BLACK BOX

Mikser Festival and the Faculty of Applied Arts (FPU) in Belgrade invite young authors to participate in the BLACK BOX art competition and with their conceptual solutions respond to this year’s current theme: MONUMENT. “The origin of the word” monument “comes from the Greek “Mnemosyne” and Latin “moneo, monere”, which means “remind”, “advise” or “warn”, suggesting that the monument helps us understand the past and thus allows us to see what is to come in the future. ” WikipediaWhat future does your Monument announce? A time of ecological, social, cultural, and economic sustainability? An era of dizzying economic progress of individuals at the cost of collapsing the quality of life of the majority? A flourishing awareness of personal and collective responsibility, a culture of transparency? A corruption paradise, a kingdom of incompetence, an inextricable false matrix, and misinformation? A society of justice, empathy, tolerance, inclusion, and cooperation, respect for diversity, and diversity? Escalation of discrimination on political, national, gender, racial, or any other grounds? A civilization that relies on local resources, a community with enough food for all, villages, and cities with equal rights to a healthy environment, clean air, water, and soil? Continuing the uncontrolled usurpation of natural resources and public goods Is your monument of megalomaniacal or human dimensions, anachronistic or modern expression, strikingly figurative or abstract, banally realistic or stylized, made of precious materials or ephemeral? Does it evoke awe, paralyze the observer, or arouse empathy and call for interaction? Does it embody human stupidity, desire for domination, distaste, kitsch, or do you elevate it with ideas of social healing and emancipation? or ephemeral? Does it evoke awe, paralyze the observer, or arouse empathy and call for interaction? Does it embody human stupidity, desire for domination, bad taste, kitsch, or do you elevate it with ideas of social healing and emancipation? consent of monuments and surroundings.