Providing assistance to the community in which we live, create and act is not only our goal but also our obligation. That is why we are here to help and contribute with our work and commitment that solidarity, humanity and providing support to others are always the highest goals that we all together, as individuals and society as a whole, should strive for.
The Flexitarian Foundation will continue to their donations provide help and support to all those who need it.
Donation to the Special Hospital for Lung Diseases in Surdulica in the amount of 1,718.47 euros (2020)
Kovid Hospital in Surdulica at the Sanatorium for Lung Diseases received a significant donation in the form of six medical refrigerators and two machines for washing and disinfecting hygienic dishes.
Donation of KBC "Zemun" and KBC "Bezanijska kosa" in the amount of 4,900.46 euros (2020)
The Flexitarian Foundation decided to donate one bed for intensive care to KBC "Bezanijska kosa" and "Zemun". In this way, the Foundation wants to contribute to the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The donation was presented on behalf of the Foundation by Frano Lasic, a prominent actor, and Velisav Radojicic, an engineer of plant products technology as its members. On behalf of KBC "Bezanijska kosa", the donation was received by assistant professor Dr. Marija Zdravkovic, and on behalf of KBC "Zemun" by Dr. Dragos Stojanovic.
Donation for the book "Between the Extremes" by Mijat Lakicevic in the edition of the Academic Book in the amount of 9,957 euros (2021)
Lakicevic's manuscript is more than a chronicle in the best sense. He revealed to Desimir Tosic a unique phenomenon in the political and cultural history of Serbia in the 20th century. Mijat Lakicevic's monograph is a chronology of the 20th century because Tosic's biography coincides with most of it, since Desimir's political activity began in his high school days, in the 1930s. And it is even more important to say - through Tosic's biography, the key issues of that century are broken, from democracy and parliamentarism to communism and fascism. That is why writing Tosic's biography is almost the same as writing the history of the 20th century. This book is - to paraphrase, a "biography of others" because all politically important people have gone through this book, but it is also a biography of the 20th century, at least of all those pivotal decades in which Tosic was politically active. That is why we can say that this is a very personal history of the last century viewed from the perspective of a shrewd, sharp and well-meaning critic of Serbian political circumstances.
Prof. Dr. Dubravka Stojanovic
Donation for the Retrospective Exhibition of Vladeta Andric in the amount of 4,202 euros (2021)
Vladeta Andric was born in 1948 in Belgrade. He graduated in 1977 from the Academy of Applied Arts in Belgrade. He was a member of ULUPUDS. He has exhibited in the country and abroad. He passed away in 2011.
About the exhibition
One fine spring day, I visited the apartment where the artist lived. Encountering works is a special experience, unpredictable and independent of everything you knew or assumed you knew about the author. I did not know Vladeta Andric. I read what those I knew and I know written about him - Momo Kapor, Miodrag Markovic, Slavko Timotijevic, Djordje Kadijevic, Dragana Kanjevac, Dragan Jovanovic Danilov…
Vladeta pictures seemed a little sleepy and sad to me. Female faces and bodies, solemnly petrified by the departure of their creator, waited for their eroticism and gossip to trigger your gaze. It was important for the artist not only to present the beauty of a woman, but also to experiment within the medium of painting, which was his predominant artistic orientation.
In the light of the times in which we live, Andric's works lead to thoughts about the representation of the female body as a symbol of the exploitation of consumer society from the position of the dominant patriarchal model. It seems to me, however, that the artist truly adored female eros. His muses boldly and freely show their charms. What is the difference between these, most likely imaginary starlets, and those who shower us today with their presence on social networks? They are thus possible in the space of an image that provides a gentle refuge from trivial and superfluous contents, and presupposes the openness and curiosity of the one who creates it and who observes and interprets it.
Let this exhibition start a conversation between friends, a meeting among strangers and the memory of an artist who is no longer with us.
Ksenija B. Marinkovic
Ilija M. Kolarac Endowment Gallery, Studentski trg No. 5, Belgrade
Donation for the organization of the Belgrade Burger Festival "Beyond Burgers" in the amount of 831 euros (2021)
The first Belgrade Burger Festival, which took place at the end of June and the beginning of July on Kalemegdan, could not pass without a burger based on the Beyond Meat brand. The Flexitarian Foundation strives to keep pace with the latest achievements in health care, as well as in nutrition, science and culture.
Beyond Burger! If we were to translate the English name, the literal translation would be "Next to the Burger". You have to admit that it sounds quite rude and even incomprehensible. For a moment it seemed to you that it meant nothing. But at the same time, it makes you think. You ask yourself, "What can this be?" A small product that we can freely say is a huge step for humanity. The main feature of this burger is that it is composed exclusively of plant-based ingredients, but - you will be confused while eating it because you are sure to eat a burger made of the finest beef or veal. These were the comments of the visitors of the Burger Festival who tried it, first timidly, and then words of praise just kept coming.
Donation for the book "Twilight of Democracy" by Anne Applebaum in the edition of the Academic Book in the amount of 3,012 euros (2021)
Anne Elizabeth Applebaum was born on July 25, 1964. She is an American journalist, historian, foreign policy columnist for The Washington Post, and a senior fellow at the Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University. She is also a professor of practice at the London School of Economics, where she runs the "Arena", a program about disinformation and propaganda. Among other awards, she won the Pulitzer Prize for "Gulag: A History" in 2004, then the Kundil Award for "Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe 1944-56" in 2003 and the Duff Copper Award for the book "Red Famine: Stalin's War on Ukraine".
She lives in London and Warsaw with her husband Radosław Sikorski, a Polish politician, and their two children.
Donation for the book "Laughter Under the Gallows" by Rade Radovanovic published by Beopolis in the amount of 2,902 euros (2021)
The book "Laughter Under the Gallows" talks about our recent, but not very familiar past, about what you wanted to know about the war in Kosovo.
An excerpt from the book reads:
"The OSCE Kosovo Verification Mission was welcomed and received in Kosovo in November 1998 in accordance with the real situation and the dominant atmosphere. Most Albanians saw in the observers a chance to end the violence and terror; some believed that the mission was only a precursor to NATO troops; third - that the mere presence of observers is the beginning of the dream of Kosovo's independence. The Serbs accepted the OSCE missionaries as sincere friends and protectors of their enemies, the Shiptars, as they exclusively call the Albanians. As a precursor to even worse occupiers to come. Full of fear that creates hatred, and uncertainty that swallows hope - Serbs do not regret the effort to express contempt and hostility to the verifiers at every opportunity, and the opportunity is countless. They are created by strategic minds, ranging from ordinary policemen and volunteers, through trained operatives of civil and military services and departments, all the way to the Supreme Commander personally. The Leader does not disclose his own, sometimes brutal and bizarre creations, nor does he leave any trace about them. What is important to him is the feeling of power and satisfaction when his ideas, translated into orders to the chosen and loyal ones, are unconditionally implemented in the deeds that his subordinates imitate ... "
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