de Rerum Natura @ Museum of Applied Arts, Belgrade, Serbia, 1986

The Fruit Box, 1980
porcelain, about 20 x 8 x 10 cm each

Growth, 1982
Sizes: about 25 x 15 x 7 cm each

Growth (detail), 1982
Sizes: about 25 x 15 x 7 cm each

String of beads, 1982
Glazed Porcelain
Sizes: about 18 x 10 x 8 cm each

Winter Gifts, 1984
Sizes varies 10 - 25 cm

Summer Freshness, 1983
Sizes: 16 x 20 x 5 cm each

Row, 1982
Cast Porcelain
Sizes: 16 x 20 x 5 cm each

Circle, 1986
Cast porcelain
Sizes: about 17 x 15 x 6 cm each

First blades of grass, 1986
Sizes: 25 x 20 x 7 cm each

White grass, View from the exhibition, 1986
Sizes varies 10-24 cm

Big Grass, 1983
Realized at the Arandjelovac International Ceramic Symposium

View from exhibition
Solo show at the Museum of Applied Arts, Belgrade

Delia Prvacki, Retrospective Exhibition, De Rerum Natura, Belgrade 1986 The 1986 retrospective exhibition, (curated by Svetlana Isakovic), was a pivotal moment in Delia's career which brought together all of her efforts to find an authentic conceptual language and new ways of establishing ceramics as an mode of artistic production. After spending several years in various factories and ceramic workshops, the artist enjoyed an exceptionally prolific period, rewarded with a genuine and warm welcome in the ex-Yugoslav art scene.

The body of work exhibited under the general title "De Rerum Natura" expressed the quintessence of Delia’s work between 1979 and 1986 and comprised a series of objects realized in the spirit of experimenting with traditional techniques and then rearranged, grouped and displayed in relation to the environmental space of the gallery, using them as sculptural entities discharged of any functional connotation.