At a time when art is a deficient category and when artists encounter the existential problems that disturb them, we have a fantastic example in the municipality of Vladimirci: the Jalovik art colony.
The most specific feature of it is the symbiosis of village and art. Within it, artists across Serbia and the region are provided with comfortable accommodation, food and a perfect space in nature for work.
Without any external interference, painters have the opportunity to transfer their creativity and ideas to canvases or other material.
It is customary that every painter leaves at least one piece with his host, who gives him a two-week free accommodation and meals during colony. Thus, the whole Jalovik became a unique gallery. Residents of this village like to say that one must have at least one painting in the house, so one can be called a good host.
The artists agree that this is a fantastic model, and that for two weeks in the village, with untouched nature, they are very inspired. They say that this model should be copied by other villages throughout Serbia.
The Jalovik art colony was founded in 1978, at the initiative of Milovan Sujic and Zoran Simic.
The Jalovik art colony, after all these years of work, has its own gallery. Many art lovers in the country and abroad have seen works made in the colony.
Last year, artists from Poland, Albania, Germany and Slovenia took part. So far, at least 200 artists have passed in the Jalovik Art Colony.
This article is a part of the project “Seven miracles of Vladimirci”, supported by the Vladimirci Municipality. Positions of the supported media project do not necessarily reflect statements of the organ supporting the project.
(Come To Serbia)