Exhibition “Little diary III” by Raša Todosijević, presented at O3ONE last September, was voted the Best Exhibition of the Year 2009
„Award for the Best Exhibition of the Year 2009 given by „Politika”, this year went to two authors – Marija Dragojlović for the exhibition of paintings „Rouge Noir” which was presented at the Art gallery „Nadežda Petrović” in Čačak (November 2009), (and later on at the National Museum in Kruševac) and to Dragoljub Raša Todosijević for the exhibition of works titled „Little diary 3” presented at „O3ONE” in September 2009.
This year the panel of judges decided to choose two laureates because, in their opinion, both of these exhibitions are exceptional in their way; also, they are two very different artistic expressions”.
Working with Raša Todosijević was very awarding for the O3ONE team, and all the more so since the exhibition won this acclaimed prize which is given for the “exceptional artistic achievement“, it is a recognition for the artist’s body of work, for those crowned with originality which pushes the boundaries of art expression forward”. According to the opinion of the O3ONE art council, Raša Todosijevic is at the very top of the Serbian contemporary art scene, and his work is well known and appreciated abroad. The panel of judges in their explanation of their choice said: „Raša Todosijević is a performing and a new media artist, but also a painter, a sculptor, a master of drawing, a writer and a good art critique, in every sense a very special personality on our art scene, he is extraordinary according to international standards too. He belongs to that group of artists who did a radical u-turn at the end of the sixties, and the beginning of the seventies and distanced themselves from the ideology and the practice of the socialist modernism and connected themselves to the new and arising international art scene in the moment of its making. Since then and up until now, despite the constant risk of the artistic current going upstream and back to its local starting point, we owe a great deal to this particular author as a lone ambassador of our art, for keeping us in touch with the international art scene and all the vital and vibrant processes happening at the international level.„
For more information about the exhibition of paintings and objects from the author’s diary „Little diary III“, by Raša Todosijević, click here
Source of information: www.politika.rs