FINLAND, LAND OF KALEVALA, LAKES AND SAUNAS, Prometej, Novi Sad, Serbia, 2011.
TEXT AND PHOTOS: Ljiljana Maletin Vojvodic
IMAGOLOGY PORTRAIT OF FINLAND
THROUGH CULTURE AND WAY OF LIVING
Extract from the magazine
SRBIAN-FINNISH CULTURAL COOPERATION
Non-fictional cultural baedeker about Finland based on photos, research and writings during artist-in-residence projects in Alajarvi, Koli and Turku in Finland. Imagology picture of Finland based on different kind of literature, Kalevala text, Alvar Alto and Sibelius works, Kiasma exhibitions, Vappu, New year, Night of Art and Christmas celebration, contemporary and traditional way of living, collaboration with Finnish artist and residency stuff..
Ljiljana Maletin Vojvodic with her book about Finland at Belgrade bookstore, Vulkan, Belgrade, 2011.
Book was published thanks to finnish Embassy of Belgrade.
SECOND PART OF PROJECT
In a future months I am planning to returned to Finland and work at second part of my project. After good reviews of my book about Finland I realized that readers in Serbia are interested in my literary experiences and they are interested in Finland, as well. So, I decided to work on fictional novel about Finland, about women artist from Serbia faced with another artist, Finnish tradition, way of living, traditional values, poetry and myths and contemporary art, as well. I am going to work at 250-pages long novel, in Serbian languages, for Serbian, Croatian and Bosnian readers.