The opening of the exhibit at Vijećnica is planned to coincide with Ars Aevi’s “birthday” on December 19, and visitors will have an opportunity to see a rich segment of the collection, whose works will be displayed over multiple rotations.
The collection will remain at Vijećnica until the Museum of Contemporary Art opens on Wilson’s Promenade. This building was designed by the famous Italian architect Renzo Piano.
The Ars Aevi Museum of Contemporary Art (whose name is a partial anagram of “Sarajevo”, meaning “art of the epoch” in Latin) was founded during the war, in 1992.
A group of enthusiasts led by Enver Hadžiomerspahić invited artists from all over the world to donate some of their works as a symbol of support for Sarajevo during the Siege, while also building up a collection for what would later become Sarajevo’s museum of contemporary art.
Ars Aevi’s unique collection arrived in Sarajevo in 1999 and is comprised of approximately 150 works of art that were donated by some of the most renowned local and international contemporary artists.
Today, this collection is considered one of the most important collections of modern art in Southeastern Europe.
To commemorate the 27th anniversary of the birth and development of the Ars Aevi Project and the memory of its co-founder Anur Hadžiomerspahić, a screening of the virtual exhibition "Anur Art" will be held every day from 9 to 11 at the Sarajevo City Hall, from the end of November until December 19th, when the entrance to the City Hall is free.