One of the most important prehistoric cultures of Europe, the Vinča culture, evolved within the Belgrade area in the 6th millennium BC. In antiquity, Thraco-Dacians inhabited the region, and after 279 BC Celts conquered the city, naming it Singidūn. It was conquered by the Romans during the reign of Augustus, and awarded city rights in the mid-2nd century. It was settled by the Slavs in the 520s, and changed hands several times between the Byzantine Empire, Frankish Empire, Bulgarian Empire and Kingdom of Hungary before it became the capital of Serbian kingStephen Dragutin (1282–1316). In 1521, Belgrade was conquered by the Ottoman Empire and became the seat of the Sanjak of Smederevo. It frequently passed from Ottoman to Habsburg rule, which saw the destruction of most of the city during the Austro-Ottoman wars. Belgrade was again named the capital of Serbia in 1841. Northern Belgrade remained the southernmost Habsburg post until 1918, when the city was reunited. As a strategic location, the city was battled over in 115 wars and razed to the ground 44 times. Belgrade was the capital of Yugoslavia (in various forms of governments) from its creation in 1918, to its final dissolution in 2006.
As the first feature documentary film about Belgrade, it presents the Serbian capital through the eyes of its inhabitants, presenting the history, culture, food and nightlife of the city. The film is presented in English and hosted by Boris Malagurski, who, according to his production company Malagurski Cinema, aims to capture the spirit of the Serbian capital. The author claims that Belgrade boasts a unique quality and energy, in spite of the fact that it was destroyed and rebuilt over 40 times in its history and that the greatest attraction of the city are the citizens themselves.
The documentary features interviews with prominent Belgraders, such as tennis player Novak Djokovic, who was also featured in the official trailer of the film.
I’m following a revamped kafana tour through the heart of Belgrade with seasoned bekrija – kafana regular – Goran Magdić from local tour operatorTasteSerbia. A view of Belgrade from the Danube... A cosy, wood-panelled restaurant in a low building with overhanging lintels, it sits opposite one of Belgrade’s oldest churches.
Local artist and advocate Jill Wells is unveiling the first of her 3D mural models that depicts a scaled down piece of art meant to bridge access and engagement to art ... The 3D mural model is created in partnership with The ZeroProject and StreetArtBelgrade, according to Wells.What does this 3D mural model depict?.
Belgrade/Serbia graphic ... Feeling unsafe in Belgrade, Zernov has since left the city for Berlin ... “I thought it was extremely important to bring people together who are united by their opposition to this war,” said Yevgeny Irzhansky, a Russian citizen who has organised concerts by anti-war bands and arts events in Belgrade.
Hotel Majestic, built in 1936 in art deco style, has long been one of the best places to stay in Belgrade... 'Hotel Majestic, built in 1936 in art deco style, has long been one of the best places to stay in Belgrade,' writes Tom ... Doubles at Hotel Majestic from £113 B&B (majestic.rs); Luton-Belgrade return flights from £91 (wizzair.com).
BILLINGS GAZETTE ... The winners were announced at an awards ceremony in Billings, Montana, on Saturday, Oct ... Art and Photography."Montana Modernists. Shifting Perceptions of Western Art," by Michele Corriel, of Belgrade, Montana ... This year's winner of that award was "Montana Modernists," by Michele Corriel, of Belgrade, Montana ... highplainsbookawards.org. .
The first time the world was treated to Marina Abramović’s Imponderabilia, in an Italian art gallery in 1977, the police arrived and shut the performance down on the grounds of obscenity ... But don’t worry if you missed it—or its 2010 redux—it’s now back as part of an exhibition of Abramović’s work at the Royal Academy of Arts (RA) in London.