Šejla Kamerić's 1395 Days Without Red is presented in the Chapter House at Coventry Cathedral during Coventry Biennial 2019.
1395 Days Without Red explores everyday life in Sarajevo, one of Coventry’s twin cities, during four years of siege in the 1990s. Coventry Cathedral’s status as an international centre for peace and reconciliation provides a poignant venue for this intimate work.
On Thursday 31 October at 18:00, Kamerić will be speaking at the Chapter House about making 1395 Days Without Red and her practice as an artist.
13:00 – 17:00, Wednesday – Sunday
More information on accessing Coventry Cathedral available via their website.
Anri Sala's film 1395 Days Without Red was made in collaboration with Liria Begeja and Ari Benjamin Meyers, is a co-commission with the Whitworth, The University of Manchester, and is part of The Artangel Collection.
Šejla Kamerić film 1395 Days Without Red was made in collaboration with Ari Benjamin Meyers, and is part of The Artangel Collection. The work is a co-commission with the Whitworth, The University of Manchester and since its initial presentation in 2011, Šejla Kamerić's film has been screened at mac birmingham in 2014 , at P21 Gallery in London in 2015 and at Bury Museum and Art Gallery in 2018.
Šejla Kamerić was born in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. She has received widespread acclaim for her poignant intimacy and social commentary. Based on her own experiences, memories and dreams, which were influenced by the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina (1992–1995). Kamerić’s work takes us to spaces of displacement and discrimination, insisting that the delicate and the sublime are not pushed aside during catastrophe or hardship, but that rather they exist simultaneously, revealing a complex, psychogeographic landscape and the tenacity of the human spirit. The sadness and beauty, hope and pain that shines out of her works are part of the stories we share. The weight of her themes stands in powerful contrast to her individual aesthetics and to her choice of delicate materials. Kamerić received The ECF Routes Princess Margriet Award for Cultural Diversity in 2011 and a DAAD-Berlin Artist Residency Fellowship in 2007. Her first short film What do I Know premiered in the Corto Cortissimo section of the Venice International Film Festival in 2007 and has been screened in more than 40 international film festivals. It was selected for Best Short Film at Zagreb Film Festival (2007) and Best Fiction Film at Adana Film Festival (2008).
Kamerić’s film Thursday premiered in the official section at the International Rotterdam Film Festival in 2015. Her work is included in renowned European collections such as Musée d'Art Moderne de la ville de Paris; MACBA, Barcelona; Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam; Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb; ERSTE Collection, Vienna; Vehbi Koç Foundation, Istanbul; Art Collection Telekom, Bonn.
Her project Ab uno disce omnes, commissioned by Wellcome Collection, was shown in London as part of the exhibition Forensics: The anatomy of crime. In 2015, Kamerić’s work was shown in an extensive solo exhibition at the National Gallery of Kosovo, which will be followed, by her retrospective exhibition at ARTER - Vehbi Koç Foundation in Istanbul in December.
Anri Sala was born in Tirana, Albania, in 1976 and grew up under the most repressive regime in Europe, the Stalinist dictatorship of Enver Hoxha. His body of work, primarily in video, is distinguished not so much by a particular look or subject matter as by a specific sensibility. Working primarily with music and location-based filming, Sala’s works are precise evocations of particular sensibilities, made in places as far afield as Albania, Africa, Berlin and now Sarajevo.
Anri Sala was educated at the National Academy of Arts, Tirana; at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris; and at Le Fresnoy, Studio National des Arts Contemporains in Tourcoing. Sala has exhibited internationally and is the recipient of numerous prizes. Recent solo shows include Background/Foreground with Edi Rama (About Change Collection, Berlin, 2010) and Purchase Not By Moonlight at various galleries including Marian Goodman Gallery in New York (2009), Contemporary Arts Centre in Cincinatti (2009) and the Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami (2008).