“Art encircles life.”

Talk Europe! with Šejla Kamerić

We can say that everything is art. It was said for a long time that everybody can be an artist, which is true. At the same time, it is taking responsibility for your own actions.

“I think it is good to constantly fight this idea or definition of what something needs to be, because that is imposed. Because art is not only everything that we can imagine what it could be, it’s bigger than that.”  

“The wars that are constant, prove us that we don’t learn. I am a war survivor, and it is difficult for me to see that in Europe we have a new war which makes people divided in such an aggressive way. Everybody is so strict in their own opinions and don’t allow themselves to understand that the world is not in black and white, that there are many shades of grey in between and that we all have very complex single narratives as human beings. So, also in the war, in the aggression, there are so many sides, and this polarisation actually is distracting us from coming up with a solution.” 

Jovana Trifunović in conversation with Šejla Kamerić about art, living trough the war in the besieged city of Sarajevo, the various aspects of being homesick and the therapeutic effect of crocheting.  


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This text and video is published under the Creative Commons License: CC BY-NC-ND 3.0. The name of the author/rights holder should be mentioned as followed. Author: Jovana Trifunović and Igor Bararon / tippingpoint.net. Cover picture: Šejla Kamerić: HOOKED, 2010 – 2022, Series of black and white crochets

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