A Crushed Image (20 years after Srebrenica)

22 March -12 April 2015
Saturday 21 March, 17 hrs: opening
Location: Hogewal 1-9, The Hague
Open: Wednesday to Sunday, 12-17 hrs
Closed: Sunday 5 April (Easter Sunday)
Download exhibition guide
(pdf)

On Sunday 12 April at 15 hrs: finissage + talk with Peter Koole and Jason File.

Part of See You in The Hague
(a multifaceted narrative about the ambitions and reality of The Hague as International City of Peace and Justice)
See also: www.seeyouinthehague.nl

In 1995 in Srebrenica thousands of Muslims were taken from a protected enclave, right from under the eyes of Dutch soldiers. The majority of them were later killed.

Right now, 20 years later, and right here in The Hague, where the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia is winding down its activities and where the Dutch government resides, the artist Peter Koole wants to exhibit his Balkan Paintings (2005-2011). A series of works intended to keep the memory of the genocide alive. In painful and sometimes hysterical paintings, he highlights the doubts, the madness and the pretence of politics, in the media, with the victims' families and within himself. And feeds our feelings of discomfort, feelings that may better suit '20 years Srebrenica' than mere resignation.

The exhibition also features new works by Jason File, who is both an artist and a prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. In a number of his works he explores alternative modes of understanding evidentiary material used at the Tribunal, sometimes incorporating it directly into the work. "There is so much more potential for the material used, than just evidence", he says. To read more about Jason File's view on the merging of the ‘legal' and the ‘artistic' read his postscript on www.seeyouinthehague.nl.

A Crushed Image (20 years after Srebrenica) is made possible in part by the city of The Hague.

LINKS
http://peterkoole.com
http://jasonfile.com

PRESS
if then is now, 26 August 2015
Creating Rights, 8 June 2015
if then is now, 3 June 2015 (in Dutch)
if then is now, 7 May 2015 (in Dutch)
Justice Hub, 10 April 2015
Trendbeheer, 10 April 2015 (in Dutch)
Jegens en Tevens, 9  April 2015 (in Dutch)
chmkoome's blog, 29 March 2015 (in Dutch)
Justice Hub, 27 March 2015
VPRO Nooit meer slapen, 20 March 2015 (interviews with slideshow) (in Dutch)

More art related to the ICTY
VISITOR
Observations bij the Servian artist Ivan Grubanov of the trial against Slobodan Milosevic. Exhibited at Stroom Den Haag in 2005 (read more). Ivan Grubanov will represent Serbia for the Venice Biennial 2015.
Normal price 25 euro.
On the occasion of A Crushed Image: 12,50 EUR (Visitor plus supplement Visitor in The Hague). Available in the Stroom bookshop.

Saturday 11 July 2015, 15 hrs
National Srebrenica Commemoration
Location: Plein, The Hague

On 11 July 1995 the Srebrenica Massacre took place: the genocidal killing of more than 8.000 Muslim boys and men, who were officially under the protection of a Dutch UN battalion. Every year, since 1997, there is a commemoration of the event in The Hague.
www.srebrenica-herdenking.nl

'A Crushed Image (20 years after Srebrenica)' - Peter Koole
photo: © The Rodina
'A Crushed Image (20 years after Srebrenica)' - Jason File
photo: © The Rodina
'A Crushed Image (20 years after Srebrenica)' - Peter Koole
photo: © The Rodina
'A Crushed Image (20 years after Srebrenica)' - Jason File
photo: © The Rodina
'A Crushed Image (20 years after Srebrenica)' - Jason File
photo: © The Rodina
'A Crushed Image (20 years after Srebrenica)' - Jason File
photo: © The Rodina
Peter Koole, 'United in loss', 2010-11 (left part of diptych))
photo: Peter Hilz
Jason File, 'The End' (from 'The Hole Truth' series, 2015), detail
photo: courtesy the artist and Zabludowicz Collection
Opening 'A Crushed Image (20 years after Srebrenica)' on 21 March 2015
photo: Peter Hilz
Opening 'A Crushed Image (20 years after Srebrenica)' on 21 March 2015
photo: Peter Hilz
Opening 'A Crushed Image (20 years after Srebrenica)' on 21 March 2015
photo: Peter Hilz
Peter Koole, 'United in loss', 2010-11 (right part of diptych))
photo: Peter Hilz
Jason File, 'The End' (from 'The Hole Truth' series, 2015)
photo: courtesy the artist and Zabludowicz Collection
Jason File, 'Erasing a Classified Military Document' (2013), videostill
photo: courtesy the artist
Peter Koole, 'Snow (Black edition)', 2005
photo: Peter Hilz
See You in The Hague
photo: Design: Autobahn