Self(up)bringing: SEE/SAW

Starting from the common curratorial concept of Serbia's appearance Self(up)bringing, the work SEE/SAW explores the construction of a community and society through the creation of an individual and himself.

Seesaw literally translated represents an element from a children's playground that functions through the involvement at least two people who are in the relationship of strong dependence and counterweight which produces the action. As a wordplay, See (present tense) and Saw (past tense) represent encounters of various experiences that affect the self-(up)building process, opening the question "Who am I?", "Who was I?", And "Why I'm still transforming? "and "How is the world transforming around me? ". Every segment of our being and our environment is susceptible to constant change. Continuous change faces us with the time we left behind, as well as with the one that follows. In reflective objects of the environment that can be one's eyes, we become aware that the child's appearance becomes a memory. Often we forget everything that has built us, but in encounter with the familiar, it is possible to bring it back.

The game as a research element is for a long time unjustly expelled from the process of creation in numerous artistic practices. This phenomenon is on the one hand counterintuitive, if we consider that a great percentage of art today is purely intellectual creation - and in all research, and therefore intellectual, the game is an irreplacable starting point for discoveries. In all spheres of work, and in particular art, the most powerful results come from the complete cession to work, so the boundary between "serious" work and the child's playfulness is completely voided. Work and play become one and the same thing.

Country/Region Serbia

Curator Romana Bošković Živanović

Curatorial Team Deneš Debrei, Milena Kordić, Zora Mojsilović Popović, Andrija Pavlović, Mirko Stojković

Artists Lara Bunčić, Nikola Isaković, Maja Ivanović, Bojan Kaurin, Jovana Matić, Đorđe Nešović, Ema Pavlović, Lara Popović, Filip Šćekić, Katarina Šijačić, Marija Šumarac, Aleksandra Vučković

photo Ivanino Da Villano Đukić