Baia del Silenzio , Time: 6.45 pm
SARAJEVO MON AMOUR
A meeting about Sarajevo at the 20 th anniversary of the end of the war.
Ars Aevi tale is a whirlwind of map pins and “nuclei”, as city-by-city, founding exhibitions and collections were formed. The first was in Milan in 1994, and the first artist to contribute was Michelangelo Pistoletto. Hadžiomerspahić and his family then developed the idea of inviting directors of contemporary art centres to choose ten prestigious artists for the future museum’s collection. Each was ordered not to invite more than two from their own country. In this way, collections gathered in Prato, Ljubljana, Venice and then Vienna, featuring works by artists such as Jannis Kounellis and Anish Kapoor. In 1999, these collections were united in Sarajevo. Istanbul and Podgorica later came on board, and Hadžiomerspahić says there are plans to create further collections with Belgrade, Zagreb and other cities. Ars Aevi is primarily “a project of an ethical relationship of the artists of the world towards that magical word Sarajevo.”