Public intervention/community event | 2014
Credits: Author & Curator
Nothing’s (Always) The Same Anymore is both the title and operative statement of the project-exhibition that took place in Bihac, Bosnia-Herzegovina between July 31 and Aug 6, 2014. It featured expressions that capture the anger, elation, frustration and hope of the civic action that engulfs this small Southeast European nation since February of 2014. In conjunction with the exhibition, the project included city walks, public interventions, a collaborative mapping program, and a discussion panel to reflect on the current crisis and the emergent cultures of dissent. The documentation of this undertaking is currently archived and will be published in both digital (web) and hard-copy format (as a book), and subsequently used to produce protocols for further engagement.
It is important to note that the exhibition did not seek to call attention to works by professional artists responding to these events, but rather focused on the creative and interpretative powers of the collective and investigated social engagement through creative practices. As such, it presented a wide range of artifacts related to the crisis including photography, graffiti, video, social media postings, private journal entries, correspondence, and newspaper clippings.