ILIJA & MANGELOS FOUNDATION

 

Ilija and Mangelos Foundation was founded in order to preserve and promote the legacy of the two artists: Ilija Basicevic Bosilj and Dimitrije Basicevic Mangelos. To this end, the Foundation organized a series of exhibitions at home and abroad. The focus of the Foundation is on the new approach to the works of these artists and their professional, theoretical and institutional (gallery – museum) positioning on the map of contemporary world art. After a successful solo exhibition of Ilija Bosilj in New York, 2006, Ilija was exhibited next to the greats of world art such as Picasso, Chagall, Klee... and reproductions of his paintings were published in the New York Times. The exhibition in the art pavilion Cvijeta Zuzoric, Beograd, in 2008, marked the attendance rate beyond all expectations for one artistic event. 10,000 people visited exhibition in a month. With such results and its visibility in the Serbia media landscape, our Foundation is contributing significantly to the promotion of cultural values and art.

In accordance with it mission, adding to the development of fine art scene in Serbia, the Foundation became co-organiser of the Award for the best young visual artists in Serbia (YVAA). The award, which carries the name Dimitrije Basicevic Mangelos, is one of the most effective ways to help young artists in Serbia. Every year, on the basis of initiatives and assistance of the Foundation for Civil Society, one young artist gets a residential stay in New York and thus access to the world art scene. As art critic, Dimitrije Basicevic Mangelos recognized the potential of young artists and his name became a symbol for giving space to young artists who are entering the art scene.

Mission and goals

  • maintaining the memory of the name and work of Ilije Bosilj and Mangelos in the country and abroad
  • promotion of the name and work of Ilije Bosilj and Mangelos in the country and the world
  • Copyright control of the use the name and work of Ilija Basicevic Bosilj & Mangelos
  • Authenticity certificate approval of Ilija Bosilj and Mangelos artworks

Foundation key people

Dr. Ivana Bašičević Antić, President of the Foundation

Managing Board -there are 5 members in Committee. Members are experts in the field of art history.

Secretariat

Support and sponsorship

Press

ARTnews – (The leading source of art coverage since 1902.)

16.05.2016
MANGELOS AT PETER FREEMAN, NEW YORK

SoHo and TriBeCa, a Cradle of Contemporary Art
21.04.2016
The New York times

The New Yorker
14.04.2016
Mangelos – a retrospective of exhibitions

Blic Serbian News Publishing Company
21.05.2014
The art behind the curtain

NY Times
09.05.2014
Unorthodox, Maybe, but Scarcely on the Fringe

Matica hrvatska
24.02.2013
Naive and modernism strange coextiscence — ILIJA BASICEVIC BOSILJ, Kranjcar art gallery, June

Blic Serbian News Publishing Company
17.01.2011
Jubilee awards "Mangelos" for young artists: The chance for young artists promotion in New York

Politika
09.01.2010
The visual rebus Ilija Bosilj

Blic Serbian News Publishing Company
03.11.2009
Every man and truth have two faces

Evening News Serbian Publishing Company
05.11.2008
Retrospective exhibition of Ilija Bosil saw over 10,000 people!

Gloria
05.11.2008
A genius from plantations fields

NIN Serbian Publishing company
30.10.2008
Ilijada's Mythical world

Evening News Serbian Publishing Company
15.10.2008
The gift proven in front of the Commission

Today, Serbian News Publishing company
10.10.2008
Paintings from Ilijada in Belgrade

Blic Serbian News Publishing Company
09.10.2008
Man is Scarf with two faces

Politika
11.05.2008
When billboards make city more beautiful

The New York Times
25.01.2008
Visionaries in a Bubble, Safe From Convention

National
17.04.2007
Concept Artist Treasure Theft

Status
01.01.2007
Irony, not only as a reaction

E-newspapers

31.12.2012

Vojvodina Museum Of Modern Art: Emerik Fejes