“The Border is Closed” exhibition in Vranje
This month, our travelling exhibition “The Border is Closed” was hosted in Vranje at the Gallery of the National Museum, which during the few days of the exhibition setting became an artistic and representation workshop for students, authors of the exhibition, organisers and curators. The carnival atmosphere was felt during the preparation and opening.
The beginning of the activities was marked by the visit of the team of authors, representatives of Group 484 and our associates to “Bora Stanković” High School in Vranje. In the hall the students were presented with the context in which the exhibition had been conceived and with all the existing activities and were invited to join the activities.
Owing to the large attendance of elementary and high school students, during the next day we organised three working groups at the Gallery of the National Museum: one to participate in the workshop “Me as a Curator” with Ivana Bogićević Leko and two to deal with art works with Dragan Protić from the “Škart” Art Collective and Snežana Skoko
The students were prepared to guide the audience through the exhibition, and their art works inspired by materials from the exhibition were among the exhibits. We plan to incorporate the art works in the exhibition for our future visits, the first of which is scheduled for May, in Subotica. In addition, the students were helping our team to set the exhibition. Their active participation in the process had enriched the exhibition and it was valuable for us.
On the third day, April 15, the exhibition was officially opened at 6 p.m. Associates, friends and guests were welcomed by the hosts, the team of authors and Group of 484, and our young curators guided them through the exhibition.
The exhibition will last until the end of April. More details on the origin of the exhibition can be found on the website of the Museum of African Art.
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