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Exhibition: Raša Todosijević


October 1, 2001, Belgrade, Serbia

Classified hysterical historical documents

XV CONGRESS OF EX-YUGOSLAV ARTISTIC ANARCHO-


ANACHRONISM
CONGRESS OF RECONCILIATION

XV Congress of ex-Yugoslav artistic anarchy anachronism


Congress of Reconciliation

HELD ON SEPTEMBER 2 IN PRAHOVSKA STREET No. 4a, 11040 BELGRADE, SERBIA

Chairperson: RAŠA TODOSIJEVIĆ

Foundation Buldmusava
B e l g r a d e 2001

XV CONGRESS OF EX-YUGOSLAV ARTISTIC ANARCHO-


ANACHRONISM
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CONGRESS OF RECONCILIATION

Chairperson: RAŠA TODOSIJEVIĆ

TENETS OF ANARCHO-ANACHRONISM:

We, anarcho-anachronists, opponents to dictatorship of boorishness and


rotten artistic bourgeois proletariat, have hereby decided to salvage future generations
from the horrors of monstrous quasi-artistic churlishness, which has already caused
libertarianism to suffer unspeakable anguish and woes so many times during our
lifetime. We have resolved that the motto of the united ex-Yugoslav artistic anarcho-
anachronism be magnificent output of the cosmic force named TUNGUSIC
METEOR, whereas our saint should be the protector and the guiding star, Saint
DRAGOLJUB TODOSIJEVIĆ, the patron saint of coat-snatchers and country-fair
pickpockets.

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Cosmic tenet of anarcho-anachronistic Todosijevićism is as follows:
KILL-A-TENET!

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We, artists – anarcho-anachronists, are enraptured solely by genuine and


extraordinary rowdyism and mischiefs, shrewdness and cunningness of the true disciples of
Saint DRAGOLJUB TODOSIJEVIĆ, as they are sworn enemies of petty bolshevik -
rustically boorish -social realist ideology and firmly believe that noble ingeniousness of St.
DRAGOLJUB TODOSIJEVIĆ shall be incandescent symbol of our faith and our ideas – in
the bright blue firmament of ex-Yugoslav flea-market-country-fair-like artistic anarcho-
anachronism.

CONCLUSIONS
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I. The Congress of Anarcho-Anachronistic Reconciliation (hereinafter, the


Congress) has adopted by acclamation the proposal of the Siberian or "Flea-market" Lodge
that Mr. Raša Todosijević be appointed the eternal honorary chairman of Porno-Anarcho-
Anachronism as well as that the hereditary title of Grand Purple Serafín be conferred upon
him.

II. Тhe Georgian-Croatian Lodge, better known as "the Asiatic Star", has
recommended that Mr. Raša Todosijević, the eternal chairman of Porno-Anarcho-
Anachronism, the knight of the Order of Grand Purple Serafín, be awarded the Medal of
Herostratus' Shoe of the 1st Order whereas the city of Belgrade be renamed to Raša City or,
as suggested by "Infinite Justice" – the miniscule congregation of New York anarcho-
anachronists, Masturbate City.

III... The Congress has proposed that the permanent title to all European flea
markets be transferred to Mr. Raša Todosijević

IV. The Congress concludes that it has been quite clear for quite some time that
more reliable, more essential and more profound testimonies about culture and artistic
achievements of this people is better exemplified by exhibits to be found on the Belgrade flea
market than within the discoloured walls of the Demented Serbian Academy of Arts and
Science. The Congress proposes that the Belgrade flea market immediately move into the
present-day premises of the Demented Serbian Academy of Arts and Sciences, whereas the
Demented Serbian Academy of Arts and Sciences, together with its documentation, legacies,
its employees, all the members of DSANU, should be cast to well-deserved oblivion, as a
form of, perhaps, more stringent ban on their detrimental activities, or that they be relocated
to the magnificent wasteland of the Belgrade flea market.

V. The Congress has unanimously reached a conclusion that the Serbian art is
dead!

The scanty remnants of self-styled, would-be live art, so-called socialist-modernist


pornophones, the associative realists, are mere deception of bleating mediocrities scattered
around museums, the Academy, the University, galleries, artistic associations, art schools,
political parties and cultural institutions.
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The Congress proposes that a Foundation for Painless Interment of Serbian Art be
established. It is recommended to more affluent members of the Serbian Lodge to
commission, "at their own expense", a joyous requiem for the demised art, which shall be
composed, in keeping with the recommendation of the Expert Council, by the esteemed
Cosmo-Balkan geneticist, composer and conductor Miroslav Misa-Mipi Savic, Ph.D.

VI. The Congress suggests that Mr. Raša Todosijević be commissioned to design a
miniature cenotaph for the Serbian art. The Expert Council shall appoint the members of the
honorary committee which is to supervise the process of erecting the said monument and, in
addition, oversee the permanent interment of an empty coffin known as the Serbian Art.

TRITE MOTTO OF ARTISTIC ANARCHO-ANACHRONISM

The Golden Rule of the artist, anarcho-anachronist RAŠA TODOSIJEVIĆ reads as


follows:

SHITHEAD, GIVE OVER THE MONEY!

To ensure that RAŠA TODOSIJEVIĆ, as the genuine offspring of anarcho-


anachronism, collaborate with Belgrade daubers and obtuse kunstliche gallery
proprietors, the following is necessary:

1. Invite him personally (in a condescendingly delighted voice);


2. Buy 100 gr of black coffee, a white shirt size 45 and a dark blue lustre suit size 60;
3. Provide a limo, helicopter or a plane – both directions;
4. Supply, exclusively for Mr. RAŠA TODOSIJEVIĆ, 60 – 80 oysters on ice so that he
may be swallowing them in the course of casually blasé and arrogant sessions of
listening to gibberish of orthodox-communist and Serb-socialist morons;
5. Serve him personally 1922 or 1928 Champagne;
6. In addition, it is necessary to swear at every single worldly-wise as well as Belgrade-
based self-styled artists-patriots, designers – poster-makers, dissidents –arse-kissers,
and particularly artists-academicians-loafers and others, their lookalikes, sycophants
and backscratchers devoid of spirit, heart, wisdom and talent;
7. Treat him, after some dull and boring exhibition opening – teeming with ugly faces
and stupid conversations – to a good dinner in some quiet and luxury restaurant, and
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pay for everything RAŠA TODOSIJEVIĆ and his licentious, unruly crowd of
anarcho-anachronists have drunk, eaten or damaged in the process, while celebrating
Todosijević's gigantic grandeur, his cosmic genius, far and wide renowned human
modesty and proverbial stinginess;
8. During the feast, RAŠA TODOSIJEVIĆ is to be supplied with engaging, smart,
affable and beautiful Serb girls who shall be attentively listening to his
philosophising, his inappropriate and improper political comments, his unsavoury
repartees, his folk proverbs, his obscene jokes and ear-splitting slanderous
disparagement of artists-dwarfs, artists-mice and worm-like academicians;
9. Supply three lightningly fast genre painters (Astrape1[1]), along with photographers,
film cameramen, cartoonists and skilful stenographers, so that all of them, working
while kneeling down, may immortalise his prattle and indecorous and gaudy strutting
and swaggering;
10. Praise at the top of your lungs all his works (particularly the red photo opus entitled "I
Love Tito as Much as Chocolate"), all his thoughts and reflections, all of his gestures
and movements, his looks and future plans;
11. Pour out your thanks in front of everyone to our Lord, to Jehovah, Allah, Buddha and
multi-armed Shiva as they, the omnipotent and the omniscient, have convened to
show mercy for this Belgrade hamlet and bestow upon it a titanic artistic figure and
Christian goodness of RAŠA TODOSIJEVIĆ;
12. Sing softly in his ear our traditional patriotic, avant-garde shrieking songs of his own
choice;
13. Serve him cold and fresh melons from Thessalonica as well as prosciutto and cheese
from Parma;
14. Let all the while the choir of stark naked female art critics discreetly dance to the solo
chanting of the archpriest Misa Savic;
15. Cry with joy and pleasure over each and every sound he makes, over each line he
draws and each and every photo he takes;
16. Establish the Medal of "St. Raša Todosijević" and immediately decorate Raša
Todosijević and the publisher Fulvio Rigonat;
17. Purchase for him 77 boxes of cigarette brand "Raša 2100";
18. Award 666 Nobel prizes for chemistry, 999 Ph.D. degrees in economy, 104 in the
field of electronics, 500 of these in sociology and 10,000 Ph.D.'s in the field of
Serbian flea-market-country-fair-like creativity;
19. Launch daily newspaper "RAŠA'S TRUTH";
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Astrape, a personification of lightning.
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20. Establish the International Institute «RAŠA TODOSIJEVIĆ», so as to research more


extensively his morning reflections;
21. Establish annual award «RAŠA TODOSIJEVIĆ» in the field of political scientific
opportunism.

EXECUTIVE BOARD
Ex-Yugoslav Alliance of Artistic Anarcho-Anachronists
Association "Orthodox Five-Pointed Star".
In Belgrade, 2001
Wolfgang Vincke