Once upon a time, in Dvorzak street, there was a house with sculptures and huge human images in front of it.
Some of them looked as if they had been there for years…
Petar Krstic, a sculptor, lived there. His friends wished to open a gallery at the exact part of the house that he was planning for it. And they did it. The gallery is there.
Trag gallery gathers visual artists of Sremcica, thus reviving the original idea of that place.
Sremcica is a beautiful settlement at the outskirts of Belgrade, yet without a Cultural center, library, cinema or a local TV. The TRAG gallery brought the light in, brought a hope.
TRAG has become a remarkable cultural center. And from then on it all started…
The gallery’s cultural club has been established, gathering painters, sculptors, writers, journalists, academics, doctors… What they all share is that they cherish the word, both written and said. The club has initiated and realized all cultural events with only one goal, to enrich Sremcica with one and only never-passing value – the spiritual beauty.
TRAG is a place that offers a variety of cultural events:
- Book-club evenings – Ivan Ivanovic, Dragoslav Mihajlovic, academic, Dragan Rakic, Misa Curovic, Svetozar Radonjic Ras, Marija Bisof…
- Concerts of remarkable musicians – Andrej Jovanovic, lute and theorbo
- Lectures- Vladimir Jerotic, professor, Zoran Petrovic Pirocanac
- Paint exhibitions – Dragomir Glisic (legacy), , Olivera Pavić, Ivan Pavić, Vlada Ćetković, Boda Garić, Branko Stanković, Zoran Šurlan, Miroslav Lazović...
- Sculpture exhibitions - Milanka i Dragan Vasić, Nenad Vacić, Boris Zečević, Vesna Kilbertus
There is a great thought of Eshenbah about avant-garde: “When those who are behind us cannot keep up the pace, they swear that we have lost our way.” We have not. We know the way. It is the way of light, hope and positive energy.
TRAG is an idea, a vision of a more beautiful, enlightened Sremcica, distant, but still possible.
Milena Vukovic Isajlovski