Srebrenica Today on Tour
We are happy to announce that our SREBRENICA TODAY exhibition is part of the official programme of the Austrian Embassy Sarajevo during the Cultural Year Austria – Bosnia and Herzegovina 2016. The exhibition will travel to 12 cities around the country, the first stop being at the Historical Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina, from 11 until 22 February 2016.
11 February 2016, 12:30 pm
The Historical Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Zmaja od Bosne 5, Sarajevo 71000
After Sarajevo, the exhibition will travel to Pale, Prijedor, Mostar, Tuzla, Bihać, Trebinje, Brčko, Bijeljina, Banja Luka, Foča, and Zenica.
Twenty years after the genocide, SREBRENICA TODAY is a visual portrait of the town and its residents showing moments of everyday life in the town of Srebrenica and its surroundings. The exhibition is comprised of eight posters. Each of them features photo-portraits of the residents, their everyday life or professional activities. These portraits are combined with photo stories, short textual descriptions explaining the photographs, as well as commissioned texts by personalities from the fields of politics and art/culture: Boris Buden, Erhard Busek, Slavenka Drakulić, Doraja Eberle, Haris Pašović, Wolfgang Petritsch, Bojana Pejić, Jasmila Žbanić were asked to contribute texst to this project. Each author tells his/her own story about how they see SREBRENICA TODAY, how it developed in the last 20 years, where it is now and what its future is or could be.
The exhibition is a contribution to a dialogue culture within Bosnia and Herzegovina, and a form of support to coming to terms with the past, managing the present and shaping the future.
The posters and texts are compiled in a free publication.
Publisher: ERSTE Foundation
Photographs by Dejan Petrović (www.dejanpetrovic.net)
Texts by Boris Buden, Erhard Busek, Slavenka Drakulić, Doraja Eberle,
Haris Pašović, Bojana Pejić, Wolfgang Petritsch, Jasmila Žbanić
Editor: Christiane Erharter
Supported by Doraja Eberle in cooperation with “Bauern helfen Bauern” – Bratunac
Caption: Portrait of Čamka, Kadira, Fatima and Đeneta Bektić
SREBRENICA TODAY was initiated by ERSTE Foundation on the occasion of the commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide and the signing of the Dayton Agreement and was launched on 11 July 2015 at the Srebrenica-Potočari Memorial Center as part of the official commemoration ceremony. The exhibition is displayed in the premises of ERSTE Foundation in Vienna, and in summer 2015 was also shown at the Cultural Center Parobrod in Belgrade.