[Translate to english:] Wandteppiche von Nevin Aladağ hängen an einer weißen Wand. Auf dem Boden davor liegt ein Mann, nur mit einer schwarzen Hose bekleidet.
From Post-War Trauma to European Co-Existence

An artistic exploration of the current socio and political climate in Europe, the idea of a European identity and marginalised geopolitical spaces is attempted by the 'EVROVIZION. Crossing Stories and Spaces' exhibition.

The exhibition focuses on less visible and marginalised geopolitical and cultural spaces, in particular in Southeast and Eastern Europe. These‘semi-peripheries’ are places of diversity that are often neglected in international theoretical debates and exhibition practices. For example, the multi-ethnic city of Sarajevo, , where the premiere of EVROVIZION took place in June 2021. The city became a symbol of the disintegration of Yugoslavia. During the war in the 1990s, it experienced an almost four-year siege. Despite the post-war trauma that the city still experiences today, Sarajevo has retained its multicultural diversity. Here, as in other cities, the question of a European identity and the coexistence of different ethnic groups arises again and again.

In the course of its tour, the exhibition will constantly change through intensive interactions with the art scenes of the region and by integrating new artistic positions. The aim is to create an open structure that evolves with current socio-political demands and the impulses of the participating actors. The exhibition thus becomes a collection of diverse stories that are independent and at the same time closely interwoven. Together they form an overall narrative.


The Authors
Portrait of Sabina Klemm
Sabina Klemm
Art historian, curator, literary scientist and art mediator

Sabina Klemm is an art historian, curator, literary scientist and art mediator. She studied art history and Italian studies at the University of Stuttgart. Since 2008 Sabina Klemm has been a project manager of the ifa touring exhibitions. Together with Sanja Kojić Mladenov she curated the EVROVIZION exhibition project.

Portrait of Sanja Kojić Mladenov
Sanja Kojić Mladenov
Curator and art historian

Sanja Kojić Mladenov is a curator and art historian. She graduated in art history at the University of Belgrade and did her master’s degree and PhD in Interdisciplinary Gender Studies at the University of Novi Sad. She is a researcher in the fields of recent artistic practice, media and gender. She has curated the Serbian Pavilion at the 54th and the North Mazedonian Pavilion at the 59th Venice Biennale. Together with Sabina Klemm she developed the EVROVIZION exhibition project.