Gallery 11/07/95, Sarajevo

Gallery 11/07/95, Sarajevo (must see)

Gallery 11/07/95 is an art gallery that honors the 8,372 people killed in the Srebrenica genocide. The memorial art gallery was established in 2012 by photographer Tarik Samarah and the Governments of Turkey and Sarajevo Canton.

The goal of Gallery 11/07/95 is to decry the horrors of wars and violence while also reminding the world of the Srebrenica genocide. Srebrenica, the small mountain town in the eastern part of Republika Srpska, an entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina, was declared under the United Nations' protection. Approximately 40,000 Muslim refugees have been placed in Srebrenica, during the Bosnian War.

Though Srebrenica was under protection, it was still targeted by the Army of Republika Srpska. A military operation called Krivaja 95 resulted in the murder of over 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men, women, and children. Gallery 11/07/95 seeks to give voice to those whose life were lost.

There are approximately 10,000 items in the Gallery 11/07/95 collection. The permanent exhibits feature archival material from Srebrenica. Materials include images, maps, videos, and audio from the genocide, which occurred in July 1995.

Portraits of victims are part of the permanent exhibit. There are more than 600 personal photos collected of those who were killed. The Wall of Death displays the names of all those who have been identified. There is also an interactive area called "Mapping Genocide" and a memorial film directed by documentarian Leslie Woodhead.

The gallery's temporary exhibits feature works from artists, photographers, and photojournalists. Some of the artists who have had work displayed at Gallery 11/07/95 include Narciso Contreras, Ron Haviv, Luc Delahaye, Manuel Rivera-Ortiz, and Michelangelo Pistoletto. Some of these temporary exhibits have featured postcards from Sarajevo, anti-Masonic posters, war journals, and photographs from the Siege of Sarajevo.

Gallery 11/07/95 is open daily from 10 AM to 7 PM.

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Sight Name: Gallery 11/07/95
Sight Location: Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina (See walking tours in Sarajevo)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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