Elephant in the room: Art Weekend Belgrade at the Hotel Belgrade

A restituted hotel building in Savamala district, near the Belgrade Waterfront complex, was used as scenography of an exhibition set up in sixty-eight hotel rooms. Was it creative collaboration or so-called "artwashing"?

A restituted hotel building in Savamala district, near the Belgrade Waterfront complex, was used as scenography of an exhibition set up in sixty-eight hotel rooms. Was it creative collaboration or so-called “artwashing”?

Art and Cultural Workers Congress:  United we bargain, divided we beg 

Early July the Art and Cultural Workers Congress took place, organized by the BLOK – Local Base for Cultural Refreshment. It brought together various initiatives, professional associations and trade unions who are active in the fight for better working conditions in the cultural sector.

Early July the Art and Cultural Workers Congress took place, organized by the BLOK – Local Base for Cultural Refreshment. It brought together various initiatives, professional associations and trade unions who are active in the fight for better working conditions in the cultural sector.

Centralising culture: competition for the Serbian Capital of Culture 2023

To what extent do state priority projects such as the Serbian Capital of Culture really succeed in advancing and developing local cultural policies, and to what extent are they only a "decorative practice for government policies"?

To what extent do state priority projects such as the Serbian Capital of Culture really succeed in advancing and developing local cultural policies, and to what extent are they only a “decorative practice for government policies “?

Sarah Leonard: Developing sharp, well-informed leftists is as important a role for magazines as publishing left ideas

Sarah Leonard is a journalist and editor of several left-leaning magazines and online magazines, which are becoming more and more common in the United States. Together with Bhaskar Sunkara, she edited a collection of essays entitled: "The Future We Want: Radical Ideas for the New Century". We met Sarah in Belgrade last year on her journey through Southeast Europe, and we renewed the conversation during the past few months marked by the coronavirus pandemic.

Sarah Leonard is a journalist and editor of several left-leaning magazines and online magazines, which are becoming more and more common in the United States. Together with Bhaskar Sunkara, she edited a collection of essays entitled: “The Future We Want: Radical Ideas for the New Century”. We met Sarah in Belgrade last year on her journey through Southeast Europe, and we renewed the conversation during the past few months marked by the coronavirus pandemic.