Viktor Kiss: The Man of Steel | Artists | Showcase

Viktor Kiss: The Man of Steel | Artists | Showcase



the fifth annual Devitt Arts Festival the biggest in the region recently brought 40,000 art lovers to this industrial park turned art space called Chicana on the outskirts of Belgrade a significant change from an arts and culture were on the back burner in Serbia following years of war and the closure of two major state museums yes it was difficult time it still some kind of dig difficult but it's more open now the artistic and can-can showed himself more and present himself more because people are hungry for the art dear Victor kiss is putting the finishing touches on his Nikola Tesla sculpture ironic as kiss himself similarly never felt like he fit it in in traditional art circles so he created his own space for independent artists like himself what's old is new again this abandoned brick factory has been given new life as the Center for Belgrade's thriving independent art scene just a few kilometers from the city center sig lana has become a haven for artists and non artists alike even professionals from other fields with a creative itch can come here to exhibit their work here you can find street art sculptures installations and an indoor art gallery the space is open to visitors until midnight daily and serves as an entry point into the art world for many Serbs totally people didn't have much contact with the art even in the galleries I mean they were afraid to go in the galleries because they didn't know what can they expect that they didn't know what the art mean because artists themselves put them in put into position you know something mysterious something specific they put them in that position so hard that ordinary people couldn't reach human painter Jovanovic niche immediately fell in love with the space I mean it attached me on the first view it with with the energy and with the freedom and with the with a feeling that you can connect here with the others with the artists easily she says take Lana is an invaluable resource for artists like herself but this is what what Belgrade needed for a long time and that's why I think it's so unique for for us and for producer er in general kiss could have gone anywhere else to ply his trade but says Serbia has its own advantages material and transportation costs are lower than elsewhere in Europe and he has their freedom here to fly under the radar when you're conscience on doesn't don't care much about art really don't care for long years because of war because you know everything was happening here we have more freedom than any that I have more freedom here than in any other country for kiss sig lana is his response to the classic art scene where he can literally open the door for indie artists and future art lovers all at the same time odd the helene trt world belgrade you

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