Art is not the first thing that comes to our minds when we think about Bosnia and Herzegovina and Sarajevo, but we assure you that Sarajevo has one of the best art scenes in region. In this tour we will visit few locations in Sarajevo that are related to conceptual and contemporary art, we talk to local artists and art curators. Conceptual art is a direction in modern art from the early 1960s to the mid 1970s. It emerged as an artist's desire to dematerialize the subject of artistic activity, using non-traditional artwork and materials (polaroid, art, film, video, body art, happening, urban action). Join us in this awesome tour! We start every day, except sunday, at 13:00 in front Sacred Heart Cathedral.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Brodac Gallery, Sarajevo, Sarajevo CantonContemporary art gallery Brodac is located in an old building that has a story, and a soul. It used to be an prison during Austro- Hungarian occupation. Now it is turned into a cozy place where you can visit contemporary Bosnian art exhibition every once in a while. They also serve an amazing local craft beer Gelender.Duration: 45 minutesPass By: Ferhadija Pedestrian Street, Sarajevo, Sarajevo CantonFerhadija runs west to east, from Vječna Vatra and the point where it meets Titova St., all the way to Gazi Husrev-Begova St., where it then turns into Sarači St. and continues east. On Ferhadija street we will see Sarajevo Roses, a concrete scar caused by a mortar shell's explosion that was later filled with red resin. Mortar rounds landing on concrete create a unique fragmentation pattern that looks almost floral in arrangement. Because Sarajevo was a site of intense urban warfare and suffered thousands of shell explosions during the Siege of Sarajevo, the marked concrete patterns are a unique feature to the city.Stop At: Galerija JavaLocated right in the center of town, Java Gallery (Titova 21) has played an important role in affirming and building Sarajevo’s contemporary art scene, by giving artists a chance to present their work in a very attractive exhibit space.The gallery works extensively on supporting and promoting both BiH and international artists, as well as collaborating closely with artists who work in various artistic mediums and represent the contemporary art scene.Duration: 1 hourPass By: ParkušaIn one of the most famous parks in Sarajevo we will see a sculpture from the BH artist and sculptor Mensud Kečo, a sculpture dedicated to the genocide in Srebrenica.It is the sculpture ‘’Nermine, dođi’’, made of concrete, reinforcement bars, plastic and silicon, which represents the most distressing documented photograph from Srebrenica to the artist.Stop At: Kino Bosna, Sarajevo, Sarajevo CantonKino Bosna, or as it was called in the Former Yugoslavia, 'Cinema 1.maj' is widely popular in Sarajevo. You truly do feel like you are in Sarajevo. It has always has cultural and artistic events from cinema, alongside lots of local gigs being played. You will find locals with lots of beer, merry chatter and a great experience. Duration: 45 minutes