Curated by Seric Shoba
Participating artists: Belma Arnautovic, Ervin Babic, Lee Balzano, Jeehui Chang, Leila Chajcanin, Ibro Hasanovic, Jasmina Izetbegovic, Adnan Jasika, Arman Kulasic, Damir Niksic, Demis Sinancevic, Jasenka Vukelic
A collaborative project with the America – Bosnia Cultural Foundation, this multi-media exhibition features twelve young emerging, cutting-edge Bosnian and American artists.
Permanent Presence brings together the works of both Bosnian and American artists, in order to explore the borders of knowledge and language they may share, art production and ideas, all the while comparing and putting under scrutiny the advantages and disadvantages in both societies. This collaboration is meant to not only juxtapose these two opposite sociological and cultural profiles, but moreover disclose the similarity of challenges both societies impose on their emerging contemporary artists.
Special performance by JeeHui Chang at the opening reception