ARS E FEMMINA
Multimedia-based project ‘ARS E FEMMINA’ is organised within the Heroines programme arch and will be held in three programme segments: first ‘Nine Women from Vojvodina’, on 19 and 20 May in the Egység Cultural Station, then ‘Letters to a Far Beloved ‘ on 22 May in the Pavle Beljanski Memorial Collection, and finally, ‘Journalists ask the Heroines’ on 7 June at the Serbian National Theatre.
The ARS E FEMMINA project is a mixture of several different types of artistic expression – musical, visual, theatrical, literary and multimedia. It presents Novi Sad as a symbol of multiethnicity, tolerance, understanding, education and culture, subtly reminding us of how noble and significant the role of a woman artist is, while at the same time bringing the Novi Sad citizens back to their precious heritage by its innovative and creative approach to portraying historical figures and our contemporaries. The authors of the project are Jelena Simonović Kovačević and Agota Vitkai Kučera.
The project consists of three parts:
1. ‘Nine Women from Vojvodina’ (Serbian, Hungarian, Russian, Roma, Croatian, Jewish, Romanian, German and Slovak) sublimate the diversity of our area. Nine Women from Vojvodina (Serbian, Hungarian, Russian, Roma, Croatian, Jewish, Romanian, German and Slovak) reflect the diversity of this area. The artists, members of the majority of the Vojvodina and Novi Sad population, connect through all fields of art and collaborate on the events in the gallery and concert space. Harmony, tolerance, multiculturalism, multiethnicity, mutual respect, appreciation and the culture of peace are connecting virtues that send strong messages to new generations and open the possibility for similar events and cooperation.
Participants: Jelena Simonović – Kovačević, Agota Vitkai – Kučera, Irina Hardi Kovačević, Aleksandra Aleksandrović, Ana Frlin, Gabriela Hajzler, Otilia Peskariu, Eva Jagica and Isidora Vlček.
Place and date: the Egység Cultural Station on 19 and 20 May 2022.
2. ‘Letters to a Far Beloved’ is a multimedia project connecting us with Europe on a cultural and historical basis, dealing with the unfulfilled love between famous Ludwig van Beethoven and Janet D’Honrat. While Beethoven was in Vienna at the time, Janet D’Honratt lived in the castle of Schloss in Golubinci. They get united by love, letters and music.
Original play: Mihajlo Vitezović, playwright (inspired by the motifs of Olivera Olja Jelkić’s novel ‘Ludwig’)
Participants: Agota Vitkai – Kučera, Jelena Simonović – Kovačević, Nikolina Spasić i Milan Novaković
Place and date: the Pavle Beljanski Memorial Collection on 22 May 2022
3. ‘Journalists ask Heroines’ is a whole with the actresses reviving Novi Sad heroines Marija Trandafil, Milica Stojadinović Srpkinja, Milica Tomić and Mileva Marić Einstein the 21st century, by using a dramatic text at a press conference with the journalists asking them questions in front of the audience and receiving the answers depending on the dramatic role.
Original play text: Mihajlo Vitezović, playwright.
Participants: Jasna Đuričić, Nataša Ninković, Gordana Đurđević Dimić and Emina Elor.
Place and date: Serbian National Theatre, Stage ‘Pera Dobrinović’, 7 June 2022
The organiser of the project: DOF production
Partner: Erste Bank
Photo: Vladimir Cvetković