The multimedia exhibition Rise and Fall (Ascesa e Caduta) is a joint photographic project by Italian artist Mateo Ceschi and Jim Marshall that presents a dialogue between two different contexts and artists, maintaining all the humor, horror, light and darkness of the stories walls of our cities tell us.
The exhibition “Rise and Fall”, which opened on Tuesday evening at the History Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Sarajevo, was organized as part of the International Summer School “Reflecting on the Culture of Tolerance”.
The opening of the exhibition was addressed by the Ambassador of Italy to BiH Nicola Minasi, who told reporters that this exhibition opens the season of Italian culture in Sarajevo.
Head of the Operations Section for Social Development, Civil Society and Cross-Border Cooperation of the Delegation of the European Union to BiH Gianluca Vannini said this exhibition is one of three events to be presented this week as part of the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
“As we know, the fall of the Berlin Wall marked the end of the divisions in Europe, it marked the unification of Germany as well as the unification of Europe. After the fall of the Berlin Wall, the EU has embarked on its enlargement, has received many new member states in the meantime, and I would like to emphasize on this occasion that the Western Balkans, and especially Bosnia and Herzegovina, belong to Europe in any case,” said Vannini.
The exhibition was organized as part of the Summer School “Reflecting on the Culture of Tolerance”, organized jointly by the University of Milan, the University of Sarajevo, the University of East Sarajevo and the University “Džemal Bijedić” and the University of Mostar, with the support of the Italian Embassy in BiH and Info of the European Union Center in BiH.