Within the scope of Belgrade Photo Month 2021, Inês d’Orey was in an artist residency in the Serbian capital at the Footnote Center for Image and Text, where she developed the series “Beograd Concrete” around the modernist and brutalist architecture present in this region of the world. The residence was supported by the Embassy of Portugal in Serbia.
The research proposed for this residency, which is deeply in line with Inês d'Orey's artistic work, is related to architecture and the identity that this gives to the territory where it operates, as had already happened in other cities such as Lisbon and Porto, Copenhagen or Tokyo. In the case of Belgrade, she was particularly interested in the mixture of styles and architectural references she found in the city, where public buildings built between 1946 and 1980 and other housing or office buildings dating from the First World War, when Yugoslavia was formed, intersect.
In the book of the same name by Inês d'Orey, curator Andreia Garcia says: “In this journey through images, let us understand ourselves as passive subjects, just like the architects of the past, without losing the sense of the gaze, but reinforcing it over the gaze from the photograph that takes away the current and factual point of view about the definition of time, one that does not start from the tabula rasa, that does not go back to zero to understand or write what happens, but rather announces the changes that allow for advancement.” By crossing recent events in the history of this country, which now has Serbia as its name, it is also possible to understand, or try to understand, the impact that political programs have or can have on the identity and architecture of its cities.


1961
The Sava Company Warehouse: 1961

1956
The Textile Industry Central Adm.: 1956

1956-57
Zmaja od Noćaja 2 : 1956-57

1947-50, 1954-62
Palace of Serbia: 1947-50, 1954-62

1922-1926
Knez Mihailova 7 : 1922-1926

1974
Radoje Domanović Elementary school : 1974

 1968-1974
Housing complex at Block 23: 1968-1974

1935-36
Kolarčeva 4 : 1935-36

1976-78
Sava Center : 1976-78

1976-78
Sava Center: 1976-78

1974
Faculty of Dramatic Arts : 1974

1928-29
Francuska 14 : 1928-29

1972-78
Laza Kostić Elementary School : 1972-78

1932-34
Historical Museum of Serbia : 1932-34

1937
Oblićev Venac 22: 1937

1947
Belgrade Drama Theatre : 1947

1939-40
Hilandarska 8 : 1939-40

1931-33
Radio Belgrade : 1931-33

1939
Strahinjića Bana 52 : 1939