"All this has much to do with Serbia with its parallel narratives and where there is a lot of dissatisfaction, protests, unemployment, poverty, which is why we thought it would be important to attempt using the artistic system to talk about these problems," she said.
"Working with the local actors was extremely important for us in order to gain an insight into the operations of the local culture apparatus and the current policy of culture in Serbia," said Eilat. This was done through an intensive series of workshops and lectures where those who, according to Eilat, bear the responsibility for the future of the region took part, such as the Balkan Centre for the Middle East, the Učitelj Neznalica (Ignorant Teacher) and its committee platform, Blokovi NGO and the Festival Autorskog Filma (Auteur Film Festival).
Other participants of the exhibitions were: Jan Fabre (Belgium), Rod Dickinson (Great Britain), Imogen Stidoworthy (Great Britain), Yossi Atia and Itamar Rose (Israel), Yael Bertana (Israel), Amir Yatziv (Israel), Avi Mograbi (Israel), Akram Zaatari (Lebanon), Arthur Zmijewski (Poland), Ibro Hasanović (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Mladen Miljanović (Bosnia and Herzegovina) and Serbian collectives such as Art Klinika, Kisok, Kontekst, Center for Cultural Decontamination, as well as artists Darinka Pop Mitic, Vahida Ramujkic, Milica Tomic and Katarina Zdjelar.
Ever since 1960 when the first October Salon was held, this exhibition has been a milestone of the cultural and artistic life of Belgrade. With the beginning of the new millennium, it became an international event bringing together local artists with those from the region and the rest of the world.