The Srebrenica 2020 installation presented by The VII Academy and The VII Foundation
July 11, 2020
Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
The Srebrenica 2020 installation at the Srebrenica Memorial Center opened on the 25th anniversary of the genocide in Bosnia-Herzegovina. The new exhibit, presented by the VII Academy and The VII Foundation, aims to contextualize the events that took place in Srebrenica in July 1995.
The exhibition contains photographs, video and texts made between 1992 and 1996 across the country and show a clear pattern of violence primarily aimed at the Muslim population of Bosnia - Herzegovina. The fall of the enclave protected by the United Nations culminated in genocide, the first act on European soil since World War II.
The installation at the Srebrenica Memorial Center was curated by Ziyah Gafic, and contains images by Ron Haviv, Gary Knight, Ziyah Gafic, and Paul Lowe of VII Photo Agency. The video installation contains the work of Tony Birtley, the only television correspondent to film inside the Srebrenica enclave during the siege, It was edited for exhibition purposes by Redzinald Simek and Nermin Hamzagic. Texts were provided by New York Times correspondent Rod Nordland, who was working for Newsweek Magazine during the Balkan wars. Additional support cam from Hasnija Zulic, Director of Operations of the VII Academy in Sarajevo. For more information and to view some of the footage, please visit the Al Jazeera Balkans website.