Pera Museum hosts Bosnian students' exhibition

Pera Museum hosts Bosnian students' exhibition

Pera Museum hosts Bosnian students exhibition Istanbul’s Pera Museum is hosting young artists from Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Sarajevo Academy of Fine Arts. The exhibition titled “Images of Our Time” brings together works in various media created by undergraduate and graduate students, as well as graduates of the six faculties of the academy, including painting, sculpture, print and graphic design as well as product design.

Curated by Prof. Aida Abadzic Hodzic from the Faculty of Philosophy of Sarajevo University, the exhibition surveys contemporary art in Bosnia and Herzegovina and offers comments and reflections by its young artists on the history and social issues of the country. 

The exhibition sheds light on the program and work of the Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo and gives a sense of the contemporary art scene in Bosnia and Herzegovina. 

Reflective of the contemporary art scene in Sarajevo, this exhibition presents the works of 80 students, undergraduate and graduate, from all departments of the academy. 

The diversity of their exploration can be observed through socially engaged art; analysis and interpretation of the space and time we live and act in and examinations of identity; elements of tradition in contemporary contexts; and the space of art as a space of freedom, the imagination, play and spirituality.

The Academy of Fine Arts at the University of Sarajevo was founded in 1972 and became a respected arts academy in Yugoslavia at the time. It attracted important figures from all areas of art, architecture, design, art theory and history from all parts of the region. 

The exhibition at Pera will continue through Nov. 1.