Closing of the exhibition "Executive Board" & Performance "Moral Cleansing Effect" @ Gallery Stara Kapetanija, Zemun, Serbia
March 24.2014  at 20.45
/Marking the Remembrance Day of the NATO bombing 15 years ago/ 3 throws/ 161 pins / 3months of work / 44 sec of demolition / 10 pins taken without permission / the rest given to to the audience & exact number of destroyed pins left unknown/.

Zatvaranje izložbe "Izvršni odbor" & performans "Efekat Moralnog Čišćenja" u Galeriji Stara Kapetanija, Zemun, Srbija.
/161 kegla / Tri meseca rada/ 44 sec rušenja/
/10 kegli uzeto bez dozvole autora/ ostatak poklonjen publici/
/ tacan broj nastradalih nije poznat/.


12-24. marta 2014.
Galerija Stara Kapetanija

Zemunski kej 8, Beograd

U okviru izložbe koja se otvara 12. marta 2014. godine u 19 sati pod nazivom „Izvršni odbor“, u Galeriji Stara kapetanija, vizuelna umetnica Valentina Savić izvešće svoj autorski rad koji se sastoji od instalacije i video prikaza, a dvanaest dana kasnije okončava se performansom povodom zatvaranja.


Seventh Naspa Ceramics Talent Award:

 “The Figure – Sculpture in Ceramics”: the title of the 2013
Ceramics Talent Award of the Nassauische Sparkasse was highly topical
and the international response was greater than ever before – 388 artists
from 45 countries applied for entry.


 stoneware- slip casted & glazed

"A Klee painting named Angelus Novus shows an angel looking as though he is about to move away from something he is fixedly contemplating. His eyes are staring, his mouth is open, his wings are spread. This is how one pictures the angel of history. His face is turned toward the past. Where we perceive a chain of events, he sees one single catastrophe which keeps piling wreckage upon wreckage and hurls it in front of his feet. The angel would like to stay, awaken the dead, and make whole what has been smashed. But a storm is blowing from Paradise; it has got caught in his wings with such violence that the angel can no longer close them. The storm irresistibly propels him into the future to which his back is turned, while the pile of debris before him grows skyward. This storm is what we call progress.[1]"

"Kle (Paul Klee) ima sliku koja se zove Angelus Novus. Na njoj je prikazan anđeo koji kao da pokušava da se udalji od nečega čime je zapanjen. Oči su mu razrogačene, usta otvorena, a krila raširena. Tako bi morao izgledati anđeo istorije. Lice je okrenuo prošlosti. Ono što mi vidimo kao niz događaja, on vidi kao jednu jedinu katastrofu što neprekidno gomila ruševine preko ruševinama i baca mu ih pred noge. Rado bi se zaustavio, budio mrtve i sastavljao ono što je razbijeno. Ali iz raja duva tako snažna oluja da mu je razapela krila i anđeo više ne može da ih sklopi. Ta oluja ga nezadrživo goni u budućnost, kojoj okreće leđa, dok gomila ruševina pred njim raste do neba. Ono što nazivamo napretkom jeste ta oluja."

Theses on the Philosophy of History,” Walter Benjamin


Since 2011, each year starting in May, even if intermittent, partly tradition continued until the present day, 3rd International Golcuk Ceramic Symposium will be held between the dates 21-30 May 2013 as a part of '2023 Gölcük Vision ' under the cooperation of the Gölcük City Council, Gölcük Municipality and Kocaeli University.


 Executive Board - porcelain


Women as a sign

Text by Biljana Vukotić / Curator at Museum of Applied Arts, Belgrade, Serbia

From the catalog/exhibition" A women Artist" at the Museum of applied Arts, Belgrade/ nov 2012-jan2013

Valentina Savić belongs to a number of international 
ceramists who, during 1990’s, entered the realm 
of sculpture and design and rebound 
the elements of 
certain major art movements, such as Dadaism, surrealism, 
pop art, new realism, conceptual art, entered 
Belgrade art scene at the beginning of the new millennium. 
The circumstances that were essential for her 
artistic growth, what defined her, were a visit to Dali’s 
museum in Figueras, her specialization in Paris.

 Milk 2009 / photo Vlada Popović

Milk 2009
earthenware, wood 250 x 50 x 50 cm
photo Vlada Popović

Purchase Prize of Museum of Applied Art at 14.Ceramics Triennial

14th Ceramics Triennial
11 - 31 May 2013
Opening ceremony: Saturday, 11 May 2013 at 13:00

Exhibition Curator: Biljana Vukotić, Department of Contemporary Applied Art MAA
Assistant : Jelena Gagić
Organizers: Museum of Applied Art, Belgrade and the Modern Gallery "Likovni susret", Subotica
The Ceramics Triennial, manifestation with the decades-long tradition has well-deserved reputation as the event which embraced the most important accomplishments of the art of ceramics. Enriched by the contemporary ceramic production in which design, technique and concept play crucial roles, the currentCeramics Triennial features artistic creations and individual poetics of the contemporary production, too.
For this, 14th Ceramics Triennial, the total of 62 artists applied, while the selected exhibition features 44 works by 34 authors. According to its established tradition, the Ceramics Triennial is based on contest. The prizes awarded at it act as an acknowledgment of quality, they ministered the affirmation of either artists or tendencies present in their works, they are a sign of success, as well as of the values of the concepts brought about in ceramics. Nine prizes were awarded at the current exhibition.
The exhibition of the 14th Ceramics Triennial features, along with the show of the authorial works, the individual exhibition of artist Larisa Ackov, who presents her works as the laureate of the Grand Prize of the 13th Ceramics Triennial. Works created by a group of Hungarian ceramists, are also on the show, which are housed in the collection of International Ceramic Studio from Kečkemet. Numerous educational, interactive workshops and lectures for students and grade school pupils will take place in Museum of Applied Art.
The cooperation between Museum of Applied Art in Belgrade and the Modern Gallery "Likovni susret" from Subotica, proved very fruitful once more. As organizers of 14th Ceramics Triennial, which took place in Subotica between December 2012 and March 2013, they will present the latest accomplishments and concepts in the contemporary ceramics to the public in Belgrade, as well, between May 11 and May 31, 2013.
The catalog of the exhibition of 14thCeramics Triennial, which was published in Subotica, will be available also in Belgrade, during the exhibition. For this occasion, Museum of Applied Art in Belgrade prepared a leaflet with a short survey of 14th Ceramics Triennial.
Purchase Prize of Museum of Applied Art
Valentina Savić
Dinner at Bunuel's,Part 1, 2012
stoneware, 200 x 50 cm



A Woman Artist

New Subjects and Ideas in Serbian Ceramics after 2000 

6 November 2012 – 31 January 2013 
Exhibition Author: Biljana Vukotić, 
Senior Curator, Department of Contemporary Applied Arts

Over the last several years, the contemporary ceramic scene has been defined by the appearance of male/female artists who managed to build exceptional, almost enviable, careers and become unavoidable points of reference in many exhibitions, not only in Serbia, but also in wider regional and international contexts.
This fact could be explained by creative activity of the male/female artists who became aware of the importance of new technologies and media in the context of the contemporary art. Their activities, and also their individual bold, radical and artistically mature works, represent a considerable contribution to the revival of our artistic setting.

The exhibition New Subjects and Ideas in Serbian Ceramics After 2000. A WOMAN ARTIST, maps the multimedia practices of the selected female artists: Larisa Ackov, Nataša Vasilić, Slađana Danojević, Jovanka Filipović, Biljana Milenović, Katica Pavelka Vukajlović, Jasmina Pejčić, Biljana Lana Rakanović, Valentina Savić, Vesna Šaula. 

The author Biljana Vukotić wrote in the exhibition catalog:”The goal of this exhibition is not to offer an overall review of contemporary Serbian studio ceramics, even taken in the narrow sense of the term, limited to the middle and the younger generations of female artists, but to select and critically analyze the positions of individual authors who stand out with their abilities to pass from one medium to another, showing the priority of concept, of formal construction of works, showing the superb capabilities and artisanship in working with their materials.” 

This exhibition comprises exciting and original socially responsible, engaged works that, at the same time, represent rare phenomena in this medium in our culture. The emblematic field of the engaged ceramics is new, writings about it are rare and generally not accessible because exhibitions of the contemporary male/female artists are often published only in modest catalogues/leaflets of limited distribution and durability.

Večera kod Bunjuela

Dinner at Bunuel

Večera kod Bunjuela / Dinner at Bunuel 2012

.... "da zaključimo da su svaki doručak, svaki ručak i svaka večera stvar ideologije, da taj obred, uredno smešten u simbolni poredak, nikako nije običan, stvar svakodnevnice. U tom smislu, kada buržoazija sedne za sto da obeduje, onda ona uživa u jednom buržoaskom obedu koji je do kolena u ideologiji. "
Vuk Vuković
Diskretni šarm buržoazije – apsurdno kao Realno
fine stoneware- fina kamenina 

Executive Board

Izvršni odbor/ Executive Board- 2012

livena kamenina / engoba /
fine stoneware/engobed/

52 x 17 cm (kom/pcs)

Izvršni odbor eksploatiše temu Žak Lakana, koju on zove ‘appétit de l’oeil, tj apetit oka. Serija radova skrece pažnju na više krajnosti na prelazu fikcije I stvarnosti, neistrazena pitanja predstava muškog pitanja I ženskog tela, tradicionalnog u keramičkoj skulpturi, I kroz više koncepata istražuje “keramicke arhetipove” (terakota – telo – figurina).
Repeticija, telo, treci prostor, zatvorene zajednice, ogradjene zone, fragmentacija, moralni kodovi, banalnost svakodnevnice, globalna kontrola, I različiti aspekti kulturnog voajerizma su elementi i veze koji glorifikuju autsajdera, njegovu viziju današnjice I postavljaju ga u poziciju glavnog protagoniste.

Executive board is inspired by Lacanian's concept appétit de l'oeil, as well as the notion of persona in the antique point of view. The work explores the relationship between social roles, ideologies and stereotypes  that the persona adopts.  This is a possible interpretation of the particular kind of individuality in the form of contemporary ceramic figurines.


The old baroque shape vase is a starting point, that shift back and forth between the tradiotion and innovation, pointing with the sizable dose of irony, on to relations between the power and sexuality in a postmodern world... Reffering to a women, from the discourse of “the non subject“ to a discourse of the “ real object of desire“ The trophy is the question.

Two Things I Know About Her

ceramics 130 x 60 x 44

"Valentina Savic ceramic instalation "Two Things I Know About Her" was created especially for the Braart project upon my invitation. In work, named after famous Godard movie, the author specifically goes deep into her already thorough examination of the relation among body-space-consummation.Wittily by mimicry-like merge of artefact - everyday clothing and multiplied body form - the installation, without any doubt reflects the authors standpoint relating to the world where she exists and creates. Both technically and estethically the work referrs to not only modern than also to traditional creativity and culture flows."

                                                 Ljubica Jelisavac Katić, art historian

"What do you want to beee"

Powder tractate

La Poudriere at UNICUM, Slovenia 2009

2nd prize: Valentina Savić, Republic of Serbia, for the artwork Poudriere

Old-fashioned shape of powder compact is a nostalgic object with mysterious content. Half-open gives impression of simultaneous opening and closing. It hides the abstract landscape in which the reality of applicable object, that we first noticed, is breaking. The whiteness of unworked surface of the porcelain yet stresses its timelessness and loneliness in the space.