The regional art project “Recognition” began in its fifth cycle with a residency program in Vrnjačka Banja and Kraljevo in 2020, as part of the research of curators and artists in contexts recognized as common themes and specific artistic practices. It is realized through the cooperation of six institutions from three countries in the region. From Serbia, they are the Art Gallery – National Museum Kruševac, as the project holder, the Gallery of Contemporary Art Niš, Art Gallery “Nadežda Petrović”, Čačak and the National Museum Kraljevo, from Montenegro the Center for Contemporary Art of Montenegro in Podgorica and from Bulgaria the Art Gallery “Nikola Petrov” in Vidin.
“Recognition 5” brings together twelve artists: Nenad Dimitrijević, Jelena Šalinić Terzić (Kraljevo), Milena Maksimović Kovačević, Milka Junjanin (Kruševac), Teodora Vojinović, Marko Jozović (Čačak), Nikola Marković, Miljan Nedeljković (Niš), Svilen Stefanov, Bogdan Alexandrov (Bulgaria), Tijana Vujović, Zoran Živković (Montenegro).
The “Recognition” project is dedicated to establishing and promoting partnerships between galleries, museums, curators, and artists in joint action to recognize local art scenes and the visibility of contemporary art practice in the region. The expert team consists of art historians: Biljana Grković / project coordinator /, Milica Todorović, Julka Marinković, Ljubiša Simović, Ljiljana Karadžić, Svilen Stefanov. The project is continuously supported by the Ministry of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia.