You Can’t Make a Cake out of Crumbs – Jelena Pantelić


Dear friends of Novembar Gallery,

We are pleased to invite you to the opening of the exhibition You Can’t Make a Cake out of Crumbs, of the artist Jelena Pantelić, beginning on August 24th, 2023. at 6 p.m. Novembar Gallery will have the honor of presenting this exhibition to the public through September. Pantelić’s practice focuses on autobiographical narratives shaped through everyday interactions with common objects. As explored in the exhibition catalog:

The central theme of the exhibition is the relationship between cause and effect, the death of the father, and self-actualization. The first was seen as a brutal and inevitable demonstration of the force of nature, the ultimate necessity, the conclusion of all will and action. Nevertheless, the performance of dying – that last act in the theater of existence – is drama without catharsis. Creators from Sophocles and Shakespeare to Georgia O’Keefe, Tracey Emin, and Kiki Smith have tackled this theme. It is omnipresent, insurmountable, and forever relevant because at the epicenter of all fears is the fact that we only live once and that we will never get used to death.

Please join us for the solo exhibition of Jelena Pantelić, which will be held in the Novembar Gallery from August 24 to October 1, 2023. Visitors can see the exhibition every working day (except Monday) from 12-20h, Saturday from 10-18h, and Sunday from 10-2 p.m., at 22 Kursulina Street.