Bosnia and Herzegovina
25.06. - 22.08.2021
HISTORIJSKI MUZEJ BOSNE I HERZEGOVINE
21 AUGUST 2021, 8 P.M.
Zmaja od Bosne 5
71 000 Sarajevo
Bosnia and Herzegovina
EVROVIZION.CROSSING STORIES AND SPACES is an exhibition project by ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen) and is organized in Sarajevo in cooperation with the History Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina and with the support of the Goethe-Institut Bosnia and Herzegovina.
PROGRAM 25.06. - 22.08.2021
Fri, 25.06.21 / 6.00 P.M.
OPENING & PERFORMANCE You Have No Idea by Selma Selman
Sat, 26.06.21 / 6.00 P.M.
ARTIST TALK / Artists: Igor Bošnjak, Vajiko Chachkhiani, Lana Čmajčanin, Henrike Naumann, Selma Selman and Adna Softić / Curator: Sanja Kojić Mladenov
Sat, 26.06.21 / 7.30 P.M.
PICKLE BAR / Jelena Mulušić and Merima Ključo / Music Performance Apparitions/Snovidjenje
SUN, 01.08.2021 / 7:00 P.M.
EVROVIZION: Peripheral Utopias: Boris Buden, Nerzuk Ćurak & Hana Stojić in Conversation / Talk
Thurs, 05.08.21 / 5.00 P.M.
PICKLE BAR / Damir Imamović / Lecture Sevdah Lab
Sun, 15.08.21 / 6.00 P.M.
PICKLE BAR / Bojan Stojčić & Sve su to vještice / Performance Soaking Wet
Sat, 21.08.21 / 8.00 P.M.
Ivana Ivković / Performance MONUMENT: No one is Lost
Andan Softic / DJ Performance Slawendisko
Sat, 21.08.21, 08:00 P.M.
Ivana Ivković / Performance MONUMENT: No one is Lost
Performance MONUMENT: No One Is Lost is related to the context of the city of Sarajevo and the Museum of the revolution itself, turbulent historical and political events in these territories, radical times and huge changes of the 20th century which made Sarajevo a monument city.
Sat, 21.08.21 at 8.00 P.M.
Andan Softic / DJ Performance Slawendisko
The artist Adnan Softić will perform on the evening with his DJ performance Slawendisko. Genres and borders will be constantly overwritten until the ground under your feet becomes a triviality.
SUN, 01.08.2021, 07:00 P.M.
Peripheral Utopias: Boris Buden, Nerzuk Ćurak & Hana Stojić in Conversation
Understanding Bosnia and Herzegovina's unique position within Europe's geopolitical and cultural contexts, Prof. Boris Buden and Prof. Nerzuk Ćurak share many views. These two renowned intellectuals will talk with literary expert Hana Stojić, programme director of the European network for literature, TRADUKI, discussing the significance of the idea of utopia for Bosnia and Herzegovina and also its relevance for a geopolitical vision of Europe.
Is Bosnia and Herzegovina the periphery of Europe? Has it always been that way? Can there be a utopia on the periphery? Does utopia require courage? Has Europe missed the chance to experience its rebirth in Bosnia and Herzegovina? Is it possible to recreate that chance? Are we neglecting the importance of emotions and modes of behaviour when discussing borders? – These simple questions lead into a discourse that makes Bosnia and Herzegovina an active subject, and opens up space for an empowered utopian imagination that is crucial within the geopolitical category of Europe.
The History Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina kindly asks visitors to adhere to the measures proposed by the authorities, in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
FRI, 25.06.2021, 6:00 P.M.
PERFORMANCE VI NEMATE POJMA BY
In the performance Vi nemate pojma, Selma Selman spends thirty minutes saying the same thing over and over again: “You have no idea.” She screams to the point of unconsciousness. She stages her performance in the form of a mantra, subtly referencing discrimination against minoroties and the treatment of indignities and prejudices that results. Yet her work is not intended as an accusation; instead, her focus is on creating a consciousness and awareness of other and different life realities. Selman takes her heritage and her life story as a starting point from which to draw attention to injustices and the creation of stereotypes. Her work focuses on both collective and individual internal and external perceptions, illuminating these and rendering them visible.
by Slavs and Tatars
The artists’ collective Slavs and Tatars is showing its Pickle Bar in the EVROVIZION.CROSSING STORIES AND SPACES touring exhibition. This work, a Slavic interpretation of an italian aperitivo bar, is also an invitation to engage with pickled delicacies and a Slavic aperitif in an intimate and relaxed atmosphere and explore the boundaries and possibilities of languages.
The Pickle Bar and the collective’s residency-mentorship program will be realised as part of the exhibition. Both initiatives offer a platform of exchange and participation for the broader public beyond the institutional framework of contemporary art. Both the residency-mentorship program and the Pickle Bar are situated in Berlin's multicultural Moabit district, and reflect the diversity of the district and the artists’ studio where Russian, Polish, German, French, English and Turkish are among the languages spoken. The integration of Pickle Bar into the EVROVIZION project creates a space for local dialogues at every venue of this travelling exhibition.
Before each exhibition opens, a young, local professional (be they artists, curators or researchers) from each venue of the exhibition will be chosen to participate in the mentorship program in Berlin. During these two months, they are integrated into the artists’ studio as well as mentored in their personal projects, some of which may eventually be presented as part of EVROVIZION. From Sarajevo, the first venue for the EVROVIZION project, Slavs and Tatars and ifa chose a young sociologist and feminist, Hana Ćurak, as fellow of the residency-mentorship program. During her two-month residency, Ćurak, in collaboration with Sarajevo artist Bojan Stojčić, curated and realized the performance Soaking Wet in Berlin and co-curated the entire Pickle Bar program in Sarajevo, which presents well-known local artists who explore language as discourse and affect through their practices.
Sarajevo (Сарајево, Saray), the first venue for the EVROVIZION project, is considered to be the ‘Jerusalem of the Balkans’ and is the capital city and seat of government of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Federacija Bosne i Hercegovine/FBiH) and the Canton of Sarajevo.
It was a scene of the 1914 attempt on the life of the successor to the throne of Austria-Hungary that triggered the outbreak of the First World War, and which suffered nearly four years of siege right in the middle of Europe during the war of the 1990s, has become a symbol for the break-up of Yugoslavia. In spite of the postwar traumas Sarajevo is still experiencing today, the city has retained its multicultural diversity. Questions as to European identity and how different ethnic groups can live together remain particularly relevant here.
SARAJEVO: POTRAIT OF AN INWARD CITY
by Dževad Karahasan
Some hundert years after its foundation, the city had brought together people of all the monotheistic religions, and the cultures derived from those religions, and the cultures derived from those religions, numerous different language and the ways of life associated with those languages. It became a microcosm, a centre of the world which, like all cetre in the teaching of the Esoterics, contains the entire world. (…) everything that is possible in the world may be found in Sarajevo, in miniature, reduce to its essence, it is there because Sarajevo is the centre of the world. (…) That may be because, like other Bosnian town, Sarajevo is so completely shut off from the outside world, turned in on itself and into itself. It may be because the world needs a city whch, like a crystal ball, would contain its essence, or maybe there Is a third reason. I don’t know, but I do know that’s how it is.
Karahasan, Dževad, Sarajevo: Portrait of an Inward City in Balkan Blues: Writing Out of Yugoslavia, Northwestern University Press, 1. Edition, Evaston, USA, 1995.
PRESENTATION IN SARAJEVO
Historijski muzej Bosne i Hercegovine
Sanel Gluhović, Elvir Porić
ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen)
Sabina Klemm, Sanja Kojić Mladenov
Organisation and Realisation:
Nina Bingel, Clea Laade, Laura Wünsche
Martin Edelmann, Manuel Reinartz. Carsten Tabel
Sabina Klemm, Sanja Kojić Mladenov, Clea Laade, Ellen Strittmatter
Adnan Arnautlija, Amina Badnjević-Bešić, Nathan Bailey, Greg Bond, Jeanette Mohr
Nathan Bailey, Greg Bond, Jeanette Mohr
Adnan Arnautlija, Simone Kinateder, André Werner
Heimann + Schwantes, Berlin
Purpel Key Agency
Rijad Ahmetović, Adnan Arnautlija, Hana Ćurak, Patricia Couvet, Amina Badnjević-Bešić, Nathan Bailey, Eric Bajramović, Robert Baramov, Frank Baumann, Alen Beširević, Nina Bingel, Greg Bond, Aida Begić, Igor Bošnjak, Emina Čalija, Vajiko Chachkhiani, Lana Čmajčanin, Johanna Diehl, Martin Edelmann, Ajla Eljšani-Arnautlija, Irmgard Maria Fellner, Sanel Gluhović, Snežana Gvozdenac, Petrit Halilaj, Nicola Halschke, Elma Hašimbegović, Michael Heimann, Elma Hodžić, Srđa Hrisafović, Damir Imamović, Janine Jembere, Amar Karapuš, Simone Kinateder, Merima Ključo, Clea Laade, Florian Lüdde, Angela Loschke, Ljiljana Maletin Vojvodić, Andrijana Mandić, Daniel Marzona, Tanja Milewsky, Jelena Milušić, Florian Model, Jeanette Mohr, Handina Murandu, Henrike Naumann, Stan de Natris, Christoph Perl, Stefanie Peter, Elvir Porić, Sebastian Probst-Lübeck, Amila Ramović, Manuel Reinartz, Serena Rota, Christin Rothe, Natalia Sartori, Oliver Schöllhuber, Martin Schuhmacher, Jens Schüring, Hendrik Schwantes, Selma Selman, Sunčica Šido, Monika Simm, Emilija Škarnulytė, Slavs and Tatars, Nora Turato, Adnan Softić, Darko Šobot, Almir Suruntić, Bojan Stojčić, Hana Stojić, Carsten Tabel, Clarissa Tempestini, Wilma Tolksdorf, Nevena Valcheva, Lara Wehrs, André Werner, Laura Wünsche
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.