Open Day: Ice Celebration

Exhibition by the Residents and Festival
17 July – 2 August, 1998
Plasy Monastery




Led Art


Hermit FoundationOpen Day


Plasy Monastery

A public event organized in the framework of the residency of the Serbian art collective LED ART (ICE ART).


In the extraordinary socio-political turmoil that shoved Yugoslavia into a war and complete international isolation during the 1990s, activity in culture and the arts was one of possible ways to survive and not be drowned in cataclysmic reality. Under those circumstances, in the year 1993 painter N. Dzafo has found LED ART (ICE ART) group. All the realized projects of LED ART (including the ones only sketched) bear the epithet of engaged art that intensely resisted the regime of Slobodan Milosevic. LED ART has gathered more than 300 individuals in close to fifty projects during the ten-year activity period: artists, sociologists, art historians, journalists, scientists. Thus, the group is the mirror of the arts and the society of millenium’s last decade.

Ledni Slavnost included works by the artists in residence and guests of June and July, 1998.

Jana Budíková (CR) visual artist - installation of large-scale drawing in the granary attic
Anton Čierny (SL) visual artist - “Correct Breath” - site specific installation in the granary
Miroslav Fekar (CR) visual artist - three-floor multi-form wood sculpture in the granary
Allison Hunter (US) visual artist - aquarel, photographic and video works
Led Art (Nikola Dzafo, Dragan Živančevič, Vesna Grgincevič, Miroslav Perič) - Serbian performance and visual art: “Reconstruction of a Crime”
Christian Liebmann (SW) performance and visual artist - painting and collaborative performance of a play
David Miller (CAN), visual artist and photographer - project for Šamorín gallery At Home

Carolanne Patterson / Barbara Benish (US) visual art - site specific installation “Toy Boats in the Garden”
Jeremy Schaller (US) video and collaboration with Led Art group and installation
Aleš Kilian (CR) sound installation, granary plus performances by guests:
Akhe Ingineering Theater (RU) Theater and performance group
Saadet Türköz voice
Sabot concert
Richter Band (CR) concert
Ici Meme (F) perfomance “Spectacle en pièces”
Jo Truman (Australia) voice and didgeridoo