In the Salon of the National Museum in Zrenjanin, the exhibition “Confessions of Yugoslav Modernism – Works on Paper from the Collection of the Gallery of the House of the Serbian Army” will be on display from Thursday, May 13, 2021. This is a guest exhibition from the Media Center “Odbrana” (“Defense”), presenting 44 works of art on paper. The creator of the exhibition and the author of the text in the catalog is Olivera Vukotić, art historian. The exhibition is organized by the Media Center “Odbrana,” (“Defense”), a specialized military institution of the Public Relations Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Serbia, and by the National Museum of Zrenjanin. The exhibition is planned to be available to the public for viewing until July 8, 2021. The curator at the National Museum in Zrenjanin is Ivana Arađan, art historian.
The exhibition presents a selection of works on paper in the techniques and media of drawing, watercolor, pastels, gouache, and tempera, as well as of works on paper created with combined techniques. Some of the featured artists of this exhibition are among the most important artistic figures of the 20th century in Yugoslavia – Ljubomir Ljuba Ivanović, Sava Šumanović, Stojan Ćelić, Predrag Peđa Milosavljević, Mladen Srbinović, Milo Milunović, Gabrijel Stupica, Nikola Martinoski, and Zlatko Prica, among others.
The art collection of the Gallery of the House of the Army comprises about 1,500 works of the fine and applied arts. Works on paper, after the paintings of the collection, represent the most prominent segment of the collection. A small number of works from the Art Collection of the Gallery of the Army House, including works on paper, were created in the first half of the 20th century, while most works date from the period from 1945 to the breakup of Yugoslavia.