Artopolis I – Street Galleries, Kosjeric
Description: The primary goal, on which the work of the second group will be based, is introducing new forms of expression, graffiti art and spreading popular culture through interaction with young people. An art that’s been marginalized throughout decades and classified as subculture gets its own legitimate place and recognition, through a phenomenon of a “street gallery”. Possible synthesis and collaboration between these two groups is possible depending on ideas and agreement among members. The participants will, according to their own affinities, decide between 2 groups, where they will express their creativity to the full extent. First days in camp will pass in getting acquainted with basics of mural painting and graffiti, as well as in exchanging ideas among participants themselves.
Type of Work: The workshop will consist of two groups, organized around the idea of “street galleries”. First group’s task will be painting murals and introducing innovations to the technical procedure of the wall painting itself. The basic medium shall be acrylic facade paint; however, interventions and experimenting with the third dimension are also sought after.
Accommodation: Local host families or rooms in a shared house. Food will be provided.
Requirements: Participants are expected to have basic painting skills. Motivational letter is required.
Approximate Location: Kosjeric is a small town in the western part of Serbia (120 km south from Belgrade), well known for its beautiful nature. Thanks to its natural features and well organized authentic rural tourist households, Kosjeric is one the leading destinations of rural tourism in Serbia. Main agricultural activities of Kosjeric are cattle-breeding and fruit production, so the whole area is abundant in fruit orchards of extraordinary quality, around which livestock enjoy the freedom to roam in the pastures.