Nine Dragon Heads: Sarajevo Winter
5th – 13th February 2020
Collegium Artisticum / Sarajevo Art Academie / Bosnian Institut
Artists: Ahn Shi Hyoung (KR), Blanka de Bruyne (BEL), Choe Sun (KR), Dana la Monde (F IL), Daniela de Maddalena (CH), Denizahn Ozer (GB), Edin Numankadic (BHI), Enrique Garcia (CL), Gordana Andelic (HR), Hannes Egger (I), Ingrid Rollema (NL), Jayne Dayer (AU), Jessy Theo Rahman (SU), Josephine Turalba (PH), Jusuf Hadzifejzovic (BHI), Kazunori Kitazawa JA), Kito Sine (SY), Kirri Chunyong (KR), Kim Jungmi (KR), Lee Hongjeon (KR), Mustafa Skoptjakte (B&H), Pang Hyosung (KR), Paul Donker Duyvis (NL), Pieterje van Splunten (NL), Rosh Adbedelfatah (SY), Rodi Khalil (DE), Susanne Muller & Fred Luid (CH), Duo A&U (Kim Miyoung, Kim Ukjoong, Jeon Kwwangjoon)
The International Festival Sarajevo “Sarajevo Winter” is a traditional meeting place for artists and citizens from all over the world.
The first “Sarajevo Winter” Festival was held from 21st December, 1984 to 6th April, 1985. In the course of thirty-one years of its existence, the Festival has become an inseparable part of the city life. More than 3.998 performances and exhibitions with over 3.185.000 visitors and 36.280 participants from all parts of the world took place in the 1387 festival days. The “Sarajevo Winter” Festival was not prevented from taking place even in the times of war, and has become a symbol of freedom of creativity and a place for familiarizing with diverse cultures and civilizations.
Together with the International Peace Center, “Sarajevo Winter” initiated and organized the project “Sarajevo, Cultural Center of Europe” from 21st December, 1993 to 21st March, 1994 (i.e. the period between the two Cultural Centers of Europe – Antwerp ’93 and Lisbon ’94). The idea was supported by the Sarajevo City Assembly and by 11.000 renowned personalities and institutions from the whole world. The International Peace Center and the International Festival Sarajevo “Sarajevo Winter” plan to renew the same initiative. Twentieth anniversary of the Festival Sarajevo “Sarajevo Winter” was dedicated to Project Sarajevo, Intercultural City of the Council of Europe.
IPC – Sarajevo Winter Festival has made a project „Sarajevo the European Capital of Culture “ 93/94. Which was realized in 153 European cities. IPC – Sarajevo Winter Festival has reestablished the project in the Sarajevo City Assembly in 2008. and partly realized through Sarajevo 2014. The European Parliament has accepted the project through a special resolution, as well as 43 European cities did, and the most important institutions. IPC – Sarajevo Winter Festival has reestablished the initiative for 2021. For Sarajevo to become the European Capital of Culture
The organizer of the “Sarajevo Winter” Festival is the International Peace Center Sarajevo. International Peace Center is a member of the International Society for the performing Arts (ISPA), the European Festival Association (EFA) and Association of Biennials of Young Artists of Europe and Mediterranean (BJCEM).The International Festival Sarajevo “Sarajevo Winter” is numerous international awards and acknowledgments winner, as well as the winner of the highesT award of the City of Sarajevo “Šestoaprilska nagrada Sarajeva”.
The “Sarajevo Winter” Festival has traditionally been held under the auspices of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, the European Union, UNESCO, the Presidency of B&H, The Federation of B&H, the Council of Ministers of B&H, Sarajevo Canton, City of Sarajevo and Stari Grad Municipality.
Initiative: Nine Dragon Heads
Co-curators: Denizhan Ozer, Jessy Theo Rahman, Pang Hyo Sung
Coordinators: Gordana Andelic, Goo Sung Young
International Peace Center / International Festival Sarajevo “Sarajevo Winter”
Titova 9a/V, 71000 Sarajevo
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Phone +387 33 266 620 / 00387 626 42443