Edina Seleskovic: Think Freedom – Between Today and Tomorrow
Project originated in Sarajevo in 2015. And is currently travelling to 30 global cities to have its final presentation in New York
Drugi jezik na kojem je dostupan ovaj članak: Bosnian
At the Old City Hall in Ljubljana from March, 21st through April, 15th installation of the project Think Freedom: Between Today and Tomorrow will be presented by Bosnian born American artist Edina Seleskovic.
Think Freedom is a comprehensive public art project sending a message of peace and freedom from the heart of Ljubljana to all of Europe, the America’s, and the World. It incorporates sculpture, installation, performance, light, sound, film, the art of literary word, and new global communication technologies while connecting young generation with the universal power of art. A renown New York based sculptor joins hands with young students in order to create an urban spectacle and a masterpiece and share it with host cities providing an opportunity to connect globally through art creation.
It is envisioned as an installation composed of several thousand elements, sculptures of peace, constructed individually from silver color metal and suspended in an enormous flock of freedom without borders: a flight moving forward – moving toward a brighter future.
Each piece is a symbol, as it is formed from two metal strips like two hands or two messages, twisted individually into a recognizable shape of a bird. However, this work is more than its aesthetic aspect as each sculpture, each element of the installation, carries a handwritten message on its wings. Young high school students have an opportunity to talk to Edina about art and the ways it can break down borders and barriers around us. Students from each host city, are invited to write about their idea of freedom and their view of the future. These messages are written on the installation and will go on as the universal understanding of the power of art for the new generations.
Project originated in Sarajevo in 2015. And is currently travelling to 30 global cities to have its final presentation in New York at Daag Hammerskjold Plaza overlooking the building of the United Nations in 2019.
Edina was born in Tuzla but since 1991 lives in the United States. She graduated from the Corcoran School of Art with concentration in sculpture. Her works have been exhibited in over 50 solo and group exhibition in the US, Europe and Asia. She has received numerous international awards for her work. Today she lives and works in New York, Sarajevo and her hometown, Tuzla.