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We’re Not Like Them, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rijeka, Croatia, 2019

Curated by: Ksenija Orelj and Sabina Salamon / Photo credits: Damir Žižić

Fragments I

Where stories cut across the land

2015 - 2018

 

6 channel video installation, color, sound

(for specifications of each video please see below)

 

 

In this work I have documented the present situation of six unrecognized republics, giving a more personal testimony to the multi-layered histories of these forgotten entities. It is a complex topic involving international actors whose active/passive, from top down approach, determines how these entities continue to coexist. I have collected stories of people whose collective drama is not only a trace left on their experiences of war, but also the kind that remains embedded in buildings and landscapes that continue to bear witness to what’s left of the past. Through a further exploration of the subject I researched how memories effect the understanding and reflection on what had happened, shaping the way in which people identify with their everyday realities, that are often frozen and in conflict. The list of unrecognized states with a de facto control over their territory is long. This work is a prologue that needs to continue.

Abkhazia after, Vangjush Vellahu Varosha a silent town, Vangjush Vellahu

Abkhazia After [13 min 44 sec]

Varosha, a silent town [12 min 05 sec]

Agdam, Vangjush Vellahu

Agdam [10 min 40 sec]

Trans'nistria [11 min 50 sec]

At the edge of Tskhinvali [12 min 20 sec]

Field of Blackbirds [17 min 05 sec]

Other Installation views:

HESTIA,  MNAC,  M.1MHK, AAH,

 

Texts:

Unsettled: Where the Border Cuts the Land...

by Maja Ćirić

 

Fragments of Searching Thought

by Joerg Franzbecker

 

Vangjush Vellahu

in conversation with

Jasmina Metwaly

 

Publication:

Fragments I - Were stories cut across the land

 

Exhibited fully or partially at:

National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest, RO

Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rijeka, HR

National Gallery of Arts, Tirane, AL

National Historical Museum, Tirane, AL

Trade Fair Palace - National Gallery, Prague, CZ

Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin, DE

Škuc Gallery, Ljubljana, SI

Museum of Contemporary Art, Acri, IT

Fladernbunker Museum, Kiel, DE

Arthur Boskamp Stiftung, Hohenlockstedt, DE

Hestia Art Residency & Exhibitions Bureau, Belgrade, SR

Atelierhaus im Anscharpark-Haus 8, Kiel, DE

 

 

Many thanks for their essential support:

Maja Ćirić, Joerg Franzbecker

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Arthur Boskamp Stiftung, Hohenlockstedt, Germany

Hestia Art Residency & Exhibitions Bureau, Belgrade, Serbia