Nedeljko Gvozdenović and the SASA Gallery Jubilee
In the year when it is marking 50 years of its exhibition activities, the Gallery of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts is presenting to the public a broad range of art produced by painters who were or still are academicians: from the oeuvre of Uroš Predić, exhibited by the Zrenjanin National Museum, to a retrospective of Nedeljko Gvozdenović’s works from the holdings of the SASA Art Collection (authored by Dijana Metlić, PhD), to an exhibition of Marko Čelebonović’s artworks, which the SASA Gallery is to stage by the end of the year in cooperation with the RIMA Gallery of Kragujevac, to the works of Vladimir Veličković displayed as part of the 57th October Salon, organized by the Belgrade Cultural Center. In 2018, within the framework of the newly launched project of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts – presentation of academicians who achieved fame in the fields of science, art and culture – SASA Gallery has staged an exhibition marking the 150th anniversary of the birth of Mihailo Petrović Alas (1868‒1943).
As part of the celebrations of the SASA Gallery jubilee, the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts has recently published the 40th issue of the SASA Gallery’s Exhibition Review, dedicated to the activities of Nedeljko Gvozdenović in the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, as a reminder of the artist’s contribution to the establishment of the SASA Gallery, one of the best known exhibition spaces in the nation’s capital.
From the second half of the 1960s to his death in 1988, along with Ivan Tabaković, Stojan Aralica, Risto Stijović, Ljubica Sokić, Stanojlo Rajičić and other members of the SASA Department of Visual Arts and Music, Gvozdenović was one of the most active individuals responsible for the establishment of the SASA Gallery and laying down the rules governing its activities. He also made major donations to the SASA Art Collection.
The publication, The Activities of Nedeljko Gvozdenović in the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts and His Contribution to the Establishment and Operation of the SASA Gallery, sheds light on the less known segment of public work of the famous painter.
The author of the publication is Jelena Mežinski Milovanović.