Murals In Vračar Municipality Presented As Well
Owing the “Super Wall” project, implemented by Telenor Foundation, BELEF and KIOSK, Belgrade got five murals painted by first-class artists
August 11, 2009 – Murals of modern Serbian artists Biljana Đurđević and Vladimir Perić decorate buildings in Vracar municipality, 57 Milesevska Street and 42 Makenzijeva Street, as of today. These two murals mark the completion of the “Super Wall” project, implemented by the BELEF, the Telenor Foundation, the Contemporary Art Platform KIOSK, and Vracar, Savski venac and Stari grad municipalities.
The first three murals, painted by the most prominent representatives of the world street art, Blue, Valerio Berruti i M-city, have been presented within the BELEF and are located in Savski venac and Stari grad municipalities.
The murals presentation in Vracar municipality has been attended by its author Biljana Djurdjevic, as well as Milena Stojicevic, the BELEF Director, Branimir Kuzmanovic, President of Vracar Municipality, and Marija Beslac, Media Coordinator in Telenor.
Biljana Djurdjevic, who has created the mural in 57 Milesevska Street, is one of the renowned Serbian artists. She has had individual exhibitions in Israel, Sweden and Germany, and group ones in Washington, Chicago and Beijing. Vladimir Peric’s mural is located in 42 Makenzijeva Street. The reputable Serbian artist exhibited his artworks from 1986 until 1996 under the alias of Talent, and was a member of the Talent Factory art group 2006.
The three murals painted by artists of the world street art are located in Stari grad and Savski venac municipalities. Blue, who painted the mural in 6 Pop Lukina Street, is currently the most important and popular muralist in the world. He perceives walls as drawing papers. Valerio Berruti’s mural is located in 61 Resavska Street (“Petar II Petrović Njegoš” Primary School). This increasingly popular young Italian artist will exhibit at the Venice Biennale this year. He uses everyday themes in his work, particularly those from his childhood. M-City is an original project of Marius Varas, and it includes several hundreds of murals painted in many large cities of the world. The main theme of his work is urban landscape. His mural is located in 16 Durmitorska Street.
“The “Super Wall” project is closely related to the “Start Up City” project, which resulted in murals decorating 11 cities in Serbia and was initiated as support to the decision of the Ministry for Public Administration and Local Self-Government to grant the official status of a city to all large towns in Serbia. These projects reintroduce murals as an art form, and through this year’s one, Telenor has continued to cooperate with the BELEF. Last year, the Foundation was the golden sponsor of the Festival and it implemented the Art2sitON project, where Belgrade got 50 concrete benches, painted by Belgrade artists and located along the Sava and Danube rivers banks, at Kalemegdan, and in several city parks.