The exhibition “Holy New Martyrs from Jasenovac in the Light of the Resurrection” from the Genocide Victims’ Museum is on display

The exhibition “Holy New Martyrs from Jasenovac in the Light of the Resurrection” from the Genocide Victims’ Museum entitled  was solemnly opened on November 16, 2024, at the NI Museum of the Macedonian Struggle for Independence.

During the opening ceremony,  the public was addressed by the director of the Museum of the Macedonian Struggle for Independence, Mrs. Daniela Nikolova, the director of the Genocide Victims’ Museum, Mr. Dejan Ristić, art historian prof. Dr. Jelena Erdeljan, Her Excellency the Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia to the Republic of North Macedonia, Mrs. Nevena Jovanović, His Eminence the Bishop of Pakrac-Slavonia G. Jovan and Mr. Adam Shukalo, personal representative of the President of the Republic of Serbia, Mr. Aleksandar Vucic.

The exhibition consists of works by the nuns Maria (Antić), a member of the Sisterhood of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist Monastery (Jasenovac, Croatia), part of the Serbian Orthodox Eparchy of Pakrac-Slavonia, which were inspired by the real and tragic events that happened in Jasenovac during World War II.

The exhibited works of the author, who is a nun and not a trained visual artist, are based on iconographic traditions and mixed with the naive, but also contain a subtle connection with the realistic sacral painting of the Christian Orthodox Church and the best traditions of the school of icon painting.

The exhibition is accompanied by a bilingual Serbian-Macedonian catalog and a luxurious Serbian-English monograph dedicated to the work of the nun Maria, authored by the eminent art historian, Dr. Jelena Erdeljan, full professor at the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Belgrade.

The realization of the exhibition is made possible by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Serbia and the Foundation of the Genocide Victims’ Museum, and supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in the Republic of North Macedonia and the Serbian Cultural and Information Center “SPONA” in Skopje.

Photography by Denis Jagdzi

 

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