This year’s VACD festival was held from May 15-17, 2019, with the main topic being “Progression”. Our students of visual arts had a chance to try Chinese calligraphy in a workshop organized in cooperation with Confucius Institute from Sarajevo on May 15, and, on May 16, to enjoy the opening of the exhibition featuring works of IUS students. On the last day of the festival, IUS Alumni took part in seminars with current students, where they shared their personal experiences from the creative industries.
On Wednesday, April 24, 2019, installation Rememory by Sabine El Chamaa was opened at the International University of Sarajevo (IUS) Art Gallery.
Rememory by Sabine El Chamaa is a photography and audio-visual installation, which was being created, among other places, in Sarajevo in the winter of 2005, while the artist was filming a long reportage about the remembrance of the Siege of Sarajevo, and in Beirut in summer of 2006 just before the 33- day war on Lebanon began.
The exhibition “Mystical Unveiling” by Spanish artist Ana Crespo arrived at the IUS Art Gallery on November 8, 2018. The exhibition was attended by a delegation of Embassy of the Kingdom of Spain in BiH, headed by deputy ambassador Mr. Nuño Santos. Her works are paper sculptures inspired by Sufism and work of Ibn Arabi.
The artist Ana Crespo said about the exhibition:
”I believe that imagination is one of the human being's greatest responsibilities, what we imagine opens a door; it draws a path along which future “walkers” can go. When one takes on the role of an artist, one acquires a great responsibility, which begins by “polishing” the imagination in order to access clearer forms.
Art21 screening, was held on Wednesday, October 24, 2018, from 15:00 to 16:00 in the IUS Art gallery. Art21 is a public screening of the Art in the Twenty-First-century series and illuminates the creative processes of today’s visual artists in order to deepen the audience’s appreciation and understanding of contemporary art and ideas.
On Thursday, June 21, 2018, an exhibition of the Department of Visual Arts and Communication Design (VACD) was opened. The most successful students' works were presented by students from all four years of undergraduate studies. The exhibition is of selective character, and you can see works from almost all classic art disciplines and contemporary media, such as drawing, illustration, sculptural forms, graphic design, animation, and film, etc. The newly founded VACD student club, led by students Ahmed Hodžić and Zehra Šarić, took part in the organization of this year's exhibition. The annual exhibition is an opportunity where students can present themselves to the general public, and for some of them, this is also the first presentation.
On Tuesday, April 24, 2018, an exhibition “Hands Raised" was opened in the Art Gallery of the International University of Sarajevo (IUS). The works of contemporary Bosnian artists are presented in which hands /hand appears as one of the main motives.
Exhibition “Personal - Portraits of War Victims” of Bosnian-Herzegovinian photographer Velija Hasanbegović was opened in the Art Gallery of the International University of Sarajevo on Wednesday, December 6, 2017.
The exhibition consists of 20 large format black and white photographs, and it will be open for visitors until December 20, 2017.