For the 123rd anniversary of Yugoslav composer Josip Štolcer Slavenski’s birth, on May 11th 2019, together with artist Stefan Jovanović I designed screen-printed posters showing Slavenski’s most significant works and excerpts from his life. Six type posters are based on the titles of Slavenski’s scores, records and publications. Another four were made by Stefan of black and white photographs taken in 1966 in the composer’s home in Belgrade.
In 1966, the Museum of Međimurje Čakovec, the hometown of Josip Slavenski, sent a small delegation to Belgrade to document all his musical heritage. Museum photographer Stjepan Leiner’s black-and-white contact copies give an interesting insight into Slavenski’s life: working material, furniture, letters, scores, notes, newspaper clippings, souvenirs from various travels, etc.
The posters were exhibited for the first time in Belgrade at Palmas Gallery in 2019. Pasted on the wall in three rows, the posters should represent a contemporary, colorful and picturesque wall in the Balkan style. Just like Slavenski’s musical approach. Since 2021 there is a website dedicated to Slavenski’s work.
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