Pic.: Sabine Bitter & Helmut Weber, from the series: Trophäen ihrer Exzellenz, 2016 / Detail.

>>    MART Association for contemporary curatorial & artistic practices

Sabine Bitter & Helmut Weber
(Vancouver / Vienna)

>> Research-based visit:
Wednesday, November 22, 2016 – Sunday, November 27, 2016

Locations: Sarajevo, Mostar and Konjic

>> Lecture and Artist Talk: Unsettling the Image
on Monday, April 10, 2017 at 3pm

Location: Academy of Fine Arts, University of Sarajevo

>> Performance-Workshop with students:
Wednesday, April 12 – Saturday, April 15, 2017

various locations in public space, Sarajevo

Photos from the Research-based visit
Photos from the Lecture & Artist Talk
Photos from the Performance-Workshop

HERE AND ELSEWHERE is a research-oriented project which consists of two stages: a reseach-based visit in November 2016 and a lecure and workshop with the students of the Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo in April 2017.

The first stage of the project was based on exploration of urban issues and complex city structures of some of the main historical sites in Bosnia and Herzegovina with the focus on the Austro-Hungarian and Socialist periods as well as the current post-socialist condition.

As part of the second stage of the project Sabine Bitter and Helmut Weber will give a public lecture titled "Unsettling the Image" at the Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo. The artists will present some of their major projects realized over the last few years with a special emphasis on several substantial projects on the territory of the former Yugoslavia.

This stage of HERE AND ELSEWHERE/Nothing To Be Done is directed towards an intensive collaboration with post graduate students from the Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo who will, alongside the artists and curators, perform parts of the Samuel Beckett’s drama Waiting for Godot at several selected locations in Sarajevo (i.e. Skenderija, Collegium Artisticum, History Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Memorial Park Vrace).
This will act as a starting point for a reflection on the contemporary urban condition and sum up the previously conducted research. The opening line of Waiting for Godot "Nothing to be done" is translated into an active attitude that sets the question "What's to be Done"?.


Since 1993, Sabine Bitter and Helmut Weber have worked on projects addressing cities, architecture, and the politics of representation and of space. Mainly working in the media of photography and video their research-oriented practice engages with specific moments and logics of the global-urban change as they take shape in neighborhoods, architecture, and everyday life.

MART Association for contemporary curatorial & artistic practices,
Sarajevo/ Mostar
Founded in 2016 by Anja Bogojevic and Amila Puzic, MART is a research-oriented platform for discursive exhibition and publishing projects with a particular focus on urban politics and public art. MART engages in strengthening and promotion of contemporary curatorial and artistic practices in Bosnia and Herzegovina as well as collaboration and exchange of knowledge, experiences and practices with other individuals and collectives.

Kulturno Prijateljstvo / Kulturelle Freundschaft
Bosna i Hercegovina – Österreich

is a project by < rotor > Center for Contemporary Art supported by The Arts and Culture Division of the Federal Chancellery of Austria and the Embassy of Austria in Sarajevo. Activities take place in Banja Luka, Sarajevo and Trebinje.