Date of Issue:20.02.2018.
Printing techniques:multicolour offset
Printing House:Forum, Novi Sad
Motivе:art piece of Mladen Miljanovic
Face value:1.70 BAM
Motive:art piece of Radenko Milak
Face value:0.90 BAM
The Venice Biennale is the largest and most prestigious world exhibition of contemporary art, which is held in Venice from 1895 every second year. The importance and prestige of this manifestation is reflected in the fact that for over 120 years it has managed to maintain the moment and importance in the presentation of the most important world phenomena in contemporary art, and at the same time it is the only world event within which individual countries can participate and perform artists from their space within the national pavilions.
After the first participation of Bosnia and Herzegovina at the Venice Biennale in 2003 and a long pause, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Republika Srpska launched an initiative for the official participation of this country at the 55th Venice Biennale in 2013 and the 57th Venice Biennale in 2017. The offered model of this institution was accepted by the Ministry of Civil Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina, with the consent of the relevant line ministries of the Republika Srpska and the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
At the 55th Venice Biennale of 2013, Bosnia and Herzegovina was represented by Banja Luka artist Mladen Miljanovic with the exhibition project Garden of Joy. Garden of Joy. His chosen project was an extremely engaged work of art, with strong connotations that go into the socio-political, ethical, economic and cultural context of the society from which the artist comes. Within this project, the artist has positioned itself as an activist whose artistic practice is in a very definite way as a model that enables action from the local environment.
Radenko Milak, in collaboration with Slovenian artist Roman Uranjek and visiting international artists, presented the Bosnia and Herzegovina at the 57th Venice Biennale with the exhibition project The University of Catastrophe. The University of Disaster presented the Bosnia and Herzegovina at the 57th Venice Biennale with the exhibition project The University of Catastrophe. The University of Disaster The University of Disaster was not only an exhibition in the Bosnia and Herzegovina Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale, but also a starting point for a true university, a common space of a creative one in which knowledge and imagination are built, questioning the imaginations that we see on images in the digital era, as part of a real or vibrant genealogies of disaster representation, whether they are ecological, political or social, while simultaneously immersing in the horizons of desire and the desire to create a better space and life.
Author: Nebojsa Djumic
Publisher: Poste Srpske a.d. Banjaluka
Cooperation: Museum of Contemporary Art of Republic of Srpska, dr. Sarita Vujkovic