ANA ADAMOVIĆ    
     
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Fiery greetings, part two
46 Plant Pots
The Choir
Two choirs (video)
Two choirs (photographs)
Fiery greetings, part one
My country is the most beautiful of all
Canzona
Threshold of the golden age
Revealing
Madeleine
Postcards from imaginary places (video)
Postcards from imaginary places (photographs)
Balkan souvenirs
Without borders
The beach
  MY COUNTRY IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL OF ALL, 2011/12 (Three-channel HD video installation, 02'.51”)
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Kolibri was the most famous children's choir in the Former Yugoslavia. Founded in 1963 (by coincidence, that same year Yugoslavia changed its name from FNRJ - Federal Peoples Republic Yugoslavia to SFRJ - Socialist Federal Republic Yugoslavia, the name it would hold until its break-up) as a children’s choir of the Radio-Television Belgrade by Ms Milica Manojlovic, Kolibri marked the childhood of numerous generations of ex-Yugoslavs. During the 1970s and the 1980s, the Kolibri were singing both children’s and patriotic songs, most of them written and composed specially for them. From the mid 1970s the song My country is the most beautiful of all became a part of their standard repertoire and they had been singing it for years.
In April 1987, the Kolibri held a concert in the Kolarac concert hall in Belgrade. On that occasion, former members of the choir present in the audience joined the choir on the stage to perform the last two songs together, which was a unique situation in the choir’s history. One of the songs they were singing was My country is the most beautiful of all.
Four years after the concert, a war in the former Yugoslavia broke up. The disintegration of the country finished in 1999 after the NATO intervention in SRJ. More than 120.000 people were killed during the wars in the Former Yugoslavia, which was the biggest European conflict after the Second World War.
24 years after the concert, 20 years after the beginning of the war in the Former Yugoslavia, some of the former Kolibri members reunited to sing the song once again in the same city, but a completely different country than was in 1987.

 

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My country is the most beautiful of all
(lyrics - Svetislav Vuković, music - Aleksandar Korač)
 

When springtime paints the landscape
In crimson, green and gold,
when leaves of crops are swaying and on the whole,
my country is the most beautiful of all.

I love it when its skies
with colours of a rainbow glow,
I love it when it is hidden
under a blanket of snow. On the whole,
my country is the most beautiful of all.

The land of glory and heroes
I keep it in my soul,
I’m proud of it, always.
My country is the most beautiful of all.

 

Credits:

 

Kolibri/Marijana Kocić, Žile Vasić, Adriana Lukovac, Eduard Tešenji, Vladimir Marković Luni, Ana Štajdohar, Kristina Sapardić, Gordana Stojnić, Ivana Zarić, Miloš Kecman, Filip Pat, Dario Vujanović, Ana Janković Piljić, Stanislava Gardašević, Goran Pantić, Ljiljana Lazarević Korda, Ana Cemović, Lidija Kruta, Nataša Škrinjak Cvetković, Boba Ilić, Bojana Milenković, Olga Vulović

Conductor- Milena Piralić; DP- Milan Tvrdišić; Camera technician- Miroslav Todorović; Audio recording-Dragutin Čirković, assistant- Pavle Dinulović; Lights- Igor Milenković; Post-production- Mitar Marinović; Organizer- Svetlana Stojanović;Translation- Mirjana Orlović; Camera Red Epic- Living Picture, Belgrade

The work was realized with the generous support of Milan Tvrdišić, Dimće Stojanovski (Living Picture), Dom Omladine, Belgrade, Belgrade Cultural Center, Srdjan Bajski, Bojana Gavrilović, Mina and Jana Bošnjak, Vladimir Marković Luni, Ministry of Culture and Media, Republic of Serbia

 
 
 
 
My country is the most beautiful of all, installation view, Salon of the Musuem of Contemporary Art, Belgrade, 2014