Artopolis I – Street Galleries, Kosjeric
Description: Kosjeric will host four different camps this year at the same time, trying to connect different art form and bring more cultural activities to this place for the 16th year. Local youth will get a chance to participate in workshops related to different art forms, organized by the volunteers and during the workcamp each group will perform in the village while preparing for the final manifestation.
Type of Work: The workshop will consist of multicultural group, organized around the idea of “street galleries”. Task will be finding a location for mural and then painting team mural and introducing innovations to the technical procedure of the wall painting itself. The basic medium shall be acrylic facade paint and potentially spray; however, interventions and experimenting with the third dimension are also sought after. Possible synthesis and collaboration between these two groups is possible depending on ideas and agreement among members. On first days we will learn basics of mural painting and graffiti, as well as in exchanging ideas among participants themselves. Apart from the team masterpiece (mural in some public place), there is also a possibility of creating stencils, tags.
Accommodation: Local host families or rooms in a shared house.
Requirements: Participants are expected to have basic painting skills. Please fill in the motivation letter form - https://istrazivaci.wufoo.com/forms/z1cr35w21max7en/
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.
Notes: The primary goal, on which the work of this 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.