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Srebrenica is Nederlandse geschiedenis
19.11.2020–​14.01.2021
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Until the 14th of January 2021 tem­po­rary mon­ument Srebrenica is Nederlandse geschiedenis, a project by Bosnian Girl is dis­played at the is­land of Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen. The mon­u­ment con­sists of 25 large por­trait photos of Bosnian-Dutch 25 year olds. With the photos Bosnian Girl draws at­ten­tion to the Sre­brenica geno­cide in 1995, in which the Nether­lands played a de­ci­sive role and for which no of­fi­cial mon­u­ment had yet been founded.

The col­lec­tive – an ini­tia­tive of ar­chi­tect Arna Mačkić, theater director Daria Bukvić, policy officer Emina Ćerimović and filmmaker Ena Sendijarević – cam­paigns for an in­clu­sive his­to­ri­og­raphy and com­mem­o­ra­tion of this geno­cide in the Nether­lands. The Kunstfort, a cul­tural in­sti­tu­tion where mil­i­tary her­itage and con­tem­po­rary art come to­gether, is a sym­bolic des­ti­na­tion for this tem­po­rary memo­rial. The starting point for Srebrenica is Nederlandse geschiedenis has been Het Plein in The Hague on the 11th of July, after which the mon­u­ment trav­elled to Framer Framed in Amsterdam and now to Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen in the polder.

Robin de Puy (1986), Fotograaf des Vaderlands in 2016, por­trayed the Bosnian-Dutch 25 year olds, as a con­nec­tion be­tween Dutch and Bosnian his­tory through their dual background. The cap­tions for each por­trait were written by Chris Keule­mans, who also in­ter­viewed the 25 youth.

Srebrenicaisnederlandsegeschiedenis.nl

The temporary monument has generously been supported by Stichting Media en Democratie, het VSB fonds, Stroom Den Haag and the Mondriaan Fund.
Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen is supported by the Municipality of Haarlemmermeer and the Mondriaan Fund.

Foto: Maarten Nauw.

Foto: Maarten Nauw.

Foto: Maarten Nauw.

Foto: Maarten Nauw.

Foto: Maarten Nauw.

Foto: Maarten Nauw.

 

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