Centar Terra, Kikinda
Continuation of international institutional cooperation with the Faculty of Fine Arts in Cetinje
After many years of hiatus, the cooperation of the Terra Center with the Faculty of Fine Arts from Cetinje continued to mutual satisfaction. The agreement between these two institutions on cooperation in the field of fine arts (terracotta sculptures), education, museological practice and intercultural dialogue was signed 12 years ago and lasted until 2015. At the initiative of Ivana Radovanović, doctor of fine arts and assistant professor at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Cetinje , and with the support of the Dean, Marko Markovic, MA, this year the cooperation was renewed, as part of which 6 Master’s students conducted a workshop in the field of terracotta sculpture technique. Master classes on the topic of terracotta sculpture were led by Slobodan Kojić, MA, academic sculptor, founder and director of the Terra Center and former professor at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Cetinje. Since the work and stay in the old brickyard and tiled building, ie today the Atelier Terra, which has the status of a cultural monument of importance for industrial heritage, offers all available technical and technological conditions for knowledge transfer, students were transferred forty years during this seven-day practical training. integrated experience in working with clay.
In addition to sculpting practice, students had the opportunity to get acquainted with the basics of the ReOrg method, an internationally recognized innovative way of reorganizing and optimizing museum depots, which has been implemented in the Terra center depot since this year. The transfer of knowledge in the field of museological practice is extremely important for the management, documentation and adequate storage of art objects that guests from Montenegro have recognized as an example of good practice that would adapt to their needs and implement in the future within their institutions.
Since the founding of the Terra Symposium, one of the main priority axes, in addition to the presentation of contemporary art, is active participation in the field of multiculturalism and interculturalism. International institutional cooperation with academic institutions from the region confirms the general idea of the Terra Center to contribute through such projects to bilateral cooperation of participating countries in networking, strengthening intercultural dialogue and preserving collective memory and cultural understanding as mirrors of common past, present and future. Mutual cultural understanding, intercultural dialogue and successful practices in the field of culture and art significantly contribute to the development of cultural diplomacy by developing the method of “soft power” as a successful instrument of bilateral and multilateral cooperation.