I was born in former Yugoslavia and didn’t visit Belgrade before the first time in 2014 with an art project and visiting friends. I couldn’t describe to myself what to expect.
The fist surprise came with crossing the bridge. When I took off the bus I felt like being at sea or somewhere near. A walk through the city with my friend took about four hours and soon I couldn’t count the centuries we went through and understood that actually wondrous city.
Savamala neighborhood obsessed me with its sense of arriving, departing, the port, some small town or old metropolis. I had a feeling that Belgrade has a young spirit and also a young heart. My lonely walks through the long boulevards towards center weren’t lonely at all, because lots of people are walking on foot, and I enjoyed that joint movement.
Edin Bajrić, artist, Hanover; edinbajric.de