“Traitors and Heroes”
That is not a mural
Participants: Darinka Pop Mitić, Jelena Jaćimović, Miloš Miletić and Milica Pekić
In past few weeks in Belgrade, a public debate on the place, function and significance of the memorial drawing of Ratko Mladic at the corner of Njegoseva and Alekse Nenadovica streets (finally) started and initiated public discourse of division on “for” and “against” the “mural”. Claiming that that is not a mural, we point to the fact that the image is not what it is claimed to be – work of art. Our conversation enabled the audience of practicionars, human rights activists and artists to discuss the question of the outreach (and limitations), as well as the potential of the representation in the urban landscape, and it symbolic capitalization for various political narratives. This debate, together with the additional materials (from our archive and the ongoing CZKD production and interviews) will be a part of the 4 episode series disseminated for even broader audiences.
The program is realized within the framework of “Diversity in Culture and Activism” project in cooperation with the project “Mapping and Curating the Emergent HRD Strategies”.
The project “Diversity in Culture and Activism” is supported by the Delegation of the European Union to Serbia (EU/IPA), the Ministry of Human and Minority Rights and Social Dialogue of the Republic of Serbia and the Ministry of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia.