New Works – New Europe

Event date: Friday, November 15, 2002
6 – 9 pm: Opening Reception
4 – 6 pm: Join us for a discussion about the role of the artist in today’s society
LIPA Gallery, 160 East Illinois Street, Lower Level, Chicago IL 60611 Exhibit runs November 15 – December 21, 2002

Group show presenting artwork by faculty from art academies in three former Yugoslav countries: Slovenia, Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina. This effort testifies that art can be used as cultural enlightenment and as a tool in building bridges among artists themselves, their countries and the larger world. Artists from the region not only help to recreate a more civil society, but also serve as leaders and pioneers on that path.

The participating artists work in a variety of media including painting, printmaking, photography, aerography, video installation, animation, sculpture, digital imagery, etc. and have exhibited their work internationally.


Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana (Slovenia): Joze Barsi, Sreco Dragan, Bojan Gorenec, Bogoslav Kalas, Marjetica Potrc, Branko Suhy and Lujo Vodopivec

Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo (Bosnia): Mehmet Aksamija, Salim Obralic, Nusret Pasic, Mirsad Sehic, Mustafa Skopljak, Alma Suljevic, Radoslav Tadic

Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb (Croatia): Dubravka Babic, Slavomir Drinkovic, Stjepan Gracan, Nives Kavuric-Kurtovic, Ines Krasic, Josko Marusic, Damir Matausic

Our program is created with the purpose to raise awareness about the human impact of war and its aftermath. We aim to reach a diverse audience, to facilitate dialogue between artists and to promote international understanding through the arts.

This exhibit has been partially funded by Illinois Arts Council – Governer’s International Arts Exchange and City of Chicago Cultural Affairs Office – International Program.

This exhibit is a collaboration between LIPA, University Museum and College of Fine Arts – Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Fine Arts Academies from Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia and Slovenia.

This exhibit is curated by Dr. James Nestor and Vesna Rebernak.