The Srebrenica 2020 instal­la­tion pre­sent­ed by The VII Academy and The VII Foundation

Written on July 13, 2020, posted in News

©Ziyah Gafic / VII.

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.

©Ron Haviv / VII.
©Ron Haviv / VII.
©Ziyah Gafic / VII.
©Ziyah Gafic / VII.

The instal­la­tion at the Srebrenica Memorial Center was curat­ed by Ziyah Gafic, and con­tains images by Ron HavivGary KnightZiyah 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.

©Hasnija Zulic.
©Hasnija Zulic.