Abb.: eva helene stern***, „hope 1 / fight for hope“, 2010

An exhibition with artists from Sarajevo and Graz

Exhibition Opening in SARAJEVO:
Thursday, April 26, 2012, from 6 pm

Photos of the opening
Photos of the exhibition
Selected press articles

18:00 OBALA Meeting Point, Hamdije Kreševljakovica 13
18:30 Akademija likovnih umjetnosti, Obala Maka Dizdara 3
19:00 Art kino Kriterion, Obala Kulina bana 2
19:30 Galerija Java, Maršala Tita 21
20:00 Sarajevski ratni teatar, SARTR, Gabelina 16 (official opening)
22:00 Delikatesna radnja, Obala Kulina Bana 10

Participating artists:
Lana Čmajčanin / Adela Jušić, G.R.A.M., Jusuf Hadžifejzović, Andreas Heller, Amir Idrizović, Adla Isanović, ILA, Šejla Kamerić, Helmut Kaplan (tonto), Richard Kriesche, Kurt & Plasto, Mirko Marić, Damir Nikšić / Michael Blum, Edin Numankadić, Damir Šagolj, Nebojša Šerić Shoba, eva helene stern***, Edda Strobl (tonto), Markus Wilfling, zweintopf

Curated by:
Lejla Hodžić, Karin Lernbeiß, Margarethe Makovec, Eva Meran

Duration: 26.04– 9.5.2012

Two European cities of comparable size yet very different cultural and historical backgrounds are the starting point for this exhibition. What is on display are works created by artists from Sarajevo and Graz which refer to the respective cities and address questions pertaining to identity and (urban) life. With regard to the subject matter, the artistic contributions explore private and collective memories, hidden hi/stories, transformations and discontinuities in the present and in the past as well as positive fictions of living together.

Film screening in the frame of the exhibition
selected by Günther Holler-Schuster and Sandro Droschl
Friday, 28.04.2012, 6 p.m.
OBALA Meeting Point, Hamdije Kreševljakovica 13

18.00 TRACKS - From the Video Collection of Neue Galerie Graz
Selected by Günther Holler-Schuster, head of the video department of Neue Galerie Graz at the Universalmuseum Joanneum
19.30 EDITION MEDIENTURM - Abstracts of synaesthetic visual art
Selected by Sandro Droschl, curator and head of Kunstverein Medienturm, Graz

The exhibition "Be realistic, demand the impossible!" was shown in Graz from January 27 until March 31, 2012, at < rotor > association for contemporary art.>>

Supported by:
City of Sarajevo
Austrian Embassy Sarajevo
State of Styria - Cultural Department
City of Graz - Cultural Department
Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Arts and Culture

Exhibition and film screening realised in collaboration with:
OBALA Meeting Point
Akademija likovnih umjetnosti Sarajevo
Art kino Kriterion
Galerija Java
Sarajevski ratni teatar, SARTR
Delikatesna radnja
Neue Galerie Graz / Universalmuseum Joanneum
Kunstverein Medienturm Graz