20 Apr 2017 | Šejla Kamerić – La Box, Ecole nationale supérieure d’art de Bourges
“On an individual level, the action scanned layers of identification ranging from the citizen’s general status as political entity, through their relation to state power, institutional authority, a culture or a higher social class, especially the 19th century bourgeoisie, to their belonging to a political block in a Cold War situation. It also touched the politicization of the woman and her body as a biological, social entity and national property, or simply the condition of the artist as a woman in a highly patriarchal system. On a broader scale, the piece forecasts how societies of the (not only post-communist) Eastern Bloc countries shape their contemporary identity, relate and identify with their past and/or present in the luring light of Western Europe and the European Union…”
Taking as a starting point Katalin Ladik’s piece, the exhibition explores different narratives, contexts and practices of identification through the work of six contemporary women artists from Central-Eastern Europe: Jasmina Cibic (SLO), Šejla Kamerić (BiH), Luiza Margan (HR/BG), Tanja Ostojić (SRB), Selma Selman (BiH) and Katarina Šević (SRB/HU).