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Marko Lulić, Jasenovac, 2010, still from a color video, 5 minutes 30 seconds

“Serbia: Frequently Asked Questions”

Austrian Cultural Forum New York

Marko Lulić, Jasenovac, 2010, still from a color video, 5 minutes 30 seconds

Yugoslavia’s disintegration commenced in 1991 with the secession of various republics, triggering an ethnoreligious civil war among Orthodox Serbs, Catholic Croats, and Muslim Bosnians. Much of the conflict centered on Bosnia-Herzegovina, and, for many in the West, the genocidal campaign against Bosnian Muslims, orchestrated by the Milošević-led Bosnian Serb ultranationalist army and paramilitary, came to typify the egregious violence of the war. Aware of this legacy, the curators of “Serbia: Frequently Asked Questions”—organized by the Austrian Cultural Forum New York and the Museum of Contemporary Art Belgrade, and featuring artists from several nations in the region—hoped to counter the “stereotyping” of Serbs as “intolerant and nationalistic people” by presenting work that engages critically with the history and contemporary traces of this conflict, and in various

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