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Film with multiple Oscar nominations, Alexander Payne’s ‘The Holdovers’, to open 52nd FEST
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Film with multiple Oscar nominations, Alexander Payne’s ‘The Holdovers’, to open 52nd FEST

Art Box Portal // The film ‘The Holdovers’, directed by two-time Oscar winner Alexander Payne, will open the 52nd International Film Festival FEST in the MTS Hall on 23 February 2024. Alexander Payne’s ‘The Holdovers’ is this years candidate for the Oscar in several categories, including: best picture, best actor, best actress, original screenplay. In this...

LitFest Bergen 2024: Dissolution & Karl Ove Knausgård
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LitFest Bergen 2024: Dissolution & Karl Ove Knausgård

By Ljiljana Maletin Vojvodić // A month ago, during my research residency in Bergen, I extensively explored the city’s literary landscape, celebrated in books such as „Bergeners“ by Bergen-based author Tomas Espedal, or by Karl Ove Knausgaard in his famous „My Struggle“ No. 5, where he describes his time spent at Bergen’s Writing Academy, where...

‘Room at Her Own’: USF Verftet Bergen
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‘Room at Her Own’: USF Verftet Bergen

By Ljiljana Maletin Vojvodić // Last year, I launched a project titled ‘A Women Artist’s Studio of One’s Own’ during my artist-in-residence program at Konstepidemin in Gothenburg (Sweden) and ECoC 2022 Novi Sad (Serbia). This initiative extended into the beginning of 2024 at USF Verftet Bergen, a prominent hub for art, film, and music in...

Bergen’s bookish vibe
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Bergen’s bookish vibe

Written by Ljiljana Maletin Vojvodić // During my recent artist-in-residency stay at USF Verftet in Bergen, I delved into the diverse literary landscape of this vibrant Norwegian city. Beyond immersing myself in the works of Norwegian writers, exploring the Bergen Public Library (Bergen Offentlige Bibliotek), the second-largest public library in Norway, and conducting an interview...

Mona Lisa selfie
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Mona Lisa selfie

Written by: Ljiljana Maletin Vojvodić // A few days ago, actually, on January 28th, two climate activists, members of the group „Riposte alimentaire“ („Food Response“), poured the contents of a canned soup on the most famous exhibit of the world’s most renowned art museum. Thanks to the bulletproof glass, which has been protecting Leonardo’s painting...

Rijksmuseum Amsterdam – open 365 days a year
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Rijksmuseum Amsterdam – open 365 days a year

Art Box portal // Imagine living in a city where museums are open every day of the year. Among them is the Rijksmuseum, one of Amsterdam’s landmarks, located on Museum Square (Museumstraat 1), which is also home to the Van Gogh Museum and the Stedelijk Museum. This largest Dutch national art museum holds masterpieces by...

At the airport: in the library and in the museum
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At the airport: in the library and in the museum

Art Box portal // How to spend time at the airport without surfing the net or shopping duty-free? What to do if we’re facing a sleepless night or an unexpectedly long wait? A decreasing number of passengers read books, although it’s one of the ways to travel both more slowly and meaningfully. We can bring...

Discovering Bergen’s Writing academy: A conversation with director Sivert N. Nesbø
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Discovering Bergen’s Writing academy: A conversation with director Sivert N. Nesbø

Interviwer: Ljiljana Maletin Vojvodić // Founded in 1985 by author Rolf Sagen and Hordaland County (Vestland), the Writing Academy (Skrivekunstakademiet) is more than just a literary institution. It is a cultural cornerstone, fostering creativity and contributing significantly to the Norwegian literary scene. What makes Bergen’s Writing Academy, situated in USF Verftet, so special, apart from...

Nan Goldin, The Hug, New York City, 1980. © Nan Goldin.
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Nan Goldin at the Stedelijk Museum

Art Box portal // The Amsterdam Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art and Design Stedelijk (Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam), founded as a city museum in 1874, was initially housed in the Rijksmuseum before later acquiring its building. Today, it faces Museum Square, where, alongside the Rijksmuseum, you can also find the Van Gogh Museum and the...

An Interview with composer and flautist Caroline Ansink
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An Interview with composer and flautist Caroline Ansink

Interview by Ljiljana Maletin Vojvodić // I met the Dutch flutist and composer Caroline Ansink a long time ago at an artistic residency in Portugal. Recently, we had the chance to meet again at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. As always, it was a pleasure to talk with her, and afterward, we explored the exhibition...