Promotion of “From Noise to Sound” publication and film at Academy of Arts in Novi Sad!

On Monday, November 18, 2019 at 1 pm we are having the promotion of our film and publication at the Academy of Arts, University of Novi Sad (Multimedia Center, 7 Đure Jakšić Street).

The promotion will include the presentation of the “From Noise to Sound” publication and documentary film which follow the project and its activities. With this promotion we wish to highlight the problem of the lack of contemporary sculpture in Novi Sad which is the main objective of this project and thus initiate a discussion on the topic among major stakeholders in solving of this problem.

The promotion will be attended by: Siniša Bokan, Dean of the Academy of Arts; Nikola Macura, Assistant Professor (Project Coordinator); Dragana Garić Jovičić, Curator of Art History and Book Editor; Vojin Ivkov, film director as well as other project participants.


"From Noise to Sound" Exhibition / performance
on June 1, 2019 in Novi Sad Svilara Cultural Station!

The sound installations that have been made in the period of March till the end of May 2019 will be presented at the final exhibition / performance From Noise to Sound on Saturday, June 1, at the Svilara Cultural Station (corner of Đorđe Rajković and Pavle Stamatović Street) at 20:00. The installations are made from military waste, and are the product of mutual work of sculpting team led by Professor Nikola Macura from the Academy of Arts Novi Sad, a scientist, a composer, musicians (performers), audiovisual artists and many others. At the opening of the exhibition on June 1st, 2019 the musicians from Novi Sad, Poznań, Pécs and Banská Bystrica will perform compositions specially composed for this occasion presenting themselves to the Novi Sad public and illustrating a potential solution of how to tackle the issue of the lack of contemporary sculpture in the city.

The exhibition / performance is open for the public and we kindly invite all interested parties to come and join us!

*Note: Before the final exhibition / performance there will also be several short public performances on the sound installations on several locations within public space of the Novi Sad on Friday, May 31, 2019 in the afternoon. The aim of these short performances is to create the interaction with passers-by – the people who “use” the public space of the city in order to attract new audience among people who usually do not visit such events and raise the awareness of ordinary citizens of the importance of art in the public space and the impact that contemporary sculpture – in this case installations can have on their lives.


"From Noise to Sound" Workshop:
May 27- 31, 2019 in Novi Sad!

The international workshop "From Noise to Sound" will be held from May 27 to 31, 2019 at Svilara Cultural Station in Novi Sad (corner of Đorđe Rajković and Pavle Stamatović Street).

The topic of the workshop is Contemporary Sculpture in Novi Sad, analyzed from both theoretical and practical point of view with an interdisciplinary and intercultural approach. The participants of the workshop are the representatives of all partner institutions on the project: Academy of Arts, University of Novi Sad (Serbia), Faculty of Fine Arts, Academy of Arts in Banská Bystrica (Slovakia), University of Arts in Poznań (Poland) and Faculty of Music and Visual Arts University of Pécs (Hungary). Besides the students and teachers of these institutions, the workshop will also gather different artists, art researchersand cultural workers and any interested parties.

The aim of the workshop is to analyze and map the problems surrounding the contemporary public sculpture practice in Novi Sad (as we strongly believe that the solution of any problem must start from the right diagnosis of the current situation); but also to raise the awareness of ordinary citizens about this problem. Therefore, the morning (theoretical) session of this workshop will be open to the public and media representatives. The second (afternoon) part of the workshop is more practical in nature with the goal to offer a potentially effective solution to the problem of contemporary sculpture practice in Novi Sad in the form of sound installations where all participants from various fields of arts (and sciences!) will be joining forces in order to help create and finalize the sound objects. This part of the workshop will gather all the participants involved in the process of the making of the installations: sculpting teams, scientists, audiovisual artists, musicians-performers and many others.

From Noise to Sound workshop programme (open to the public):

  • Topic: Contemporary sculpture practice in Novi Sad
  • Working language: English
  • Monday, May 27, 2019 (10-13h)
  • Tuesday, May 28, 2019 (11 - 13h)
  • Wednesday, May 29, 2019 (11 - 13h)
  • Thursday, May 30, 2019 (11 - 13h)
  • Friday, May 31, 2019 (11 - 13h)

Detailed information in the programme.

Project “From Noise to Sound” presented at the Faculty of Music and Visual Arts, University of Pécs

During a visit to the Faculty of Music and Visual Arts of the University of Pécs from April 15-19, 2019, the project coordinator, Professor Nikola Macura presented the project From Noise to Sound to teachers and students at the department of Sculpture. It was discussed about the concept of the project, its objectives, all the activities and the upcoming events were announced. Special attention was given to the current phase of the project: the creation of the sound installations. Through discussion and mutual work of all the participants, some new creative solutions were suggested which will be shown on our exhibition on June 1, 2019 at the Svilara Cultural Station in Novi Sad. Furthermore, there was also a discussion about the contemporary sculpture practice inPécs, the examples of good and bad practice.

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This project is co-financed by the Governments of Czechia, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia through Visegrad Grants from internation Visegrad Fund. The mission of the fund is to advance ideas for sustainable regional cooperation in Central Europe
From Noise to Sound

The project "From Noise to Sound" is designed as an attempt of artists and students of art to tackle the issue of the lack of the contemporary sculpture in Novi Sad through mutual work of students and teachers from 4 countries (Serbia, Slovakia, Hungary and Poland).

University of Novi Sad
Academy of Arts

Academy of Arts
in Banska Bystrica

University of Arts
in Poznan

University of Pécs
Faculty of Music and Visual Arts