The exhibition consists of photographs, videos, eyewitness accounts and documents about the destruction of cultural heritage during armed conflicts in the former Yugoslavia. The exhibition relies on the same narrative, depicting crimes against cultural, historical and religious heritage committed during the wars in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo, investigated, reconstructed and prosecuted by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY). The exhibition also presents unprocessed crimes of destruction of cultural heritage, as well as destruction of monuments of the National Liberation War and antifascism in Croatia.
The exhibition “Yugoslavia From the Beginning to the End” is part of a project lasting several years, on which experts from the region of former Yugoslavia worked, consisting of several segments, one of which is “The End of Yugoslavia”. The exhibition was set up in the Museum of Yugoslavia.
In the exhibition, more than 350 items from museum collections were presented in the copies and original, and documentary videos showing all the absurdity of the aggressor destruction of the city, as well as the pain and suffering of its population.
The exhibition in its introductory part presents the reflection of the Homeland War 20 years later in the Croatian everyday-life as well as memories of the participants. In the central part of the exhibition a chronological-thematic presentation of the Homeland War is displayed. The last part of the exhibition represents a kind of homage to all those who participated in the war and gave their lives for the homeland.
Prologue: Homeland War 20 Years Later
I. Breakup of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and the path of Croatia towards independence
II. Srbian rebellion in Croatia
III. Aggression, defense and warfare suffering
IV. Between action and diplomacy
V. Liberation and peaceful reintegration
Epilogue: In memoriam
The publication was created as part of the project “War memorials in BiH (since 1991)”. The aim was to explore the politics of remembering and culture of remembrance in BiH on all three sides.
A total of 85 monuments were photographed. Alongside the photo, provided is also the basic information about the monument; to whom the monument was erected, its location; dimensions; literally translated text from the monument; on whose request it was raised; its purpose today.
Language: Bosnian, Serbian
The Traveling Exhibition (2016 – 2017) “Lessons from the ’91” is the project of the Society for European Consciousness in Maribor, whose partners are Foto Club Maribor, the International Photography Festival Organ Vida and the Photo Association of Serbia. The exhibition contains war photographs (over 150), of photographers (34) from the territory of the former Yugoslavia, including several international authors. The exhibition displays war years, starting from events in Slovenia, through Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina to Serbia, Kosovo and Macedonia. Exposed photographs include topics: refugees, children, victims, soldiers and events: shelling of Dubrovnik, fall of Vukovar and siege of Sarajevo.
Language: bosnian, montenegrian, serbian