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TALK: A PAST STILL PRESENT

140 min

How can guilt, shame and responsibility in relation to war and war trauma be accessed through the making of art? And can art help us acknowledge, care for and reconcile with the past and avoid repeating the vicious cycles of war? Ever since she started her career in 2005, Serbian filmmaker Nataša Urban has been staying away from addressing the Yugoslav wartime past in her work. In ‘The Eclipse’ she visits this past for the first time, exploring the memories and individual and collective traumas of war that lives on with the people, who lived through it. On April 2 Urban will meet and discuss this process and experience with artist and curator, Tijana Mišković, who is currently doing a PhD project on war and migration in art focusing on Danish artists from the former Yugoslavia. The talk is co-presented with Kunsten.nu.