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Bosnians - Solo Touring Exhibition, 2005-7

Lowe, Paul (2007) Bosnians - Solo Touring Exhibition, 2005-7. [Show/Exhibition]

Type of Research: Show/Exhibition
Creators: Lowe, Paul

In conjunction with the launch of the Saqi book (output 1) Lowe was invited to prepare an exhibition to mark the signing of the Dayton Peace Accord, which highlighted a decade of Bosnia’s tragedies and survival. The exhibition consisted of 36 black and white lightjet digital C type archive prints, 17 of which were large format (1.2mx0.8m)

The exhibition presented a unique opportunity of reaching much wider audience than the Saqi publication and, in particular, taking the images back to their key locations where they were made in order to contribute to the ongoing rebuilding of society in Bosnia and Herzegovina. This enabled Lowe to achieve more of his original social and ethnographic intentions. For the British Council which part-funded the exhibition tour, it also celebrated a ten year history of its cultural partnership with Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Lowe was active in selecting sites for the exhibition and creating a different presentation for each venue. The exhibition was first shown at the Side Gallery, Newcastle –upon-Tyne 08/05/07-19/06/07. Other notable venues include the UN headquarters in Geneva and the Visa pour I’image festival of Photojournalism 01/09/05-21/09/05:

Other venues include the Festival Dokumentarne Fotografije at Novo Mesto, Slovenia 31/07/06-05/08/06. ‘The Bosnians’ London exhibition was held at the Host Gallery 25/10/05-18/11/05. The researcher gave a gallery talk which was introduced by Colin Jacobson. Images can be viewed on

The exhibition went on to tour Bosnia and Herzegovina at the Museum of Travnik 02/07/06-10/07/06, the Bihaćko Ijeto Festival at Bihać 17/07/06, the City Galery, Goražde 01/08/06 and the Haman of the Islamic Community, Mostar, 17/08/06-31/08/06 and the War Neighbours event at Turin 13/04/07-27/04/07.

Drawing from this experience, the researcher contributed an essay to Hannes Swoboda’s book Conflict and Renewal : Europe Transformed , Normos Verlagsgellschaft, Baden Baden, 2007.

Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed: RAE2008 UoA63
Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > London College of Communication
Date: 8 May 2007
Event Location: Side Gallery, Newcastle –upon-Tyne 08/05/07-19/06/07, HOST Gallery, London 25/10/05-18/11/05; Bosnia and Herzegovina tour at the Museum of Travnik 02/07/06-10/07/06, the Bihaćko Ljeto Festival at Bihać 17/07/06, the City Galery, Goražde 01/08/06 and
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2009 00:17
Last Modified: 05 May 2011 13:47
Item ID: 1360
URI: https://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/1360

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