Master’s Letter is the main exhibition at the 2022 Biennale of Scene Design. It focuses on artisanal creations, i.e. the knowledge, skills and experiences of production (most often manually) of objects and parts of the decor, costumes, props, and puppets/mannequins, in theatre workshops in the former Yugoslavia, during the 2006–2022 period.
Fifteen years after the last edition of the Biennale, we wanted to once again focus on the people working in theatre, whose work we admire as audience members, but never up close, and who do not get up on stage and do not receive an applause. They, who work in theatre workshops, in corners far from the audience’s eyes, in spaces crowded with pieces of material, excess wood, scraps of fabric, shavings on cutting tables, in the specific scent of glue and paint, and freshly brewed coffee early in the morning.
This time we dedicate the main exhibition solely to people from behind the scene and to placing them in the limelight. We have selected artisanal pieces produced at 16 theatres in Belgrade, Budva, Ljubljana, Novi Sad, Podgorica, Sarajevo, Subotica, and Zagreb.
Tatjana Dadić Dinulović i Selena Orb
Senaid Avdibegović (master carpenter), Laura Buljan (dressmaker), Danica Ćeran (dressmaker), Koviljka Ćosin (dressmaker), Đanan Jaha (carpenter), Aleksandra Kovačević (milliner), Ibrahim Lazović (tanner), Evica Mančić (dressmaker), Dejan Marin (carpenter), Darko Marin (master carpenter), Dalibor Marković (carpenter), Goran Mihaljica (shoemaker), Goran Mišić (carpenter), Kovilj Monastery nuns, Samir Muhović (carpenter), Ramo Pamuk (master carpenter), Miloš Petrović (upholsterer), Slovenko mladinsko gledališće Ljubljana Workshops, Vladimir Radovanović (make up and masks), Vesna Sačić (dressmaker), Nenad Stanojlović (upholsterer), Blagovesta Vasileva (make up and masks)
Curator and concept author: Tatjana Dadić Dinulović
Spatial design: Mia David
Light design: Boris Butovac
Sound design: Andrija Pavlović
Technical production and realisation: Sub-Department of Arts and Design
Master’s Letter: THOUGHTS, Tatjana Dadić Dinulović
You Imagine, I create, Selena Orb
Shoes from the performance Bludni dani Kuratog Džonija, shoemaker Goran Kralj, Novi Sad Theatre