Exhibition, panel discussion,
presentations, National Gallery, Sarajevo
The project “Overcoming Past” deals with the different
forms of art and culture as indicators and correctives of
historical attempts to create a political consciousness.
The exhibition presents artistic positions which critically
query identifi cation with collective symbols and create
their own repertoire of symbols taken from a parallel,
virtual reality. The panel discussions “Working Out the
Past” and “Art as Social Corrective” extends the themes
addressed in the exhibition. Furthermore, artists present
concepts for new or already realized “monuments,”
including Sokol Beqiri (Peja, Kosovo) with his project
“Skenderbeg and Mother Theresa Monuments” and the
group “Urban Movement” (Bosnia-Herzegovina) with
their plans to erect a Bruce Lee monument in Mostar.