In August 2020, at the invitation of artist and professor, Dr. Ljubica Jocic-Knezevic, Marc Leuthold participated in the three-week Marble and Sound Symposium – now in it’s 55 year. This symposium is held in a 150-year-old park enclosing mineral springs and studded with marble sculptures created in the last half-century. While there, in Arandjelovac, Serbia, Leuthold created a large marble sculpture with numerous apertures that reveal a collection of porcelain sculptures inside. The sculpture, his first public work of art, will be installed in the park in 2021. Many thanks to Symposium Director Katarina Perovic and stone mason, Ivan Djordjevic who were instrumental in carrying out an ambitious plan in record time.
Artist Slobodan Kojic began Terra Sculpture Symposium 39 years ago in a vacant brick factory. Kojic – a major artist – represented all of Yugoslavia at the Venice Biennale exhibition in 1999. Inviting six sculptors this year and similar numbers in previous years, Kojic’s team built the world’s largest terracotta sculpture collection – now housed in the Terra Museum. Terra, at the suggestion of artist Velimir Vukicevic invited Marc Leuthhold for a month of creation and artist fellowship.
In 2017, Marc Leuthold spent three summer months as the awardee of a Blanc de Chine Artist’s Residency at the Wanqi Art Center. The award was sponsored by the Yishu-8 Foundation and Adam Yu of Beijing. Leuthold was nominated for the residency by artist and Dean Baiming of Tsinghua University, Beijing. Leuthold made sculptures, and an installation titled Esprit, and a video that documents the Esprit installation. The installation was created in the studio and with the cooperation of Song Liu Yen in Dehua, China.