Predrag Marković is a Serbian politician and historian. Marković was President of the National Assembly of Serbia from 2004 to 2007 and the acting President of Serbia within Serbia and Montenegro between 4 March and 11 July 2004. In addition, he has been the president of the G17 Plus Management Board, the President of the G17 Plus Political Council and member of their Executive Board. In 2003, he was chosen as an honorary president of the G17 Plus Party. During Marković's tenure as President of the National Assembly, the National Assembly unanimously returned the coat of arms and anthem of Serbia on 17 August 2004 and on 5 June 2006 announced Serbia's sovereignty. Marković was the Movement for the Restoration of the Kingdom of Serbia candidate for Mayor of Belgrade during the 2018 Belgrade City Assembly election, he finished with 4,291 votes. Marković is a member of PEN, the Serbian Literary Society and is the former president of the Association of Publishers of Serbia and Montenegro. From 1993 to 2013, he was the owner of the Stubovi kulture publishing house and has written four books including: Morali su doći nasmejani lavovi in 1983 and Otmenost duše in 1989.
He speaks Serbian and Spanish. Marković is a contributor and honourable member of the Urban Book Circle. Marković is known for keeping details from his personal life private. On 26 December 2015, Marković married Vesna, he has a son from a previous marriage
Karl Markovics is an Austrian actor and film director. He starred as Salomon Sorowitsch in Stefan Ruzowitzky's 2007 film The Counterfeiters, awarded the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film for that year. Prior to that, his most notable appearances have been in the acclaimed Austrian black comedy Komm, süßer Tod, his role as far-right terrorist Franz Fuchs in the 2007 TV film Franz Fuchs - Ein Patriot, in the police drama television series Inspector Rex, his character from Inspector Rex had Stockinger. He played the role of Ferdinand aus der Fünten in the 2012 Dutch film Süskind, a small role in the acclaimed 2014 comedy The Grand Budapest Hotel. Markovics remains a frequent stage actor, in April 2010 played the non-singing role of Samiel in Counterfeiters-director Ruzowitzky's first opera production, Der Freischütz at Vienna's Theater an der Wien, he directed and wrote Atmen in 2011. Karl Markovics on IMDb Movie Guide and Film Series. New York Times, March 21, 2008. Accessed January 4, 2011.
Die Fälscher = The counterfeiters. Dayton Metro Library. Accessed January 4, 2011. Karl Markovics alias "Samiel" zu Gast bei LUDWIG REITER. Theater an der Wien. Accessed January 4, 2011
Milovan Destil Marković
Milovan DeStil Marković is Serbian visual artist, who began his career in the early 1980s. Active for over two decades, he is described as father of Transfigurative Painting and the Text Portrait. Visiting Professor Art in Context at the University of Arts, Berlin. Marković's grandfather was a known distiller of slivovitz and producer of special hand made gravestones, his nickname was the name which Marković transformed to his De Stil or DeStil. Both his parents were partisans during the Second World War, his father Radomir, after coming back from war captivity in Nazi Germany, was a political commissar. His mother Olga was a emancipated woman. Together with his older brother Dragan he started to paint at a early age. Marković went to elementary school and to high school in Požega. In 1976 he didn't succeed. In the same year he starts preparations for the Faculty of Fine Art in the Šumatovačka school. From 1977 to 1983 Marković was a student at the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Belgrade and graduated with an MA.
Since 1979 he has been active as a professional artist. From 1979 to 1986 he collaborated with the Student Culture Centre in Belgrade where he organised projects, concerts and exhibited many times. On April 14, 1981 he proclaimed the World Art Day and became the first Monument of Art performing on Marshal Tito street in front of the SKC. Together with Vlasta Mikić he founded the artist group Žestoki in 1982 and opened the club Akademija in the cellar of the Faculty of Fine Arts. Club Akademija was a important place for the art and new wave scene of the eighties in Belgrade and achieved cult status. Marković studied frescos in Byzantine and Serbian monasteries, he collaborated with Vesna Viktoria Bulajić on the videos "Great Invocation" and "Sacred Warrior". With the TV Galerija art program he produced the video "Viktoria" on TV Belgrade and worked together with Boris Miljković and Srđan Šaper. Just after finishing his studies, Marković received the October Salon award in 1983 and in 1986, aged 28, the Vladislav Ribnikar award for his exhibition Euharistija at the Salon of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade.
In 1986 he was selected for the international exhibition Aperto at the 42nd Venice Biennial. In 1986 Marković moved to West Berlin. During his early years in West Berlin he worked with the DAAD. Together with the Norwegian artist Sissel Tolaas he started a series of laboratory projects in 1987 in West Berlin, Poznań and Brühl, he travelled to Brazil and Bolivia, published the book The Key of Creation and produced numerous videos and performances. He organized the Sava Projekt, the Shipyard Sava in Mačvanska Mitrovica, the Park of the International Center Sava, Belgrade. For his 32nd birthday on November 9, 1989, the Berlin Wall fell. At the beginning of the nineties Marković moved to the eastern part of the city and collaborated with Kunst-Werke where, until 1995, he had an atelier. In 1992 he participated in the exhibition Berlin 37 Räume. For the opening he organised a soccer game, "Artists against Curators". One year in 1993, Marković organised the exhibition Private at Kunst-Werke. During the early years of the war in Yugoslavia, Marković organised support for state independent media in Belgrade.
In 1995 he founded "mock-up" Berlin. In 1997 his daughter Tara was born. With Vlasta Mikić and Miroljub Marjanović, he collaborated on the internet project "worldbeograd" in 1999 SeeCult.org. In 2000 he began research on pigmentation technology. In 2003 he began to work on the Homeless Project. In 2006 Marković patented a wall-make-up binder for wall pigmentation technology. In 2007 he published his monograph Markovic - Transfigurative Works with the Verlag für Moderne Kunst, Nürnberg. In 2008 his monograph Milovan DeStil Markovic was published. In his recent work Marković investigates the possibilities and challenges as well as the limits of visual representation in general, but is concerned with the role of the close-up. Marković draws attention to the politics of representation involved in the production of visibility and invisibility of the human face. Both of these productions are conditioned and performed. Moreover, as as not, they are produced in/by public space, where the “ideal face” may be used for fulfilling ideological, propaganda or market purposes.
In the first series of Transfigurative Paintings, he portrayed women he considered to be the most renowned women of the world. Their faces are familiar to us because they have been reproduced thousands of times in the media: in newspapers, television, on the internet, etc. For each of the Lipstick Portraits, over 100 lipsticks are evenly applied onto a velvet surface; the painting material used is the most common substance for women’s daily make-up, for making or reinventing the face. Marković indeed holds; this series deals with female celebrities who owe their fame and public visibility to their respective profession or career. His most recent series of Transfigurative Paintings, unveils a different setting: unemployment and social – that is: public – invisibility. In contrast to the women’s portraits in which, by looking at the figure-less images, we rely on our memorized images to try to recall the women’s “real” faces as we know them from the media, in Marković’s portraits of homeless men, we are facing pictures
Filip Marković is a Serbian professional footballer who plays for French club RC Lens as an attacking midfielder. Born in Čačak, Marković spent most of his graduated from FK Partizan's youth categories, but was promoted to FK Teleoptik, Partizan's farm team, instead of the main squad. On 14 August 2010 he made his debut as a professional, coming on as a late substitute in a 2–0 home success against FK Sinđelić Niš, he scored his first goal on 23 April of the following year, but in a 1–2 away loss against FK Radnički Sombor. On 11 June 2013, Marković moved to S. L. Benfica, along with his brother Lazar, but was assigned to the reserves while his brother went straight to the main squad, he made his debut for the Encarnados on 1 September, again from the bench in a 1–1 away draw against F. C. Penafiel. Marković scored his first goal for Benfica B on 6 November 2013, in a 4–4 home draw against C. F. União, he finished the campaign with the vast majority as a substitute. On 15 August 2014, Marković signed a two-year deal with the Spanish Segunda División's RCD Mallorca.
He played 14 games for them – 5 starts – and scored once in a 4–1 win at UE Llagostera on 19 October. Marković left Benfica on 9 July 2015, signing a three-year deal at Belgian top flight team Royal Excel Mouscron. In August 2017, Marković signed for RC Lens in France's Ligue 2. In his second season, he and Moussa Maâzou were frozen out by manager Philippe Montanier, the club unsuccessfully aimed to offload him in January 2019. Marković's younger brother, Lazar, is a footballer. A winger, he too was groomed in Partizan's youth setup. Filip Marković at BDFutbol Filip Marković at ForaDeJogo Filip Marković at Soccerway
Lazar Marković is a Serbian professional footballer who plays as a winger for Fulham and the Serbia national team. He started his career at Partizan before moving to Benfica in 2013, where he won a domestic treble in his only season, after which he completed a £20 million move to Liverpool, he spent most of his time at Fenerbahçe, Sporting CP, Hull City and Anderlecht. In January 2019 he moved to Fulham on a free transfer. Marković made his full international debut for Serbia in 2012. After playing for the youth selections of Borac Čačak, Marković joined Partizan in 2006 as a 12-year-old trainee. On 29 May 2011, coach Aleksandar Stanojević promoted Marković to the first team ahead of the final round of the 2010–11 SuperLiga, which Partizan played against Sloboda Užice, he was given the number 50 shirt. Marković was used as a second-half substitute for Joseph Kizito in his team's 2–1 win. On 11 July 2011, together with Nikola Ninković, Marković signed his first professional contract with Partizan, for five years.
Marković made his first appearance of the 2011–12 season in Partizan's opener against Shkëndija, in the qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League, playing the last three minutes of the match. He scored his first senior goal in a league match against Novi Pazar, on 13 August 2011. At the end of 2011, Marković was voted Partizan's Player of the Year in a poll on the club's website. In his first full senior season, Marković scored six goals. Despite not scoring a goal in the second half of the championship, Marković earned 2011–12 SuperLiga Team of the Year selection; as Partizan appeared in the group stage of an UEFA competition for the first time since 2010, Marković appeared in all group fixtures, impressing against the likes of Neftchi Baku, Rubin Kazan and Internazionale. In the group stage, he assisted Saša Marković against Rubin Kazan on 6 December 2012. By the end of the 2012–13 season, Marković appeared in 19 league games and scored 7 goals and earned a place in the SuperLiga's Team of the Year selection for the second-straight season.
Additionally, Serbian sports portal Mozzart Sport rated Marković among the 25 best players in the SuperLiga that season. On the morning hours of 10 June 2013, Partizan club president Dragan Đurić told Sportski žurnal, "Chelsea wants to loan Marković to Benfica for two years, speaking, I hope to God that they don't come to an agreement so that Lazar can stay six more months at Partizan." This statement was misinterpreted by several non-Serbian sports news outlets, which incorrectly cited Đurić stating, "It is true, Chelsea will send Marković on a loan for two years." Eight hours after the article was published, Benfica's official website released a statement stating Marković had signed a five-year contract with the club, not mentioning any loan deal with Chelsea. The earlier statements regarding a potential loan deal with Chelsea caused great confusion among journalists and followers of the transfer saga alike. On 25 August 2013, Marković made his debut for Benfica in 2–1 win against Gil Vicente, scoring a decisive goal at the 92nd minute that drew the game.
On the third matchday of the 2013–14 Primeira Liga season, against Sporting CP at the Estádio José Alvalade, Marković scored the equalizing goal after a dribble past three players, as the match ended in a 1–1 draw. On 1 May 2014, in injury time of Benfica's 2013–14 UEFA Europa League semi-final second leg match against Juventus, Marković was sent off for a fight with his opponent Mirko Vučinić. Neither were on the field of play at the time, Marković having been substituted and Vučinić still on the substitutes' bench. Marković therefore missed the final through suspension. On 15 July 2014, Liverpool announced the signing of Marković from Benfica for £20 million. Benfica received €12.5 million for their 50% share of his economic rights. He made his competitive debut on 25 August in Liverpool's second match of the 2014–15 Premier League season, replacing Philippe Coutinho after 60 minutes of a 3–1 defeat at Manchester City. In Liverpool's final group stage match in the UEFA Champions League, on 9 December 2014 against Basel, Marković was shown a straight red card for violent conduct after he appeared to flick his fingers into the face of opponent Behrang Safari.
The match ended in a 1 -- 1 draw. In February 2015, Marković was given a four-match European ban for this incident. Marković scored his first goal for Liverpool against AFC Bournemouth in the League Cup quarter-finals on 17 December 2014, scoring in the 27th minute of a 3–1 victory. On 10 January 2015, he scored his first Premier League goal, netting in the eight minute for the only goal in a victory at Sunderland's Stadium of Light. On 10 February, he opened the scoring for Liverpool in a 3–2 win over Tottenham Hotspur, his first Premier League goal at Anfield. On 30 August 2015, Marković joined Fenerbahçe on a season-long loan, he made his Süper Lig debut on 13 September, replacing Robin van Persie in the 62nd minute of a 1–0 win at Kasımpaşa, scored his first goal on 10 December by opening a 1–1 draw against Celtic at the Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium. The result advanced the Yellow Canaries to the last 32 of the 2015–16 UEFA Europa League. On 21 January 2016, Marković scored his first goal in domestic Turkish football against Tuzlaspor in the group stage of the 2015–16 Turkish Cup, converting in extra time after coming on as a substitute.
His season ended prematurely in February because of a hamstring injury. On 31 August 2016, Marković returned to Lisbon to join Benfica's local rivals Sporting CP on a season-long loan, he made his debut on 10 Septemb
Serbia the Republic of Serbia, is a country situated at the crossroads of Central and Southeast Europe in the southern Pannonian Plain and the central Balkans. The sovereign state borders Hungary to the north, Romania to the northeast, Bulgaria to the southeast, North Macedonia to the south and Bosnia and Herzegovina to the west, Montenegro to the southwest; the country claims a border with Albania through the disputed territory of Kosovo. Serbia's population is about seven million, its capital, ranks among the oldest and largest citiеs in southeastern Europe. Inhabited since the Paleolithic Age, the territory of modern-day Serbia faced Slavic migrations to the Balkans in the 6th century, establishing several sovereign states in the early Middle Ages at times recognized as tributaries to the Byzantine and Hungarian kingdoms; the Serbian Kingdom obtained recognition by the Vatican and Constantinople in 1217, reaching its territorial apex in 1346 as the short-lived Serbian Empire. By the mid-16th century, the entirety of modern-day Serbia was annexed by the Ottomans, their rule was at times interrupted by the Habsburg Empire, which started expanding towards Central Serbia from the end of the 17th century while maintaining a foothold in the north of the country.
In the early 19th century, the Serbian Revolution established the nation-state as the region's first constitutional monarchy, which subsequently expanded its territory. Following disastrous casualties in World War I, the subsequent unification of the former Habsburg crownland of Vojvodina with Serbia, the country co-founded Yugoslavia with other South Slavic peoples, which would exist in various political formations until the Yugoslav Wars of the 1990s. During the breakup of Yugoslavia, Serbia formed a union with Montenegro, peacefully dissolved in 2006. In 2008, the parliament of the province of Kosovo unilaterally declared independence, with mixed responses from the international community. Serbia is a member of the UN, CoE, CERN, OSCE, PfP, BSEC, CEFTA, is acceding to the WTO. Since 2014 the country has been negotiating its EU accession with perspective of joining the European Union by 2025. Serbia dropped in ranking from Free to Partly Free in the 2019 Freedom House report. Since 2007, Serbia formally adheres to the policy of military neutrality.
An upper-middle income economy with a dominant service sector followed by the industrial sector and agriculture, the country ranks high on the Human Development Index, Social Progress Index as well as the Global Peace Index. The origin of the name, "Serbia" is unclear. Various authors mentioned names of Serbs and Sorbs in different variants: Surbii, Serbloi, Sorabi, Sarbi, Serboi, Surbi, etc; these authors used these names to refer to Serbs and Sorbs in areas where their historical presence was/is not disputed, but there are sources that mention same or similar names in other parts of the World. Theoretically, the root *sъrbъ has been variously connected with Russian paserb, Ukrainian pryserbytysia, Old Indic sarbh-, Latin sero, Greek siro. However, Polish linguist Stanisław Rospond derived the denomination of Srb from srbati. Sorbian scholar H. Schuster-Šewc suggested a connection with the Proto-Slavic verb for "to slurp" *sьrb-, with cognates such as сёрбать, сьорбати, сёрбаць, srbati, сърбам and серебати.
From 1945 to 1963, the official name for Serbia was the People's Republic of Serbia, which became the Socialist Republic of Serbia from 1963 to 1990. Since 1990, the official name of the country is the "Republic of Serbia". However, between the period from 1992 to 2006, the official names of the country were the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro. Archeological evidence of Paleolithic settlements on the territory of present-day Serbia are scarce. A fragment of a human jaw was believed to be up to 525,000 -- 397,000 years old. Around 6,500 years BC, during the Neolithic, the Starčevo and Vinča cultures existed in or near modern-day Belgrade and dominated much of Southeastern Europe. Two important local archeological sites from this era, Lepenski Vir and Vinča-Belo Brdo, still exist near the banks of the Danube. During the Iron Age, Thracians and Illyrians were encountered by the Ancient Greeks during their expansion into the south of modern Serbia in the 4th century BC.
The Celtic tribe of Scordisci settled throughout the area in the 3rd century BC and formed a tribal state, building several fortifications, including their capital at Singidunum and Naissos. The Romans conquered much of the territory in the 2nd century BC. In 167 BC the Roman province of Illyricum was established; as a result of this, contemporary Serbia extends or over several former Roman provinces, including Moesia, Praevalitana, Dalmatia and Macedoni