History Museum Invites Artists to Pitch Ideas for a Sarajevo Siege Piece

Bosnian History Museum in Sarajevo published a call for ideas on artwork to complement the Museum’s permanent collection on the ’90s siege of Sarajevo.

The call was published in cooperation with the University of the Arts London. According to the Museum, the call is open for all visual art media that can be exhibited in galleries and museums. The winning pitch will be awarded €3,000 to cover the production costs and artist’s fee. The deadline for submission of ideas is February 12.

According to the History Museum, the artwork ideas should communicate the wartime and postwar trauma much like Picasso’s “Guernica” and works of Francisco Goya, or the “spomenik” monuments commissioned by communist Yugoslavia after WW2.

The stories articulated in the Museum’s Sarajevo siege collection can be used for inspiration to propose a work of art that should meet the following criteria: an allegory response to the phenomenon of siege; a presentation of the everyday life in the besieged city; a commentary on the innovation and creativity as a means of survival; a display of the strength of human spirit at the time of war and crisis.

On January 30, the Museum will organize a workshop to discuss the artistic ideas. The “Artists working on commission with museum and galleries” workshop will host professor Paul Coldwell.

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