An exhibition of photographs documenting the “Colorful Revolution” will take place at the College of Arts and Sciences of American University in Washington, DC, including a public discussion on November 29, 2016.
In the Kreeger Lobby
The High Stakes of Macedonia’s “Colorful Revolution”
Curated by Aneta Georgievska-Shine
November 12 – December 18, 2016
Several years ago, the government of the Republic of Macedonia embarked on a highly controversial and hugely expensive “urban renewal” of the capital city, Skopje. Most of this renewal consisted of large monuments of “historic figures” and new, quasi-classical facades over old buildings. This year, these monuments and buildings came under attack by various groups of citizens of this multi-ethnic country who rose together in street protests. Some of the protesters have been arrested and indicted for vandalism. The protests have continued unabated. This exhibition of photographs tells the story of the “Colorful Revolution.”