Once upon a time artists created from an abandoned nickel factory the most authentic place in Belgrade.
Entering Ciglana Klub Ljubitelja Teške Industrije is like finding the rabbit whole to Wonderland.
While a group of artists were creating some new streetart on the old factory walls, others enjoyed their drinks in the garden of the bar. There is a big hall opposite the gastronomy-corner, which hides a lot of treasures from 20 different artists. The hall’s entrance is decorated with parts of the Auschwitz death camp’s sign “AR(BEI)T MACHT FREI”, which in this case means (when removing 3 letters) “ART SETS YOU FREE.”
Viktor Kiss, the artist who made the scupltures, tells us about the cultural shutdown in Serbia. A lot of indoor exhibitions in Belgrade are made by artists for artists. The idea behind Ciglana is to make art approachable for “ordinary” people too. He invites all artists to exhibit their work at Ciglana and describes it as a place for art, hanging out and good vibes.
This place offers almost everything: Artist’s workshops and galleries, drinks, concerts and also music art festivals. The events are always spontaneous, but most of the time they organize Jazz and Blues concerts. If you are lucky, you will experience Gipsy live music. My favourite events are always the open air parties during the day.
This extraordinary place is situated between Viš
- Monday – Sunday
- 10:00 – 00:00
- Slanački put 26, Visnjicka Banja
- +381 649102767