I found I could say things with colour and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way – things I had no words for. – Paula Rego, Portuguese/British artist
The WOMEN AND DIVERSITY exhibition provides a space in which women artists from both sides of the border have been able come together to comment, communicate and share with us their own experiences of diversity. All exhibiting artists have completed a formal art education and are living and working in either Croatia or Bosnia & Herzegovina. Their environments and experiences are unique and varied. As women artists they bring with them their own personal iconography as a communication tool to comment on diversity through a women’s lens. The exhibition’s theme is itself open to wide interpretation which is reflected in the rich range of visual imagery. It is our hope that these images will encourage thought, provoke discourse and challenge our opinions. Mary Schmich, an American journalist, once said that good art is art that allows you to enter it from a variety of angles and to emerge with a variety of views. We hope very much that this will be your experience as you interact with the artwork presented in this exhibition.
27.12.13 – 25.01.14
Livno, Bosnia and Herzegovina