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„The Border is Closed - First Steps“ exhibition
at the 44th FEST, Belgrade Youth Center

29th February – 6th March 2016

“The Border is Closed – First Steps” exhibition of the Museum of African Art will be displayed at the hole of the Belgrade Youth Center during 44th FEST (International Film Festival).

Originally , this exhibition was displayed at the Museum of African Art in Belgrade, 11th September – 7th December 2015, as a result of collaboration with NGO “Group 484”.

The original concept of “The Border is Closed” exhibition included works of group of Belgrade-based artists - Ivana Bogićević-Lеkо, Snežana Skоkо, Luka Knеžеvić Strika and the art collective „ШКАРТ“ – who visited the Centres for Asylum Seekers in Sjenica, Bogovađa, Banja Koviljača and Krnjača, between 2013 and 2015. Curatorial team: Ivana Vojt, art historian / theater and radio director and Emilia Epstajn, anthropologist / MA cultural and gender studies.

In the space of the Youth Center one segment of the exhibition called “Migrants maps” (The Art Collective „ШКАРТ“) will be on display.

The aim of the exhibition is to raise public awareness about the way we look at the historical moment of migration in which we participate as well. What sets this exhibition is its pronounced social activist notes, which is a relatively new concept and practice for the museums, especially those that operate in Serbia.

Entrace to the exhibition is free.

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