Located a stone’s throw from Kalemegdan Fortress, right at the corner of the silent and beautiful Cara Uroša and the narrow, shaded Zmaja od Noćaja Street, Zečević Gallery is a nice place to take a glimpse at the contemporary Serbian art scene and maybe meet and hang out with some interesting people that somehow always happen to be around.
The place definitely has a very inviting and warm atmosphere, seemingly not by chance. The Gallery was opened in 1984 by artist Veljko Zečević as the first privately-owned art gallery in the city and quickly became one of the most active and interesting art places, with frequent and highly visited art exhibitions, performances, poetry nights… The Gallery’s black and white photo archive is a testimony of how packed and popular the place was.
Reopened in 2013, the place is slowly picking up the pace and building its own reputation. It represents young Serbian artists gathered around the art collective PODR.UM, while keeping more than just the name from back in the days. So, in the first hour of 2014, they revived a very nice tradition of midnight exhibition opening in the New Year’s Eve.
In summer, this is the place where you can spend a perfect evening. Try grabbing a cocktail from the nearby Central Bar (ask them politely to take the drink outside) and enjoying it here, with art behind your back, right at this upper Dorćol corner.