MY TEACHING MOBILITY IN BELGRADE: Radoslav Tadić, University of Banja Luka

22. March 2021

Radoslav Tadić

University of Banja Luka, Bosnia in Herzegovina

Erasmus+ Mobility for Teaching at:

University of Arts in Belgrade, Faculty of Fine Arts

I checked in at the University of Arts in Belgrade on Monday, March 1st. After that, I went to the Faculty of Fine Arts in the building located on the Street of Mile Milutinovic, where I gave the introductory lecture to the students in the class of professor Radomir Knezevic. The students in question are students of senior years and students of master’s studies. During the introductory class, I told them the topic of the lecture and introduced the presentation, which I scheduled for Wednesday, March 3rd. After the introduction, I got familiar with each student’s work and gave them some guidance and corrections for the future. During the individual conversations, I tried to give them, in a subtle and unobtrusive manner, exercises that would be helpful for the further development of their poetics.

I was at the Department of Sculpture at the Faculty of Fine Arts in the class of professor Rados Antonijevic and Mrdjan Bajic on Tuesday, March 2nd. I attended students’ presentations of their practical work there. Two senior students and two students of master’s studies were presenting. That was truly a precious experience for me since there is no department of sculpture at the Academy of Arts in Banja Luka. Each presentation lasted about half an hour and after that, all the people had a discussion. Next, I discussed and compared with my colleagues their experiences gained at the Faculty of Fine Arts and my experiences at the Academy of Arts in Banja Luka. Following that, I visited the students of the first year of studies at the Department of Sculpture in the class of professor Olivera Parlic Karajankovic.

I visited the class of professor Radomir Knezevic on Wednesday, March 3rd. I gave a lecture and presentation about the Academy of Arts, students’ works, exhibition spaces in Banja Luka as well as the most prominent fine artists in my hometown. The students concluded during the discussion, which happened after the lecture, that they would like to introduce themselves to the audience in Banja Luka by making a group exhibition in one of the galleries. I believe that the interest these students showed in the exhibition in Banja Luka was initiated by the successful communication I had established with them. I gave them the contact of the fine art gallery manager and I promised to help them with the realization of their exhibition.

After the lecture, I visited the class of professor Branko Rakovic. On Thursday, March 4th, I gave individual lectures together with professor Radomir Knezevic. On Friday, March 5th, I checked out of the University of Arts. After that, I met with professors Radomir Knezevic and Rados Antonijevic, who were my initial hosts at the Faculty of Fine Arts. We summed up the thoughts on my mobility and we visited galleries and museums that are near the building of the Faculty of Fine Arts, which is located in Pariska street.

Apart from spending my time in all three buildings of the Faculty, I used my mobility to visit current exhibitions in Belgrade. I visited: Gallery FLU, Center for Graphic Art & Visual Researches, National Museum, Art Pavilion Cvijeta Zuzorić, Salon of the Museum of Contemporary Art Belgrade, Gallery of Petar Dobrović, The Legacy of Petar Lubarda, Kombank Dvorana’s gallery, Zepter Museum, X Vitamin, Gallery 73, Gallery Rima and Gallery November.

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