Through history and in the present moment, the
expressive nature of stone has been a challenge for artists. The Silence of Stone
exhibition by Rajka Bošković, PhD, museum associate, presents sculptures in
wood from the Museum of Contemporary Art sculpture collection, primarily with
the idea to highlight the possibilities of artistic expression in stone.
also aims to present the most important works in modern and contemporary art
instigated as a result of working with (shaping) stone, and to expose the
‘being’ of stone, its atemporality and concurrent contemporaneity as material
The idea of "the silence of
stone" stemming from insight into the essential properties of this
material, leads to the very being of stone - profound peace, durability,
stability and permanence, which is revealed through the succinctness, wholeness
and unity of shape in artistic expression.
This idea is communicated throu three segments: the first, titled Soil / Stone / Ground shows stone as a
possiblity to shape the ground; the second, Body
/ Man / Two highlights the essential nature of stone – being lapidary and
compact; whilst the third, titled Face /
Personality / Character offers possible insight into the presentation of
man in three ways, through likeness, character or personality type.
exhibition presents some of the works of leading Serbian sculptors of the 20th
century, as well as sculptures from former Yugoslav republics, such as: Dušan
Jovanović Đukin, Sreten Stojanović, Risto Stijović, Vojin Bakić, Olga Jančić,
Vida Jocić, Jovan Kratohvil, Đorđije Crnčević, Aleksandar Zarin, Milun Vidić, Momčilo
Krković, Angelina Gatalica, Radivoj Subotički, Nandor Glid, Jelena Jovanović,
Nebojša Mitrić, Kolјa Milunović, Milica Ribnikar, Miodrag Damnjanović, Sava
Sandić, Frano Kršinić, Lojze Dolinar and Pavle Pavao Perić.
Exhibition curator: Rajka Bošković, PhD, Museum Associate at the MCA