The Loveliest Girl in the
World goes to Sarajevo Winter -festival
The Loveliest Girl in the World -photoexhibition opens on
2007 in Sarajevo Winter 2007 -artsfestival in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The exhibition includes a selection of 42 photographs from the project.
The exhibition is produced by Gallery Krista Mikkola.
XXIII International Sarajevo Winter Festival -artsfestival is arranged
by International Peace Center Sarajevo (IPC), International Societies
for Performing Arts (ISPA), European Festival Association (EFA) and
Association of the Biennial of Young Artist of Europe and Mediterranean
(BJCEM) for the twenty-third time. As the symbol for peace, rebuilding
and creativity, the festival that was born after the war has
gathered together over three million visitors and 23 000 artists
throughout its history. UNESCO, The European Commission, the
Ministry Council of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the City and the
Province of Sarajevo are supporting the festival.
International Sarajevo Winter 2007 -taidefestivaalit
The Loveliest Girl in the World was exhibited for the first
time in Annantalo Art Centre, Helsinki, in the autumn of 2003. Since
then it has toured as well as with the whole series also in a smaller
composition. The exhibitions in Annantalo, in Jyväskylä City
Art Museum (2005) and in Arx Art Center in Hämeenlinna (2006) were
built as bodies of art where the public can ponder its relationship
with the photograph, image of the self and the quality of being seen.
Alongside with the photographic exhibitions there were public talks and
workshops held in co-operation with local schools and the Universities.
All the exhibitions deeply touched the public, received a lot of
sentimental feedback, and boosted the usual number of visitors.
The series is still being exhibited around Finland and abroad,
personal messages they convey have moved the extraordinarily large
Outside Finland part of the exhibition series has been seen in the 12th
Biennial of Young Artists from Europe and the Mediterranean in Naples
and in Barcelona in Eurocult21, both in 2005. The strong social
concience of the project, that is believed to be characteristic to the
art of the northern welfare state, has attracted attention from the