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APRIL – JUNE 2018

A release announcement of ‘The Final Adventure of Kaktus Kid’, a documentary/live action/animated film, in which Zograf appears as a main narrator and researcher, was published in the national daily paper Danas (in Serbian):https://www.danas.rs/kultura/domaci-dokumentarci-otvaranju-11-beldocs-festival/

Italian comics critic and editor, Andrea Plazzi, posted an article on his long time friend Aleksandar Zograf, on the popular web site OrgoglioNerd (in Italian): https://www.orgoglionerd.it/blogs/ontheroad/2018/01/alla-scoperta-di-aleksandar-zograf

Gallery Shots, a blogspot that posts photos from exhibitions held in Belgrade, included a series from Zograf’s exhibition at Belgrade’s Cultural Center: https://gallery-shots.blogspot.com/2018/05/aleksandar-zograf-likovna-galerija.html

An extensive interview with Zograf was aired on Channel 3 of Serbian National Television (in Serbian): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0ZpMi6aqf8

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The Final Adventure of Kaktus Kid was reviewed in the prime-time ‘Newsreel of Serbian Televison’ (in Serbian): http://www.rts.rs/page/tv/sr/story/20/rts-1/3129765/dnevnik.html

Exhibition of Zograf’s comic dedicated to the letters of Hilda Dajč in the town of Kragujevac (in Serbian): https://rtk.co.rs/delegacija-izraela-posetila-muzej-21-oktobar/ http://www.rts.rs/page/stories/sr/story/57/srbija-danas/3102132/dani-izraela-u-kragujevcu.html

Daily paper Blic wrote about the exhibition in Kragujevac (in Serbian): https://www.blic.rs/vesti/srbija/izlozbom-pisma-hilde-dajc-u-muzeju-21-oktobar-pocela-manifestacija-dani-izraela-u/6pyx7my The exhibition on the Hilda Dajč story was presented in the gallery of the Cultural Center of Vršac as well (in Serbian): http://www.kulcentar.com/component/k2/item/904-izlo%C5%BEba-%E2%80%9Episma-hilde-daj%C4%8D%E2%80%9D

The exhibition in Vršac was followed by a discussion between representatives of the two countries (Serbia and Israel) on collaboration in culture and education (in Serbian): http://evrsac.rs/index.php/vesti/item/16683-visoka-delegacija-ambasade-izraela-posetila-vrsac The Hilda Dajč exhibition was presented in the museum of the town of Valjevo (in Serbian): http://museum.org.rs/?p=1062


An interview with Zograf was published in business/economics(!) magazine Biznis & Finansije (in Serbian): http://bif.rs/2018/04/aleksandar-zograf-strip-autor-razotkrivanje-skrivenih-vrednosti/
An article about Zograf’s story on the letters of Hilda Dajč, posted on this Croatian website (in Serbian/Croatian): https://lupiga.com/vijesti/spas-iz-zaborava-kako-se-nasa-ana-frank-nasla-u-stripu

Blog by ‘Harukichi’ features audio with a diverse selection of music from Serbia and Yugoslavia; Zograf got a mention! (in Japanese): http://gosshie.blogspot.rs/2018/04/serbia-and-yugo-rock-part1.html

Along with Homer Flynn of Cryptic Corporation, and some other interesting characters, Aleksandar Zograf took part (via SKYPE) in the presentation of the book dedicated to Mocvara club in Zagreb, for which Zograf submited his comics on Jonathan Richman and The Residents (in Croatian/Serbian): http://subsite.hr/2018/05/promocija-knjige-mocvara-prica-o-urk-u/

Interview with Zograf for Channel 2 of National Radio (in Serbian): http://www.rts.rs/page/radio/sr/story/24/radio-beograd-2/3143176/klub-2.html

Interview with Zograf for Kulturni Centar (Cultural Center), Serbian National TV’s show on Culture (around minute 28): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqSCTRkgnH0


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Vladimir Pištalo, renowned Serbian writer, wrote a review on The Final Adventure of Kaktus Kid for political weekly NIN (in Serbian): https://sr-rs.facebook.com/ninonline/posts/1840162516054087 , another review was posted in an online magazine: https://noizz.rs/kultura/recenzija-filma-poslednja-avantura-kaktus-bate/qs0gcbh , and another review came out in another political weekly, Vreme: https://www.vreme.com/cms/view.php?id=1594265


One more review was written by the film-maker, musician and cartoonist known as ‘Looney’ (all in Serbian): http://filmskableja.com/2018/05/10/beldocs-2018-moj-izbor-prvi-deo/

An interview with Aleksandar Zograf and Djordje Marković, director of The Final Adventure of Kaktus Kid, on the internet radio station Radio aparat (in Serbian): https://www.mixcloud.com/kulturkokoska/kulturkajgana-059-stripfilm-poslednja-avantura-kaktus-bate/

A review of Zograf’s Hypnagogic Review was published in Blic daily (in Serbian): https://www.blic.rs/kultura/vesti/nesvakidasnja-izdanja-zografove-vizije-iz-polusna/wfh5swl

Polish magazine ‘Elewator’ published a theme issue dedicated to the culture of the Serbian province of Vojvodina. A few of Zograf’s comics about the towns of Vojvodina (Pancevo, Ivanovo, Subotica, Gaj, Uzdin) were presented in Polish translation (in Polish): http://www.elewator.org/archiwum/nr-24-22018-kwiecienczerwiec/




JANUARY - MARCH 2018

Zograf’s work can sometimes appear in the most unlikely places: ‘Archimede’, an Italian mathematics magazine (!), published Zograf’s story on Salvador Dali and mathematics, the number’s cover design also by Zograf! The script writer of the story is Giovanni Eccher, movie director and writer for Sergio Bonelli Editore, who worked on ‘Dampyr’, ‘Zagor’, ‘Dylan Dog’ etc. (in Italian) http://maddmaths.simai.eu/archimede/archiemedia/archimedia-4-2017-la-morte-di-euclide/

A video review of the CD release by Italian band Jet Set Roger on Tavole in Musica, culture blog of Nicole Brena and Mattia Ferri; CD packaging designed by Aleksandar Zograf (in Italian) https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=26&v=cK9vzLI3YwU.

Saša Rakezić/Aleksandar Zograf wrote for Vreme magazine about his interest in archeology; and also personal archeological finds, these mostly from the prehistoric era (in Serbian) http://www.vreme.com/cms/view.php?id=1559738

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Slovenian National TV featured a piece on Zograf’s art and career (in Slovenian) http://4d.rtvslo.si/arhiv/osmi-dan/174512143

An interview with Zograf posted by Radio Free Europe Macedonia (in Macedonian) https://www.slobodnaevropa.mk/a/28978873.html

Serbian actor Ana Bretšnajder performed a one-person show, inspired by Osvaldo Cavandoli’s legendary animation series, ‘La Linea’. Zograf designed the poster art (in Serbian) https://www.pancevo.city/kultura/ljubavi-snovima-teskim-odlukama/

Politika (Serbia’s ‘Newspaper of Record’) and independent weekly magazine Vreme published articles on Zograf’s exhibition/story on Hilda Dajč (Deitch), a young Jewish girl who smuggled letters out of a Nazi concentration camp in WWII Belgrade. Zograf’s work is the very first Comics Artwork published and distributed free to schools in Serbia, and is the result of cooperation between the Israeli Embassy and the Serbian Ministry of Education (in Serbian) http://www.politika.rs/sr/clanak/398669/Pisma-Hilde-Dajc
http://www.vreme.com/cms/view.php?id=1577735

An interview with Zograf on ‘The Letters of Hilda Dajč’ was posted on KUPEK audio blog, and transmitted by several radio stations around ex-Yugoslavia (in Serbian) https://www.mixcloud.com/dejankozul/kupek-197-zograf-i-pisma-hilde-daj%C4%8D/

TV Mreža, an independently-produced show aired on Serbian National Channel 2, featured an interview with Zograf (in Serbian) https://mreza.rs/dnevnik-tv-mreze-aleksandar-zograf-strip-crtac/

RTV1, Vojvodina TV channel with national distribution, featured an interview with Zograf on their show ‘Nešto više’ (in Serbian) http://media.rtv.rs/sr_lat/nesto-vise/35395



tragom malih otkrica

Aleksandar Zograf’s solo exhibition, ‘In Search of Minor Discoveries’ (‘Tragom malih otkrića’), was displayed in Gallery at the Cultural Center of Belgrade (in Serbian) https://www.kcb.org.rs/2018/02/aleksandar-zograf-tragom-malih-otkrica-printovi-i-objekti/

The opening of Zograf’s Belgrade exhibition was announced in Večernje Novosti newspaper, Vreme Magazine, and Montenegrin daily newspaper Dan (in Serbian) http://www.novosti.rs/vesti/kultura.71.html:715552-Zograf-i-poezija
http://www.vreme.com/cms/view.php?id=1581657
http://www.dan.co.me/?nivo=3&datum=2018-03-10&rubrika=Kultura&clanak=638009&najdatum=2018-03-09


Channel 2 of Serbian National Radio announced Zograf’s Belgrade exhibition (in Serbian) http://www.rts.rs/page/radio/ci/story/28/radio-beograd-2/3064392/kulturni-krugovi.html


Pavle Zelić wrote an in-depth article on Zograf and his Belgrade exhibition for Politika (in Serbian) http://www.politika.rs/scc/clanak/399781/Kultura/Ne-poznajem-nijednu-slabu-zenu

N1 television reported on Zograf’s Belgrade exhibition (in Serbian) http://rs.n1info.com/a370291/Vesti/Kultura/Zografova-izlozba.html

A review of Zograf’s exhibition was featured on Serbian National TV’s culture program, Kulturni Dnevnik (in Serbian) http://www.rts.rs/page/tv/sr/story/22/rts-svet/3064241/kulturni-dnevnik.html

An interview with Aleksandar Zograf, on Channel 2 of Serbian National Radio (in Serbian) http://www.rts.rs/page/radio/sr/story/24/radio-beograd-2/3065999/znakovi.html

Zograf as a guest on the TV show ‘Press i ja’, edited by Zoran Panović (in Serbian) http://media.rtv.rs/sr_lat/pres-i-ja/35699

Italian photographer Emiliano Mascioni crafted a photo essay of the Serbian town of Bor, presented as part of the Budapest Photo Festival. The work was inspired by Zograf’s Comics report published in Italian magazine Internazionale. Zograf was invited to speak at the exhibition opening, and wrote an introduction for the catalogue (in English/Hungarian) http://www.budapestphotofestival.hu/en/exhibitions/bpf2018/#programok




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