Space, Form, Touch Exhibition, 7 June, 2017
”Space, Form, Touch” is the visiting project of the Museum of Contemporary Art of the Republic of Srpska, Banja Luka, which was realized with the help of the Typhlological Museum in Zagreb and organized as the first adjusted and specialized exhibition for the blind and visually impaired in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The exhibition covers graphics, paintings, and sculptures from the collection of the Museum, and it is dedicated to the opus of the “Space – Shape” art group, founded in 1975, consisting of outstanding artists such as Tomislav Dugonjić, Enes Mundžić, Lјubomir Perčinlić, Edin Numankadić, Vojo Dimitrijević, Nikola Nјirić, Bekir Misirlić, Mustafa Skopljak, and Radoslav Tadić.
The exhibition has been devised with the aim of presenting abstract artwork and the significant cultural heritage preserved by the Museum of Contemporary Art of the Republic of Srpska in line with new museological standards, in a way to make them accessible to the blind and the visually impaired.
The “Space – Shape” group introduced abstract art as the new form of expression and marked a radical departure from the prevailing interpretations of art in BIN, primarily within the boundaries of figuration and realism. Having originated in order to overcome established attitudes with something new and fresh, “Space – Shape” is one of the rare forms of group artwork in this region, particularly bearing in mind the long-term results and significance of their activities in the surrounding it originated in.