EXHIBITION: ORIGINALLY ON NIKOLA DOBROVIĆ: CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE DRAWING GLOSSARY
Concept by: Ljiljana Blagojević
→ Cultural Centre of Belgrade, Art Gallery
Ein Architekt ist ein Maurer, der Latein gelernt hat.
(An architect is a mason who has learned Latin. – Adolf Loos)
A study exhibition dedicated to the legacy of the architect Nikola Dobrović (1897-1967), produced through an experimental, collaborative research and design process with students and young architects from Serbia, Croatia and Switzerland. The exhibition was prepared through two workshops: Architectural Drawing run by Nemanja Zimonjić in collaboration with Josip Jerković, and Exhibiting Architectural Drawing run by Milica Lopičić, with Ljiljana Blagojević and the BINA team of Ružica Sarić, Danica Jovović Prodanović and Jelena Ivanović Vojvodić as consultants. The project opened with presenting initial ideas and concepts in a preliminary meeting in December 2016, the first workshop was introduced by lectures “On Architectural Drawing” by Nemanja Zimonjić, and “On Architecture by Nikola Dobrović” by Ljiljana Blagojević, and was dedicated to research by design and drawing of two projects by Nikola Dobrović on the island Lopud in Croatia: Villa "Vesna" (design 1937; constructed 1939), and an unrealized project for the architect’s holiday house (1965). The second workshop was dedicated to the exploration of the exhibition gallery, concept, layout and exhibiting techniques. The final drawings and exhibition developed in regular consultation with workshops’ leaders.
Participants, authors of works at the exhibition:
Aleksandra Bašić, Valentin Billhardt, Milena Buchwalder, Kai Bührer, Turi Colque, Lucio Crignola, Tihomir Dičić, Andrea Đorđević, Caspar Grützner, Stefan Ilić, Jelena Ivanović, Irena Ivović, Sara Jeveričić, Nikola Kašić, Jelena Kojić, Jovana Kovačević, Piet Kretschmer, Marina Krčalić, Jana Kulić, Danica Lečić, Mladen Milinovic,Johanna Nagel,Mila Nedić, Christopher Neuwirth,Luka Nikolić, Milica Nikolić, Marija Marić, Myriam Marti, Aleksandra Mitković, Max Obermark,Milan Ostojić, Maja Peruničić, Alex Schmid, Morten Schrötgens, Uroš Stojadinović, Julian Wäckerlin and Lisanne Wingels.
Dr. Ljiljana Blagojević, architect. Independent researcher and consultant, visiting professor at the University Donja Gorica Polytechnics, Montenegro. Previous academic appointments: associate professor at University of Belgrade and, visiting, at Yale University and University of Novi Sad. Author of five scholarly monographs, including Modernism in Serbia: Elusive Margins of Belgrade Architecture, 1919-1941 and Dobrović in Dubrovnik: A Venture in Modern Architecture (with Wolfgang Thaler and Krunoslav Ivanišin), and over one hundred scientific articles, reviews, book chapters, conference papers, lexicographic notes, criticisms and texts in exhibition catalogues. Recipient of the Grand Prix of the Salon of Architecture in Belgrade (2016) and “Ranko Radović” Award (2015) for theoretical – critical book publication Itinereri: Moderna i Mediteran. Tragovima arhitekata Nikole Dobrovića i Milana Zlokovića.