WORKS - Lana Čmajčanin - visual artist

Is There Beauty After Aleppo?

Q21 campaign on the social media channel - #SeekingBeautyQ21  │ 2016
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The work is questioning the position and role of culture and cultural institutions of Western Europe nowadays. With reference to the Theodor Adorno essay, Cultural Criticism and Society (1951), the question arises: Is There Beauty after Aleppo? The work calls to a remembrance of the reality of the unseen citizens of Aleppo that are expeditiously forgotten and it represents a reaction to Vienna Art Week, 2016’ theme - Seeking Beauty and it's set against a background that reveals the map of the vast devastation of Aleppo, home to more than two million people before the war.