“Srebrenica Today” @ Philanthropy House in Brussels


The exhibition Srebrenica Today was created to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide and the signing of the Dayton Agreement. First shown at the Srebrenica-Potočari Memorial Center as part of the official commemoration ceremony, the exhibition now comes to Philanthropy House in Brussels.

Exhibition “Srebrenica Today”
10 – 24 May 2016

Philanthropy House
Rue Royale, 94
1000 Brussels, Belgium

Srebrenica Today is a visual portrait of the town and its residents showing moments of everyday life in the town and its surroundings. The exhibition is comprised of eight posters, each of which contains a portrait of someone living and working in the town today. Among them we find Mladen, who works with the young people of Srebrenica, organising activities such as a youth club and art competitions. We also find Senad, who, since 2009; has worked to create a successful agriculture business in the region, and Hilda, who works at the House of Good Tunes, a building that hosts Superar, an initiative which invites young people to experience the joy of making music.

Alongside these images are written insights from individuals working in the fields of politics and culture. Contributors write on the subject of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague and the hard work done by the International Commission on Missing Persons still identifying corpses from the mass graves. They also deal with ideas around the politics of commemoration and (new) nationalisms. Together these insights document how the town has developed in the last 20 years and how it is positively facing its future.

Contributors include Boris Buden, Erhard Busek, Slavenka Drakulić, Doraja Eberle, Haris Pašović, Wolfgang Petritsch, Bojana Pejić, Jasmila Žbanić.

Photographs by Dejan Petrović
Curated by Christiane Erharter, ERSTE Foundation

Caption: Portrait of Čamka, Kadira, Fatima and Đeneta Bektić