The Black Box project, an outdoor collective art installation, came about as a collaboration between Mikser Festival and the Faculty of Applied Arts in Belgrade as a platform to support the development of young and unestablished artists from the field of fine arts.
The theme of this year’s Black Box, Collaps into Future, refers to one of the greatest challenges for the individual in today’s world of mass surveillance and hyper-networking, in which one faces information overload, and this is the interpretation of the past, and selection of information that is closest to the truth of an event, person or phenomenon.
By motto “Collaps into Future” exhibition invited young artists to analyze phenomena which, in their view, have become part of society’s collective amnesia, to crystallize the most important intimate and social topics that are unjustifiably absent from public discourse through their creative work. If the past is simplified and reduced to the form of a cube, artists used the opportunity to build on and complete the history that is presented in textbooks with their creative interventions. In that way, they are contributing to the general well-being.
This year artists are selected by the open competition’s expert jury, made up of Marko Lađušić, professor at the Faculty of Applied Arts, Davor Dukić, artist, Marko Stanković, sculptor, and Maja Lalić, architect, Creative Director of the Mikser Festival.