CHARACTERS OF MIRA BANjAC
Zoran Maksimović, author of the exhibition and the catalogue
Ljiljana Dinić and Bojan Jovanović, authors of the exhibition design and the catalogue
Mira Banjac is a name written by golden letters in our acting history. Due to her contribution to art of acting – development to Serbian theatre, film, radio and television and by that contribution to the Serbian culture and tradition, and also due to her human personality, Mira Banjac is among few great names of our acting scene.
I believe that number of my personal troubles turned into the quality good for my theatrical work. I learned what is most important in theater and in life, from my own experience. In theatre most important thing is concentration, and in life balance. I can act and I’m good at it. I think I have become so strong on the scene that I’m not afraid of anything anymore, even of defeat, because I’m brave enough to bear defeat as well. I have nothing to add to my career. I’m character actor. A simple, ordinary actress that has saved her, more than sixty-year-long, fame.
Simply, I’m Mira Banjac.
Exhibition Characters of Mira Banjac is meant to present multiplicity in the art of acting of Mira Banjac (she is equally successful in comedy and drama roles, whether it is on stage, on film, on TV or radio), as well as her multiplicity in other life occupations: director, pedagogue, member of the parliament, social and cultural enthusiast, etc.
The exhibition consists of four segments that present four media Mira Banjac was successfully involved with and achieved high artistic values, during her multi-decade-long career: theater, film, TV and radio. So there are: documents, costumes, program booklets, awards, drawings, posters, photos, audio and video records etc.