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Dr Nele Karajlić, musician and writer

Bosnia of Two Parallel Worlds

In his early youth, music served as his temporary refuge until he completed university. It was only when, on the eve of the outbreak...

Miloš Šobajić, painter and sculptor

Surrealism and Expressionism in Serbian Art

Delving into the life and legacy of Miloš Šobajić: The Serbian artist who blended surrealism and expressionism to create compelling visual narratives Miloš Šobajić, born...

Irina Subotić, art historian

Culture Culture has Failed the Test

She has been a curator at two of Serbia’s largest museums, holds the title of professor emeritus and...

Slobodan Šnajder, writer and publicist

I Think Better of Tito Today Than I Did Back Then

He is among the greatest wizards of the written word, having authored plays and novels that have made...

Cecilia Bartoli, World-renowned Opera Singer, President of Europa Nostra

Culture Must Be Placed at the Heart of Europe

We cannot talk about our common heritage without exerting greater effort to make sure future generations are aware...

Tomislav ‘Toma’ Garevski, Architect

From Čubura to Paris and international Success

He held the title of the most successful Belgrade architect in Paris for decades. He has designed hundreds...

Zoran Hamovic, founder of the publishing house CLIO

The Power of the Book is in Advancing Mind!

It was precisely 33 years ago that he founded CLIO, which is today among the oldest private publishing...

Academic Zoran Knežević, President of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts (SANU)

Radical Change to the Dominant Model of Culture Required

It could probably be stated that SANU’s raison d’etre, at least to a certain extent, is identified with...

Nikita Milivojević, Film & Theatre director, BITEF Theatre Artistic Director

The Stage Has a Special Aroma

He became the artistic director of Bitef as of this year, while he has previously directed plays in...

H.E. Archbishop Santo Gangemi Apostolic Nuncio of the Holy See

Striving To Clarify Misunderstandings Together

“There is an element that I consider important in relations between the Church and states – that of...

Dušan Otašević, Artist, member of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts

Man is Limited By Every Ideology

Dušan Otašević (83) explains simply and succinctly why he chose the motif of a grain of wheat and...

Nebojša Bradić, theatre director

Culture Is Standing On The Shoulders Of Previous Generations

He has staged around a hundred dramas, operas and musicals on the theatre stages of Yugoslavia and Europe,...

Predrag J. Marković, Historian

In History, The Best Told Story Wins

He was aged just 15 when he became the youngest student of the University of Belgrade, a record...

Bisera Veletanlić, Solo Vocalist, Jazz Singer

Everything She Touches Turns To Art

She possesses one of the most priceless voices that Yugoslav music ever had, and has. Her life and...

Helga Rabl-Stadler / Special Adviser For Foreign Culture At The Austrian Ministry Of Foreign Affairs

Navigating A World In Flux

Here Austria’s cultural visionary, Helga Rabl-Stadler, offers her thoughts on how Austria could help shape our world through...

Gojko Tešić, Writer And Literary Historian

Necessity And Freedom

His chosen heroes are writers who’ve been ideologically written-off, or so-called traitors and revolutionaries. He left an indelible...

Miljenko Jergović, Writer

The Will Of War Compelled Me To Leave Sarajevo

Here we bring you the personal account of the exciting life’s journey of one of the top contemporary...

Iva Draškić Vićanović, Dean Of The University Of Belgrade Faculty Of Philology

Being And Remaining Worthy

When a first-round secret ballet vote resulted in her being elected dean of the Faculty of Philology in...

Radmila Bakočević, Opera Singer

Woman Who Wisely Directed Her Own Career

She began her career as a lyric soprano and concluded it as a dramatic soprano. She has portrayed...

Aleksandar Denić, Stage Designer And Film Production Designer

Courage Is To Work, And Not To Whine

Impressive, spectacular, colossal, ingenious – these are the words most often used by critics and audiences alike to...

Sneška Quaedvlieg-Mihailović, Secretary General Of Europa Nostra

Together We Can Move Mountains

Europa Nosta will next year celebrate the 60th anniversary of our joint action for a common cause. Over...

Nataša Ninković, Actress

Freedom Is Being True To Myself

She carries within herself the spirit of Herzegovina, from where she hails and without which she cannot live....

Ivan Medenica, Artistic Director Of The Belgrade International Theatre Festival, BITEF

Comrades In Arms On Theatre Boards

The plays featured in this year’s 56th BITEF don’t treat the bleak themes of work in an angry,...

Dragan Stanić Ph.D., President Of Matica Srpska In Novi Sad, a.k.a. Poet Ivan Negrišorac

Poetry & Matica Shine From Within

A professor of the Faculty of Philosophy in Novi Sad, a writer and Serbian literary scholar, Dragan Stanić...

Dragan Velikić, Novelist

Life In Literature

A two-time recipient of the NIN Award, the top Serbian award for novel of the year, this novelist’s...

Maxim Vengerov, Violinist, Violist And Conductor

Wizard On The Rostrum

One of the most sought-after contemporary solo artists and conductors, an artist of prolific talent, his career has...

Academic Vladimir Kostić, SANU President

Memorandum II Is A Plain Lie

How many embittered criticisms of the Memorandum I’ve heard from people (not rarely foreigners) who would later admit...

Vesna Goldsworthy, Author

My Mission Is To Dismantle Prejudices

Born in Belgrade as Vesna Bjelogrlić, she was a brilliant student of literature who had only one wish:...

Mira Banjac, Actress

Actress Of The Century

“Acting, for me, is a joy and the power to relay various lives through myself,” says dramatic artist...

Pero Zubac, Author And Poet

Timeless “Mostar Rains”

A gentleman with a bow tie and polite manners. His poems are just the same: picturesque, aromatic, beautifully...

Jasna Đuričić, Europe’s Best Actress

Film Diva Brings Glory To The Balkans

With an awareness of her splendid talent, she always wanted more and succeeded in achieving that: Jasna Đuričić,...

Ivana Stefanović, Composer

We’re Living In A Time Of Lies

She is among the most important Yugoslav and Serbian composers of contemporary music, an essayist, a former successful...

Serbia Celebrates Africa Day with Grand Ceremony at Palace of Serbia

In a grand ceremony at the Palace of Serbia, the nation marked Africa Day, celebrating the rich and enduring...

Belgrade Students Triumph at Danube Cup 2024 in Austria

A team of innovative students from the University of Belgrade has claimed first place at the prestigious Danube Cup...

DM Celebrates 20 Years of Business in Serbia

On the occasion of its significant anniversary, two decades of successful operations in Serbia, dm drogerie markt organised a...

New Joint Venture Forms to Revolutionize Balkan Logistics

In a strategic move to enhance logistics operations in the Western Balkans, Transfera, a leading logistics company in the...

Concept Mercedes-AMG PureSpeed

Exciting, energising and breathtaking – the Mercedes‑AMG PureSpeed concept is the highlight in the run-up to the Formula 1™...