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.
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Kitsch or an extraordinary piece of art? Depends on who you ask ... An independent Society of Serbian art conservators said the monument is an “ideological product of despotism” which has no connection with Serbia and Belgrade of the 21st century.
It was 1989 when theatre director and playwright Enver Petrovci locked himself in his apartment in Belgrade and started putting ink on paper for a play that would then go on to gather dust for many years to come ... “I left Belgrade for many reasons ... “I have many fans in Belgrade, I am surprised,” he said ... The arts in particular.
VIVAN SUNDARAM’S retrospective, “Step inside and you are no longer a stranger”, curated by Roobina Karode at the KiranNadar Museum of Art, New Delhi, (from February 9 to July 15) is one of the finest retrospectives I have seen in a long time, both seen and heard ... It was one of the dominant registers at the Slade School of Art.
In 1967 he matriculated to BelgradeUniversity to study philosophy and, in the beginning, also physical chemistry, and graduated from the Faculty of Arts on 29 June 1973... On 13 November1986 he was awarded his doctoral degree in philosophy and sociology from Belgrade University's Faculty of Arts.
One of his first commissions will be work by Belgrade-born Abramović, a superstar of the contemporary art world and a pioneer of performance who has been using her own body, testing the limits of her physical and mental endurance, for more than four decades ...Royal Academy of Arts.
... ever created as my own art,” Belgrad said ... Belgrad bought Alpine Arts Center’s full stock, but as they were working on the project, they quickly realized they had nowhere near enough, even while working on a smaller test piece that Belgrad later gifted to his brother in Miami.