BETWEEN ART AND ARCHITECTURAL PROJECT
Architecture and art, observed as independent researching fields, are mutually attracted. Between the fields of research of art and research of architecture there are different 'spatial practices' being developed that require parallel and interdisciplinary research approach.
Spacious works outside the boundaries of art and architectural design, which refer to transformable and transition concepts, contemporary art and architecture theory (Rendell 2006; Grosz 2001; Hill 1998) are named 'critical spatial practice' and 'spatial excess'. Pointing to arts conditioned to specific characteristic of place, conceptual architecture designs, critical performances and art installations, this theories seek to open the 'third space' as a place of dialoque between art and architecture.
Art installation, as central topic of this research, is being conceptualized and implemented between art and architectural design. The critical aspect of art installation, observed from artistic recourse, referes to assumptions redefinition related to aesthetic art object status, elitist status of institutionalized art spaces, and a lack of greater critical attention from art observers. As architectural category, installation referes to alternative spatial concepts concerning to new ways of spatial appropriations and new, interactive, relations of people and specific spatial order.
Althouhg the dominate postmodern art form, genesis of art installation in this research is monitored through the dynamic of the most significant changes in art and architectural discourses starting from the formative period of art installation (60s and 70s years of XX century) closing to the present.
The motive of this research refers to the increase in architect interest for art installation as an aspect of spatially work.
Starting from the hypothesis according to which the use of the principles used in the design and realization of the art installation might dynamize established course of architectural design, the main goal of this research is questioning and establishing installation as art and as architectural project.
Marija Zečević was born in Belgrade in 1980. She graduated from the Faculty of Architecture in Belgrade in 2005 where she, also, obtained her PhD in 2016 on the topic „The Use of the Concepts of Art Installations in Architectural Design“.
Practical and research work of Marija Zečević is characterized by an interdisciplinary approach. She is actively engaged with the theory of architecture and publishing articles in the filed of architecture since 2010. She has published papers in professional journals as Forum, Prostor: a scholarly journal of architecture and urban planning, Journal of the Museum of Applied Arts and Notebooks.
She is one of the authors of the monograph „Authorial stance of the architect Mustafa Music“ which is awarded at the 34 Salon of Architecture in 2012. For the same work in Zagreb 2012 she gets the international award for the graphic design of the book.
Marija Zečević actively participates in interior, furniture and experimental design. She presents her works within the group and solo exibitions as at the festivals Belgrade Design Week and S.U.N.D. held in Belgrade and Month of Design held in Ljubljana.
She is the author of the winning art installations Book is a node in the network in competition Book Spaces in 2014. Lectures which problematize the art installation as architectural category Marija held by invitation at the Faculty of Architecture in Belgrade and as part of the May Exhibition of the Association of Applied Arts Artists and Designers of Serbia.