arts in Niš. The exhibition, taking into consideration different media, approaches and authors’ individual poetics, is pronouncedly diverse. Several authors use the exhibited works to show their research of new art areas and the tendency towards new approaches to work, while the others extend their research to topical or purely formal level of their approaches that have already made them recognizable in their artistic surrounding." Davor Džalto, PhD, Assistant Professor of the Faculty of Arts in Niš