Bosnia and Herzegovina – Searching for Lost Identity – Ljubljana

P74 Gallery (Ljubljana, Slovenia)
November 25 – December 23, 2010


Bosnia and Herzegovina – Searching for Lost Identity

Bosnia and Herzegovina Searching for Lost Identity, 2006 – 2009 is a media and cultural project, consisting of several different segments. It is unique in its research, cultural and phenomenological orientation. The project is based on a series of 12 documentaries and short fiction films which study the subject of country’s identity from an author’s point of view. They were broadcast on the BH Public Television. Some of them were selected for international film festivals.

An additional segment of the project is a series of visual artists’ works based on the same subject and conceived as personal statements / messages for public dissemination in the form of postcards (posters, billboards).

For the Ljubljana presentation of the project, the Director of the P74 Gallery, Tadej Pogačar proposed a selection of films (which would show the vast range of Project production) to be presented within the P74 Gallery space: Šejla Kamerić (“What do I know”), Namik Kabil (“Interrogation”) and Enes Zlatar (“Diagnosis S.B.H.”).

Works of eleven visual artists  were posed (for this occasion in the form of posters) on the advertising posts in the very center of the city:

  • Leila Čmajčanin , “My mother’s tongue is Bosnian”
  • Damir Nikšić, “What am I doing here?”
  • Maja Bajević, “I believe more in horoscope than in nationalities”
  • Šejla Kamerić, “What do I know?”
  • Mladen Miljanović, “The only purpose of these soldiers is occupation of this place”
  • Veso Sovilj,  “Art of Bosnia and Herzegovina is in the borders of Bosnia and Herzegovina”
  • Nebojša Šerić Šoba, “Death to fascism freedom to people”
  • Ibro Hasanović, “I do not accept the idea of having a fixed position; the way I perceive myself is through my embarking upon endless new beginnings”
  • Lala Raščić, “Invisible Bosnian artist feeding birds”
  • Sandra Dukić, “Shut up when man speaks!”
  • Gordana Anđelić Galić, “This is not my  peace!”

Author of the project and the producer of films: Amra Bakšić-Čamo
Curator of the exhibition: Dunja Blažević (SCCA)

Produced by SCCA/