How to write about exhibitions?


Friday, 13.10. & 20.10.2017, 2-5 pm

Call for participation!

SKLOP is organising a workshop about the skills and techniques of art review writing.

While exhibitions are often mentioned in the dially press in Bosnia-Herzegowina, they are just very rarely properly analysed, mediated and reviewed. The aim of the workshop is to enable the participants to differ between different text forms coming from different sources, such as press release, exhibition announcement, report, interview, exhibition text, and exhibition review. Based on concrete examples, namely the articles published on the occasion of Nina Komel’s exhibition Was ist Princip?, the two key topics of discussion will be the author perspective and the difference between opinions and arguments.


Part 1
Friday, October 13, 2017, 2-4 pm
– Analysis of published articles: 2-3.30 pm
– Guided tour through the exhibition: 3.30-4 pm

Part 2
Independent work:
– Individual writing of an art review (deadline: Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 00:00 h)

Part 3
Friday, October 20, 2017, 2-4 pm
– Analysis & critique of the reviews
– Guest critic: Edin Salčinović*, chief editor for culture, Oslobođenje, Sarajevo/BA


Who can apply? Art history students.
How to apply? By e-mail: sklop@sklop.org
Required documents: Brief biography and motivational letter
Application deadline: October 6, 2017
The number of applicants is limited to 8. The applicants will be notified by October 9, 2017.
Participation is free of charge.

*Edin Salčinović (*1988,  Sarajevo/BA), studied Literature of the peoples of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Comparative Literature at the Faculty of Humanities in Sarajevo/BA. He is one of the founders of the literary magazine sic!. He has published short stories, as well as literary reviews. Since 2014 he has been working as an author and editor in chief of the cultural section of the dially news paper Oslobođenje, Sarajavo/BA.