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14 Dec 12

Bosnia's gallery Charlama Reopens

After the Ministry of Economy of the Sarajevo Canton has promised to financially suport it, the gallery CEka Charlama has opened to public and artists again.

Amina Hamzic
BIRN Sarajevo

The director of the Center Skenderija, Hajriz Becirevic, removed padlocks from the gallery Charlama on December 5  because the Ministry of Economy, in charge of the Center Skenderija, where the gallery is located, promised to find financial resouces for its continued functioning.

Both the Minister of Economy, Emir Hrenovica, and the Minister of Culture and Sport, Ivica Saric have criticised the shutting down of the gallery.

Saric stopped the eviction of exhibits, although the galery Charlama is not under the jurisdiction of his ministry.

The decision to reopen Charlama was influenced by the actions of ArtFight, a group of artists who oranised a protest event at the gallery on December 3.

Jusuf Hadzifejzovic, artist and the director of Charlama, told the local media that the artists' protest was sucesfull.

«Although the ArtFight protest is still ongoing and it will last until we are fully satisfied with the terms of the agreement with the Skenderija Center, I am satisfied with the outcome and I think we achieved a lot,“ said Hadzifejzovic.

Hajriz Becirevic decided to end cooperation with the gallery on December 3.  Becirovic sent a letter demnding that the gallery vacates the premises, without giving any reason.

On December 3,  Becirovic disregarded the protesting ArtFight activists and padlocked the gallery.

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