Project represents the initiative for reviving the idea of art in public space in Serbia, while supporting the process of decentralization of contemporary art scene in the country.
In the year 2007, Serbia got several newly recognized cities. In eleven of them large-scale mural by contemporary Serbian artists were created. Reshaping the urban structure and offering new understanding of contemporary art, murals became the symbols of the cities where they were created and the meeting place for many locals. The project is one of the largest initiatives for promoting permanent public space art in Serbia in the past few years, and it contributed to the process of reviving the mural as technique among contemporary artists in Serbia.
The project was initiated by Kiosk platform for contemporary art and Telenor foundation.
It was supported by Duga company and local municipalities in the cities where murals were produced.
The collaboration between the Telenor Foundation and Kiosk in the Start Up City project has received the Bizart Award, which is sponsored by the Serbian Ministry of Culture, for the best partnership between the cultural and commerce sectors.
Artists: Aleksandra Petković - mural in Vranje | Ana Kraš - mural in Zrenjanin | Katarina Šoškić and Dušan Rajić - mural in Kraljevo | Miloš Nušić - mural in Leskovac | Siniša Ilić - mural in Pančevo | Aleksandar Dimitrijević - mural in Užice | Igor Stangliczky - mural in Subotica | Miodrag Stanišić - mural in Šabac | Mladen Hrvanović - mural in Zaječar | Marko Stojanović - mural in Sombor | Stefan Ikonić - mural in Loznica.
Supervisors team: Miica Pekić (curator), Ana Krstić (Telenor fondation), Ana Adamovic (artist), Dorijan Kolundžija (artist).
Project supported by Telenor Foundation.
Project sponsored by Duga Company.