July 09 - 12, 2009
STAGE | EXIT FESTIVAL
Novi Sad | Serbia
In November 2003, artists from Austria arrived in Serbia for the first
time, promoting in Novi Sad and Belgrade the forgotten heritage of
the artist Mitar
SUBA Subotic in the country of his birth.
During this time, the project Kingdom
of Illusions found it's name, which is a reference to to
Rex Ilusivii - the King of Illusions - which was the artists' name
of Mitar SUBA Subotic in former Yugoslavia.
The artist emigrated to Sao Paulo, Brasil, where he died in 1999,
while he was preparing his comeback to Europe after had released the
groundbreaking album Sao Paulo Confessions.
In 2009, the EXIT FESTIVAL in Novi Sad, Serbia, is going to honour
Mitar SUBA Subotic for the first time with a SUBA STAGE.
This event marks the final point of KINGDOM OF ILLUSIONS, as the artistic
spirit of Mitar SUBA SUBOTIC definitively arrived at the city, where
he was born in 1961. I am convinced: this SUBA STAGE is the offspring
of something, that is much bigger than we are able to imagine at the
moment. I don't try to predict anything - I just want to say: today
I am feeling the same hope like six years ago, when I started to organize
the first Hommage for SUBA in Serbia.
- josef gaffl - 09.07.09 -