Hariz Halilovich, Centre for Global Research Member, and Adis Fejzic's world-wide exhibition Mjesta Bola—Places of Pain (Recognizing the Pain of Others) continues to tour.
Through a creative fusion of documentary and imaginary representations of social, spatial and affective landscapes in post-conflict contexts, the authors push the boundaries between the notions of subjective and objective, ethics and aesthetics, individual and collective, local and global and past and present. By mixing graphics, photographs, text, documents, drawings, sound and video in reconstructing the fragmented realities -- in which people both thrive and die -- the exhibition calls for recognition of the resilience of ordinary people and acknowledgment of 'ordinariness' and individuality of those who have posthumously been put into collective categories, mass graves and war statistics, or elevated to the abstract status of nations' martyrs.
This travelling exhibition has previously been seen in Sarajevo, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Vienna. Its American season is hosted by Midwest BankCentre and the Bosnia Memory Project at Fontbonne University.
Fontbonne University, East 101 6800 Wydown Boulevard, St. Louis
Presentation and Reception: Wednesday, April 12, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Exhibition open: Thursday, April 13, 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Midwest BankCentre, Lobby 4914 Gravois Avenue, St. Louis
Presentation: Saturday, April 15, 10:00 a.m.
Exhibition open: Friday, April 14, noon to 6:00 p.m. & Saturday, April 15, 9:00 a.m. to noon
Author: Rebecca Carroll-Bell