|Tuesday, April 11th|
Tanja Zlatkovic Zanin, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Fontbonne University, East Building
6:00pm: Reception, East Foyer
|Wednesday, April 12th|
Adis Elias Fejzić
Fontbonne University, Fine Arts Gallery
This multimedia exhibit features the work of Hariz Halilovich and Adis Elias Fejzić, Bosnian-born scholars and artists who explore the nuances of human rights, migration, and identity in their research and work. Mjesta Bola – Places of Pain (Recognizing the Pain of Others) uses graphics, photographs, text, documents, drawings, sound, and video to explore the lives, deaths, and memories of people who have been displaced by conflict.
|Saturday, November 18th|
St. Louis Islamic Center
Crafting Our Cultures celebrates Bosnian-Herzegovinian craft traditions, history, and culture. It reflects our conviction that understanding crafts is essential to understanding the identity of a people and the texture of their civilization. This exhibition features a Bosanska Soba, a traditional Bosnian-Herzegovinian room with decorative handcrafted objects that represent the skill of Bosnian-Herzegovinian craftspeople, from the woven wool ćilim rugs, to the crocheted hekle, to the intricately wrought dzezve for serving coffee.
Historically a crossroads of religions and cultures, Bosnia-Herzegovina has seen multiple influences that are here exemplified in clothing, decorations, and utilitarian objects embodying the aesthetics of everyday life. Gathered from members of St. Louis’ Bosnian community, these objects and the stories that surround them help us to grasp the beauty and character of life as it began in Bosnia-Herzegovina and as it continues in the United States.
Funded by the Whitaker Foundation, this exhibition results from a collaboration between Craft Alliance, St. Louis Bosnians, and Fontbonne University. It was designed by students in Fontbonne’s Fashion Merchandising program under the direction of Dr. Ruth Adikorley, Kelsey Viola Wiskirchen, and Maja Sadikovic.