Twenty-five years after the outbreak of the Yugoslav wars, much still needs to be done to integrate the memories of this chapter of recent history in the reflection about the wider European space of memory.

THE TESTIMONY - TRUTH OR POLITICS is a project aiming to publicly reflect on the Yugoslav dissolution, placing centre stage individual testimonies of those who experienced the conflict, taking sides or opposing resistance to it.

Coordinated by the Centre for Cultural Decontamination  (CZKD) in Belgrade, eight cultural organizations based in different countries cooperate in the artistic re-elaboration of hundreds of audio-interviews, in the creation of a travelling exhibition, an interactive archive of memories and various events.

OBC Transeuropa will bring the exhibition to Italy in partnership with Boccanera Gallery , and will publish a series of articles focusing on the commemoration of the Yugoslav dissolution wars and their significance for the European space of memory.

TESTIMONY Drawing the War: Bosnia 1992-1995

Sarajevo | Claudia Zini | 10/8/2017

Before the war, Ekmečić was an academic painter whose subjects ranged from nudes to landscapes and panoramas. In 1992, in a time in which an artist was not allowed to keep silent, he became a war artist for the urge of documenting the destruction of his country

TESTIMONY Rijeka and the memory of the Nineties

Marco Abram | 4/8/2017

Remembering the Nineties through the direct testimonies of volunteers, in the Croatian city that will be the European Capital of Culture in 2020

COMMEMORATIONS "Each time, it hurts more". Srebrenica, 22 years later

Alfredo Sasso | 14/7/2017

A "war for truth" is being fought today in Bosnia and Herzegovina – a clash based on ethnic competition, with words and stories about the past as the main weapons

BERLIN PROCESS RECOM looks at Trieste summit as a chance for relaunch

Cecilia Borrini | 13/6/2017

Next July, the fourth summit of the Western Balkans will take place in Trieste. The RECOM coalition looks at the event as an occasion for revival and has gathered thousands of signatures from citizens of the region

TESTIMONY Art and testimonies of the Yugoslav wars

Marco Abram | 15/6/2017

From next autumn, in several European countries, an art exhibition will seek to address the relationship between the value and problematics of testimony as an instrument to understand the past

INTERVIEW Yugoslav wars, militarization of memory

Marco Abram | 12/6/2017

Commemorative practices, European memory, processes of victimization: an interview with Vjeran Pavlaković, Associate Professor at the Department of Cultural Studies at the University of Rijeka

TESTIMONY A European war: the voices of international solidarity in the former Yugoslavia

Marco Abram | 26/5/2017

The Yugoslav dissolution wars are often considered a marginal chapter in European history, but the testimonies of many Italian citizens return the memory of conflicts that went far beyond the boundaries of the countries involved

MEMORY Remembering the conflicts of the nineties

Marco Abram | 8/5/2017

How do we remember the conflicts of the 1990s? A question to which the academic world, in southeastern Europe but not only, dedicates increasing attention. An overview

EU60 The House of European History

Marco Abram | 3/4/2017

A museum that seeks to project a transnational vision of European history. An ambitious project that has not escaped controversy and criticism. An interview with director Taja Vovk van Gaal

YUGOSLAVIA The memory of courage and disobedience

Marco Abram | 22/2/2017

A general who refuses to fight to the last man, a soldier who saves the life of a soldier considered an enemy. What space is there in the public memory for these testimonies?

HISTORY The Balkans: rethinking history text books

Marco Abram | 27/1/2017

A series of didactic resources produced by an extraordinary synergy between historians and experts from various countries, now enriched by a workbook on the Balkan conflicts in the nineties

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