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THE YOUNG ONES AS THE GROWING STRENGTH OF THE COMMUNITY

April 2010

This is the fifth year that DIN Philip Morris has supported the activities of the Niš Art Foundation and the annual Art Contest for young Serbian artists is probably the one that has managed to build solid grounds for a traditional cultural manifestation fostering the upcoming creative force of Serbia.

This year’s contest is the first one without Olja Ivanjicki, the honourable member of Nis Art Foundation who passed away last year, but has left behind her a significant legacy within the foundation and endless inspiration for the next generations of young artists.

Apart from NAF’s founder, Radovan Lale Djuric and its member Neda Arneric, this year’s jury was joined by the painter Kristina Ristic, who won two awards at the last years’ Art Contest. This is obvious proof that the new generation has grown through the efforts of the Nis Art Foundation and they are confidently becoming an integral part of the organisation and Serbia culture.

This exhibition brings the best pieces of artwork submitted to the NAF Art Contest 2010. As usual, the Contest has drawn an overwhelming quantity and a great variety of artwork which obviously made the selection process by the jury a difficult one. However, what makes me feel particularly proud, is that the collection selected for this exhibition demonstrates and promotes the great potential of Serbian young artists.

Niš Art Foundation’s Art Contest remains one of the unique national art contests in the country that aims at supporting the best young painters, sculptors and graphic artists. The uniqueness of this contest is conveyed in the fact that apart from selecting three winners of the valuable financial award, the Niš Art Foundation also provides a rather special opportunity to other contestants to be recognised and promoted through the exhibitions “YOUNG” organised in Nis, Belgrade and Novi Sad.

I wish that the young artists and their work that is so enthusiastically being promoted by Nis Art Foundation will become an inspiration for the new generations of Serbian artists as one of the greatest assets of our society.

Skip Bornhuetter

Area Director PMI for South East Europe and Managing Director of DIN “Fabrika duvana“

Catalog Young 2010

MLADI SU RASTUĆA SNAGA ZAJEDNICE

April 2010. godine

Ovo je peta godina kako DIN Filip Moris podržava aktivnosti Niške umetničke fondacije u okviru kojih upravo godišnji konkurs za mlade umetnike iz Srbije predstavlja aktivnost koja je uspela da izgradi čvrste temelje za tradicionalnu kulturnu manifestaciju koja neguje nove kreativne snage Srbije.

Ovogodišnji konkurs je prvi konkurs bez Olje Ivanjicki, počasnog člana Niške umetničke fondacije, koja je preminula prošle godine, ali koja je u fondaciji ostavila značajan trag kao i neiscrpnu inspiraciju za nove generacije mladih umetnika.

Osim osnivača fondacije Radovana Laleta Đurića i člana Nede Arnerić, ovogodišnjem žiriju priključila se i slikarka Kristina Ristić, koja je do sada osvojila dve nagrade na konkursima fondacije. Zahvaljujući naporima Niške umetničke fondacije očigledno je stasala jedna nova generacija umetnika, koja postaje sastavni deo ove organizacije i srpske kulture uopšte.

Ova izložba predstavlja izbor najboljih radova prijavljenih na konkursu NAF-a 2010. godine. Kao i obično, konkurs je ukazao na neverovatan obim i veliku raznolikost umetničkih dela, što je sasvim izvesno odluku žirija učinilo još težom. Ipak, ponosan sam što izbor dela na ovoj izložbi predstavlja i promoviše veliki potencijal mladih umetnika u Srbiji.

Konkurs Niške umetničke fondacije je i dalje jedinstven nacionalni umetnički konkurs, koji podržava najbolje mlade slikare, vajare i grafičke umetnike. Jedinstvenost ovog konkursa je u tome što pored vrednih finansijskih nagrada za tri pobednika, Niška umetnička fondacija stvara posebne prilike kako bi i druge učesnike konkursa promovisla kroz izložbe „MLADI“, koje se organizuju u Nišu, Beogradu, i Novom Sadu.

Voleo bih da mladi umetnici i njihova dela, koje Niška umetnička fondacija promoviše sa tolikim entuzijazmom, postanu inspiracija za nove generacije srpskih umetnika kao jedne od najvećih vrednosti društva.

Skip Bornhiter

Regionalni direktor FMI-a za Južnu i Istočnu Evropu i generalni direktor DIN-a

Katalog Mladi 2010