The Partisan and Fragonard. Collection of Jovanka Broz
June 1 - August 28
The Gallery of Matica Srpska and the Museum of Yugoslavia are presenting the works of art from the villa of Jovanka Broz, where she spent the last 33 years of her life, to the public for the first time. For more than three decades, the former first lady of Yugoslavia stayed inside a memory cabinet of a kind, which, as a time capsule, she transferred from one environment to another, trying to imitate the ambience of the presidential residence where she lived together with Josip Broz Tito. The exhibited works and individual objects show us the intimate world of Jovanka Broz, her taste, but also the mirroring image of the time and historical circumstances in the works of fine art that she chose as the decor of her living space. This collection was created spontaneously as a backdrop for the life of a partisan and the first lady/comrade of Yugoslavia, and it disappeared in the same way. The exhibition is an attempt to, for a moment, recreate an artistic taste and an epoch in the context of the history of Yugoslavia, its ideology, culture, and society. The exhibition will be accompanied by a bilingual catalogue in Serbian and English.
Venue: Gallery of Matica Srpska
The programme can be found on the organiser’s website: