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Today is the 20th anniversary of the end of war in Bosnia and Herzegovina and I’m opening an exhibition “Tour de Dayton”

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Today, 14th of December 2015, is the 20th anniversary of the end of the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The war ended in 1995 with a peace accord signed by Serbian, Croatian and Bosnian political leaders in Dayton, Ohio, USA. By this peace accord Bosnia and Herzegovina was devided into two ethnical entities, Republic Srbska and Federation of BiH. Locally this border is also named as Dayton border.

I decided to do a project about this border that never existed before, by documenting the border on a bicycle. I named the project Tour de Dayton. I cycled on this ethnical border and photographed Bosnian landscape and how it became a medium in the hands of new nationalistic politics and explore how this new nationalistic symbolism coexist with symbols of former Socialistic Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.

I decided to cycle on the border with my camera and heavy duty panoramic head Manfrotto 303 plus (video-log about the gear). Why cycling? Bicycle is the best transportation system for a travel photographer, no doubt about that, plus I wanted to physically endure the path, the road, the border. I must admit immediately, that I haven’t succeed it, I didn’t cycled trough all the border, but only about 500 km on two separate occasions.

The reason why I failed is of boring financial nature. Not that I couldn’t finance the project, it is cheap to cycle, but I received a commission I couldn’t say no and I had to return back home and do the job. You know, the curse of being an artist, a professional photographer and responsible father at the same time plus on top of everything being born with workaholic disability of only two hands!?!?

Therefore I never exhibited my project, but today is the 20th anniversary, so I’m making sort of guerrilla exhibition in one of the best galleries in Slovenia, Photon Gallery. My exhibition will be on the walls for only today and tomorrow, since they are opening a new show on Friday and I jumped for a day or two.

Is it worth it, an exhibition for a day? Absolutely! I consider myself a documentary photography and I have this ridicules drive that I need to document the environment, to express my feelings about it and by doing it to experience the life fully. At the bottom is a video-log on the project, from 2011.

So I invite you to the opening of my exhibition today, on Monday, 20th of December, 2015, at 19:00 in Gallery Photon, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Relevant links:

Wikipedia Dayton Agreement

Gallery on my website

Photon Gallery

Blog post from 30. June 2011.

Blog post from 22.5.2007

Invitation to an opening of Jean-Christophe Quet’s exhibition

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My main man Jean-Christophe Couet have an opening of his project Camouflage, Suicide in Slovenia TODAY, 9th of April in Galerija Vžigalica, Trg francoske revolucije 7, Ljubljana at 20.00. In collaboration with Codeep Media-Art Society and MOTA – Museum of Transitory Art Ljubljana.
Looking forward,

Written by Borut Peterlin

9 April, 2009 at 09:36

Exhibition of Striptiz creative portraits in Galerija 96 in Prijedor, Bosnia and Hercegovina

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Yesterday I had a really successful opening of the exhibition Striptiz creative portraits in Galerija 96 in Prijedor, Bosnia and Herzegovina. I’m grateful for initiative and organization of the exhibition to my friend Igor Motl and director of Galerija 96 Tihomir Ilijašević. Gallery is in superb spot in downtown and beautiful. There was also a lot of media coverage and here is the link to Exhibition is open until 30.10.2008.