Bosnia

Museums

Public Call: Day of Museum Solidarity – March 4

Public Call: Day of Museum Solidarity – March 4

Posted February 7th, 2013

Bosnia, Events, Museums

The campaign for a “Day of Museum Solidarity” is a reaction to the acute crisis affecting major cultural institutions in Bosnia-Herzegovina. On October 4, 2012, after 124 years of existence, the country’s National Museum (Zemaljski Muzej) closed down due to the government’s failure to secure… Read More

News

Bosnia’s National Museum closes after 124 years

Bosnia’s National Museum closes after 124 years

Posted October 5th, 2012

Bosnia, Museums, News

Bosnia’s National Museum, founded in the 19th century and home to a famed 600-year old Jewish manuscript known as the Sarajevo Haggadah, closed its doors indefinitely Thursday due to political disputes and a lack of funding. “Such a complex institution cannot function by improvisations. The… Read More

Museums

Sarajevo museums under siege

Sarajevo museums under siege

Posted April 12th, 2012

Bosnia, Business, Museums

Artist Damir Niksic staged a sit-in during January against the possible closure of the National Museum. Staff unpaid and buildings unheated as Bosnia’s national museums fight for their survival. What on earth is going on in Bosnia? Zoe Larkins had a look for The Art… Read More

Shows

A Nuclear Bunker Comes In From the Cold as an Art Gallery in Sarajevo

A Nuclear Bunker Comes In From the Cold as an Art Gallery in Sarajevo

Posted September 6th, 2011

Bosnia, Shows

Villu Jaanisoo, an Estonian artist, hung hundreds of utility lights from the ceiling of a bunker maintenance room. Image by Biennial Directorate Archive “The Yugoslav Army would have been hard pressed to find a more scenic spot to build a nuclear bunker,” writes the New… Read More

Sculptures

Abandoned Oddities in Former Yugoslavia

Abandoned Oddities in Former Yugoslavia

Posted May 11th, 2011

Bosnia, Sculptures

This looks like something built by little green men to inform us earthlings that our planet has to go and make room for a new intergalactic mega-highway, but it turns out that this sculpture (any many others) were actually commissioned by president Tito of former… Read More

Videos

Turbo Sculpture – The weird post-historical statues in former Yugoslavia

Turbo Sculpture – The weird post-historical statues in former Yugoslavia

Posted December 9th, 2010

Bosnia, Documentaries, Popculture, Sculptures, Serbia, Videos

Did you know they have big statues of Bruce Lee, Johnny Depp, Bill Clinton, Samantha Fox, Johnny Weissmüller and some other media figures in Serbia? Art Fag City: “After the highly publicized Bruce Lee monument was erected in Mostar, a city and municipality in Bosnia… Read More

Bosnia

Bosnia turns Tito nuclear bunker into art gallery

Bosnia turns Tito nuclear bunker into art gallery

Posted June 17th, 2010

Bosnia

The Associated Press: “It was built to withstand nuclear war, a secret bunker to shelter communist Yugoslavia’s strongman and his inside circle. Decades later, the massive underground complex is about to be reborn as one of the world’s quirkiest art galleries. A Kalashnikov-toting soldier still… Read More