JANNIS KOUNELLIS, Sarajevo 2004
22 May – 19 Aug 2021
The National Library, bombed by incendiary munitions and burned to the ground on the night of the 25th of August 1992 during the Siege of Sarajevo, remains one of the iconic symbols of this city. In 2004, at the invitation of the Ars Aevi Museum of Contemporary Art and curated by Bruno Corà, Jannis Kounellis spent one month in Sarajevo building his monumental installation inside the walls of the ruined library. Photographer Almin Zrno followed him in this process, thus creating a remarkable testimonial to destruction and creation, fragility and perseverance, presence and memory.