August 2009 - Serbia
The International Sculptor Symposium “White Vencac” in Arandjelovac Serbia is one of the oldest sculptor gatherings in Europe. Over the years it has been hosting many world most celebrated artists.
Ante Marinovic, AIESM Manager for Croacia, was the selector for this year 44 International sculpture symposium “White Vencac” in Arandjelovac Serbia that took place from August 12th until September 1st 2009.
On 2009 the town of Arandjelovac celebrated 150 years of its foundation and the White Vencac symposium was included under the Art Festival Marble and Sounds in Serbia. 2009’s Symposium saw five sculptors from five continents creating together one big work of art in marble, to be displayed at prominent location of the town. It was a unique event to see five artists, each representing a different continent, at work together to realize the idea of a big monument that could be considered a great sign of positive cohabitation and collaboration between people of so different background and culture. The participating sculptors made a small model, while the realization of the project in marble wil be the responsability of the Organiser.
Ante Marinovic, selector of the symposium choose to invite to the symposium the following 5 artists, representing the 5 continents: Bettino Francini-Italy, Saravudth Duanjumpa- Thailand, Filipe Tohi- New Zealand, Mohamed Omar Tousson – Egypt, Ted Carrasco – Bolivia.
The sculpture realized following the model elaborated by the whole of the 5 artists, will be on marble with an height of about 5 meters.