Sarajevo100 is an international invitational poster action organized by the Association of Applied Artists and Designers of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Academy of Fine Arts Sarajevo, and the Department of Art and Design of Missouri State University, Springfield, USA.
In the light of the centennial commemoration of the assassination of Archduke Franc Ferdinand, 30th anniversary of the 14th Winter Olympic Games in Sarajevo, and in memory of 1992-95 war and siege of Sarajevo; was invited among over 200 international and regional designers from 37 countries to express our point of view.
 
A Sarajevo Rose is a concrete scar caused by a mortar shell's explosion that was later filled with red resin. Mortar rounds landing on concrete create a unique fragmentation pattern that looks almost floral in arrangement. Because Sarajevo was a site of intense urban warfare and suffered thousands of shell explosions during the Siege of Sarajevo, the marked concrete patterns are a unique feature to the city.
 
I was inspired by Sarajevo’s roses, and wanted to translate how despite of the past the city blooms and welcomes the future, as the broken paint splatters, that remember blood and war, transform and bloom into rose flowers.
 
The collection was exhibited at: 
-Collegium Artisticum Gallery in Sarajevo. June 2014.
-Villa Méditerranée, Marseille, France. July 2014.
-The Brick City gallery. Missouri, USA. October 2014. Collegium Artisticum Gallery in Sarajevo. June 2014.
 
Sarajevo roses.
prošlost / past - budućnost / future 
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Karen Oetling

Sarajevo 100

Poster designed for Sarajevo 100, a project that invited over 100 designers to interpret and express their view on what the city has gone through Read More
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