Visual artist Danilo Milovanović delivered his speech from a perspective of an artist experienced in crossing borders. The conference titled “Mobility for Creativity” organised by Motovila in Ljubljana on 4–5 April 2019, explored the benefits and challenges of international mobility in the cultural and creative sector (CCS), especially putting mobility’s environmental impact to the test.
Artist Danilo Milovanović has a master’s in art in the public space. He sees mobility as part of the daily life of an artist. After moving to Slovenia from Bosnia to study at UL ALUO, he attended an Erasmus+ exchange to study at UMPRUM in Prague, giving him his first experience of connecting with artists from around the world. This experience fostered his interest in short and long-term exchanges. That led him to a one-week experience in Copenhagen in which 21 artists were invited to create a 1-day exhibition. Next followed the Katowice City of Gardens, an experience in which the text description and the actual situation differed greatly. Upon arrival, he saw that the organisers were not so interested in following the artists’ interests. The expectations on both sides were unclear. As there was no room for experiment, he followed his own practice, functioning independently.