Educational Mural about Little-Known History of Painting
mixed media
31 cm x 13 cm x 14 cm

Educational Mural about Little-Known History of Painting by Darinka Pop Mitić is a reconstruction of her work presented at the jubilee 50th October Salon in 2009. It is, in fact, a reconstruction of a reconstruction and a logical continuation of the earlier work of this artist who deals with the relationship between history and memory in our (ex-Yugoslav) art space. Based on an alternative history, the artist offers us a passage into another past. In its original form, the work consisted of a series of six murals, painted on the sixth floor of the garage in Masarikova Street, at the place where the first October Salon was held far back in 1960. These murals were (un)realized paintings by famous local artists with clear political connotations related to the time and place of their (alleged) existence.
Aleksandra Estela Bjelica Mladenović

© Cultural Centre of Belgrade, October Salon Collection and the artist
Gift Contract: III-5-296/1/29.9.2014.
Inventory No. 1366
Photo: Milan Kralj

Selected Bibliography:
50th October Salon, Circumstance. Cultural Centre of Belgrade, 2009


Darinka Pop-Mitić (1975, Belgrade, Srbia) studied at the Faculty of Fine Arts and the Faculty of Political Sciences. She has published texts in daily, weekly and theoretical publications and done several works in the public space. She lives and works in Belgrade

Her works are part of the collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Belgrade and Museum of Contemporary Art in Novi Sad. She participated in the 11th Istanbul Biennale, the 9th Guangzhou Biennale, the Nadežda Petrović Memorial, Arteast 2000+ exhibition in Moscow, etc.