Interpolations 4: Ljubica Cuca Sokić: Traces of Distinctive Creative Space

  • Location: The Residence of Princess Ljubica, Kneza Sime Markovića 8
  • Date: December 23 - March 1, 2015
  • Impressum:

    Nada Seferović, author of exhibition and catalogue; Dragana Lacmanović, design

The Belgrade City Museum has organized this exhibition guided by the desire to cherish the memory of this outstanding artist and the donor of our Museum. The exhibition presents a collection of her works, mostly drawings, held by the Belgrade City Museum in its Fine Art Collection which has largely remained unknown to the public. Although not extensive (it includes eighteen works acquired for the museum during the past decades), this collection, which was mainly created thanks to the artist's gifts, still allows us to grasp the subtle and highly emotional artistic fabric in which she was persistently and quietly shaping her distinct artistic credo.

Cuca Sokić belonged to the very core of Belgrade's artistic circle. She studied art at the Belgrade Art School with Beta Vukanović and Ljuba Ivanović, as well as at the Art Academy with Ivan Radović. Between 1936 and 1939, she stayed in Paris and her works were first presented at the Galerie de Paris in 1937, at a joint exhibition with a group of Yugoslav artists. Her first one-artist exhibition of paintings, prints and drawings was set up two years later, at the Cvijeta Zuzorić Art Pavilion. Cuca Sokić was one of the founders and an active member of the art group Desetorica (Ten, 1940), with whom she took part in exhibitions organized in Belgrade and Zagreb. She also worked as a professor at the Academy (Faculty) of Fine Arts in Belgrade. Cuca Sokić was elected a corresponding member of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts in 1968, to become a full Academy member in 1978. She presented her works at numerous one-artist and group national and international exhibitions and received numerous awards.