On 14 March 2014, the call for entries for a video competition for the next generation of artists in Bosnia and Herzegovina was published. All artists in BiH up to and including the age of 28 were invited to participate.
By 30 June, 49 video works had been submitted to our partner, the namaTRE.ba festival in Trebinje. Interest was particularly high in Republika Srpska, with the majority of entries coming from Banja Luka and Trebinje.
On 10 July, an international jury met at the Academy of Fine Arts Trebinje to select not only the winner of the competition but also the works that would be presented to a broad international public on a DVD.
The Jury members were:
Marina Gržinić, Ljubljana-based artist, Professor at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
Mladen Miljanović, Banja Luka-based artist, Professor at the Academy of Arts Banja Luka
Tommy Schneider, Vienna-based artist, lecturer at the University of Applied Arts Vienna and the Mozarteum University Salzburg
Igor Bošnjak, Trebinje-based artist, university assistant at the Academy of Fine Arts Trebinje.
Annemarie Türk, artconsulting & curating, Vienna, curator of SHARE -– Too Much History, MORE Future
Marina Gržinić, Igor Bošnjak, Annemarie Türk, Tommy Schneider, Mladen Miljanović
The jury viewed and discussed all the submitted video works critically and with intense commitment. The jury members were highly impressed by the great potential of the participating young artists.
The following artists were shortlisted: Marko Janjušević, Marko Jovović, Nikola Kekerović, Nevena Kosović, Ninoslav Kovačević, Mila Panić and Saša Tatić.
overview of the nominated artists
The winner will be announced during the international video festival namaTRE.ba, being held from 9 to 12 October 2014 in Trebinje. Nine video works created by the shortlisted artists will be shown in an exhibition and released on a DVD, which will also be presented at the exhibition.
The DVD will also be presented in Vienna, in the Tresor exhibition space of the Bank Austria Kunstforum on 10 November 2014.