'Art for Justice: Remembering the Victims of the Srebrenica Genocide'

Monday, November 6, 2017

Engleman Hall - Room C008

The Southern Connecticut State University Judaic Studies Program, in cooperation with the Art Department, Philosophy Department and Muslim Students Association presents "Art for Justice: Remembering the Victims of the Srebrenica Genocide" a lecture by Ms. Aida Šehović.

Ms. Šehović will discuss ŠTO TE NEMA nomadic monument, her participatory community art project commemorating the 8,372 victims of the July 1995 Srebrenica Genocide. Her recurring monument, consisting of small porcelain coffee cups (fildžani) filled with coffee, has been assembled and disassembled by people--on July 11 each year--in twelve cities around the world thus far, including Chicago, Geneva, Istanbul and Stockholm. Her presentation will focus on raising awareness about the Srebrenica genocide and ŠTO TE NEMA nomadic monument as a medium for community building, education, and genocide prevention. Aida Šehović is a Bosnian-born artist whose work examines loss, trauma and displacement caused by war through a combination of ritual and politics. Born in Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Aida Šehović arrived in the United States as a refugee in 1997. A 2007 Jacob K. Javits Fellow, Šehović received a B.A. (2002) from the University of Vermont and an M.F.A. (2010) from Hunter College.

For more information: 
David Pettigrew 203-392-6778: pettigrewd1@southernct.edu
David Levine, 203-392-6642, levined1@southernct.edu
Deborah Weiss, 203-392-5954, weissd1@southernct.edu

Supported by the Judaic Studies Program and a Faculty Development Grant

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Location

Engleman Hall - Room C008
501 Crescent St.
New Haven, CT 06515
USA

Contact

David Pettigrew

Phone: (203) 392-6778