Art Firsthand: Savremena High School Students Visiting the Museum of Contemporary Art

An exciting visit by high school students to the Museum of Contemporary Art in Belgrade marked a day full of exploration, inspiration, and creativity. This visit, organized to broaden cultural horizons and encourage artistic appreciation, provided students with an unforgettable experience encountering various forms of contemporary art. Additionally, students had the opportunity to see works by one of the greatest artists from this region, Jagoda Buić.

Jagoda Buić through the Eyes of Savremena’s Students

Jagoda Buić (1930–2022) was a multimedia artist born in Split, whose creativity encompassed a wide range of visual expression, from theater and film set design and costume design to tapestry, as her most significant area of activity. After 2000, using paper, specific works on and of paper emerged: drawings, collages, assemblages. Sculpture also became her field of exploration during this period.

Savremena High Schoolers Explore Museum Galleries

Walking through the museum galleries, students had the opportunity to admire an impressive collection of works encompassing various media and styles, from painting and sculpture to video installations and performances. Each piece carried its own story and aesthetic expression, sparking lively discussions among visitors.

Interaction with the Artistic World

One of the most valuable aspects of the visit was the direct encounter with the artists. Students had the opportunity to hear stories behind the artworks, as well as to ask questions and express their impressions. This interaction provided a deeper insight into the process of creating art and encouraged students to think creatively and analytically.

Furthermore, the museum visit opened doors for discussing contemporary social, political, and cultural themes emerging in these artworks. Students had the opportunity to consider different perspectives and develop their critical awareness.

Creative Challenges for High School Students at the Museum

In addition to being guided through the exhibition, students were tasked with exploring the concept of tapestry and sculpture, as well as capturing works that made the greatest impression on them through photographs. Afterwards, they were to create a digital collage using visual materials. Some of the works can be seen in the attachment.

Through this inspiring visit, students not only expanded their knowledge of contemporary art but also discovered their personal affinities and interests. The Museum of Contemporary Art in Belgrade remains an essential destination for those who wish to immerse themselves in the richness of creative expression and be inspired by today's art.

I am extremely pleased and proud to be the parent of a Savremena student. During my first encounter with the school management, when I asked about my child’s potential enrolment, I saw how much love, enthusiasm and professionalism you put in your work. I was impressed by your approach, ideas and methods. I couldn’t believe something like this existed in our country! It doesn’t take long to realise that this is a school you would recommend to everyone. Creativity, modern technology, top-quality education, and most of all, the humaneness that can be seen throughout the school, make it truly different and worthy of its name – Savremena Gimnazija. With such an approach, the success of this school and, consequently, our children’s success, is unavoidable. Congratulations! Jelena Đorđević, Andrija’s mum
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