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Variable geometry: contemporary art in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Blackwood, Jon

Authors

Jon Blackwood



Contributors

L. Lydic
Editor

B. Westphal
Editor

Abstract

The notion of 'conflict' in contemporary art in BiH is multi-faceted. The artistic processing of the catastrophic legacy of the 1992-95 war of ethnic aggression is still ongoing; internationally, the works of artists such as Sejla Kameri{acute}c, and Neboj{caron}sa Seri{acute}c-{caron}Soba, are perhaps the best known pieces of contemporary art made in BiH. But, as we shall see in this essay, notions of post conflict and transition in the contemporary art world require a breadth of vision at once more detailed, and subtler, to process fully. 'Conflict' is about so much more than the events of 1992-95; presently, it stands as much for a conflict between the artistic community, and a political class utterly indifferent and ignorant to its potential value.

Publication Date Oct 6, 2015
Publisher New Publisher Required
Book Title The silence and the word in the aftermath of the Yugoslav wars
Chapter Number Chapter 11
ISBN 9782842876647
Institution Citation BLACKWOOD, J. 2015. Variable geometry: contemporary art in Bosnia-Herzegovina. In Lydic, L. and Westphal, B. The silence and the word in the aftermath of the Yugoslav wars. Limoges: PULIM, chapter 11.
Keywords Contemporary art; Conflict; Bosnia and Herzegovina; BiH; Artistic community

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