We invite you to join us this weekend and take part in some of the programs we have prepared for you.
As part of the programs adjoining the exhibition THE BORDER IS CLOSED we recommend:
Saturday, November 21, 1 p.m.
IN CONVERSATION WITH…
Robert Kozma (Group 484)
Group 484 has for twenty years been assisting forced migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers, but it has also performed theoretic and practical work and advocated the development of more humane policies for forced and voluntary migrants. Deeply convinced that poverty is also caused by some political acts and that it endangers human beings as much as the persecution on the basis of ethnicity, race, religion or personal identity of any kind, and that everyone has a legitimate right to a better life, we cooperated with migrants and worked with them during “their transit” considering that there are no illegal migrants and that their desire to live in a fairer society is legitimate.
Sunday, November 22, 11-13h
WORKSHOPS FOR CHILDREN AND TOURS FOR ADULTS
Guided tour through the BORDER IS CLOSED exhibition and MAKE A DOLL FOR AN UKNOWN FRIEND workshop for children
Special program designed for children and their parents/guardians will be tailored for ages 5+. The curator guided tour stimulates talking and thinking about the topics of travel and migration. The creative workshop will introduce the technique of making a particular kind of doll which is linked to contemporary South African souvenir production.
This type of doll is partly based on traditional motifs but primarily linked to the period of economic migrations that occurred during 1980s and 1990s when a large portion of the male population left their homes and families in search for work in the mines and great urban centers of South Africa. Being left behind a t home, women decided to support their families by creating small dolls that caught the eyes of tourists.
At the workshop, children will make one doll for themselves and one for an unknown friend in one of the Asylum Centers across Serbia.