Srđan Tunić

art historian, freelance curator, cultural manager and researcher

publications

Exhibition catalogs and art reviews:

  • “Eko-utopije Nikole Lalovića” (Eco-utopias of Nikola Lalović). Prikaz izložbe u Papergirl Hub Galerija za portal SEEcult, 02/2019.
  • “Co-creation process, prikaz izložbe Obični pojmovi”. Prikaz za portal SEEcult, 06/2017.
  • “Morfejeva poseta (Morpheus’s visit)”. Catalog text (SR), artist Snežana Vujović Nikolić, Zvono gallery in Belgrade, 10/2016.
  • “Dejan Golić: TXT/SMBLS, drawings (2014-2015)”. Catalog text (SR), Gallery of Kolarac endowment in Belgrade, 01/2016, and Student cultural center in Kragujevac.
  • Contribution for “Excess of visions” publication, as part of the exhibition “Solar Anus” and SOMA summer 2015 program. SOMA, Mexico city, 08/2015.
  • “Aleksandar Jevtić: Da ne kvarimo… / Let’s not spoil it… (drawings 2012-2014)”. Catalog text (SR&EN). Gallery of Kolarac endowment in Belgrade and Student cultural center in Kragujevac, autumn and winter 2014.
  • Jovana Banjanac: “Street View”. Catalog text (SR), Gallery Zvono, 06/2014.
  • “Simonida Rajčević: Lanac / The Chain”. Catalog text (SR&EN). G12 Hub & Resonate festival, 04/2014.
  • Nemanja Čađo: “Opna” (Membrane). Video artwork / performance, catalog text (SR, EN & in Slovenian), 2014 (published 08/2016).
  • “Weird comics of Aleksa Gajić: Comics in the extended field (works 2011-13)”. Catalog text and exhibition in O3ONE gallery in Belgrade (10/2013, SR&EN).
  • “About and Around Curating: Thrill in Movement” (editorial) and “Silk Road, Station: Savamala” (catalog text, SR&EN). Mikser festival 2013 and collaboration with artist Nemanja Čadjo, 06/2013.
  • “About and Around Curating: 7×3” exhibition catalog (SR&EN). U10 Art Space and Faculty of Architecture, Belgrade, 04/2013.
  • Vuk Ćuk: “Grand hall”. Catalog text (SR), Gallery Zvono, 03/2013.
  • “Čuvari” (Guardians). Catalog text (SR), artist Snežana Vujović Nikolić, Gallery Zvono, 12/2012.
  • “Transformers: post-pop automotive fetish”. Catalog text (SR&EN), artist Nikola Kolja Božović. Gallery Zvono, Belgrade, 11/2012.
  • “Ljudske aktivnosti. Bespomoćni” (Human activities. Helpless). Catalog text (SR&EN), artist Simonida Rajčević. The Museum of Railways and Gallery Zvono, Belgrade, 05/2012.
  • “William Kentridge at the 51st October Salon in Belgrade” (Vilijam Kentridž na 51. Oktobarskom salonu u Beogradu). Review in AFRIKA – studies of art and culture (No. 2, 2013, SR&EN), written in 2011.

Research essays & books:

  • Two essays: “Science fiction between utopia and critique: On different perspectives used in science fiction narratives, situated knowledge, and how discontent is useful”, and “Science Fiction Belgrade: Imagining different realities in the works of Enki Bilal and Aleksa Gajić”. Written for editorial Not Afraid of the Ruins, as part of web portal Uneven Earth (EN), 06/2018.
  • “Ukiyo-E between Pop Art and (Trans)cultural Appropriation: On the Art of Muhamed Kafedžić (Muha)”. Research essay published in Transcultural Studies journal 2017, no. 1 (EN), 10/2017.
  • “Ukijo-e između pop-arta i (trans)kulture aproprijacije (Ukiyo-e between Pop-art and (trans)cultural appropriation – artwork of Muhamed Kafedžić Muha)”. Istraživački članak objavljen u časopisu KULTURA br. 147 (SR), 11/2015.
  • “Muzika zapadne Afrike: Četiri instrumenta iz kolekcije Muzeja afričke umetnosti u Beogradu” (The Music of West Africa: Four Instruments From the Collection of The Museum of African Art in Belgrade). Curatorial thesis (in Serbian), The Museum of African Art’s e-publications, 07/2015.
  • “Weird and wondrous comics of Aleksa Gajić: Comics in the extended field (works 2011-13)”. Essay in International Journal of Comic Art (Vol. 16, No. 2, 2014) in English.
  • “Discovering William Kentridge: Understanding politically engaged contemporary African art from a distance and how it may raise awareness about personal politics of location”. Essay in Seismopolite magazine #5 (2013, EN).
  • “About and around curating: academic course”. Serbian Architectural Journal (EN), 12/2013.
  • “Dva tahićanska manifesta Pola Gogena: Mana’o tupapa’u i Odakle dolazimo? Ko smo? Gde idemo?” (Paul Gauguin’s two Tahitian manifests: Mana’o tupapa’u and Where do we come from? Who we are? Where are we going?). Essay written for the 8th edition of The Journal of Modern Art History Department of Faculty of Philosophy (SR), 05/2012.

 

Reviews and commentary:

  • “Memories of a Bombardment: Reflections on the 20th Anniversary of the NATO Bombing of Yugoslavia”. Balkanist magazine commentary text (EN), 03/2019.
  • “Bantustan, Afrika, knjige, putovanja, pričanje priče i koferi koje uvek nosimo sa sobom”. Prikaz knjige “Bantustan” za vebsajt Klub Putnika, 04/2018.
  • “Memory Overproduction: Turbo Sculpture and the Bizarre Statues of Belgrade”. Balkanist magazine commentary text (EN), 07/2017.
  • “Pčelar / the Beekeeper”. Curatorial text written regarding 9th Mobile residencies, ZMUC (SR&EN), 07/2016.
  • “Viaje a CDMX”. A travelogue written for magazine Reflejo (Asociación de Hispanistas de Serbia), in Serbian, 09/2016.
  • “ENTRE PALABRA E IMAGEN: Galería de pensamiento de Gloria Anzaldúa”. Review of the exposition (EN&ESP), online magazine Hysteria! 04/2016.
  • “Umetnica iz filma Ghost World”. Blog post, in SR, 98/2012.
  • Review of anime “Kokurikozaka kara”. Web magazine Afirmator (SR&EN), 08/2012.
  • Review of anime “Children Who Chase Lost Voices from Deep Below”. Web magazine Afirmator (SR), 06/2012.
  • “Može se reciklirati” (It could be recycled). Article on recycle platform ReUseConnection, Street Magazine Liceulice #09. In Serbian, 02/2012.
  • Announcements for Kinoteka events: Hayao Miyazaki, William Kentridge, African music in documentaries, in Serbian, 2011.

 

Interviews:

  • One day you will miss me. Interview with Julia Gaisbacher“. Published in 12/2019.
  • “Conversations: African and African American Artworks in Dialogue / Razgovori: afrička i afro-američka umetnost u dijalogu”. Interview (SR&EN) with Christine Mullen Kreamer, AFRIKA #3, 11/2016 (made in 2014).
  • “Dialogue starts with a hack (Homeland case): an interview with Caram Kapp”. An interview regarding Homeland TV series media hack, published originally for SEEcult web portal (SR&EN), 12/2015.
  • “Skype call Arlington-Sarajevo”. Interview with Muhamed Kafedžić – Muha (in Serbian). Web portal BUKA, 03/2015.
  • “The era of hybrid symbiosis: ecology, economy and IT”. Interview with Mirko Nikolić (in Serbian). Web magazine DeMaterijalizacija Umetnosti, 03/2015.
  • “Intervju sa Alom Dejvisonom (Al Davison)”. Sa Julijanom Stanojević, 2011.

 

Academic writing:

  • “How does it work? Cultural Networks Management in the Euro-Mediterranean Region, Cultural Innovators Network case study”. Master thesis research at the University of Arts in Belgrade, MA in Cultural Policy and Management, UNESCO chair, 10/2017.
  • “Muzika Afrike: perspektiva u interpretaciji tradicionalnih afričkih muzičkih instrumenata i njihovog savremenog značenja na bazi zbirke muzičkih instrumenata Muzeja afričke umetnosti u Beogradu” (The Music of Africa: A perspective in interpretation of traditional African musical instrumkents and their contemporary significance based on the collection of musical instrument of The Museum of African Art in Belgrade). Curatorial thesis, mentor: art historian and curator Nataša Njegovanović-Ristić (in Serbian), 05/2012.
  • “Zapisi civilizovanog divljaka: Pol Gogen u svetlu orijentalizma, kolonijalizma i primitivizma” (The writings of a noble savage: Paul Gauguin in light of primitivism, exoticism and oriental studies). University thesis, mentor: prof. dr Simona Čupić (in Serbian), 09/2008.

 

Fiction:

 

Editing & co:

 

Unpublished:

  • “Izuzetan predmet – maska đivara”, Muzej afričke umetnosti, 2011.
  • “Hipodrom u Carigradu”, tekst za Politikin Zabavnik, 2011.
  • “Evelyn Evelyn” recenzija, Popboks, 2011.
  • “Imaginarni Tahiti: Gogenova kolonijalna vizija”, Studij kulture imaginarnih društava (Nada Sekulić), 2010.

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