Effi & Amir
Damian Le Bas
Delaine Le Bas
The exhibition it is located in one of the most fascinating underground military objects built during the period of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (construction period 1953-1979). The participating artists contribute with site-specific or thematically related works.
Dante Buu (Rožaj/Sarajevo), Leone Contini (Florence), Documentary Embroidery (Vahida Ramujkić & Dejan Došljak / Belgrade), Effi & Amir (Brussels), Helidon Gjergji (Tirana), G.R.A.M. (Graz), Tue Greenfort (Berlin), Wiebke Grösch / Frank Metzger (Frankfurt/Main), Flaka Haliti (Munich), Marlene Hausegger (Vienna), Dritan Hyska (Tirana), Adela Jušić (Sarajevo), Johanna Kirsch (Vienna), Elvedin Klačar (Vienna/Sarajevo), Damian Le Bas (Worthing), Delaine Le Bas (Worthing), Ralo Mayer & Oliver Gemballa (Vienna/Hamburg), Anna McCarthy (Munich), Damir Očko (Zagreb), Nikolay Oleynikov (St. Petersburg), Alketa Ramaj (Tirana), Selma Selman (Bihać), Mladen Stilinović (Zagreb), Sylvia Winkler & Stephan Köperl (Stuttgart)
Adela Demetja (Tirana Art Lab - Center for Contemporary Art) and
Margarethe Makovec & Anton Lederer (< rotor >)
The Project Biennial of Contemporary Art, D-0 ARK Underground is a unique project in the field of contemporary art, as it is located in one of the most fascinating underground military objects built during the period of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (construction period 1953-1979).
Today, the atomic shelter in Konjic is kept and maintained by the Ministry of Defense B&H, but at the same time is listed as part of the national cultural heritage of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The final aim of the Project Biennial is the transformation of the Atomic Shelter into a hybrid Cold War-Art-Museum, unique in the world. The participating artists of the 3rd edition of the Biennial contribute site-specific or thematically related works, which redefine the contextual parameters of the reading and understanding of “Tito’s atomic shelter”. They comment on the formation of critical social discourses and alternative ways of life during the time of the Cold War and their effects on present-day contexts.
The Third Edition of the Project Biennial of Contemporary Art is organised in partnership with the Republic of Albania and Republic of Austria.
UNESCO, Ministry of Civil Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Federal Chancellery of Austria, Republic of Turkey, Ministry for Culture of Republic of Croatia, Ministry for Culture of Republic of Serbia, Ministry for Culture of Montenegro, Ministry for Culture and Sport of Federation Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ministry for Culture and Sport of Canton Sarajevo, Ministry for Culture of Republic of Albania, Austrian Embassy Sarajevo, ERSTE Foundation, Dialog for the Future (UN/UNDP/UNESCO), NATO Headquarters Sarajevo
Ministry of Defense of B&H, Goethe Institute in Sarajevo, British Council, Academy of Fine Arts Trebinje, Academy of Fine Arts Sarajevo, Galerija Umjetnina Split, Biennial Foundation, Black Box, Facta, Džajica Buk, Tourist Board of the Herzegovina-Neretva Canton, Kristal - Komerc, City of Konjic
Image: Pic. Selma Selman, "Iron Curtain/Mercedes 310", photograph and metal installation, 2015.
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Opening of the biennial: on Friday, April 24, 2015 at 11am
Atomic Shelter, D-0 ARK Underground
Konjic, Bosnia & Herzegovina
Opening Hours: MON, WED & FRI at 10am, 12pm & 2pm
Visits should be arranged at least 7 days beforehand, to arrange a visit please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org