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Novi Sad – European Capital of Culture in 2022

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Presentation of Laszlo Vegel's essay "In the Promised Land - Life on the Limes"

The Promised Land project is a sublimation of Laszlo Vegel's vision of Novi Sad through theatrical performances "Neoplanta" (Novi Sad Theater) and the literary essay on Novi Sad "Promised Land - Life on the Limes". The essay was translated from Hungarian into Serbian, German and English and published by the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation. It was presented to the Novi Sad audience on March 4, 2022 in the Master Hall of the Novi Sad Fair, within the program „Migration“ of the European Capital of Culture Novi Sad 2022.

Teofil Pančić, journalist and literary critic, and Norbert Beckmann-Dirkes, director of the Konrad- Adenauer-Foundation in Belgrade, spoke at the book promotion. The moderator was prof. Dr. Vladimir Gvozden from the Faculty of Philosophy in Novi Sad. Due to health reasons, the author himself addressed the audience with a recorded video message in which, among other things, he said:

"My literary work is related to Novi Sad. It was there that I experienced my successes and failures. Hopes and disappointments fought right here, right in my soul. Utopia and dystopia faced one another here. One of my literary role models, Thomas Bernhard, the Austrian writer I mention in this essay, was a fierce critic of Austria. It follows that I am not a writer of the Novi Sad idyll, but of the Novi Sad drama. I am writing about a city on the European frontier, where life is always full of tragic confusions and miraculous feats, which we are not even aware of. It may be our great drama to be proud of our delusions and to keep our feats a secret."


Stage performance of Michael Martens' book "In the Fire of the Worlds"

The stage performance of the book by German writer and journalist Michael Martens "In the Fire of the Worlds: Ivo Andrić - One European Life", which was declared one of the five best publicist books at the Leipzig Fair, premiered on March 8, 2022 as part of the program "Migration" European Capitals of Culture Novi Sad 2022.

The creative producer of the project is prof. Janko Ljumović, associate professor at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Cetinje, the adaptation for stage reading is signed by the writer Muharem Bazdulj, while the video art project was created by video artist Filip Mikić. Jovana Karaulić is signing the executive production, and the project coordinator is Gordana Pilipović. The stage reading was performed by actors Mihajlo Đorović (Narrator) and Čubrilo Čupić (Andrić).










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