“Border is closed” in Loznica

IMG_0988After the Museum of African Art in Belgrade, the exhibition about the life and the journey of asylum seekers and migrants “The Border is Closed” started a tour of Serbia. Four visits had been planned and the first was organised at the Jadar Museum in Loznica, with the help and hospitality of the museum staff.

The exhibition opened on January 28, 2016 at 6 p.m.  Numerous guests were welcomed by members of the team of authors, management of the Jadar Museum and Group 484 representatives. The authors encouraged the students from “Vuk Karadzic” High School in Loznica to lead the first tour through the exhibition, since they had gone through the workshop “Me as a Curator”, and thus give their own interpretation of the exhibited works.

Young curators will organise tours for the audience until the end of the exhibition. The exhibition will be open until February 13.

IMG_1016The exhibition was conceived through the cooperation of artists Ivana Bogićević-Leko, Snežana Skoko, Luka Knežević Strika (Belgrade Raw Collective) and “Škart” Art Collective, the Museum of African Art (curators Ivana Vojt and Emilia Epstein) and Group 484. The works presented at the exhibition are the result of several years of work of this group of artists with beneficiaries of centres for asylum seekers in Serbia. Works of different formats were created during these visits and meetings, inspired by the stories and lives of people who had stayed in the centres and often actively participated in the creative process.

PROJECT: PROACTION – Protection against Discrimination of Asylum Seekers and Unaccompanied Child Migrants

OBJECTIVE: Build trust and sensitise the local community for understanding the situation of asylum seekers and migrants; strengthen support of local CSOs to asylum seekers and unaccompanied child migrants by building their capacity for the prevention and protection from discrimination and human rights violations and through networking with national and local institutions.

IMPLEMENTERS: Group 484 (educational program “We and the Others”, Centre for Migration)

SUPPORT: European Union Delegation in Serbia, Office for Cooperation with Civil Society of the RS

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