An exhibition about the life and work of the Serbian writer and the first woman academician in Serbian literature – Isidora Sekulić, entitled “The First Lady of Serbian Literature”, was organized by the Novi Sad City Library as part of the international project Women Writers Route, a newly certified Cultural Route of the Council of Europe initiated by the FSK.
At the opening, the director of the City Library Aleksandar Jokanović, WWR project manager Mateja Jančar, assistant director of the City Library and one of the authors of the exhibition Dragana Drobac Milošević, and a member of the City Council for culture Dalibor Rožić addressed the audience.
“Isidora Sekulić is one of the women who are a timeless role models, inspiration and motivation, and I congratulate the City Library for choosing to present her as part of this international project. The year when Novi Sad is the European Capital of Culture, could not go by without reminding us of the great Isidora Sekulić. I am sure that visitors will enjoy this multimedia exhibition in one of our Cultural Stations,” said Dalibor Rožić.
Mateja Jančar stressed the importance of such projects as they bring Women Writers Route to life and put these exceptional, active and educated women into the limelight.
The Novi Sad City Library, as the organizer of the exhibition, was driven by the desire to offer, through international cooperation, an affirmative portrayal of the character and works, as well as the chronology of the life of this extraordinary woman and artist. Presentation of the related destinations that marked the writer’s life (Mošorin, as her birthplace, and Belgrade, as her later life destination) was also part of the exhibition inauguration. The multimedia exhibition featured a VR reconstruction of Sekulić’s study that was particularly attractive for younger visitors and was accompanied by a catalogue.