MARCH 2019

During nearly fifty years of his creative work, Academician Svetomir Arsić Basara has come a long way, producing in the process a voluminous oeuvre, unavoidable in the history of Serbian sculpture. As the author of the exhibition, art historian and curator Nikola Kusovac, has observed, Basara belongs to the circle of artists who finds the strength necessary for the survival of the deep layers of his creative work in his native soil in Kosovo, in his ancestors, and in the primeval beauty, drama and tragedy of his homeland and people. The need to dive into the depths of the earth – towards oneself and one’s own origins – came to Basara quite naturally, as a result of the times we live in.