134/Sacred geometry 

This pavilion looks at the etymology of the concept of design. How do you define design, but not create limitations or directions? Project ‘134/Sacred Geometry’ is inspired by the point at which theological and technological design collaborate.

Medieval ornamentation was one of the most intelligible languages for the world and developed as a design apparatus that arose as a response to the challenges of social and spiritual life. This pavilion looks at the concept of fundamental design, and how we reach a better understanding of the relationship between art, science, technology and theology. 

‘134/Sacred Geometry’ looks to find a correlation between theological tradition and contemporary design, and how that links to new technologies. From cosmology to artificial intelligence, which methods can allow us to understand the relationship between humans and the world that we live in?

The project starts with an object that is inspired by Serbian ornaments of the Middle Ages inside the installation. This will be the centrepoint of which technologies such as light and an AI video-mapping will circulate – an assessment of the relationship between humanity and machines.

The exhibition will include Western scholastic, Byzantine and Old Slavic theological designs of the Middle Ages, set against modern technology to compare the similar social and historical challenges of the present time.



Biljana Jotić

MA Art historian and Curator, acting director of the MAA


Dušan Jovović (PhD)

Concept and Design:

Biljana Jotić

MA Art historian and Curator, acting director of the MAA

Dušan Jovović (PhD)


Museum of Applied Art (MAA), Belgrade, Serbia, on behalf of the Ministry of Culture of Republic of Serbia

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