THE DREAMERS is the book published by CURA. BOOKS and the Cultural Centre of Belgrade, on the occasion of the 58th October Salon, Belgrade Biennale 2021, curated by Ilaria Marotta and Andrea Baccin.
The book, designed in collaboration with Dan Solbach, includes a wide selection of essays called to investigate the dream world from different angles, thanks to textual contributions by the curators, and by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Mahfuz Sultan, Melanie Chan, Giulia Bini, Ben Vickers, Anthony Huberman, Tarek Elhaik, Matthew Spellberg, Emanuele Coccia, Vladimir Kulić, Sanja Bojanić, Fredi Fischli and Niels Olsen and Saša Ilić. In addition, the book includes a written contribution by Ian Cheng.
The catalog is supplemented by an original section dedicated to artists’ dreams, inspired by the book Sogni/Dreams published by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Francesco Bonami in 1999 and by a large iconographic atlas of works introduced by Costanza Paissan. A rich collection of bibliographic and filmographic references suggested by the artists, enriches this choral publication, which explores the dream world as a metaphorical space of freedom, capable of re-reading categories, rules and roles, and the most established certainties.