Hero Mother, Contemporary Art by Post-Communist Women Rethinking Heroism – Bojana Pejić and Rachel Rits-Volloch (Ed.)

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Publisher: Momentum, Berlin, Germany
Language: English
191 pages
ISBN: 978-3-9817801-1-6
2016

“Born in Sarajevo and growing up during the Bosnian War (1992-1995), Adela Jušić’s rhetoric is predominantly entwined with issues surrounding memory, personal tragedy and the reality of conflict. Through processing her experiences mainly through the medium of video (The Sniper, 2007), Jušić’s work is at once cathartic and objective, looking at events from a distance in order to critique and reconsider the nature of war … Revealing how wartime memories are intertwined with family and childhood memories, Jušić reminds us of the power of autobiographical work in questioning history and conflict. What is called into question in The Sniper is the reality of war itself, in an attempt to go beyond nationalist, ethnic or religious issues, which have been the main point of discussion throughout the post-war period.”

Curatorial text “HERO MOTHER / Contemporary Art by Post-Communist Women Rethinking Heroism”, curated by Bojana Pejić and Rachel Rits-Volloch, Studio 1 & MOMENTUM Gallery, Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin, 2016

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