“The sight of stars always makes me dream,” Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) wrote in one of his many letters to his brother Theo. Even at the time he had been admitted to an institution in the South of France, he enjoyed painting and drawing the starry night skies that he saw there.
Architect Ivana Jelić (1989) and creative engineer Pavle Petrović (1985) have their own practices in Belgrade but work together on (light) art installations. Jelić finished her master’s in architecture at the University of Belgrade and cofounded the design studio Buro501 in 2015. Her work has been exhibited at, amongst others, the 21st Milan Triennial in 2016. Petrović obtained his master’s in Electronics and Computer Science, like Jelić, at the University of Belgrade. By day, he makes video games, and by night he does VJ performances.
"The Van Gogh Museum just couldn't pass up the opportunity to embrace this unique work of art. Vincent van Gogh and light go hand in hand, and this installation brings Vincent's clear starry sky to the canals of Amsterdam in a very special way. We gladly contribute to letting our capital shine in the dark days of winter."
Adriaan Dönszelmann, zakelijk directeur Van Gogh Museum