ARS AEVI Sarajevo Times

Bosnian “Art of the Epoch” Struggles to Come to Fruition

During the siege of the city of Sarajevo in 1992-96, intellectuals came together and formed a “cultural resistance” – a protest against the aggression suffered by the residents of the city. They asked contemporary artists around the world to join

ARS AEVI Sarajevo Times

Bosnian “Art of the Epoch” Struggles to Come to Fruition

During the siege of the city of Sarajevo in 1992-96, intellectuals came together and formed a “cultural resistance” – a protest against the aggression suffered by the residents of the city. They asked contemporary artists around the world to join

The Bosnian Pavillion

Visual Arts/Bosnia at Venice Biennale After 10 Years

For the first time in 10 years, Bosnia will take part in the Venice Biennale. Artist Mladen Miljanović is representing our country with his multimedia/performance art piece. Taking his role seriously (or sarcastically), Miljanović’s work is titled “The Bosnian Pavillion” – a

The Bosnian Pavillion

Visual Arts/Bosnia at Venice Biennale After 10 Years

For the first time in 10 years, Bosnia will take part in the Venice Biennale. Artist Mladen Miljanović is representing our country with his multimedia/performance art piece. Taking his role seriously (or sarcastically), Miljanović’s work is titled “The Bosnian Pavillion” – a

NekiDrugiSvijet
/ Film

Film/Little Bosnia in Turkey

In a small village in Turkey, called Halilbeyli, live about 2,300 Bosniaks. They founded it in the 19th century, and although five generations have passed, this village maintains its Bosnian roots through culture, cuisine, and language. Director Naida Ribic accidentally stumbled

NekiDrugiSvijet
/ Film

Film/Little Bosnia in Turkey

In a small village in Turkey, called Halilbeyli, live about 2,300 Bosniaks. They founded it in the 19th century, and although five generations have passed, this village maintains its Bosnian roots through culture, cuisine, and language. Director Naida Ribic accidentally stumbled

Alfredo Pirri

Visual Arts/Art Bunker in Konjic

A former bunker for the protection of communist leadership has been turned into a biennial exhibition of art in Konjic, Bosnia. The 280 meter/920 foot secret complex was discovered when Bosnia broke away from Yugoslavia in 1992. Dug into a

Alfredo Pirri

Visual Arts/Art Bunker in Konjic

A former bunker for the protection of communist leadership has been turned into a biennial exhibition of art in Konjic, Bosnia. The 280 meter/920 foot secret complex was discovered when Bosnia broke away from Yugoslavia in 1992. Dug into a

slave species of god book cover

Literature/Slave Species of God

I stumbled upon this interesting new blog about the creation of human kind. It’s in Bosnian, apparently a translation from a popular South African novel. It deals with the potential genetic manipulation from extraterrestrial beings that could have created us.

slave species of god book cover

Literature/Slave Species of God

I stumbled upon this interesting new blog about the creation of human kind. It’s in Bosnian, apparently a translation from a popular South African novel. It deals with the potential genetic manipulation from extraterrestrial beings that could have created us.

safet album cover

Music/Sevdah: The Melancholic Poetics of Bosnia Part 2 – Legends and Contemporary Twists

Legends of the 20th Century There are too many. But this is a sample of the most prominent sevdah performers in the last century. Zaim Imamović (1920- 1994) “When the first radios arrived [in the Balkans],” Zaim Imamović’s son Nedžad

safet album cover

Music/Sevdah: The Melancholic Poetics of Bosnia Part 2 – Legends and Contemporary Twists

Legends of the 20th Century There are too many. But this is a sample of the most prominent sevdah performers in the last century. Zaim Imamović (1920- 1994) “When the first radios arrived [in the Balkans],” Zaim Imamović’s son Nedžad

Ljiljana Buttler & Mostar Sevdah Reunion by Joaquim Coelho

Music/Sevdah: The Melancholic Poetics of Bosnia Part 1 – History and Style

“The simplest, the purest, the most honest, and at the same time, the most accurate answer to the question ‘What is sevdah?’ came from a 10-year-old child: ‘Sevdah is when my dad sings and cries at the same time,’” proclaims

Ljiljana Buttler & Mostar Sevdah Reunion by Joaquim Coelho

Music/Sevdah: The Melancholic Poetics of Bosnia Part 1 – History and Style

“The simplest, the purest, the most honest, and at the same time, the most accurate answer to the question ‘What is sevdah?’ came from a 10-year-old child: ‘Sevdah is when my dad sings and cries at the same time,’” proclaims