Project Biennial D-0 ARK Underground

Place: Konjic  (26 Apr 2019 - 26 Sep 2019 )

altThe Project Biennial of Contemporary Art, D-0 ARK Underground was organized in Konjic, a small Bosnian town, in a military shelter named ARK, which the Yugoslav army built between 1953 and 1979. This shelter occupies a space of 6.500m2 and consists of 12 connected blocks. It resembles a complicated labyrinth, with residential areas, conference rooms, offices, strategic planning rooms, and other functional areas. The construction and existence of this bunker was kept secret until the 1990s, when ARK was finally revealed.

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ARK was built as a military bunker by the former Yugoslav People’s Army (JNA) to function as the Main Centre for Military Operations or Military Command and as the shelter for President Josip Broz Tito, his family and his closest associates in case of war.

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Council of Europe has proclaimed the Project D-0 ARK Underground as a Cultural Event of Europe for year 2011.  Project has strong UNESCO support. The importance of the project is to preserve and protect cultural heritage and historic building what was Tito’s Atomic shelter, as well as creating the  artistic value in that venue and re-establishment of broken connections between artists and creative people in the region.

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