Tuesday, July 25, 2017
St. Louis Bosnians

Cosic’s Gallery 210 show examines cultural adjustments

Gallery 210’s first event in 2014 will offer a window into the complexities of identity, culture, immigration and other issues from a member of St. Louis’ art and Bosnian communities.

Zlatko Ćosić’s video and installation exhibition, “Still Adjusting,” will open at 4 p.m. Jan. 25 in Gallery 210 at the University of Missouri–St. Louis. The opening will include a slide presentation by the artist in the gallery auditorium followed by a reception. Ćosić’s exhibition features seven experimental and non-fiction short videos and an installation inspired by the artist’s dislocation as a result of the former Yugoslavia’s conflict in the 1990’s.

The work addresses themes of dislocation, identity, immigration, culture shock and assimilation.

“I feel as if I am part of a performance, caught between my past and the present,” Ćosić writes in the exhibition essay. “I adjust how I communicate with the people who are not from my culture. At the same time, this other society has altered the way I communicate with people from my country.”

“Still Adjusting” will be on display through April 5.

Ćosić’ was born in Banja Luka in what is now Bosnia and Herzegovina. He earned a master’s degree in visual arts from Washington University in St. Louis and a bachelor’s degree in video production and interactive digital media from Webster University in Webster Groves, Mo. His work includes short films, video installations, theater projections and live audio-visual performances, and has been shown in more than 30 countries.

Gallery 210 is on UMSL’s North Campus. The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The gallery phone is 314-516-5976.

SOURCE: UMSL Daily

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The St. Louis Bosnian is an online database of Bosnian community in St. Louis. The purpose is to document and preserve existence of the Bosnian immigrant community in metropolitan St. Louis area. Through published books, articles, interviews, researches, videos, photos as well as speaker series, seminars, workshops and educational classes. We hope to leave the legacy of our community to the future generations.

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