What to do for the weekend ahead: 20th - 21st January 2018

Shopping at cheap prices, festival of unique items, a very interesting exhibition or all together?

Thursday 18th of January 2018

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Weekend at Dorcol Platz

January in the Serbian capital still preserves the idyllic picture of past times. In the oldest part of the city, eager and full enthusiasm for winning small victories in the new year, we recommend Dorcol Platz in two interesting editions. The upcoming weekend is a real challenge for sharp-eyed hunters and hidden talents of bargaining. On Saturday 20th January, from 11:00 to 19:00, your Dorcol adventure starts at Dorcol Flea Market No.8. If you like antique-vintage wardrobe, details that make your appearance complete, make that little but important difference from the usual or you need something from old but well-preserved furniture, toys, children or perhaps audio-video equipment - Dorcol flea market is the right place for you. Berlin has Flohmarkt and Belgrade has Dorcol Flea Market, a place where you can have family fun, look around and shop with mandatory bargaining.

Winter in Belgrade seems to have just begun judging by low temperatures. Believe that gloves, scarves, shawls and hats are necessary. Nothing keeps us warm like knitted leg warmers. Hand made products have become a status symbol, not because of the price but because of their originality. On Sunday 21st January, from 11:00 to 19:00, the 10th in a row Hand Made Festival will be held at Dorcol Platz. In addition to traditional handmade products, visitors will also be able to see some new unusual authentic products. You will see yourself that there are artistic trends even when it comes to this sphere which is often associated with handicrafts and Valentine's Day is not that so far. Perhaps at the Dorcol Hand Made Festival you find a real gift for your most loved person in the world.

American Pop Art - exhibition at the Heritage House

Holidays are behind us and our tolerance for kitsch and glitter slowly fades. Recovery from New Year's lighting is recommended at the Heritage House - at the exhibition called "American Pop Art". Thanks to the Ljubljana representative office of the Visconti Fine Art gallery from Milan, Belgraders and guests of the Serbian capital can see the works of the most famous and most popular artists of American pop art. The exhibition features over a hundred works by artists such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg, James Rosenquist, John Chamberlain and Tom Wesselmann.

You can start right now a getaway from a consumer present into the critique of the consumer's future created by artists during the fifties and sixties of the last century through comics, paintings, collages, compositions, sculptures, design, commercials and packaging. Major changes in society in the second half of the 20th century in the United States were reflected in industrialization, the creation of consumer mentality, demographic so-called "baby boom", but also ongoing wars around the world. The artists, whose works are presented, had different lifestyles but together they have created what became a brand today - American pop art. Lichtenstein's paintings resemble comics; Rosenquist deals with commercials and billboards with free artistically engaged style fighting against the Vietnam War; Wesselmann magnifies nude female body and shatters sexual taboos with bright colours while Chamberlain, as the forerunner of eco-activist, sees the sculptures in car waste and creates them. The most popular and most accessible to the public is surely Andy Warhol whose advertisements and portraits of celebrities from politics and Hollywood can be seen at this exhibition. The exhibition was opened on Friday 12th January by US Ambassador in Belgrade, Kyle Scott, and it will last until 12th March 2018.