Sarajevo key speaker symposium
Aida Begić is a Bosnian film director and screenwriter. Her poetic cinematic works tell subtle personal stories, mainly by women and children. They speak of the situation of refugees, of the aftermath of war and of trauma.
Aida Begić graduated in film and theater directing from the Academy of Performing Arts in Sarajevo in 2000. In her poetic cinematic works, subtle personal stories of the main protagonists, mainly women and children, tell of the aftermath of the war, of trauma, and of the situations of refugees. Aida Begić is an assistant professor in directing at the Academy of Performing Arts in Sarajevo. She has made a number of commercials, videos and promotional films. In 2004, she and Elma Tataragic founded the production company MAMAFILM. She lives and works in Sarajevo.
Begić’s graduation film The First Death Experience (26 min, 2001) has been screened at more than twenty international film festivals. This film participated in 2001 in the Official Cinefondation Selection at the 54th Cannes Film Festival/FR, and subsequently received five awards at further festivals: Special Jury Mention, 9th Arcipelago – International Festival of Short Films and New Images, 2001, Rome/IT; Best Short Film, 6th Ourense Film Festival 2002, Ourense/ES; Critics’ Award, 30th Huesca Film Festival, 2002, Huesca/ES; Methexis Award, MedFilm Festival, 2002, Rome/IT. Filmography: Never Leave Me (2017); Bridges of Sarajevo (2014); Children of Sarajevo (Djeca, 2012); Do Not Forget Me Istanbul (2011); Snow (Snijeg, 2008); Sjever je poludio (2003); Prvo smrtno iskustvo (2001); Triumpf volje, (1997); Autobiografija (1995).
Kunstpreis der Böttcherstraße in Bremen 2020
The Kunsthalle Bremen presents ten promising positions in contemporary art. Renowned curators such as Johan Holten, Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung and Bettina Steinbrügge have nominated ten artists from German-speaking countries, whose works can be seen in an exhibition at the Kunsthalle Bremen from August 29 to November 1, 2020. The nominees included also artists from the EVROVIZON project: Janine Jambere, Henrika Naumann and Nevin Aladag
Selma Selman - Risk Change
*In 2018, I was part of the third international interdisciplinary art exhibition Personal, as part of the project Risk Change for which I received the White Aphroid Award for my works Dangers of the Body, The Body in Danger, Viva la Vida We Who Are Dreaming of. As part of the Risk Change project, my work was a part of My Art Is My Reality exhibition at the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rijeka (CR), curated by Sanja Kojić Mladenov. The Risk Change project gives a chance for those artists who genuinely GIVE so much attempt for change of society while using art, technology, and mobility. Therefore, it allows us to think outside of the box and make sure that we can have a better future if you all respect those categorized as others. *Selma Selman
Emilija Škarnulytė at Kunsthaus Pasquart
EMILIJA ŠKARNULYTĖ – Sunken Cities at Kunsthaus Pasquart, 3 July – 29 August With Sunken Cities (2021), Emilija Škarnulytė creates an immersive film environment in the Galeries, in which the different rooms function as a time-line. She produces the effect of total immersion in a multi-dimensional landscape in which our gaze is duplicated by the mirrored ceiling and we simultaneously become witnesses of a future, contemporary and past world. The artist opens the perspective with this black, reflective surface, allowing us to experience it as a visual horizon that looks like an ocean of liquid oil.
Nevin Aladag, Kunstforum, Bd. 262
Kunstforum, Bd. 262 Borderlines **Nevin Aladağ** Mustergültiges für unsere Zeit Ein Gespräch von Sabine Maria Schmidt Nevin Aladağ gehört aktuell zu den international gefragten Künstlerpositionen aus Deutschland. 1972 geboren im türkischen Van, ein Jahr später umgesiedelt nach Stuttgart, ausgebildet in München, ansässig in Berlin, steht sie für eine Position, die fern politischer Identitätsdebatten freie künstlerische Ausdrucksmöglichkeiten findet. In zahlreichen Werkserien untersucht sie die Kraft und den Erfindungsreichtum von kulturellen Transfers. Ihre Arbeiten handeln von Selbstbestimmung, Rollentausch, Fremdwahrnehmung und Multiperspektivität. Klischees und vorgeformtes Wissen werden grundlegend hinterfragt. Und sie nutzt die Poesie von Stimmen und Klängen, die sie unterschiedlichsten Körpern und selbstgebauten Instrumenten entlockt.