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Charlama Depot, Sarajevo

March 15, 2013

In Skenderija Center, there are three contemporary art galleries– two are stately public institutions, one a grubby subversive alternative art space. On a recent weekend visit to Sarajevo, only the alternative space was open. It’s called Charlama Depot; I always have such a feeling of freedom and joy when I walk through the exhibition space. Its “storefront” is surrounded by nail salons and costume jewelry stores. (For more photos and thoughts on Charlama, see my posts: Charlama depotography and Charlama in Studio A.)







8 Comments leave one →
  1. March 15, 2013 11:41 am


  2. March 15, 2013 3:39 pm

    Such a cool modern art space! I love the bright colors and wide variety of work. Is there any meaning behind the upside down wine bottle installations (or the large bottle collections in general)? That’s so different!

    • March 15, 2013 3:53 pm

      i think it’s just a choice to use found objects, everyday things, to create installations– social sculpture! but water and wine can be symbolic in so many ways.. (i respond to it just emotionally… eldin and boki i think could say a lot more!)

      • March 15, 2013 4:58 pm

        I love the idea of social sculpture!


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