For all (underground) arts & crafts lovers lucky enough to be in Belgrade on the first Friday of each month, Fijuk Sajam (“Whew” or, colloquially, “Loony” fair) is the place to see, and be.
Everything creative that exists on the margins of culture – up and coming artists, local and foreign comic books & zines, books, drawings, unique graphics, ceramics, badges, prints, paintings, gig posters, T-shirts, bags, anarchist publications, records… it’s all there, each first Friday in a month (check the FB page for info), in an old, rundown toy shopping center.
And it’s not just a trade fair for the above mentioned goodies – each Fijuk features some special content, and it almost always includes a concert by local and foreign bands ranging from indie rock to hip hop to world music as well as screen printing (bring a T shirt to decorate it), exhibitions of featured artists, etc. At some of the events, you can attend a comic book or tailor workshop and make your own comics or garments.
If you leave the space (Center for Urban Culture Imago) through the other exit, you’ll be able to go through the exhibits of the first Belgrade Street Gallery, featuring socially engaged art by mostly young artists, ennobling a derelict street passage.