‘Ada Bojana Symposium’ took place in the summer of 2009 in Montenegro, initiated and curated by Kinga Kielczynska. During the symposium a group of fifteen artists were invited to make work by exploring the idea of an utopian society.
Inspiration for the symposium was the Monte Verità movement of artists and intellectuals from the 20s, who were the first conscious nudist and promoters of a new life style. For them, stripping society of its clothing was a metaphor for disposing habitual patterns and motivations. It opened the way for a change. A physical and direct link with the Monte Verità movement was the choice of location for the Symposium; a nudist beach on the Montenegran coastline. It also had a geographical parallel to Monte Verità by choosing a location out of society, or off the circuit of art events.