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COLLECTION 42° 42' 31'' N, 18° 19' 17'' E

Artists: RESANITA (Graz)

>> Research-based visit I:
Sunday, November 20 – Thursday, November 24, 2016

Location: Trebinje and surroundings

>> Research-based visit II:
Thursday, May 18 – Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Location: Trebinje and surroundings

>> Exhibition opening:
42° 37' 25.20'' N, 18° 24' 39.76'' E
42° 37' 50.91'' N, 18° 27' 49.07'' E

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Duration: 24.5. – 14.6.2017

Location: Academy of Fine Arts Trebinje

Photos from the Research-based visit I
Photos from the Research-based visit II
Photos from the Exhibition opening

For their project COLLECTION 42° 42' 31'' N, 18° 19' 17'' E the artists RESANITA are collaborating with a local botanist and students of the Academy of Fine Arts under the direction of Igor Bošnjak. RESANITA are examining the vegetation on site carefully and point
out, that nature is stronger than established civilized, historical or territorial processes. Their research circles around one core question: in their artistic practise, can the region be thought of in other contexts rather than the historical hardship without forgetting about the past at the same time?

During their research-based visit in
November 2016, they examined the city and surroundings of Trebinje together and made an inventory of landscape, (hi)story and the local botany. They also collected sujective experiences, samples from nature and scenic impressions, which are now being analysed and renegotiated in the frame of the exhibition COLLECTION 42° 37' 25.20'' N, 18° 24' 39.76'' E / 42° 37' 50.91'' N, 18° 27' 49.07'' E.

The specification of three coordinates in the project-title and exhibition-title respectively, point out Trebinje´s geographical position on one hand, as well as the exact location of the two fields of research, which can be understood in the strict sense of the word: for the exhibition, these precisely defined segments of nature found in Trebinje´s surrounding area have been examined in view of botanical characteristics, recorded by a drone and eventually made tangible for the visitors.


Founded in 2003, female artist-duo RESANITA has been dealing for several years now with temporary disturbances creating awareness within the urban landscape, together with nomadic, collective processes, various forms of land-art as well as live performances, that are rooted in subjective myths from a feministic point of view. The performing stage is quite often the public space which is results in living art.

Established in 1995 as a part of the University of East Sarajevo. The Academy
consists of four departments: painting, printmaking, sculpting and graphic design. Igor Bošnjak, assistant professor at the Academy holding courses on Intermedia arts and Video art. From 2006 up to today he is a founder and a curator of the international namaTREba biennial in Trebinje.

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 taking place in Banja Luka, Sarajevo and Trebinje.