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DESCRIPTION OF THE PROJECT

BIZARRE LOVE TRIANGLE. THE PUBLIC SCULPTURES OF NOVI SAD


The project Bizarre Love Triangle. The Public Sculptures of Novi Sad is designed as an attempt of artists and students of art to tackle the issue of irresponsible urban design. The case study will focus on the problem of public sculptures in Novi Sad, which not only have poor aesthetic values, but also are poorly positioned within city.

The main goal of the project is to create the proposals for an alternative design of the city of Novi Sad with the help of 15 artists from 4 different countries: Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Serbia. The participants from V4 countries will contribute with their experiences in urban designing of public sculptures in Pécs, Poznań and Banská Bystrica to compare it to the ones in Novi Sad. Furthermore, they will offer a comprehensive overview of both best practices of urban design in their respective cities but also analyse their problems surrounding the design of public sculptures. The choice of these cities is made considering their similar architectural features. The activities planned within the project are: a workshop on the proposed topic (with interactive lectures of various experts from Novi Sad combined with student analyses), a final exhibition of students’ work and the publication in English and Serbian.

The other goal of „Bizarre Love Triangle” is to create a friendly environment for participants to interact and take part in artistic activities, as such an atmosphere will stimulate the exchange of ideas and help the process of creating innovative projects – a potential solution for redesigning the city of Novi Sad.

The ultimate goal of this project is to continue the idea of redesigning cities in the future and organise similar art activities in Pécs, Poznań or Banská Bystrica, as unsuitable public art and irresponsible urban planning is a problem across Europe, not only in Novi Sad.

TARGET GROUPS AND GROUPS BENEFITING FROM THE PROJECT

- Young artists - students as well as lecturers from the participating art academies in Serbia, Poland, Hungary and Slovakia.
- Experts in the field of arts, theory of art, architecture, urban planning and related fields.
- Local community / audience.