Kuma International, Sarajevo; International Summer School on Contemporary Art in Bosnia and Herzegovina; June 25th-30th, 2018
During the last week of June 2018, I have been invited to give a workshop lecture at a summer school for a new NGO in Sarajevo called Kuma International. This NGO is run by Sarajevo resident, Italian curator Claudia Klara-Zini, who is working hard to organize this first summer school on post-conflict contemporary art from BiH. I'll be posting more about this event in the next month, but some general info and a link to her Facebook page are below.
INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL
ON CONTEMPORARY ART FROM BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
Sarajevo, June 25th-30th 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 28th 2018
Kuma International in partnership with the WARM Foundation and Brodac Gallery presents one-week intensive course on contemporary art from Bosnia and Herzegovina, focusing on visual art, design, photography, film and theatre from a post-conflict society. Participation is open to graduates and postgraduates from the relevant disciplines, as well as art historians, curators, artists and museum professionals, and all people interested in training and developing new skills while experiencing a new and exciting learning environment in Sarajevo, the vibrant capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Kuma International Summer School
The first Kuma International Summer School focuses on the post-war artistic production from Bosnia and Herzegovina. Students will look at how artists from the region have been affected by the political turmoil of the 1990s and how they have processed the fall of Yugoslavia, the 1992-1995 war and its consequences through their art practices. Students will also have the unique chance to meet with local artists, explore the city’s museums and art galleries and visit artists’ studios. Addressing contemporary visual art produced in the context of conflict and trauma, Kuma’s first summer school and its local and international staff will provide a glimpse into the impact of war on local artists' aesthetics and narrative. At the same time, the school will look at the phenomenon of a new generation of visual artists and cultural workers belonging to the Bosnian diaspora who have started to come back to their country of origin out of a need to reconnect with their homeland and elaborate their traumatic war experience through art.