Event Title

ŠTO TE NEMA

Presenter Information

Aida Šehović
Laumeier Sculpture Park

Location

Laumeier Sculpture Park, 12580 Rott Road, St. Louis, MO 63127 / Aronson Fine Arts Center’s Whitaker Foundation Gallery

Website

https://stotenema.com/en/

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Description

ŠTO TE NEMA

Laumeier Sculpture Park Explores Remembrance, Connection, and Strength of Community with Aida Šehović.

This solo exhibition of work by artist Aida Šehović includes the archive of ŠTO TE NEMA, a public monument to the victims of the Srebrenica genocide, which traveled to 15 cities around the world between 2006 and 2020. The community-built archive preserves a collection of more than 8,372 fildžani (small porcelain coffee cups) as well as posters from each exhibition. In addition, a photo installation from Šehović’s related photo installation, Family Album, 2018 will also be on display.

Šehović’s work serves as a learning tool for community organizing, resistance, and healing. ŠTO TE NEMA addresses broad issues surrounding identity, collective remembrance, trauma, and displacement. The series of events during the course of the exhibition includes a gallery talk with the artist, a public lecture at Webster University, and a private gathering for families affected by the Bosnian war and genocide for collective reflection and healing.

Šehović is Laumeier’s 2021 Visiting Artist in Residence. Her engagement with the Bosnian community in St. Louis includes collaboration with Laumeier’s 2021 Cultural Thinker in Residence, community organizer Elvir Mandžukić,

Additional Notes

Aida Šehović was born in Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Šehović earned her BA from the University of Vermont in 2002 and her MFA from Hunter College in 2010. Her work has been exhibited extensively, including at Palazzo Dandolo Paolucci, Venice; Socrates Sculpture Park, and Queens Museum, New York City. She received the ArtsLink Award in 2006, the Jacob K. Javits Fellowship in 2007, and the Emerging Artist Fellowship from Socrates Sculpture Park in 2013. Šehović lives and works in New York City.

Šehović created ŠTO TE NEMA, a participatory public art project dedicated to the collective memory of the Srebrenica Genocide. The project began in 2006 as a one-time performance with 923 porcelain coffee cups first collected by Srebrenica women survivors. It evolved into an annual nomadic monument, traveling the world before returning home to Srebrenica with more than 8,372 cups (one for each victim) in 2020. During each annual iteration on July 11th, visitors and passersby would fill the collected cups with Bosnian coffee prepared on site and leave them undrunk in memory of the victims and in solidarity with the survivors.

ŠTO TE NEMA is supported by the Windgate Foundation and the Vilcek Foundation.

Additional funding related to COVID-19 relief has been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Windgate Foundation, the U.S. Small Business Administration, and the St. Louis County Small Business Relief Program.

Event Type

Exhibit

Start Date

25-9-2021 11:00 AM

End Date

19-12-2021 12:00 AM

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Sep 25th, 11:00 AM Dec 19th, 12:00 AM

ŠTO TE NEMA

Laumeier Sculpture Park, 12580 Rott Road, St. Louis, MO 63127 / Aronson Fine Arts Center’s Whitaker Foundation Gallery

ŠTO TE NEMA

Laumeier Sculpture Park Explores Remembrance, Connection, and Strength of Community with Aida Šehović.

This solo exhibition of work by artist Aida Šehović includes the archive of ŠTO TE NEMA, a public monument to the victims of the Srebrenica genocide, which traveled to 15 cities around the world between 2006 and 2020. The community-built archive preserves a collection of more than 8,372 fildžani (small porcelain coffee cups) as well as posters from each exhibition. In addition, a photo installation from Šehović’s related photo installation, Family Album, 2018 will also be on display.

Šehović’s work serves as a learning tool for community organizing, resistance, and healing. ŠTO TE NEMA addresses broad issues surrounding identity, collective remembrance, trauma, and displacement. The series of events during the course of the exhibition includes a gallery talk with the artist, a public lecture at Webster University, and a private gathering for families affected by the Bosnian war and genocide for collective reflection and healing.

Šehović is Laumeier’s 2021 Visiting Artist in Residence. Her engagement with the Bosnian community in St. Louis includes collaboration with Laumeier’s 2021 Cultural Thinker in Residence, community organizer Elvir Mandžukić,

https://griffinshare.fontbonne.edu/bosnia/2021/2021/6

 

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