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Gallery of Naive Art was established in 1955. on the premises of House of Culture "October 3rd" in Kovačica. Since it's foundation it retained the status of the cultural center of our town. In the 80's Gallery was moved to the new premises and it now resides in Masarikova street.
Gallery of Naive Art exhibits and collects works of naïve painters of mainly Slovak nationality. From time to time naïve painting biennials, and other cultural events, iare being organized - including Kovačica October, the annual review of the various events in the cultural life of Slovaks in Vojvodina.
Martin Jonaš, Zuzana Halupova, Jan Knjazovic, Martin Paluška, Jan Venjarsky, and many other painters, all had significant role in the promotion of art belonging to Slovaks living in Vojvodina, representating Kovačica school of naive painting. Thanks to these artists and their successors, Slovaks in Vojvodina became famous all around the world.
Tel: +381 13661157
Gallery Babka in Kovačica was founded in 1991. The aim of gallery founder Pavel Babka was affirmation of the young generation of painters from Kovačica , as well as to raise awareness to other forms of artistic expression in our town.
Gallery Babka works guided by the UNESCO principle of Living human treasure - which includes free generational transfer of knowledge and skills in creation of artistic objects and souvenirs. Living human treasure principle designates certain individuals or groups who embodied intangible national cultural values as living human treasures, just as places or things of great cultural value are designated as national treasures, thus becoming eligible for special protection and support. Some of the ancient protected crafts are pottery, music, handmade paper, dolls, .... In the case of Kovačica – naïve painting and maize puppets.
In 2001. Etno Center Babka was declared as the world center for the publishing of naive paintings by UNESCO.
Tel: 013 661 631
Fax: 013 661 522
Gallery in Uzdin
Naive painting in Uzdin is truly an art treasure, and like any other treasure, it should be well preserved, but at the same time open to all lovers of fine art. Four decades ago Adam and Doklean and Dr. Petru Dimce decided that all the valuable work of Uzdin painters should be preserved and exhibited in one place. The Gallery of Naive art in Uzdin opened on 17th November 1963.
The opening of the gallery, among others, was attended by Otto Bihalji Merin, writer, historian and one of the major domestic critics of naive art.
The new, current, gallery was opened, along with the town’s House of Culture in 1990. Gallery holds approximately 100 works of naïve painters from Uzdin.
Gallery in Padina
Exhibition space in which the works of naïve painters from Padina is in the House of Culture ‘’Michal Babinka’’ . House of Culture was opened in the mid-seventies. It now includes works of painters who are not members of the Gallery of Naive Art in Kovačica. The works of these artists have been exhibited at the first celebration of Youth Day, every 25th of May, and at an exhibition scheduled for the month of September during Padina Days of Culture. Visits to the gallery are organized by Tourist Organization of Kovačica.
Dom kulture Michal Babinka
Trg Oslobodjenja 1
tel. 013 667 235
Legacy of Vladimir M. Fiat - Samoš
Vladimir M. Fiat was born in Samoš (30th November 1883.) as the third child of Marko and the Olimpijada Fiat. There he finished elementary school and later went to Belgrade where he continued his education.
He was a traveling salesman and a collector of artworks. After the outbreak of World War I (1914), Fiat reported to the ranks of the Serbian National Army of the Kingdom of Serbia. He participated in the Thessaloniki Front (1916-1918) from where he brought a precious photo documentation and watercolor paintings.
After the war he served in the court of King Alexander Karadjordjević. His collection of art works was donated to the Samoš in 1959. He died on 16th of March 1959 in the mental hospital in Vršac.
Gallery in Crepaja
In the House of Culture in Crepaja there is a Gallery of Ksenija Ilijević, former member of "Group 5", which after the World War II appeared on Pančevo art scene. This group of artists made up of Stojan Trumić, Jovan Vitomirov, Dobrivoje Vojnović and Božidar Jovanović. Ksenija Ilijević was born in Crepaja. In the history of Vojvodina painting she remained remembered as a watercolorist whose motives were related to the river Tamiš, willow groves and it’s surrounding landscape.
Trg Oslobodenja 9
Tel: 013 671 507
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