Azra Akšamija: Creating community amid conflict

By Anya Ventura
Center for Art, Science & Technology

Akšamija’s work treads the line between humor and gravity. It asks viewers to reexamine the ways in which history and culture are displayed, destroyed, and politicized, particularly in societies split along religious and ethnic lines. It also brings to mind questions such as: Who defines heritage? And, in reinterpreting the artifacts of the past and present, how can we imagine the future of civil society differently? Continue reading ...