three trips to Macedonia and Kosovo between April 1999 and July 2000,
Ruga, Ward, and Ayotte record images and stories of people who lived through
ten years of Serb oppression followed by 78 days of a NATO air war. Now
Kosovo is struggling to survive as the economy falters, the long-term
political status of the province remains unresolved, and abuses against
minorities increase. Individuals speak out about their fears, hopes, and
desires for the future, providing powerful portraits of a nation scarred
by ethnic violence working toward peace.
The exhibit has been designed for college and university galleries, public libraries, art galleries, and other exhibition spaces interested in exploring political themes through the visual media.
Information on Renting the Exhibit
Contact us by email (info@friendsofbosnia) or by phone (978-461-0909) if you are interested in exhibiting Reconstructing Kosovo.
We require that a venue agree to show the exhibit for at least two weeks in a location that will receive a reasonable amount of traffic. Since the show is not insured against damage, we also request that there is reasonable security against vandalism and damage. There is a rental fee in the range of $200 to $500 depending on the ability of the venue to raise the necessary funds. A deposit of $100 is required to secure a booking. The balance is payable two weeks prior to receiving the exhibit. You will also be required to pay for shipping one way, usually under $75.
There is a total of 27 panels mounted on 3/16" gator board with plastic edging. All panels are 23" high. Most at 28" wide, although a few are narrower and two are double panels 48 inches wide. The panels have picture wire on the back for easy hanging and will fit in two sturdy shipping crates.
Friends of Bosnia can provide you with a press release that you can modify for your own needs, and black and white glossies to distribute to your local media. We also have a flyer that we can adapt with your location and dates.
When your showing ends, you will be responsible for shipping it either
back to Friends of Bosnia or to the next location.